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All abstracts are published within a special open-access edition in the German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research and available at:


The “Neue Universität” has three entrances, main entrance and two side entrances. One side entrance (rear side) is free-accessible. All the conference rooms have step-free access via wide corridors. Elevators giving access to all floors accommodate wheelchairs. The free-accessible toilet is located in the basement and is easy to reach from the elevator (left side).

Wireless Internet connectivity (WLAN)

You will have wireless internet access during the conference.

Please use: WLAN RZUW

Login:                    gest19
Password:            gest19

Pre-Shared-Key: Julius-Echter

Members of other universities may also use eduroam, given that their end-device is appropriate configured.

All delegates may also use the @BayernWLAN without registration.

Wardrobe & luggage storage

The cloakroom is located in the basement below the registration. Your luggage and belongings will be supervised Wednesday 11AM-6PM, Thursday 8:30 AM-6PM and Friday 8:30 AM-1PM

Name badges

All delegates will receive a name badge. This badge is the official entry pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all sessions, and associated activities. In case you lose your badge, please inform a member of staff at the Registration Desk on the ground floor.


If you have any questions during the conference, please feel free and ask our event staff at the registration for assistance.

Certificates of attendance

Each participant will receive an e-mail after the conference including a link, which enables to download an individual certificate of attendance as a pdf.

Exhibition (Plan)

A number of organisations and companies are exhibiting at GEST19 (please see page 46 for a list of sponsors). All exhibition booths are located in the Lichthof (2nd floor). The exhibition is open as follows:

  • Wednesday 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM – 06:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM


There are catering points in the Lichthof (2nd floor) during coffee breaks. We will serve coffee/tea and water as well as fruits and/or small snacks.

Lunch on Thursday

You will receive free lunch on Thursday in the Mensa, Am Studentenhaus 1 (please see city plan (p. 6), approximately 5-10 min walking distance) on Thursday. Please show your voucher and name tag which allows you to purchase a main course, two side dishes (salad and dessert) and a free drink.  On Wednesday and Friday, you also have the opportunity to take lunch in the Mensa as a guest (self-pay).


The official language of the conference is English. All conference sessions will be presented in English.

Seats in sessions

Seats will be allocated on a first come basis. To facilitate access, please move along the row to the first available seat, rather than sitting at the end and blocking empty seats.

Oral Sessions – Presenter Information

Please visit the Speaker Preview room (Room 112) as early as you can, but at least three hours before beginning of your session and provide your slides on a USB storage device, so that our team can upload your presentation and ensure proper functioning.

Speakers giving an early morning presentation should visit the speaker preview room the day before their presentation to provide their slides.

In the session

The time and location of your session can be found in the Program Overview. Please ensure that you arrive ten minutes before the start of your session to meet your chair (a member of the event staff team will be in the room throughout the session). Please bring along a couple of sentences summarising your position, organisation and area of work, which the chair may wish to use to introduce your presentation. Please keep to the speaking time given for your presentation.

Poster Sessions – Presenter information

The poster sessions will take place in the Lichthof (2nd floor). The presenting authors of the poster are requested to hang up their posters from 08:00 AM to 12.00 AM (YIA Posterpresentation 1) and 12:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Posterpresentation 2). During the poster sessions, the authors are asked to present their poster for 3 minutes and answer questions for 2 minutes.

Young Investigator Award

The Scientific Committee will recognise the best oral and poster presentation submitted by delegates and marked as [YIA]. Both winners will be announced during the GEST19 Conference Dinner on Thursday 21st February and will receive a certificate after the congress. The winner of the oral presentation will receive a monetary reward as well as a certificate sponsored by Cosmed.

Meeting of the Section “Exercise Science & Training” of the German Society of Sport Science

Section Meeting German Exercise Science and Training will take place in Hall 124. The meeting is only for registered members of the German Society of Sport Science.

GEST19 Come-Together on Wednesday

The “Till Eulenspiegel”, one of Würzburgs most beautiful “Weinstube” (wine tavern) with a rustic “Bierkeller” (beer cellar) will serve us as a meeting possibility for all delegates on Wednesday evening (self-pay). For more information, please vist:

Please note that the “Weinstube” on the ground floor offers dishes and wine from Würzburg and offers places for approx. 70 persons. The “Weinstube” is reserved for GEST19 delegates exclusively. The “Bierkeller” in the basement holds additional 100 people with the same meals as upstairs. In case all seats are occupied in the “Till Eulenspiegel” there are further possibilities to eat out in cafes, restaurants or snack bars in walking distance.

GEST19 Conference Dinner – Thursday

The Conference Dinner will take place on Thursady, 21st February at 7.30pm at the Mensa, Studentenhaus 1, Würzburg (see page 6) for all delegates who have booked the conference dinner.

Dress Code is casual.

Afterwards an informal catch-up for all conference delegates is possible in the “Kellerperle”, right below the Mensa. Please note: Drinks and food in the Kellerperle are not for free.

Public Transport

You can find a journey planer with public transport within Würzburg here:

Car Parking

Please note that there are limited parking possibilities at the venue. Please consider public transportation.