Madrid 15th – 16th November 2019

International Sport Forum

Congress venue

Auditorium – Southeast Entrance GATE 48

Confirmed Speakers

  • Per Aagaard
    Professor, Ph.D University of Southern Denmark (DNK)
  • Pedro E. Alcaraz
    President of Strength & Conditioning Society (SCS), Professor in Strength Training and Sport Nutrition, Universidad Catòlica de Murcia (ESP)
  • James Betts
    Professor of Metabolic Physiology within the Department for Health at the University of Bath (UK)
  • Chris Bishop
    President of UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA), (UK)
  • Anthony J. Blazevich
    SCS Board Member, Director of Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research, Edith Cowan University, (AUS)
  • Duccio Ferrari Bravo
    Strength & Conditioning Coach, Juventus FC, (ITA)
  • Martino Franchi
    Assistant Professor in Skeletal Muscle Physiology, University of Padua (ITA)
  • Julio Calleja
    SCS Board Member, University of the Basque Country, (ESP)
  • Frances Cos
    Head of Performance, New York City F.C., (ESP)
  • Francesco Cuzzolin
    President of European Physical Conditioning Association (EPCA), (ITA)
  • Robert Csapo
    Professor University of Innsbruck (AUT)
  • David García López
    President of the Spanish delegation of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), (ESP)
  • Paulo Gentil
    Professor Exercise Science Universidade Federal de Goiás (BRA)
  • Antonio Gómez
    Strength & Conditioning Coach, FC Barcelona, (ESP)
  • Gregory G. Haff
    PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, ASCC, Professor of Strength and Conditioning Edith Cowan University (AUS)
  • John A. Hawley
    Australian Catholic University, (AUS)
  • Mikel Izquierdo
    Public University of Navarra, (ESP)
  • Lewis James
    Senior Lecturer in Nutrition School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Loughborough University (UK)
  • Igor Jukic
    Ex-Head of performance Baskonia Basket & Alaves F.C., and Croatia Football National Team,(HRV)
  • Mª Antonia Lizarraga
    Head of Nutrition, FC Barcelona, (ESP)
  • Ronald Maughan
    Professor School of Medicine, St Andrews University (UK)
  • Antonio Paoli
    MD, BSc, FECSS, FACSM Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Padua (ITA)
  • Stuart Phillips
    Ph.D., FACSM, FACN, FCAHS Professor & Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Department of Kinesiology, MacMaster University (CAN)
  • Mireia Porta
    Nutrition Specialist, FC Barcelona, (ESP)
  • Pete Pompei
    Professor of Pharmacology, University of Camerino (ITA)
  • Truls Raastad
    Professor Department of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sport Science (NOR)
  • Roberto Sassi
    Training Check and Sport Science ManagerJuventus FC (ITA)
  • Brad Schoenfeld
    Associate Professor in Exercise Science, CUNY Lehman College, Bronx, NY (US)
  • Nicola Sponsiello
    Sport Dietitian Director Apnea Research Center, ESNS General Secretary (ITA)
  • Nicolás Terrados
    MD, Ph.D Universidad de Oviedo (ESP)
  • Jorn Trommelen
    University of Maastricht Medisch Centrum, (NLD)


Friday 15th November

10:00 – 11:30

Registration Open
11:30 – 11:45

Opening Ceremony with welcome from Spanish Olympic Committee
President, Excmo. Sr. D. Alejandro Blanco Bravo (ESP)
UCAM President, Excmo. Sr. D. José Luis Mendoza Pérez (ESP)
Club Atlético de Madrid President, Excmo. Sr. Enrique Cerezo Torres (ESP)
ESNS President, Excmo. Sr. D. Antonio Paoli (ITA)
SCS President, Excmo. Sr. D. Pedro E. Alcaraz (ESP)

Strenght & Contitioning Coach of the Year Award Ceremony

11:45 – 12:45

Title: Training periodization for strength and power
(Face to Face)
Chairs: Paulo Gentil (BRA), Antonio Paoli (ITA)
Speakers: G. Gregory Haff (AUS) vs. Jeremy Loenneke (USA)

12:45 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:05

Title: Nutrition for Recovery from Exercise
Chairs: Pete Pompei (ITA), Truls Raastad (NOR)
Speaker: James Betts (UK)

14:05 – 15:05

Coffee Break + Poster Session

15:05 – 15:55

Title: Hight performance sport an integrative approach
Chair: Antonio Paoli (ITA)
Speaker: John A. Hawley (AUS)

15:55 – 16:55

Title: Hypertrophy vs. neuromuscular strength
training strategies (Face to Face)
Chairs: Antonio Paoli (ITA), Pedro E. Alcaraz (ESP)
Speakers: Brad Schoenfeld (USA) vs. Per Aagaard (DNK)

