In 2006, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join efforts to have one large multi-disciplinary, professional conference as successor of the Pre-Olympic, Pre-Paralympic and Sport Scientific Congresses, which was named International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS).
The first ICSEMIS was held in Guangzhou, China in 2008, under the theme “Sport Sciences and Harmonious Society in the 21st Century “. The second was held in Glasgow, UK in 2012 just prior to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, under the theme “Sport… Inspiring a Learning Legacy “.
This third edition of the event will be held in Santos / SP, Brazil under the theme “Saying Yes to Diversity in Sport “. Between August 31st thru September 4th – 2016, the ICSEMIS 2016 will bring to the city of Santos, thousands of participants from all professional and academic sectors linked to sport, physical education, exercise, physical activity and sports medicine.