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.

Conference speakers

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.

Amogst the 30 international experts will be:

Professor Ron Maughan

Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He chaired the Human and Exercise Physiology group of the Physiological Society for 10 years, and now chairs the Sports Nutrition Working Group of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

Professor Clyde Williams

Professor Williams was the founding chairman of the British Association of Sport Sciences. He is chairman of the Board of the National Register for professionals in sport and exercise nutrition and was also chair of the panel for sports related study in the 2008 national research audit (RAE) of UK universities.

Dr. Barry O’Neill

Cognition Lead within the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Human Performance Lab where he is spearheading research into brain processes in high performers in an effort to assess, monitor and train aspects of cognition that are directly relevant to elite performance.

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 :