ICSEMIS to take place in Brazil prior to Rio 2016 Paralympics‏

The 2016 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) will take place in Santos, Brazil, between 31 August and 4 September, it has been announced.

Taking place just days before the next Paralympic Games, the event will be held at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Santos and will target the global sport science, sport pedagogy and sports medicine community.

ICSEMIS is a sports science conference attracting more than 2,000 participants which is held every four years in the host country of the respective Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Yves Vanlandewijck, Chairperson of the IPC Sports Science Committee, said: "Since the first edition of ICSEMIS, the convention has gone from strength-to-strength and we hope in 2016 it will be our biggest yet.

"Taking place just ahead of the Paralympic Games, we hope this event will attract experts from all over the world."

ICSEMIS was first held in Guangzhou, China, in 2008 prior to the Beijing Games and drew 1,500 participants from 40 countries to discuss the advancement of science and the practice of sport and human movement. Four years later, the event was held in Glasgow, ahead of London 2012.

The International Co-ordinating Committee for ICSEMIS consists of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) and International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education. Up until 2012, the International Olympic Committee was also a partner.

Further information on the event will be announced in due course at: www.icsemis2016.org