The Congress

Mountain, Sport, & Health will offer an updated panorama, from laboratory experimental studies to the application on day to day practice, on different topics related to mountain sport activities and their impact on human performance and health.

Thursday, 12 November

9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 11.30 Thematic session 1 – Performance and fatigue in ultraendurance sport 
Guillaime Millet (Calgary, CAN) – Relationship between neuromuscular fatigue and performance in ultra-trail running
Samuele Marcora (Kent, UK)- The limit to ultra-endurance performance: mind or muscle?
Gianluca Vernillo (Milano) – Fatigue-induced changes on uphill locomotion after an extreme mountain ultra marathon
Gennaro Boccia (Torino) – Central and peripheral fatigue in lower and upper limbs after a cross-country ski race
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 12.00 Official opening
12.00 – 13.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE  Paolo Cerretelli (Milano) – Metabolic aspects of human exercise performance at altitude. A holistic approach
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch & Poster session
14.30 – 16.00 DEBATE – Endurance training between innovation and tradition
Stephen Seiler
(Kristiansand, NOR)- Polarized training
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 18.15 Thematic session 2 – Training and recovery
Vesa Linnamo (Jyvaskyla,FIN) – New monitoring approaches for athlete’s performance
Mariafrancesca Piacentini (Roma) – Optimal pacing during competition: the young the elite and the master athlete
Cantor Tarperi (Verona) – Muscle eccentric training for endurance running performance
Laurent Mourot (Besancon,FRA)- Heart rate and heart rate variability: still useful for training monitoring?
Maurizio Fanchini (Verona) – Specific strength in sport climbing disciplines
20.00  Social dinner

Friday, 13 November

9.00 – 10.30 Workshop – Can research support outdoor sport development?
Introduction and roundtable –
Federico Schena (Rovereto)
Winter Universiade Trentino 2013 – Paolo Bouquet (Trento)
Centro preparazione alla maratona – Cantor Tarperi (Verona)
Marcialonga Skiing –Angelo Corradini, Enzo Macor (Fiemme) ,Barbara Pellegrini (Rovereto)
Terme di Rabbi – Cinzia Penasa, Mauro Zappini (Rabbi),          Roberto Modena (Rovereto)
Montura – Filippo Bazzanella, Maurizio Milani, Lorenzo Bortolan (Rovereto)
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.30  Thematic session 3 – Adaptations to hypoxia
Carlo Capelli (Verona and Oslo, NOR)- Effects of physical training and high altitude
exposure on oxidative metabolism and muscle composition in humans
Elisa Calabria (Verona) – Mitochondrial bioenergetics and response to high altitude
Gian Luca Salvagno (Verona) – Biomarkers of efforts and damage in endurance sport
12.30 – 13.30  Short presentation of posters ( 2 slides)
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch & Poster session
14.30 – 16.30 Thematic session 4 – Biomechanics support to elite athletes
Chiara Milanese (Verona) – Error amplification strategy for correcting the technical errors
Barbara Pellegrini (Rovereto) – Cross country skiing from center of mass point of view
Leonardo Tartaruga (Porto Alegre, BRA) – Biomechanics of walking: combined effects of speed, slope and load
Andrea Zignoli (Rovereto) – What virtual modeling can tell us about bioenergetics and biomechanics of cycling
16.30 – 17.00 Best poster award and closing remarks

Call for abstract

Abstract for poster presentation on the congress topics are welcome. The deadline for abstract submission is October 20th 2015.
Here is the link for the abstract submission.


Young researcher awards will be assigned to researchers under 40 years of age for the best poster presentation selected on the basis of originality, quality and applicability of the work

Congress Registration

Here is the link for congress registration

Congress fees

Registration            Early               On site

Full registration  150 Euro         250 Euro
Students              100 Euro         100 Euro
UNIVR students      free*

*Gli studenti iscritti free possono accedere ai coffe break ma non al  lunch. Per loro è comunque disponibile una mensa all’interno dell’edificio dove si svolge il Congresso

Important dates

Submission Oct 20, 2015
Notification Oct 30, 2015

Early Nov 5, 2015
On site Nov 6-12, 2015

Congress Language

The official language of
presentation and all written
material is English

How to reach us

The venue of the Congress is trentino Sviluppo,  via F. Zeni, 8  just 10 minutes walking from the train station. Please see the Map
For all the necessary info to get to Rovereto, click here



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*Gli studenti iscritti free possono accedere ai coffe break ma non ai lunch. Per loro è comunque disponibile una mensa all’interno dell’edificio dove si svolge il Congresso


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