Conferences School of Sport & Exercise Science Sports Events Staff Notices

Women in Sport and Exercise Conference 2020: Abstract submissions open

We warmly welcome abstract submissions for the Redressing the Balance: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference in 2020 to be held here at The University of Worcester on the 11th and 12th November.  The conference is supported by the WISEAN network (@WISEAN), the GETZProject (@getzproject) and the School of Sport & Exercise Science (@UniWorcSES).

Details about the conference can be found here

Abstracts will be selected to either give an oral presentation, produce a poster for display, or for the ‘5 in 5’ format.

The content of the abstract should fit into the main themes of the Conference which are:

  • Redressing the Balance through specific issues influencing performance, physical activity, exercise and health.
  • Redressing the Balance through the equity of representation in sport via leadership,
    governance, media and active participation.
  • Redressing the Balance by promoting inclusion, identity and empowerment through
    sport, physical activity, exercise and health.
  • Redressing the Balance through assessing impact and implications for practice.   

The Oral presentations will be organised in parallel sessions of three to four presentations per session. The presentations will be 15 minutes and 5 minutes for questions. If multiple authors present for a single presentation, the time allotted must be split between those presenters.

The Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to display their work to all delegates and meet to have their work sampled by all delegates and meet with interested delegates. Poster viewing opportunities will be available throughout both days.

The 5 slides in 5 minute presentations will provide an overview of a topic in a quick, clear and insightful manner. Presentations will last for 5 minutes with 5 minutes available for questions.

The guidelines for submitting an abstract and the online submission form can be accessed through the website as stated above.  The call for abstracts will open 9am GMT on Saturday 1st February 2020 and the deadline for submission is 5pm GMT on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the WISE reviewing panel and the corresponding authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission by the 10th July 2020.  Details regarding the rates and registration deadlines for the conference will be published at the beginning of April 2020.  This will provide plenty opportunity for abstracts to be accepted and registration to occur before the closing date of registration in September 2020.

Any questions regarding the conference or the abstract submission should be sent to or you can find us on twitter @WISEConf

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