The Symposia consist of oral presentations from multiple speakers and cover a specific coherent topic relating to Sport and Exercise Psychology. The focus of the presentations can be theoretical, methodological, or applied.
Each symposium should consist of three to five presenters, representing at least three different countries and including male and female presenters. We recommend using our Facebook page in order to find collaborators for submission. The symposia are scheduled to be 90 minutes. A discussion contribution is recommended, but not mandatory. Several symposia regarding topics of high relevance for the field will also be invited by the organizers.
Submissions for symposia must be completed by the chair/convener of the symposium. Submissions must include a general abstract (description and significance of the topic, the purpose of the symposium, and an overview of each presentation – Max. 250 words). Additionally, submissions must include an individual abstract for each presentation.
All listed presenters have to be present during their symposium. Symposia chairs are expected to take charge of time management during the symposia and to allow sufficient time for questions and discussion with the audience.
Submissions will be reviewed, after which the most outstanding contributions will be incorporated into one of the 55 oral presentation sessions over eleven timeslots, with each session having their own specific topic. Presentations are to be structured into 12-minute talks and three minutes for discussion.
Poster presentations are the primary form of presentation and dissemination of scientific work. Four poster sessions will offer an outstanding forum for scientific exchange and discussions.
The poster format will be A0 (118.9 cm / 46.8” height x 84.1 cm / 31.1” width).
More information regarding the Poster Guidelines can be found here.
Gimme-5 format presentations
As a relatively new format, we offer slots in one of three Gimme 5 sessions. Especially PhD students are encouraged to submit abstracts for this format, in which every presenter has five minutes to present a maximum of five Powerpoint slides. After each short presentation, a discussion of up to three minutes is added. Ten contributions are to be presented within one session.
Congress Workshops / Panel Discussion
The congress workshops involve active participation through interactive discussions, demonstrations, and/or experiential learning through hands-on experiences for participants. Applied workshops offer opportunities for practitioners to share their professional practice strategies. Evidence-based workshops will be given priority. Research workshops can include, but are not limited to, research methods, ethics in research, theory or measurement development, grant writing and mentoring in scientific writing.
All workshops are scheduled for 90-minute time slots.
Panel Discussions/Round Table Discussions bring together experts on a specific, relevant topic that share their experiences, intervention strategies, how they link theory and research. Bringing expert researchers and expert practitioners on a common topic together in a Panel Discussion would seem like an excellent opportunity for an audience to learn and engage in open dialogue in a scientist-practitioner framework. Those sessions would usually involve a discussant or moderator, to manage the session.
The Science Slam will take place during the open evening session (Tuesday, 16 July). It offers funny and creative, but still informative and scientific presentations of up-to-date and original research. The science slam is a special form of oral presentation that reaches a broad audience.The best Science Slam contribution will be awarded a prize by the Congress host.
Several Pre-congress workshops will be offered on Monday 15 July 2019 at the FEPSAC Congress Venue.
Detailed information (organizers, program, schedule, registration, fee) can be found here.
Separate registration is required and open only to registered participants of the full FEPSAC Congress. The number of participants is limited to 30 participants per workshop. Overall, 5 to 6 pre-congress workshops will be offered. Due to scheduling, only one pre-congress workshop is available for each congress participant. The additional cost will be a fee of 60€ including lunch.