FEPSAC newsletter (May 2017)

Sanchez, Xavier and Fritsch, Julian (2017) FEPSAC newsletter (May 2017). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 30 . pp. 236-237.

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Welcome to this issue of the FEPSAC Newsletter – Fédération Européenne de Psychologie des Sport et des Activités Corporelles (European Federation of Sport Psychology).

BASES-FEPSAC conference 2017
FEPSAC co-organises with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) a two-day conference in Nottingham, UK (28–29 November 2017). The event will offer participants the opportunity to share their research and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the delegates as well as network and make future contacts internationally. Note that FEPSAC individual members as well members of FEPSAC group members are entitled to a reduced registration fee. The deadline for the early-bird registration is September 15, 2017. The conference includes a FEPSAC-specific strand with different symposia in sport and exercise psychology related topics. The first keynote will be delivered by Dr Angus Mugford, the High Performance Director for the Toronto Blue Jays; title: Developing a high performance culture: Recommendations for research and practice. The second keynote will be given by Professor Cathy Craig, Professor of Perception and Action Psychology and Dean for Postgraduates at Queen's University Belfast; title: Virtual reality technology: what use can it have in sport? Full programme details at http://www.basesconference.co.uk/page-programme.html. Attendees are invited to submit two types of abstracts, that is scientific communications and an applied practice presentation. In an applied practice presentation, attendees can share their findings form an applied practice perspective. Presentations can take place in three different formats: (a) in a 10-min presentation followed by questions, in a chaired session with other presenters; (b) in a poster session where the work can be discussed with other delegates; and (c) in a chaired session of short communications – a “5-slides in 5-min presentation” format followed by a 2-min questions. All accepted conference abstracts will be published in an online supplement of the Journal of Sports Sciences. Deadlines are June 1st for Free Communications and July 1st for Posters and 5-slides in 5-min presentation. Abstract guidelines and related further information available here: http://www.basesconference.co.uk/imgs/bases_abstract_guidelines_2017___v2600.pdf. Lastly, the conference offers a wide number of awards, including:
• FEPSAC Poster Awards for Young Researchers in Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Human Kinetics Student Free Communication Presentation Award
• Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award
• Routledge/Taylor & Francis Sport and Exercise Sciences Impact Award
• Sportesse Sport and Exercise Science Free Communication Presentation Award
• BASES Sport and Exercise Science 5 Slides in 5 Minutes Free Communication Presentation Award
• Routledge Recently Qualified Researcher Free Communication Presentation Award
• Cranlea Poster Presentation Award
Further information on all the awards at http://www.bases.org.uk/annual-conference-awards

FEPSAC general assembly
After FEPSAC established legal status as an international non-profit organisation (INPA) in April 2015, our organisation is obliged, by law, to report to the Belgian Ministry, yearly. For this reason, FEPSAC must now run a yearly General Assembly – the second took place on the 15th of March 2017. During this General Assembly, President Anne-Marie Elbe, General Secretary Nadine Debois, and Treasurer Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis presented their reports and all reports were unanimously accepted by the FEPSAC members. Furthermore, to respond to the demand of European sport psychologists to meet more frequently than every four years, it was decided to change our 4-yearly FEPSAC Congress onto a bi-annual periodicity. Therefore, after the forthcoming FEPSAC Congress being held in Münster, Germany in 2019, the following congress will then take place in 2022. We encourage our FEPSAC group members to submit their candidature in order to host such a great event as soon as the call is open. Please do not hesitate to visit our website and contact us should you require further information.

FEPSAC evening at the ECSS congress in Essen
FEPSAC organises a networking evening for all interested in sport and exercise psychology during the Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) in Essen, Germany. The evening, open to all, will take place on the 5th of July as of 21:30 at the location “Das Schön”. FEPSAC members will be offered a free drink. Please send an email to office@fepsac.com by June the 15th should you like to join us in order to book you in.

Review of FEPSAC internship programme
In light with our goal to increase mobility and improve the quality and breadth of educational experience within Europe, FEPSAC provided an internship platform on the website as from July 2016. In the year 2016, a total of 18 interested potential supervisees used this opportunity to contact the supervisors, leading to five successfully arranged internships. The supervisees were integrated in ongoing research projects by helping with data collection (e.g., during an experiment), data analysis, reviewing of literature and writing up short reports. In order to further promote this initiative, we would like to encourage more potential supervisors to provide internship opportunities on our website and, thereby, support the growth of sport and exercise psychology within Europe. Further information available at: http://www.fepsac.com/activities/internships/

FEPSAC and social media – keep in touch with FEPSAC
Facebook (https://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Fepsac-SportPsy/100010095409342)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/FEPSAC_MC)
On behalf of the MC, we would like to thank all those who contributed to the making of this Newsletter. We look forward to receiving more contributions for forthcoming Issues so do not hesitate to send them by email to office@fepsac.com.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Publisher: Elsevier for European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)
ISSN: 1878-5476
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 16:56
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 18:39
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3480


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