May 14, 2024


Deadline Extended! Abstract submission for the Inaugural Annual Podium Institute Conference on Sports Medicine & Technology 2024 has been extended to Sunday 23rd June 2024. Do help us spread the word!

Abstracts for contributed talks (10 minutes), and posters with ‘flash’ talks (2-3 minutes with A0 poster), can be submitted via this link.

The Conference focus is on the development, application and validation of innovative wearable, vision, biomarker, AI and robotic technologies to transform sport safety across the youth, community and professional sports.  

The Conference will be held at the University of Oxford on 26th/27th September 2024, and will be hosted by the Podium Institute Director, Professor Constantin Coussios OBE FREng at the Richard Doll lecture theatre in Headington, Oxford.

Technological and clinical researchers across academia, industry and the world of sport wishing to present at the Conference are encouraged to submit an abstract before the new deadline of 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024. The organising committee will review the abstracts and confirm acceptance by 28th June 2024, either for an oral presentation as a contributed talk or as a poster with flash-talks in the plenary (the preferred format for students). All Contributed presentations and posters are to be given in person in Oxford. 

Attendees are asked to pay a token registration fee to confirm attendance (£40 for students and £80 for non-students) that covers all meals, coffee and attendance of the drinks reception and formal hall dinner at Balliol. An option of accommodation is also available at New College for an additional £45/person cost upon request. Upon notification of acceptance, contributing presenters will be required to confirm attendance through payment of the attendee fee prior to final inclusion in the programme.

Themes and Topics

Abstracts should fall within one or more of the themes of the conference: 

  • Wearables
  • Modelling 
  • Computer Vision 
  • Imaging and Neuroimaging 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Biomarkers 
  • Technologies for Mental Health, Sleep and Rehabilitation  

Abstracts for contributed talks (10 minutes), and posters with ‘flash’ talks (2-3 minutes with A0 poster), can be submitted via this link.

About the Conference

The Conference Keynote will be delivered by Professor Andrew Zisserman FRS. Professor Zisserman was awarded the Royal Society’s 2023 Bakerian Medal for research on computational theory and commercial systems for geometrical analysis of images, and for being a pioneer and leading scientist in machine learning for vision, especially image recognition. 

About The Podium Institute

The Podium Institute for Sports Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford, is the world’s first independent academic institute focused on the safety and lifelong health of youth and grassroots as well as professional athletes.  

Its purpose is to inspire and forge evidence-based changes in sport and physical education, and to develop innovative and scalable technologies to monitor, analyse and ultimately prevent sport injury across the 22 million adults and 3 million children who participate in sport annually across the UK, as well as the hundreds of millions who partake in amateur and professional sport internationally. 

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