It is with immense excitement and deep gratitude that we, representing the esteemed host, the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, alongside the dedicated Conference Organizing Committee, joyfully announce the long-awaited 10th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology. This extraordinary event is set to unfold against the backdrop of the picturesque Adriatic Sea, in the enchanting town of Opatija, Croatia, from September 12th to 15th, 2024. In a remarkable collaboration, we are privileged to count the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts among our co-organizers, reaffirming the global importance of this gathering in the realm of kinesiology and its related disciplines.
In addition to the primary conference proceedings, we have thoughtfully curated a diverse array of captivating and enriching activities to complement the scholarly discourse. Participants can anticipate a wide spectrum of workshops designed to facilitate hands-on exploration and skill refinement, exhibitions that showcase the latest developments in kinesiological research and cutting-edge technology, as well as a special joint assembly of the esteemed International Editorial and Advisory Board of the Journal Kinesiology. These supplementary events have been crafted to cultivate a dynamic environment, fostering networking opportunities, learning experiences, and collaborative endeavors among all attendees.
Above all, the overarching mission of the 10th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology is to promote collaboration among scholars and institutions across various domains within kinesiology. Our aspiration is to inspire the inception of innovative projects that encompass the multifaceted landscape of kinesiological inquiry. These projects, spanning diverse disciplines such as biomechanics, exercise psychology, and sports medicine, symbolize the collective wisdom and unwavering commitment of the global kinesiology community. They exemplify a unified endeavor to unravel the intricacies of human movement and translate this knowledge into tangible solutions that elevate human potential, foster well-being, and champion excellence across all aspects of life.
With eager anticipation, we extend a warm and heartfelt invitation to our esteemed colleagues and enthusiasts to join us in the captivating setting of Opatija, Croatia, in September 2024. Together, we will embark on a journey of exploration, collaboration, and innovation, as we commemorate a decade of groundbreaking progress in the dynamic field of kinesiology. Your presence and contributions are pivotal to the success of this momentous occasion, and we anxiously await the opportunity to welcome you to the 10th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology.
Kinesiologists, often referred to as sports scientists, encompass a diverse and dynamic community that extends its reach across a broad spectrum of professions and disciplines. Within this multifaceted field, one can find academicians, researchers, and lecturers dedicated to unraveling the complexities of human movement, sports performance, and exercise physiology. These individuals contribute significantly to the academic and theoretical underpinnings of kinesiology, pushing the boundaries of our understanding. In addition to these scholarly pursuits, kinesiologists also encompass a group of dedicated practitioners who make a tangible impact on the ground. Physical education (PE) teachers, coaches, and athletic trainers utilize their expertise to shape the athletic development and well-being of individuals, from young students to elite athletes. Physicians and physiotherapists integrate kinesiology principles into their practice, offering rehabilitation and medical care that optimizes physical function and minimizes injury risk. Furthermore, the global kinesiology community welcomes postgraduate students who are eager to contribute to the evolving body of knowledge in this field. These budding researchers bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas, adding to the vibrant discourse that characterizes kinesiology as a discipline. Kinesiologists often collaborate with experts from related scientific domains, recognizing that the study of human movement is inherently interdisciplinary. Thus, individuals from adjacent scientific fields are valued participants in this inclusive community, as their insights can shed new light on the complexities of kinesiology. Beyond the academic realm, policymakers, media representatives, and service providers in sports and exercise are also welcome.
The platform for sharing knowledge and insights within the kinesiology community is diverse, encompassing podium presentations and poster sessions. This diversity allows each author and contributor the freedom to approach their research and findings within the scope of the announced Conference topics, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and discoveries.