Sport... Inspiring a Learning Legacy

02/11/2012 07:40

 “Sport . . . Inspiring a learning legacy” is the theme of the ICSEMIS 2012 and it reflects the knowledge economy that is served by universities, learning organisations and commercial interests throughout the sport science and medicine world.


So what exactly is ICSEMIS?

The International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport is the quadrennial scientific Convention that now proceeds each Olympic and Paralympic summer games.  Therefore naturally the Convention is held one of the host nations’ cities.  As such ICSEMIS 2012 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 19-24 July 2012.


What makes ICSEMIS different to any other Scientific Convention I could attend?

Through the collaborative networks of the four International Organising Committee (ICC) partners the ICSEMIS programme offers an unparalleled multi-disciplinary perspective on significant and contemporary and important issues in sport and exercise.  The ICC partners include the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS). The ICSEMIS 2012 Programme is currently being finalised and will be released at the end of this month but many sessions have been scheduled (subject to confirmation) and can be perused on the provisional programme


What`s on the Scientific Programme?

The programme is structured so that a wide range of sessions will be delivered in both interdisciplinary and single discipline format to provide critical thinking from world leaders across the full spectrum of disciplines and professions involved in sport and exercise including: natural science, medicine, social science, pedagogy, management, faith and law.  These sessions will include keynotes, symposia, debates, master classes, workshops, roundtables and ‘meet the experts’.




The following sub-themes represent areas of focus from which the programme has been structured. They encompass a broad interpretation of the subject areas, which will be delivered with examples including:


  • Athlete Welfare
  • Eligibility and Inclusion
  • Elite Performance
  • Governance and Policy
  • International Sports Development and Management
  • Major Sporting Events
  • Pedagogy
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention  


Read more about the issues related to each of these sub-themes here


Who can attend ICSEMIS 2012?

Researchers, students, practitioners, and administrators from every branch of sport and exercise are invited to attend and to share this unique opportunity for multi-and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. 


Early bird registrations remain available until 23 March 2012


Further registration information can be found here