Welcome to ICSEMIS 2012 – Sport… Inspiring a Learning Legacy

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Introduction to ICSEMIS

Everyone knows about the Olympic Games … most people know about the Paralympic Games … some know about the Cultural Olympiad … and more and more are learning about the associated scientific Convention or, to give it its full name, the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS). The first ICSEMIS was held in Guangzhou, China in 2008 just prior to the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Welcome Video

ICSEMIS 2012 will be hosted by the UK and held in Glasgow, UK from July 19-24th.


ICSEMIS 2008 Guangzhou, China

A taste of what to expect at ICSEMIS 2012? Have a look at the previous ICSEMIS which took place in China before Beijing 2008.

Brunel University and London 2012

See how Brunel, the lead consortium University behind ICSEMIS 2012, are preparing for London 2012.

News Bulletin

Poster Abstracts

Click here to view the poster abstracts from ICSEMIS 2012.

Photographs from ICSEMIS 2012

Click here to view the Flickr account of ICSEMIS 2012, photographs will continue to be added during the Convention.

ICSEMIS Science Cafe Programme now available

Please  click here to view the programme.

ICSEMIS 2012 is pleased to confirm Dr Stephanie Cook MBE, winner of Olympic, World & European Modern Penthalon Titles will be speaking at the closing ceremony.

Please click here  to read Stephanie’s biography.  

ICSEMIS 2012 attracts world’s top universities 

The pre-Olympic sport science convention ICSEMIS 2012 – starts on July 19th in Glasgow. In addition to drawing in delegates from over 70 countries, it has attracted delegates from 71 UK Universities and colleges and from some of the world’s most prestigious universities including Yale, Harvard and MIT. The conference programme offers more then 200 sessions about every discipline linked to sport – from philosophy to the physiology of exercise. To view the programme please click here

Leisure and cultural activities at ICSEMIS

In partnership with Glasgow Life, we are pleased to offer leisure and cultural activities for ICSEMIS attendees. These are at discounts exclusive to ICSEMIS delegates, please click here for further details.

HRH Princess Royal confirmed as opening ICSEMIS 2012

The ICSEMIS 2012 Local Organising Committee is delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal will officially open the Convention on Thursday 19 July 2012. As a former Olympian, a member of the London 2012 Organising Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee; Princess Anne’s sporting background is the ideal match for ICSEMIS 2012.

ICSEMIS to bring £5m boost to local Glasgow economy

The Glasgow evening times carries an article outlining the economic impact that the  ICSEMIS 2012 Convention will have on the local economy. Please click here for the full article

A video profile of an ICSEMIS 2012 scholar

Garry Kuan from Victoria University is one of 44 scholars that have been funded by the Olympic Lottery Distributor to attend the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport. View Garry’s video profile below:

Ringing endorsement of ICSEMIS from British Olympic Star, Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies is one of 27 Olympic Ambassadors for the British Olympic Association and is an Olympic silver medallist, Commonwealth Games doudble gold medallist and British showbiz personality. To see her quote on ICSEMIS click here.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

There are still opportunities for companies to get involved in ICSEMIS 2012 to raise awareness of their products and services and ensure they are front-of-mind with sports industry decision makers in the year of the London Olympics. With stands starting from just £2550 plus VAT this is an exciting chance to make your mark with this captive audience of delegates who are already committed to the event and who will be specifically looking to find new products, services, solutions and ideas at ICSEMIS this year. Click on the button to the right for further information or email sales@icsemis2012.com with any questions or to apply for a stand now. 

Glasgow Tours

We know that many people attending ICSEMIS 2012 will be keen to take advantage of the spectacular cultural and tourist opportunities on offer in Glasgow and Scotland. We have a full tour programme on offer during the Convention and delegates can book here. 

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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the International Coordinating Committee for ICSEMIS 2012, I am honoured and delighted to welcome you to be a part of this truly global sport science convention, the largest of its type to take place in the UK.

The first ICSEMIS was held in Guangzhou, China in 2008 just before the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. ICSEMIS 2012 is positioned to take full advantage of the world’s attention that will focus on the UK in July 2012. The Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games will take place on 27 July just after the Convention ends and we expect many Convention delegates to attend both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The theme “Sport . . . Inspiring a learning legacy” reflects the knowledge economy that is served by universities, learning organisations and commercial interests throughout the sport science and medicine world.

We are aiming to attract delegates from every professional sector and academic discipline associated with sport, physical education, exercise, physical activity and sports medicine. All the main international and national scientific and scholarly association will be represented in the Scientific Programme.

Our Exhibition will showcase the latest in scientific equipment, expertise and publications for sport and exercise and will include live demonstrations and master classes associated with the delivery of sports coaching, teaching and scientific measurement.

We hope you will share our enthusiasm for ICSEMIS 2012 and join us in Glasgow in July 2012.

Professor Celia Brackenridge (Brunel University)

Professor Celia Brackenridge
(Brunel University)

To download an interview with our chair, please click here