The 2015 conference will encompass
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Strength & Conditioning
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Conference overview

The 2015 conference will bring together experts from the international sports science and sports medicine community to present cutting edge research and conduct panel discussions on the application of science in today’s competitive sports environment. It is aimed at researchers, scientists, and individuals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge in the areas of sports performance enhancement, medical treatments, physiology, physiotherapy and strength & conditioning.

Areas of focus

Sports science. The conference will examine the latest research on how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how sport and physical activity promote health from cellular to whole body perspectives. This will encompass areas of Physiology (Exercise Physiology), Psychology (Sports Psychology), Anatomy, Biomechanics and Biochemistry (Kinesiology).

Sports medicine. The conference will explore the latest knowledge about the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise in order to achieve peak physical performance. Medical conditions which regular exercisers or sports people encounter, like muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, as well as chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes.

Sports physiotherapy. Sports injuries differ from everyday injuries. Athletes require high level performance and place considerable demands on their bodies, stressing muscles, joints and bones to the limit. The conference will examine the most recent advances in sports physiotherapy, the latest evidence-based practice, skilled assessment and diagnosis of sports injuries, as well as exercise protocols to assist recovery and prevent injury.

Strength and Conditioning. The conference will reveal the latest approaches in the improvement of performance in athletic competition, the prevention of injuries, proper body mechanics, and exercise prescription plans that specifically modulate aerobic, resistance, and/or flexibility training to suit the metabolic and physical demands of any particular sport.

The 2015 DRAFT programme

Global experts will present cutting edge research and conduct panel discussions. A unique opportunity to exchange ideas and information with colleagues and international experts. Many products and services providers will exhibit their latest initiatives.

Plenary session

Keynote lectures

  • Cardiac screening: current guidelines
  • Genetics of sports performance
  • Injury monitoring and recording: The Norwegian experience
  • Gaining muscle mass and losing weight: can we do both at once?
  • Evidence-based practice: Critical analysis of the medical literature

Symposium: Injury statistics – what have we learned?

  • Demographics
  • Risk factors
  • Prevention

Symposium: Medical issues at the Great North Run

  • The charity runner
  • The fun runner
  • The elite runner

The athletic female

  • Menstruation
  • Performance across the menstrual cycle
  • Injury risk across the menstrual cycle
  • Top 10 questions in medicine, physiotherapy and S&C

Sports Medicine


  • Medicine at high altitude
  • Measuring physical activity
  • Sports Pharmacology: prescribing for the elite athlete

Symposium: Olympic sports medicine

  • Sports Medicine at the Winter Olympics
  • Medical planning for Rio2016

Symposium: Exercise is medicine

  • Exercise is Medicine: European perspective
  • Exercise and chronic disease: assessing the evidence
  • Benefits and risks of exercise for renal disease patients

Symposium: Exercise, inactivity and other risk factors

  • Fit or fat: the relative risks
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Sport, exercise and physical activity

Symposium: Sports psychology – inside the athlete’s head

  • To follow


Keynote lectures

  • Non-operative treatment of shoulder injuries
  • Use of taping and braces for injury prevention
  • The child athlete: rehab after injury
  • Warming up and injury rates

Symposium: On-field assessment of contact injuries

  • Medical perspective
  • Physiotherapy perspective

Symposium: Strength training

  • Assessing muscle strength and weakness
  • Strength training for injury prevention
  • Strength training for rehabilitation

Strength and conditioning

Keynote Lectures

  • Warming up and performance
  • Dietary supplements for weight loss
  • Whey vs soy protein: the evidence

The conference venue

The Domain Conference Hall, Northumbria Students' Union, Northumbria University, 2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SB, United Kingdom

University accommodation

Accommodation in the university's student quarters is limited. It costs just £30 + VAT, inclusive of breakfast. It is available on a 'first come - first served' basis.
To make a reservation, email : or phone 0191 227 4209. Delegates should quote ‘SV15’ when booking, so they are grouped together.

Conference information and enquiries

Phone: (44) 1434 605324 or email :

ISSSMC PRICE LIST 2015 - 8th-10TH September 2015


All 3 Days
2 days
1 day
Early Bird - 31st May
Early Bird - 31st July
Full price

All 3 Days
2 days
1 day
Early Bird - 31st May
Early Bird - 31st July
Full price


All prices inclusive of VAT @ 20%. This is a tax exercised by the UK Government and must be paid for all services.


We are now taking bookings for the 2015 conference. If you'd like to take advantage of this special earlybird offer, please use the form below and click "Buy Now". We accept payments by credit card, debit card, and PayPal.

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Refund Policy

  • Cancellation before end of April 2015 90% Refund
  • Cancellation before end of May 2015 70% Refund
  • Cancellation before end of June 2015 50% Refund
  • Cancellation before end of July 2015 30% Refund
  • No refunds after 31st July 2015
Early Bird - until 31st May
3m x 2m (Manned)
£1000 plus VAT
3m x 2m (Unmanned)     
£900 plus VAT
2m x 1.5m (Manned)
£800 plus VAT
2m x 1.5mm (Unmanned)
£600 plus VAT
1 X Additional Exhibitor
£45 plus VAT

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The Fee includes Exhibitor Teas, Coffees, Lunch and entry to the Welcome Reception for one Exhibitor. Additional Exhibitors must be added, as per below:-

  • Additional Exhibitors Each additonal Exhibitors @ £45 each
  • Additional Space @ £300 per metre

If you require a shell scheme or additional lighting please contact our nominated Supplier direct:
BEC Displays : Telephone Dave Juni 0191 2689555

Exhibitors may purchase Delegate Passes, in addition to Exhibitor Passes, at a maximum of 2 Delegate Places, per Exhibition Stand, and these may be purchased at a discount of 30% off the Delegate Rate.

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All bookings will be taken as acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  1. Payment must be made on Registration either online via the secure Pay Pal system or BACS, Bank Details can be provided on request from
  2. Registration fees for both Delegates and Exhibitors are detailed on the website and are inclusive of lunch each day and drinks during break times.
  3. Cancellation Policy :–
    • Cancellation before end of April 2014 90% Refund
    • Cancellation before end of May 2014 70% Refund
    • Cancellation before end of June 2014 50% Refund
    • Cancellation before end of July 2014 30% Refund
    • No refunds after 31st July 2014
  4. Non attendance at the Conference carries a 100% cancellation fee. The ISSSMC cannot refund Delegates/Exhibitors who fail to attend the Conference due to reasons outside their control.
  5. The ISSSMC will not be held responsible should the Conference not be able to commence or be curtailed early for any reason outside of their control. If this were to happen the cancellation policy comes into force.
  6. The daily programme may also be subject to change due to circumstances outside of their control.
  7. The ISSSMC will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal items of the Delegates/Exhibitors or injury caused to a Conference Delegate or Exhibitor. Delegates and Exhibitors are advised to organise their own personal travel, accommodation and Health Insurance.
  8. All Delegates and Exhibitors must register at the Conference Registration Desk. Full details will be provided in an email to all Delegates and Exhibitors before the Conference commencement date.
  9. All Delegates and Exhibitors will be required to comply with the Occupational and Health & Safety Requirements of the venue.
  10. The Programme and Abstract Booklet will be available upon Registration at the Conference.
  11. Should Delegates or Exhibitors have any special dietary requirements these must be advised to the Conference Organisers at the time of booking.
  12. Any delegates wishing to submit an Abstract for consideration as an Oral or Poster Presentation must ensure that at least one author has registered and made payment to attend the Conference before submitting an Abstract for consideration.