The Finnish Conference on Sport Science 2017

Date: 
30.8.2017 - 1.9.2017
Place: 
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

The centenary of Finland's independence in 2017 will be the most significant commemorative year for the Finns. The sport science society in Finland will celebrate this anniversary year by arranging a Finnish Conference on Sport Science 2017.

The Conference will be held in Jyväskylä Finland in 30th August – 1st September 2017. The theme of the Conference is: How does the sport science look in 100-year-old Finland?

The Conference is organized by Finnish Society of Sports Sciences (FSSS) in cooperation with University of Jyväskylä, The Ministry of Education and Culture, City of Jyväskylä and LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health.

Preliminary Programme:

Wednesday 30th August 2017    
15.00 p.m.    Conference check-in                                    
17.00 p.m.    Opening ceremony                
17.30 p.m.    Opening session
The Status of Sport Science Research in Nordic Countries
Prof. Dr. Stephen Harridge, King’s College London
Sport Science Research in the context of Finnish Academy of Sciences
Prof. Dr. Sarianna Sipilä, University of Jyväskylä
19.00 p.m.    Welcome reception
 
Thursday 31th August 2017
8.00 a.m.    Conference check-in
8.30 a.m.    3rd Sino-Nordic Forum: The meeting of Chinese and Nordic participants (ends 10.00 a.m.)
9.00 a.m.    E-poster presentations in parallel sessions
10.00 a.m.  Coffee break
10.30 a.m.  Keynote presentations
Team Sports in a Public Health Perspective
Prof. Dr. Peter Krustrup, University of Southern Denmark    
Active Ageing
Prof. Dr. Taina Rantanen, University of Jyväskylä
12.00 p.m.    Lunch break
13.15 p.m.    Thematic presentations in parallel sessions
14.45 p.m.    Coffee break
15.15 p.m.    Thematic presentations in parallel sessions
16.45 p.m.    End of the day
19.00 p.m.    Banquet Dinner
 
Friday 1st September 2017
9.00 a.m.    E-poster presentations in parallel sessions
10.00 a.m.  Coffee break
10.30 a.m.  Keynote presentations
Motivation for sustained behaviour change
Prof. Dr. Glyn C. Roberts, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Urban environment and physical exercise
Prof. Dr. Marketta Kyttä, Aalto University
12.00 p.m.   Lunch break
13.15 p.m.   Thematic presentations in parallel sessions
15.00 p.m.   Closing words and summary
15.30 p.m.   End of Conference
 
Right for changes in the program reserved.
 
More Information:
Saku Rikala
Conference Manager
Sport Science Specialist
Finnish Society of Sport Sciences (FSSS)
saku.rikala@lts.fi / tel. +358 10 778 6605
Mannerheimintie 15 b B
00260 Helsinki