Full Program

This is the preliminary program and might be subject to changes.


Program overview

The full Congress program has been set online and can be found via the following link:

Note: To access the program please create a user account with a personal username and login password.
Creating an account does not require you to register and/or pay for the Congress.

Important events
More information regarding the general events can be found here.

Official Congress Start
Monday, July 15, 2019
2 p.m.

The 50th FEPSAC Congress will officially start on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. You can register at the Congress office and Info Desk. Registration is possible from Monday morning, 8.30 a.m., and will remain available during the entire Congress.

Opening Ceremony
Monday, July 15, 2019
4 p.m.

The first part of the opening ceremony will take place in the Hörsaalgebäude H1 (address: Schlossplatz 46, 48143 Münster) with short welcome adresses and the opening keynote by Prof. Dr. Brett Smith from the University of Birmingham. The second part will take place in the LWL Museum of Art and Culture which is located 500 meters from the Hörsaalgebäude.

General assembly
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
4 p.m.

The Managing Council (MC) of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) invites its members to the next FEPSAC General Assembly (GA) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The agenda for the GA will be sent out June 15, 2019 the latest. More information can be found here.

Science Slam
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7 p.m.

The Science Slam offers a fun and creative, but still informative, take on scientific presentations of up-to-date and original research. This format is intended to reach a broad audience, which is also supported by the fact that the Science Slam is open for the public to attend! During the Science Slam our six best applicants will present their research and the best Science Slam contribution will be awarded a prize by the Congress host.

Young Researcher Award
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
4 p.m.

FEPSAC invites Young Researchers in Sport Psychology to submit their scientific work for the 2019 FEPSAC Award. An award will be handed out to the winners of the following categories: Oral and Poster presentations.

Student/Post-doc Social
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8 p.m.

Students and Post-docs will meet at a nearby restaurant for dinner and a drink, creating a prime environment for social interactions.

Social Program
Thursday, July 18, 2019
3.30 p.m.

On Thursday, the Congress excursion will offer participants insight into the city of Münster and its cultural highlights. Diverse guided tours are offered.

Congress dinner
Friday, July 19, 2019
7 p.m.

Busses will take the participants from the congress location to the event (and vice versa), a bicycle tour is also possible. In the evening there will be a big barbecue, with a show act, a DJ and a special surprise awaits the guests for FEPSAC’s 50th anniversary.

Below is an overview of the topics as well as information regarding the scientific program (see abstract guidelines for more detailed information), all formats are open for research and applied submissions. Both the research and applied program are held completely in English.


Submissions are welcome on the following topics:

  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Motor learning and development
  • Motor control
  • Other related topics

Submission is open for empirical, theoretical, quantitative and qualitative research, as well as submissions regarding methodological issues or practical applications. Abstract and submission guidelines can be found here.

Symposia presentations 

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.

Oral presentations 

You can submit abstracts for single contributions about recent research studies and results. Presentations are to be structured into 12-minute talks and three minutes for discussion.
Note: Individual oral presentation submissions are not possible for applied work. Please try and create a symposium submission around your theme/topic, or submit as a poster.


Poster presentations are the primary form of presentation and dissemination of scientific and/or applied work. Five poster sessions will offer an outstanding forum for exchange of research and applied ideas as well as lively discussions from a scientist-practitioner perspective.

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.

Please submit your abstract using this category, if you are planning to present either a workshop, involving hands-on activities for participants or if you plan to organize a Panel Discussion/Round Table Discussion focusing on a specific topic. In each case, you will have to upload a single abstract.

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.

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 abstract for a Panel Discussion should clearly state, what topics will be discussed, various research findings and experiences that will be shared and key messages that might be highlighted as part of the discussion as well as what unique perspective or contribution each expert is bringing to the table.

More information regarding applied workshops can be found here.

The Science Slam will take place at the open evening session (Tuesday, July 16). It offers funny and creative, but still informative, scientific presentations of up-to-date and original research. The science slam is a special form of oral presentation that reaches a broad audience, which is also supported by the fact that the Science Slam is open for the public to attend!

Several pre-congress workshops will be offered on Monday, July 15, 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 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.

Two awards for young researchers will be handed out during the 15th FEPSAC Congress, one for oral presentations and one for poster presentations.
More information regarding the young researcher award can be found here.