16:55 – 17:30


17:30 – 18:20

Title: Use of dietary supplements by athletes
Chairs: Antonio Paoli (ITA), Martino Franchi (ITA)
Speaker: Ron Maughan (UK)

18:20 – 19:10

Title: Protein for athletes: State of the art
Chairs: Antonio Paoli (ITA)
Speaker: Stuart Phillips (CAN)

19:10 – 19:25


19:25 – 20:15

Title: Utilisation of strength and endurance training
for fitness and health: Strategies to optimise
concurrent adaptation
Chair: Robert Csapo (AUT)
Speaker: Mikel Izquierdo (ESP)

Saturday 16th November

09:00 – 10:00

Room SCS: Oral Communication: Strength & Conditioning

Room ESNS: Oral Communication: Sport Nutrition

09:00 – 10:00

*Place: Atlético de Madrid locker rooms
Title: Osteomuscular analysis program
Atlético de Madrid Medical Services Workshop.
Chairs: José María Villalón (ESP),
Pedro Luis Ripoll Pérez de los Cobos (ESP),
Javier Núñez (ESP), Camilo Chiquito Freile (ECU),
Carlos del Barrio Fernández (ESP)

10:00 – 11:00

Room SCS: Invited sessions
Topic: Establishing academic training for the strength
and conditioning coach: A brainstorming
Chair: Pedro E. Alcaraz (SCS – ESP)
Chris Bishop (UKSCA – GBR)
Francesco Cuzzolin (EPCA – ITA)
David García López (NSCA – ESP)

Room ESNS: Invited sessions
Topic: Sport nutrition for endurance athletes
Chair: Nicola Sponsiello (ITA)
Carbohydrate dependence during prolonged endurance exercise,
John A. Hawley (AUS)

11:00 – 12:00

Break + Poster Session II

12:00 – 13:00

Room SCS: Workshop SCS
Chair: Julio Calleja (ESP)
Technogym (30’) (ITA)
WIMU (30’) (ESP)

Room ESNS: Workshop ESNS
Chair: Antonio Paoli (ITA)
Gelita (30’) (DEU)
Push Band (30’) (CAN)

13:00 – 14:00

Room SCS: Oral Communication: Strength & Conditioning

Room ESNS: Oral Communication: Sport Nutrition

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch Buffet + Poster Session III

15:00 – 16:00

Room SCS: Invited sessions
Topic: The role of the head of performance
Chair: Francesc Cos (ESP)
Roberto Sassi (ITA)
Igor Jukic (HRV)
Tony Blazevich (AUS)

Room ESNS: Invited sessions
Topic: Team sports and nutrition management
Chair: Mireia Porta (ESP)
Practical nutritional approach for soccer players, FCB philosophy
M.A. Lizarraga (ESP)
Mireia Porta (ESP)

16:00 – 17:00

Room SCS: Oral communication: Strength & Conditioning

Room ESNS: Oral Communication: Sport Nutrition

17:00 – 18:00

Break + Poster Session IV

18:00 – 19:00

Room SCS: Invited sessions
Topic: The role of the strength and conditioning coach
in the real world
Chair: Julio Calleja (ESP)
Duccio Ferrari Bravo (ITA)
Antonio Gómez (ESP)

Room ESNS: Invited sessions
Topic: Nutrition recovery for athletes
Chair: Nicolás Terrados (ESP)
Pre-sleep meal for athletes, Jorn Trommelen (NLD)
Milk for recovery, Lewis James (GBR)

19:00 – 19:45

Award Finalists Oral Communication
Chairs: Tony Blazevich, Antonio Paoli, Robert Csapo, Pedro E. Alcaraz

19:45 – 20:15

Conference Closing & Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by


  • Miriam Martinez Canton: SCS Young Investigator Winner (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Department of Physical Education and IUIBS, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
    Title: Sarcolipin expression increases with strength training depending on the intra-set velocity loss: implications for muscle adaptation and performance
    Authors: Martinez Canton Miriam, Gelabert-Rebato Miriam, Martin-Rincon Marcos, Pareja-Blanco Fernando, Gonzalez Badillo Juan Jose, Gallego-Sellés Angel, Morales-Alamo David, L Calbet Jose A
  • Julian Alcazar: SCS Young Investigator Finalist


  • Tomas T. Freitas: SCS Applied Science Winner (UCAM Research Center for High Performance Sport, Catholic University of Murcia, Murcia, Brazil)
    Title: Influence of strength and power capacities on change of direction speed and deficit in elite team-sport athletes
    Authors: Freitas Tomás T., Alcaraz Pedro E., Pereira Lucas A., Arruda Ademir F. S., Guerriero Aristide, Azevedo Paulo H.S.M., Loturco Irineu
  • Francesco Budini: SCS Applied Science Finalist