International delegates from world of sports science attended the 27th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sports 2009 at the University of Limerick from 17 to 21 August.
On welcoming the delegates to the conference, Professor Don Barry, President of the University of Limerick said
"The University of Limerick, Ireland's sporting campus, is delighted to host the 2009 ISBS conference. The mission of the International Society for Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between scientists and practitioners. And so this conference aims to promote conversation and collaboration between scientists, sports practitioners and coaches in order that the information shared may be disseminated to the sporting community.
Pictured at the Launch of the ISBS Conference were, Dr Drew Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, University of Limerick, Prof. Youlion Hong, ISBS President, Prof. Don Barry, President University of Limerick, Dr. Ross Anderson, Course Director for Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Limerick, Prof. Manfred Vieten, ISBS President Elect
A comprehensive scientific programme includes 7 keynote lectures, 23 oral sessions, an Applied Programme, over 110 presentations and five poster sessions incorporating over 180 poster presentations.
The Applied Programme, anticipated to be a major highlight of the ISBS 2009 includes four applied sessions covering the Biomechanics of Coaching, Rowing, Strength training and Data Analysis Techniques. It also includes one Applied Swimming Symposium organised in association with Swim Ireland.
The outstanding facilities at UL will provide the perfect location for the range of sessions. The UL Boathouse, situated along the banks of the River Shannon contains Ireland's only indoor rowing tank. The UL Arena incorporates Ireland's first 50-metre Olympic standard swimming pool, the largest indoor sports hall in the country, cardio-vascular fitness suits and a health fitness clinic.
The conference attracts specialist practitioner/coaches as well as academic scholars and researchers and all delegates are encouraged to embrace the mission of the society to engage with the coaches and work to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners.
Further information about the conference is available on www.ul.ie/isbs2009
Pictured at the Applied Swimming Programme held as part of the ISBS Conference at the University of Limerick are Ronald Claes, High Performance Coach with Swim Ireland(HPC) and Charlotte Parker, Director of Education and Development, Swim Ireland and swimmer, Chris Bryan from the HPC.