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Congress Chair

Jan Cabri
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Brief Bio
Received his PhD in Physical Therapy and Motor Rehabilitation in 1989 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) where he was a research associate at the Department of Anatomy. Associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) in 1992. Invited professor at the Technical University Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics (PT) from 1996 to 2009. Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Performance, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NO). Research interest in applied (sports) biomechanics and kinesiological electromyography. Secretary of the Scientific B ard of the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS). Section editor in the European Journal of Sport Science. ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Pedro Pezarat Correia
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Pedro Pezarat-Correia, born in 1958, obtained his PhD degree in Human Kinetics (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa – Portugal) in 1995. Currently is Associated Professor of the Universidade de Lisboa where he is the coordinator of the Laboratory of Motor Behavior and teaches the disciplines of Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology and Neuromuscular Function. He is the (co-) author of about 40 peer reviewed international publications. Research topics: electromyography, neuromuscular function, muscle coordination.

João Paulo Vilas-Boas
Faculty of Sport, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto

Brief Bio
Joao Paulo Vilas Boas is the Full Professor of Biomechanics at Porto University, Sport Faculty and serves as Vice-President of the Faculty Scientific Board. Vilas-Boas serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Tomorrow Options - Microelectronics, S.A. He is also a member of the Steering Group 'Biomechanics and the World Commission of Sports Biomechanics', and Vice-President of the Portuguese Swimming Federation and a former Olympic swimming coach. His research interests are in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine, namely swimming.

Octavio Rivera
University of Seville

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