14th European Congress of Sport Psychology
University Campus Complex in the Old Industrial AreaBern , SWITZERLAND Visit the Venue to read more
It is with great pleasure that I announce, on behalf of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), the 14th FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Congress organised by the Institute of Sport Science of the University of Bern in collaboration with the Swiss Association of Sport Psychology (SASP) from the 14th to the 19th of July 2015 in Bern.
With this congress, FEPSAC is returning to one of its founder member countries at the forefront in FEPSAC’s development: Firstly, Swiss support was provided in the form of two former FEPSAC Presidents, namely Guido Schilling who acted as FEPSAC’s second President from 1975 to 1983 and Roland Seiler who took up the Presidency from 2003 to 2007. Secondly, our Swiss colleagues also organised the VIth FEPSAC European congress in Magglingen in 1983 with the congress theme of ‘Excellence and Emotional States in Sport’, bringing together 160 colleagues from 27 countries with many high level presentations in one of three official congress languages (English, German and French)!
Keeping in tradition with FEPSAC’s high-quality congresses, the Organising Committee, chaired by Roland Seiler, has once again been able to ensure a thought-provoking as well as socially attractive European congress under the theme of ‘Theories and Applications for Performance, Health and Humanity’.
With the successful 2011 13th FEPSAC Congress in Madeira and the 2013 FEPSAC European Conference in Paris in mind, I’m sure that the 2015 14th FEPSAC Congress in Bern will raise the bar even higher and provide not only an excellent opportunity to enhance our knowledge of sport psychology but also to meet and exchange thoughts and ideas with colleagues from all over the world in a wonderful touristic region. I’m sure that this congress will once again strengthen FEPSAC’s development!
Looking forward to meeting you in Bern!
Paul Wylleman, President of FEPSAC
Welcome Address by the Congress President
In the name of the Organising Committee I am pleased and proud to invite sport psychologists from Europe and all over the world to convene in the heart of Europe.
Applied sport psychology has a long tradition in Switzerland, and the University of Bern‘s Institute of Sport Science has become one of the leading institutions for sport psychology research and education in the German speaking part of Europe. The high sensibility of Switzerland for cultural diversity will help us offer you a congress programme that will stimulate and facilitate mutual acceptance with ample opportunities for exchange, as well as contribute to the development of sport psychology as a science and as a professional field.
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Bern on July 14th, 2015!
Roland Seiler, Congress President
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
|The official congress hotel is the Hotel Allegro / Kursaal Bern (same location as the closing ceremony at Kursaal Bern).|
|Our partner, Bern Incoming, has made pre-reservations for congress participants in several hotels. Early booking is encouraged.|
For a flat rate of CHF 50 for 6 nights (13th to 19th July 2015, simple breakfast included), the Sport Center of the University of Bern (15 min walking distance to the Congress venue) can host up to 50 participants in a gym (yoga mats available, but bring your own sleeping bag and towels). Booking at the same time as registration (starting on 15th Dec 2015) on a first come, first served basis.
We are also launching a “couch surfing” initiative where students from the University of Bern can volunteer to host participants in their home (for free or against a fee of maximum CHF 10 per night). We will be announcing available options early December.
Two backpacker hostels (shared rooms) and one youth hostel (shared rooms), all of them within the city centre, are also available for your stay.
Congress participants are now invited to submit their contributions in three different formats, including poster presentations, thematic symposia, and workshops.
You will be required to create a user-account before you can submit an abstract. You do not need to be a FEPSAC member to be able to submit an abstract. Word limit for abstracts is 300 words. APA format, including citations, is required for all abstracts. All abstracts will undergo a blind-review evaluation process. The abstracts volume will be published electronically and will be part of the congress package for all participants.
Poster presentation (Poster printing and on-site delivery service available)
Individuals or groups of authors can present their scientific work in the form of a poster. No thematic restriction applies within the area of scientific sport and exercise psychology. The poster will be allocated to one of the six poster sessions of 90 minutes. The first author is expected to be present during the whole duration of the poster session and gets the opportunity to meet and discuss with individuals interested in the area of study.
Poster abstract have a maximum length of 300 words and should at least include: a short introduction, a problem statement, theoretical framework, brief description of methodology, results summary, and implications of the results. Scientific jargon must be kept to a minimum to ensure easiness of understanding from all participants.
The poster format will be A0 (118.9 cm / 46.8” height x 84.1 cm / 31.1” width). A well-designed poster attracts the eye and attention and gives the scientific work the recognition it deserves. Recommendations for the design will be made available on the Congress website.
Symposia are 90 minutes long and must be focused on one specific and relevant topic. To foster meaningful exchanges and international collaborations, symposia must include at least four (4) and at most five (5) presenters working (or studying) in at least three (3) different countries and institutions. It is possible to include a discussant.
Submissions must be completed by the chair/convener of the symposium. Submissions must include a general abstract (description and significance of the topic, purpose of the symposium, and an overview of each presentation – Max. 300 words). Additionally, submissions must include an individual abstract for each presentation, with a short introduction, a problem statement, theoretical framework, brief description of methodology, results summary, and implications of the results.
All listed presenters have to be present during their symposium. Symposia chairs are expected to take charge of time management during the symposia and to allow sufficient time for questions and discussion with the audience.
Workshops are 90 minutes and can be research or applied focused. Workshops are expected to involve active participation through interactive discussions, demonstrations, and/or experiential learning. There is no minimum requirement for the number of presenter(s). Abstracts have a maximum length of 300 words and must include an overview of the topic, specific learning objectives, target group(s), teaching methods and techniques, and a description of the materials that will be shared with and/or used by the participants.
- Research workshops can include, but are not limited to, topics related to research methods, ethics in research, theory or measurement development, professional development, grant writing, mentoring in scientific writing, …
- Applied workshops are focused on professional practice strategies, ethical issues, effective teaching techniques, career development, ... Evidence-based practice workshops will be given priority.
Congress Office FEPSAC 2015
University of Bern
Institute of Sport Science
Congress Office FEPSAC 2015
University of Bern
Institute of Sport Science
Congress President: Prof. Dr. Roland Seiler
Congress Manager: Dr. Olivier Schmid
Congress Secretariat: Barbara Oesch