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More Invited Presenters Announced!

The list of invited presenters continues to grow with Jonathan Bartlett (Gold Coast Suns), Dr. Robert Stanton (CQU) and Associate Professor Nigel Stepto (VU) added to the line up. For more details click here.


Prof. Tony Parker Honoured

ESSA is pleased to announce the naming of our Exercise Science keynote presentation at the ESSA conference as the Tony Parker Lecture. This lecture looks to honour the work and contribution that Prof Parker has made, not only to ESSA, but the wider exercise and sports science industry. Prof Parker was one of the founders of ESSA, and was president from 1991 – 1998. To read more about the Tony Parker lecture, click here.


Brisbane Accommodation Deals for Delegates

ESSA have secured some great accommodation deals for you around Brisbane. Hotels range in 3, 4 and 5 stars in Brisbane CBD, West End and South Bank, hotels and apartments, with costs from $135.00 per room, per night. For more click here.




A Message from the Conference Co-Chairs


We are both delighted to have been brought on board to co-chair the conference committee. We have seen this conference grow and grow over the years and to be given the opportunity to oversee the development of the 2018 conference is a true honour. Research to Practice 2018 is being held on 27 – 29 March 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.


Research to Practice 2016 in Melbourne was a spectacular conference. With over 1200 delegates, we saw exercise and sports science professionals from around the country, and the world, diverge on the city of laneways to share the latest evidence and research.


Our hope is to build on these successful foundations and bring the world to sunny Brisbane!


Research to Practice 2018 will be held the week before the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, meaning Queensland will be primed and ready to receive exercise and sports scientists from around the globe.


We do hope you will join us in Brisbane and help us share, exchange and promote the research and evidence-based practice that drives our professions.

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