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

Submit your Late Breaking Abstract for SMHS23!

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit (SMHS) offers a new congress and event format that combines the topics of sport, health and science. The SMHS brings together scientific congresses, including the congress of the German Association 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 meetings.

The submission deadline has expired. After the program committee has reviewed all submissions, submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email at the beginning of May 2023.

Late Breaking Abstracts

The following information is required for the abstract submission:

  • Title of the abstract
  • Abstract with max. 300 words
  • Preferred type of presentation (oral presentation or poster)
  • Topic
  • Information on co-authors
  • Information on potential conflicts of interest

For which topics can abstracts be submitted?

  • Exercise metabolism/metabolome
  • Exercise across a lifespan
  • Exercise and cognition
  • Exercise and mental health
  • Exercise/sports therapy
  • Physical activity promotion in different settings
  • Imaging techniques in sport
  • Diagnostics and assessment in rehabilitation
  • Diversity
  • Dosage and intensity control in training
  • Exercise in medicine
  • Hypoxia/hyperoxia training
  • Inclusion within sports
  • Intervention research
  • Local promotion of physical activity
  • Physical inactivity ("sedentary lifestyle")
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Minimally invasive procedures in sports orthopaedicsMolecular and cellular aspects of training
  • Morphological adaptation in sports
  • Personalization of training
  • Prevention and therapy of overuse injuries
  • Prehabilitation/muscle maintenance
  • Psychological support in competitive sports
  • Regeneration
  • Return-to-play after joint and ligament injuries
  • Sports neurology
  • Sports physiotherapy treatment concepts
  • Sports therapy for musculoskeletal diseases
  • Technical developments in e- and m-health
  • Injuries in sports
  • Additional topics


  • Oral presentation
    10 min. lecture + 5 min. discussion
  • Poster presentation
    5 min. presentation + 3 min. discussion (presentation in the hall and display of the printed poster in the poster exhibition)
  • Poster
    3 min. presentation + 2 min. discussion of the poster in the poster exhibition during a guided poster tour

Formal criteria

  • The submission deadline is April 17, 2023.
  • Preference will be given to articles with original data. Reviews will be considered if they have been conducted systematically. Case studies may also be submitted.
  • Contributions can be submitted in German or English. The presentation will be held in the language of the submission.
  • The abstract must not exceed 300 words.
  • Adhere to the following structure: Background, Method, Result, Conclusion.
  • The methodological approach (including statistical procedures used) must be presented in a comprehensible manner.
  • The discussion and conclusion should be closely aligned with the results. Avoid highlighting “trends” in the absence of statistical significance.
  • Avoid capital letters and abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations can be used in the text if they are defined when they are first mentioned.
  • Figures and tables cannot be converted.
  • Please ensure that your contribution does not contain any spelling or grammatical errors, as the submission will be published as submitted.
  • 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 benefits from companies.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to have your abstract published in the German Journal of Sports Medicine as submitted.

General information

  • All submitted abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by at least two independent reviewers.
  • After the review process, submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email in February 2023.
  • The number of oral presentations is limited. If a submission cannot be accepted as an oral presentation, a further review will take place considering the submission for a poster presentation or poster gallery with walk-through.
  • The submission of an abstract does not replace the registration as a congress participant. The author of an abstract must register for the congress and pay the registration fee at the latest after the abstract has been accepted.
  • No travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to submit

  • Registration
    Create a user account, activate it and register with the approriate fee. Payment of the fee can be made at a later date and is not initially required for the submission.
  • eOrganiser
    Log into the eOrganiser with your user account . It’s important that you have already registered with a fee. If you have trouble signing in even though you have registered with a fee and received the confirmation e-mail, please delete your browser history and cache.
  • Submit your proposal
    Start your submission by clicking the button "Submit Abstract".