Sports, Medicine and Health Summit | 26 - 28 June 2023 I CCH Hamburg
Call for Sessions

Submit your programme proposal!

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit (SMHS) combines sports, sports medicine, health and science. It brings together scientific congresses, such as the congress of the "German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention" (DGSP), the congress of the "European Initiative for Exercise In Medicine" (EIEIM), continuing education events, health policy and popular science events, as well as networking opportunities.

The SMHS programme committee would like to invite you to submit your proposal for a symposium or workshop. All submissions should be done by 15 July 2024.

Call for Sessions

The submission should contain the following information:

  • Title of session
  • Brief description of session (max. 300 words)
  • Session format (scientific symposium, clinical symposium or workshop)
  • Title of individual contributions including a brief description of content
  • Title, name, institution of the chair and co-chair for the session
  • Title, name, institution of the speakers for individual contributions
  • Target audience
  • Preferred days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Session topics

  • Cancer and sport
  • Chronic fatigue and sport (e.g. post-COVID)
  • Diagnostics and assessment in rehabilitation
  • Diversity in sport
  • Environmental conditions and sports medicine (hypo- and hyperoxia, heat, cold, climate change)
  • Exercise metabolism/metabolic processes in sport
  • Exercise, cognition and mental health
  • Exercise/sport in specific stages of life (sports gerontology, children and young people)
  • Exercise and sports therapy
  • Imaging techniques in sports medicine
  • Inclusion within sports
  • Local promotion of physical activity
  • Minimally invasive procedures in sports orthopaedics
  • Molecular and cellular aspects of training
  • Morphological adaptation in sports
  • Performance diagnostics and training control, personalization of training
  • Physical activity promotion in different settings
  • Prehabilitation/muscle maintenance
  • Prevention and therapy of overuse injuries
  • Psychological support in competitive sports
  • Regeneration
  • Return-to-play after joint and ligament injuries
  • Risk factor management in sports medicine
  • Sports cardiology
  • Sports immunology
  • Sports medical check-ups
  • Sports neurology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports physiotherapy treatment concepts
  • Sports traumatology
  • Technical developments in e- and m-health, wearable-based diagnostics
  • Women in sport
  • Additional topics

Session formats

  • Scientific symposium
    90-minute symposium to present new findings on a topic. The symposium will be led by two chairs, and should contain a maximum of three individual presentations (3x20 minute presentations). Each presentation is followed by approximately 10 minutes of questions and discussions.
  • Clinical Symposium
    45-minute symposium to present new clinical findings on a topic relevant to clinical practice. The symposium will be led by two chairs, and should include a maximum of three individual presentations (3x10 minute presentations). There should be ample time for questions and a discussion following each presentation. Participants may also be actively involved in the presentations.
  • Workshop
    Workshops can be offered to scientists, physicians, therapists, coaches and other audiences. Content may include practical or sports demonstrations and discussion of clinical, practical, or sports policy issues. Interaction with participants is highly encouraged. If a clinical case discussion is selected, the chair must ensure that the case is of high quality and that appropriate data is available for discussion. Workshops should be scheduled for a 45-minute period and should include no more than three presenters.

General information

  • The submission deadline is 15 July 2024.
  • The abstract must not exceed 300 words.
  • Papers can be submitted in German or English. The presentation will be in the language of submission.
  • The integration of young scientists and a good gender balance are rated positively.
  • The submitter of a session is also automatically the chair of the session. Chairpersons should also contribute their own presentation to the session.
  • After the programme committee has reviewed all submissions, submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email in late summer 2024.
  • If the programme proposal is accepted, all chairs and speakers will be registered by the congress and will receive a free ticket for the entire summit.
  • No travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • With the submission of a contribution, submitters must provide information about personal relationships with business enterprises and declare possible conflicts of interest. These are usually present if the submitter has an interest in or receives financial contributions from companies.

How to submit

  • Create author account
    Create an author account and activate it. 
  • Submit your proposal
    Start your submission by clicking the button "Submit Symposium I Workshop" and enter all required information.