Saying "Yes" to Diversity in Sport – FIMS Preparing for Extreme Conditions Symposium at ICSEMIS 2016
The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio will feature some of the finest athletes in the world. These athletes will be travelling from all over the world to Rio, coming from different climates, spending many hours on the road, plane and in airports on transit. The will arrive to the metropolis of Rio, having to adapt to the local environment, the air quality, the water and the food at the Olympic Village. In today’s elite sport, travelling across time zones, between different climate zones and environments and food is part of daily business for athletes. Medical staff need to provide them with qualified assistance in handling with these issues.
FIMS' engagement at this year’s ICSEMIS absolutely had to address these matters. The symposium "PREPARING FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS: TRAVELLING – HEAT – POLLUTION – ALTITUDE” will be chaired by Marco Tulio de Mello (BRA) - Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Department of Sports at Faculty of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (FEFFTO), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil and will feature:
1. Marco Tulio de Mello (BRA) - Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Department of Sports at Faculty of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (FEFFTO), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
2. José Magalhães (PRT) - University of Porto, Department of the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Porto, Portugal.
3. Romain Meeusen (BEL) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Human Physiology Research Group, Brussel, Belgium.
4. Ron Maughan (GBR) - Emeritus Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
FIMS embraces this symposium as part of our mission to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance by maximizing their genetic potential, health, nutrition and (access to) high-quality care and training. FIMS' engagement in ICSEMIS forms part of our key function in education and our active networking within sports worldwide.
The 3rd International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) "Saying 'Yes' To Diversity in Sport" will take place from 31st August to 4th September 2016 in Santos, Brazil. We invite you to embrace this unique opportunity to combine academic discussion with watching its application life as the convention is organised during the window between the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With 2000 attendees from all over the world, ICSEMIS also allows you to nurture your international network. Visit www.icsemis2016.org <http://www.icsemis2016.org> now to view the programme online and register.
ICSEMIS is the successor of the former pre-Olympic/ Paralympic Congresses and aims to provide a true multidisciplinary platform in the host country of the Games. In 2004, the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and FIMS joined forces to bring the major stakeholders in science, education and medicine together. The 1st ICSEMIS in Guangzhou, China, in 2008 and the 2nd ICSEMIS in Glasgow, UK, in 2012 were stimulating events demonstrating the need for such a platform.