200 internationally recognized sports scientists will participate in 10th BALTIC SPORTS SCIENCE CONFERENCE IN RIGA
In order to share the latest sports science studies that contribute to the sporting results of the growth of high achievement in sport, as well as discuss advanced research directions of the promotion of people active lifestyle, sport pedagogy, psychology, medicine, biomechanics and other sports research directions, 200 internationally renowned sports science researchers, from 26 to 28 April, will arrive in Riga to attend the 10th Baltic Sports Science Conference "Practice and Theory of Interaction in Sport Science."
The conference is organized by the Latvian Academy of Sport Education (LASE) and the Baltic Sport Science Society. It is financially supported by the Ministry of Education; Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council; the Latvian Education Fund and the Latvian Sports Federation Council.
The conference will be opened on Thursday - April 27, 9:00 am, at the hotel "Radisson BLU Daugava Hotel" (Riga, Kugu iela 24).
Plenary session will be held by internationally recognized sports researchers: professor Pierre Trudel from Ottawa University Health Science Faculty of Canada, professor Abel Santos from Portugal Santarém Polytechnic Institute, and Professor Johnny Nilsson from Dalarna University in Sweden, where is located the Swedish ski Federation and one of the leading cross-country ski centers in Europe.
During Conference days 159 scientific research papers will be presented on five areas: sports medicine; physiology and biochemistry; professional sport; recreational activities, physical activity and health; sport pedagogy and psychology, as well as sports management and sociology.
Conference report topics will cover a wide range of public and relevant research on trained and untrained, all age human activities and health. Studies are also linked to various sport training processes, latest instrumental research methods and different possibilities in sport science using newest sport science apparatus.
This year in the Conference will participate sport scientists from 14 countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Israel, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and others.
The Conference presents a great opportunity for young researchers and students to present their research in front of the leading, competent experts in sports science. During the conference will be held young scientist research competition, the winners will receive cash prize from the Latvian Education Fund.
• First Baltic Sport Science Conference was held in Tartu, Estonia, in 2008.
• During the Baltic Sports Science Conference held in Vilnius in 2009, was established the Baltic Sport Science Society (Baltic Sport Science Society), which brings together four Baltic State Sport universities - LASE, Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania Pedagogical University and Tartu University. Society aim is to: encourage the development of sports science in the Baltic States, establish a single trans-national doctoral program in Sport Science, co-integrate into the European and world sport science domain.
• For the third time the Baltic Sport Science Conference will be held in Riga. Previous conferences in Riga were held in 2010 and 2013.
LASE Vice-Rector in Science, the Head of Conference Organizing Committee,
Professor Juris Grants 26496621, firstname.lastname@example.org
Information prepared by:
LASE Public Relations and Communication Manager
Ilze Āķe-Viksne, 29445209