This session will present an overview of the evidence on the influence of exercise and caloric intake on brain function, neural and muscular system integrity, vulnerability to injury and disease prevention and their impact on well-being.
Two eminent speakers will take part in this session: Professor Mark Mattson, and Professor Janice Thompson.
Mark Mattson is Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute of Aging and also Chief of Dept of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. He is a leader in the area of cellular and molecular research into neuronal plasticity and neurodegenerative disorders, and he has made major contributions to the understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and to its prevention and treatment.
Janice Thompson from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK, is a leading expert in the field of public health, nutrition and exercise, and their role in preventing risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan.
The topics of this session are extremely relevant for emphasising the importance of lifestyle on population health and for disease prevention in the light of the marked increase in obesity and inactivity among the young and adult population, and also with respect to the increased proportion of elderly individuals in the world population.
The plenary session [PS-PL03] Exercise, energy intake, brain health and well-being will start 12:00 Friday 26th June in Lecture room ”High Live 1”.
Post by Marco Narici
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
On Saturday 6th of June, Sweden celebrated National Day and we got to see and hear Malmö Academic Choir at a live summer concert in one of Malmö’s churches. We are proud to announce that Malmö Academic choir will partake in the Opening Ceremony for ECSS Malmo 2015 Congress.
Daniel Hansson, Director of Music at Malmö University, is the conductor of Malmö Academic Choir, 30 voices strong and consisting of a majority of students but also staff and alumni from Malmö University. Since 1999 Malmö Academic Choir is a vocal ensemble for Malmö’s entire academic arena, tied to Malmö University. The choir is exceedingly appreciated and we are very happy to have them come and join the opening ceremony in their busy schedule.
Here is a short teaser from Malmö Academic Choir
You are most welcome to attend the ECSS Opening Ceremony June 24 at 18:00 at the Concert Hall at Malmo Live!
If you are about to book your travel and accommodation for the upcoming ECSS conference then make sure you arrive a day early…
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) invites attendees of the ECSS conference to join us on Wednesday 24th June, in The Kuben, for our pre-conference symposium entitled “Sports Nutrition Exchange: Insights into the Measurement and Manipulation of Metabolism in Athletes”.
This four hour event includes talks from some of the most prestigious scientists who will cover the topics of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism from a scientific and applied perspective.
The full schedule of the symposium is as follows:
8:30 – 9:00: REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10: WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS:
James Carter PhD | GSSI, USA & UK
Lawrence Spriet PhD | University of Guelph, Canada
9:10 – 9:55: REGULATION OF EXERCISE-INDUCED LIPID METABOLISM
Bente Kiens PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
9:55 – 10:40: MEASURING FAT OXIDATION IN ATHLETES AND NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE IT
Rebecca Randell PhD | GSSI
10:40 – 11:00: BREAK & COFFEE
11:00 – 11:45: REGULATION OF GLUCOSE AND GLYCOGEN METABOLISM DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE
Erik Richter MD, PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
11:45 – 12:30: TRANSLATION OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM AND ITS APPLICATION IN SPORT
Jens Bangsbo PhD | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
12:30 – 12:35: CLOSING REMARKS
12:35: LUNCH SERVED
The day does not end there…
Stick around after the pre-conference and show your support to the short listed finalists who are up for winning the GSSI Nutrition Award. Each finalist will present their work and the winner will be announced later that evening at the Opening Ceremony.
Muscles are the actuators of the human body. They convert energy into movement, from heartbeats to sporting activities. To achieve this, muscle function relies on an elaborate interplay between contractile elements and connective tissue, each of which is regulated by a number of properties. Intrinsic and acquired properties condition the expression of a skeletal muscle’s mechanical potential. With a broad range of talks, this session offers an interesting insight into these properties. World-class scientists will present their latest findings on muscle function in the context of stretching, injury mechanisms and adaptations to resistance training:
- Frequency of regular exercise affects the time until change in muscle viscoelasticity during static stretching. Okamura, N., Tsukune, M., Kobayashi, Y., Fujie, M.G. (Japan)
- Acute effects of muscle length during the contraction phase of contract-relax stretching on muscle-tendon mechanics. Kay, A., Dods, S., Blazevich, A. (United Kingdom)
- Computed passive tensile test to failure of the muscle-tendon complex using a discrete element model. Roux, A., Lecompte, J., Iordanoff, I., Laporte, S. (France)
- Laterality of the morphological properties of the vastus lateralis muscle in non-unilateral sport activities. Marzilger, R., Bohm, S., Schroll, A., Legerlotz, K., Arampatzis, A. (Germany)
- Differential tendinous tissue adaptations after conventional vs. explosive strength training. Massey, G.J., Balshaw, T.G., Maden-Wilkinson, T.M., Tillin, N.A., Folland, J.P. (United Kingdom)
We hope that the session will bring together scientists, coaches and clinicians interested in physiological and mechanical factors affecting muscle function and adaptive capacity.
The oral session [OP-BN06] Muscle function will start 18:00 Friday 26th June in Lecture room “Live 8”.
Post by Olivier Seynnes, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Lauri Stenroth, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
THE BICYCLE MAKES sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions, and moving around on two wheels proves time and again that it can offer results.
Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Plenty of research shows the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of urban cycling. Studies from Denmark tell us that for every kilometer cycled, society enjoys a net profit of 23 cents, whereas for every kilometer driven by car we suffer a net loss of 16 cents.
Many cities get this. Many don’t. And many more are somewhere in between, wavering on how much to invest, where to invest it, and how, exactly, to make themselves welcoming to cycling and the benefits it brings.
With each edition, the Copenhagenize Design Company’s Index of the most bike-friendly cities in the world evolves. In 2011 we ranked 80 global cities; in 2013 we ranked 150.
This year, we considered cities with a regional population over 600,000 (with a few exceptions because of their political and regional importance, and to keep things interesting). We ranked 122 cities. The top 20 are (2013 ranking in brackets):
- Copenhagen (2)
- Amsterdam (1)
- Utrecht (3)
- Strasbourg (new)
- Eindhoven (8)
The Lowdown: Sweden’s third-largest city has been wise to look west to Copenhagen for inspiration, as opposed to north to Gothenburg and Stockholm. The main city in Sweden’s most bicycle-friendly region—Skåne—Malmö has been insistent on reestablishing the bicycle on the urban landscape.A highlight since 2013 was the opening of a bicycle parking facility at the train station that makes even Copenhagen look awkward. Since 2013 there has been continued focus on investment. Many of the city’s projects over the past few years remain impressive when measured against global competition. Its “No Ridiculous Car Trips” behavioral campaign is still a benchmark for communication.
The city remains balanced on helmet promotion, in contrast to Stockholm and Gothenburg, which serves to encourage cycling. Despite a rise in the ranking, we have heard of a waning interest from politicians to keep moving forward. Investment risks being reallocated and plans for more visionary projects are becoming fewer and farther between. When you come this far, you don’t stop.
Getting Better: Still, Malmö insists, in some places, on substandard infrastructure solutions that do not encourage the development of a coherent network and, by extension, an increase in cycling levels. More investment will ensure Malmö’s leadership role in Sweden, as well as among cities of a similar size in the rest of Europe.
Not capitalizing on that would be silly. When a city has been so visionary, it is a harder fall when the wheels stop rolling.
- Nantes (6)
- Bordeaux (8)
- Antwerp (7)
- Seville (4)
- Barcelona (17)
- Berlin (16)
- Ljubljana (new)
- Buenos Aires (new)
- Dublin (10)
- Vienna (new)
- Paris (20)
- Minneapolis (new)
- Hamburg (15)
- Montreal (13)
The index was created by the Copenhagenize Design Company, and the text above was written by its CEO Mikael Colville-Andersen.
Malmö moving into sixth place is a testimony to the city’s proud persistent pursuit toward sustainability and green answers to questions about environment and climate change. The overarching theme for ECSS 2015 Malmö, Sustainable Sport, is well in tune with that of its host city.
Are you arriving early for this year’s ECSS Congress? Don’t miss out on some interesting lectures at Malmö University.
Coinciding with the Congress, there will be a PhD-course, Scientific Quality, Position and Relevance in Sport Sciences. As part of the course we offer a set of interesting lectures, by experienced and eminent scholars within Sport Studies and Sport Science, on Tuesday, June 23. These lectures are open also for ECSS participants not attending the course. Still, you will have to notify your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for the day
10.00-11.00: Prof. Richard Tinning, University of Queensland, AUS
“An odyssey in the raise and falls in the development of sport science”
11.30-12.30: Prof. Angela Schneider, Western University, CAN
“The problems and opportunities in mixing social and natural science in sport studies”
14.00-15.00: Prof. Hans Westerbeek, Victoria University, AUS
“The problems and opportunities of applied, multi-disciplinary, science”
15.30-16.30: Prof. Jim Parry, University of Leeds, GB
“Sport and Sustainability – Ethics and Integrity”
Location: Room F415, Orkanen, Malmö University
You’re all welcome to join, and we hope to see you there!
Invited session on ”Lifelong endurance training: maintenance of high cardiovascular and oxidative metabolic performance with aging”
Bengt Saltin was a pioneer in the field of exercise physiology. Beginning with his doctoral thesis ‘Aerobic work capacity and circulation at exercise in man’ in 1964, to the Dallas Bedrest Study, to his final experimental study highlighted in this Symposium, the oxygen transport system remained a key interest. This symposium will present physiological findings in a unique group of older adults who have maintained regular endurance training for ≥ 40 years. The talks will cover the oxygen cascade from the level of structural and functional dynamics of the trained heart, to central and regional limb circulatory responses to dynamic exercise, local vasodilator and autonomic neural control of limb blood flow, to muscle oxygen uptake and mitochondrial capacity. The collective talks will provide insights on structure-function relationships stemming from exercise training and a physiological basis for maintenance of high functional capacity throughout the lifespan.
The invited session [IS-BN06] Lifelong endurance training: maintenance of high cardiovascular and oxidative metabolic performance with aging will start 10:20 Saturday 27th June in Lecture room “High Live 2”.
Post by Robert Boushel,
The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
Department of Physical Education, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria