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The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved performance and Health:
Special Focus on Table Tennis,
April 25–27, 2018

Welcome to the Sport Science Conference: The Science and Practice of Racket Sports for Improved Performance and Health, Halmstad University, Sweden April 25–27, 2018.

The conference will be held in English and is situated some few days prior to the LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad Arena on April 29 to May 6, 2018.

Three main topics

Three topics will be in focus: a) High performance, b) Health and Innovation, c) Sport sciences. Thus, we expect the Conference to provide an excellent possibility to discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on health and racket sports focusing on keywords such as adapted physical activity, promotion, prevention, treatment and evaluation.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is prolonged to the 12th of February.

Keynote speakers and experts

A blend of leading expert keynote speakers representing the Nordic countries, as well as international well-known speakers and experts in the field representing different racket sports and disciplines such as sport and exercise psychology, sports pedagogy and sports medicine and other scientific disciplines. This will stimulate critical thinking and provide the basis for enhanced discussions about sport science and racket sports.

Registration and pricing

Last day to sign up is March 24

Participation fee (VAT included in all fees, lunch Thursday and Friday included, dinner fee not included):

Early Bird (before February 1): 2 700 SEK (VAT 540 SEK included)
270 EUR (VAT 54 EUR included)
After January 31: 3 000 SEK (VAT 600 SEK included)
300 EUR (VAT 60 EUR included)

One-day conference fee:
Early Bird (before February 1): 1 350 SEK (VAT 270 SEK included)
135 EUR (VAT 27 EUR included)
After January 31: 1 500 SEK (VAT 300 SEK included)
150 EUR (VAT 30 EUR included)

Half-day conference fee: (no deadline)
500 SEK (VAT 100 SEK included)
50 EUR (VAT 5 EUR included)

Conference dinner fee (April 26): 650 SEK (VAT 130 SEK included)
65 EUR (VAT 13 EUR included)

Register here

About Halmstad University

Halmstad University is a modern and dynamic university in Sweden.
About 9,100 students follow our programs and courses. The University recruits students in the area of sport and health from the whole of Scandinavia and also hosts many foreign exchange students. Halmstad University is a National Sports University (2018).

The Conference environment

The Conference will be held in modern facilities in the Visionen building (J Building) and in the University Sports Arena “Högskolehallen” (I Building) as well as the newly opened Health lab and Digital Laboratory Center (DLC).This provides the participants with a fresh and dynamic environment for lectures, presentations and practical workshops.

Your participation in the discussions, your poster presentation and overall contribution to the Conference will determine its success. Welcome!

Professor Urban Johnson, Head of the Scientific Committee

PhD Lars Kristén, Secretary General Organizing Committee


Updated 2018-03-20