2020 European College of Sports Science Congress

Sevilla, Spain

October 27, 2020

2020 ECSS Congress

Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, Dr. Richard Ma, and Mr. Christian Victoria board members of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery, Research Associates with Auckland University of Technology Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, and members of the Rugby Codes Research Group, have the honor to be invited to present for the first year, at the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) Congress 2020 on October 27th. Even through these trying times, RRIPG continues to share topics relevant to the growth of rugby in the Americas, which may have implications globally.

They will be presenting a poster titled, “An Epidemiological Comparison of Men’s and Women’s Head, Neck, and Face Injuries and Mechanisms in U.S. Rugby-7s”.

A welcome note from the Congress Co-Presidents:

“Dear Friends,

We are honoured to invite you to celebrate the 25th “silver” anniversary of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) congress with us, and in doing so, we offer you a special gift: Sevilla! A melting pot of more than 3,000 years’ history, a city full of art, culture, cuisine, leisure, and sports. The city looks forward to welcoming sport scientists from all parts of the world, with open arms, to enjoy this unique ECSS congress.

“Sport Science in the Heart of Arts” is the theme for the 2020 ECSS congress in Sevilla. Make the most of your time before or after the congress and admire the Guadalquivir River, various art forms, diverse cultures, the numerous historic quarters and above all, our people. We suggest that you make your travel arrangements to allow for time to explore this wonderful city and this region of Spain known as Andalucía. With affordable accommodation, summer weather and countless activities and sites to visit, you will have a memorable time.

Added to this, the Sevilla Convention Bureau has kindly offered gift vouchers to all congress delegates that includes free giveaways, including public transportation tickets, and discounts at restaurants, museums, flamenco shows, recreational parks, cafés, pubs, and various shops. We have also engaged with a local tour operator and asked them to provide discounted trips before and after the congress. More information can be found here.

The silver anniversary of the ECSS congress brings about a new congress model, which will see an enhanced programme built with even higher scientific standards and quality measures, which will all take place in the world-class congress venue, FIBES. We have selected an outstanding, international panel of experts, bringing their specialised knowledge to the plenary and invited sessions. Prior to the congress, there will be a satellite dedicated to football, where the most reputable researchers in the industry will present their topics and experiences.

We are also working hard on inclusion at the congress and for the first time, we will have sessions available with interpretation services that will serve our Latin American colleagues. This will be a unique cooperation that aims to bring new partnerships and friends to the ECSS community. Other unique initiatives for the congress include a congress mascot which you have the opportunity to design and win some fabulous prizes.  We also have planned additional activities that will bring the research community closer to the business community. More information on these in due course.

We cordially invite the sport science community to make a wish and come to ECSS Sevilla 2020!

Nos vemos en Sevilla! / See you in Seville!

Your Congress Co-Presidents

África Calvo Lluch, Dean

Eduardo Saez de Villareal Saez, Vice Dean”