The European College of Sport Science (ECSS) and Sports Medicine Association of Serbia is proud to welcome you to the 10th Annual Congress of the ECSS. The idea to organize the jubilee ECSS Congress in Belgrade is of importance for many reasons. First of all, the ECSS family is steadily growing with at least one ﬁfth of the people coming from the South East of Europe who have never participated in an ECSS Congress before. Secondly, many young scientists and researchers from these regions are attending for the ﬁrst time. Furthermore the ECSS Board has introduced the reduced congress fees for developing countries which deﬁnitely attracted participants who didn’t have the opportunity of joining us before.
In consideration of the multifaceted character of sport science, the aim of this Congress is as was the case at the previous ones to create a forum for scientists and students from all ﬁelds of research. Hereby the Congress provides a state-of-the-art view of applied and clinical sciences as they relate to sport, exercise and health. Additionally, aspects of education, multimedia and numerous other ﬁelds which greatly impact the future of sport science in Europe will also be dealt with.
We have received more than 1200 abstracts from all over the world. All of them have been reviewed by experts in the ﬁeld and a relatively low rejection rate indicates that ECSS Congresses have attracted and maintained a high scientiﬁc level. Apart from abstracts from Europe, Japan and Asia we have probably got the largest number of abstracts from Eastern European countries in the history of the ECSS. An outstanding characteristic of the Congress are the more than 150 invited speakers and for the ﬁrst time two workshops with the idea to practically teach students with regard to certain techniques and products.
Besides an outstanding scientiﬁc programme, this Congress invites you to visit the attractive town of Belgrade. Walking through the city you will ﬁnd many historical and architectural attractions and a variety of cultural events. The beautiful landscape on the two rivers will tempt you with the magic of this region.
We wish you all a successful Congress and hope it
will remain in the memory of all participants as a very pleasant experience.
Dr Nenad Dikic - Congress President
Prof. Dr Slobodan Zivanic - Congress President
Prof. Dr Sergej Ostojic – Chair of Local Scientiﬁc Committee