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AIMS Congress

20 April 2016, 11am

AIMS Congress in Athens, Greece

Programme for 21st World Congress


The programme for the 21st World Congress of AIMS in Athens on 10–12 November 2016 has been published.

Congress Day 1: Thursday 10 November (09.00–17.30)

  • Welcome by hosting authorities and AIMS President (09.00–09.30)
  • AIMS Business: Progress reports (09.30–11.00)
  • Coffee break (11.00–11.30)
  • Presentations by ASICS, Marathon Photos, R-bies (11.30–12.00)
  • Distance Running – what is the future?
  • Presentations by Carlo Capalbo (RRC Chairman), EAA speaker, AIMS Race directors from America and Asia (12.00–13.00)
  • Lunch (13.00–14.30)
  • International Institute of Race Medicine: Presentation by Stu Weiss (14.30–15.00)
  • Presentation of bids to host 22nd World Congress of AIMS (15.00–15.45)
  • Coffee break (15.45–16.15)
  • Discussion groups on “what is the future?” presentations (16.15–17.00)
  • Report-back to Congress floor (17.00–17.30)
  • Official welcome dinner at 20.00

Congress Day 2: Friday 11 November (09.00–18.00)

  • Introduction of candidates for Board positions (09.00–09.45)
  • Presentation (to be confirmed) (09.45–10.20)
  • Presentation by Alessandra Pairin on “Self-broadcasting technologies”(10.20–10.55)
  • Coffee break (11.00–11.30)
  • Voting for venue of 22nd World Congress of AIMS (11.30–13.00)
  • Lunch (13.00–14.30)
  • Presentation by Dr Kevin Dutton: “Why do runners cheat?” (14.30–14.50)
  • Interview with Diane Modahl: “When testing goes wrong” (14.50–15.10)
  • Q&A session (15.10–15.30)
  • Coffee break (15.30–16.00)
  • Presentation by Kyle Barber on “IAAF Testing protocols” (16.00–16.30)
  • Presentation by Yanis Pitsiladis on “An alternative testing process” (16.30–17.00)
  • Concluding remarks (17.00–17.15)
  • BMR Awards Dinner at 20.00

Saturday 12 November

  • Transport from Athens to Marathon (11.00–12.00)
  • Athens Marathon Opening ceremony at Tomb of the Fallen Warriors (12.30–13.15)
  • Congress photo (13.30–13.45)
  • Marathon Flame lighting ceremony (13.45–14.00)
  • Lunch at Marathon Lake (14.00–16.00)
  • Transport back to Athens (16.00–17.00)

Sunday 13 November: Race day: Athens Marathon – The Authentic

AIMS Business will consist of various reports from the Board to the Congress:

  • Progress report (Paco Borao)
  • Children’s Series report (Martha Morales)
  • Marathoneum report (Horst Milde)
  • Financial statement (Al Boka)
  • Website Report (Frank Baillie)

[as well as the voting for Board positions and next the Congress venue]


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