Saying “Yes” to Diversity in Sport – ICSEMIS 2016

The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio will feature some of the finest athletes in the world and broadcast outstanding examples of determination and achievement across a wide spectrum of health to millions of spectators worldwide. As the pinnacle of athletic accomplishment, Olympic Gold however has always tempted some to gain an unfair advantage. Acknowledging this part of the history of the Games, the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) has selected Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, Greece, as a FIMS keynote speaker at the 3rd International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) from 31st August to 4th September 216 in Santos, Brazil organised in connection with the Games.

As one of the major exponents in the field who has greatly advanced the research into the importance of lifestyle and genetics for human health and performance, Prof. Pitsiladis will speak on “Doping: Next essential steps”. Prof. Pitsiladis is closely connected with FIMS as the Director of the FIMS Reference Collaborating Centre of Sports Medicine for Anti-Doping Research at the University of Brighton, member of the FIMS Executive Committee and Chair of the FIMS Scientific Commission. He is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission and has sat on two WADA committees. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers. Prof. Pitsiladis is a founding member of both the SUB2 Marathon project (www.sub2hrs.com) and the Athlome Project aimed at characterising the genetics and biology of sport and exercise medicine. In his keynote, he will elaborate on how his current research priority, the application of “OMICS” (i.e. genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics) to the detection of prohibited substances in sport and the search for “omics” signatures of doping may change the game in the fight against doping. More about this FIMS keynote speaker can be found here http://www.icsemis2016.org/scientific-programme/keynote-speakers/yannis-pitsiladis-grc 

FIMS supports this keynote within our commitment to promote clean sports and 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 now to view the programme outline 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.