Our Meetings


We are very pleased to provide details relating to our 2nd Symposium to be held on 23rd April 2020 at Edinburgh Napier University. Experts, researchers, practitioners and students involved in exercise and effects on the immune system in athletes and special populations are invited.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr Rickie Simpson, Associate Professor at University of Arizona.  There will also an opportunity for early career researchers and PhD students to present their work.

As with our 1st Symposium,  the symposium will provide an informal setting for PhD students and researchers to practice for a more formal occasion and therefore we are happy to accept both new abstracts and abstracts of work that may be being prepared for presentation later in the year at a bigger meeting (e.g. ECSS/ACSM).


To cover costs there is a small registration fee of £50.  Please use the link below to register.


Abstract Submission

Deadline 11pm Friday 13th March 2020

We also invite individuals to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will consist of 10 minute presentation, with 5 minutes for questions. When submitting your abstract via email, please indicate whether you prefer oral or poster presentation.

The character allowance for a Communication is 3000 characters. Character count consists of the title and main body text. References and author names and addresses do not contribute to the character count. Each special character, space or punctuation mark counts as one character. Any corrections made to an abstract that involve additional text will also be deducted from your character allowance. Your abstract should consist of:
• Title
• Author’s names and affiliations
• Background
• Methods
• Results
• Conclusion
• References (if applicable)

N.B There are no format requirements for reference style.

Please submit your abstract (pdf or word document) to UKSEI@napier.ac.uk by 11pm Friday 13th March, 2020. Please indicate research stage (undergraduate/postgraduate research student/early career researcher/established researcher) of the proposed presenter in the email.

Conference Social

We are hosting a conference social (dinner and drinks) on the Thursday night in Edinburgh. Please email UKSEI@napier.ac.uk if you would like to attend so we can reserve you a space.


Please see below list of hotels located in Edinburgh that are located near public transport options to Sighthill Campus (tram/bus).

The Rutland Hotel
1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE

Apex Hotel Haymarket
90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ

Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket Hotel
38 Gardner’s Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8DQ

The Haymarket Hotel
1-5 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, EH12 5LG

Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
5-21 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF


The conference will be held at:

Edinburgh Napier University
Sighthill Campus
9 Sighthill Court
EH11 4BN

To get here:

By Bus:
Several Lothian Buses services from the city centre and Edinburgh Airport stop close to the campus:

• Services 3,21,25,32,34, 36 and Citylink 300 from the city centre stop at bus stop “Sighthill Shops” on Calder Road.
• Services 2,12 and 22 from the city centre stop at bus stop “Bankhead (W)” on Bankhead Drive.
• Citylink 300 from Edinburgh Airport (Stance F) stops at bus stop “Sighthill” on Calder Road.
• Service 36 serves all three of our campuses.

Edinburgh boasts a very efficient network of environmentally friendly buses that will take you all across the city and out to the suburbs. All our campuses are served by Lothian Buses offers for a flat-rate fare throughout the city, making getting to university cheap and easy.

By tram

The new multi-million pound Edinburgh Trams service is a great way to manoeuvre across the city. From York Place along Princes Street, past Haymarket and out to the airport, the tram is direct and also operates on a flat rate fare.

Getting to our Sighthill campus by tram is easy – just get off at the “Bankhead” stop, which is less than 300 metres away. To get here from Edinburgh Airport, take the tram with the destination “York Place” and alight at the “Bankhead” stop (approximately 16 minutes). Cross Bankhead Drive, and continue walking up to the University (approximately 10 minutes on foot).

Sighthill Campus, Google Maps:


Previous Meeting April 2018

We welcomed 50 delegates from Universities across the UK to our first scientific meeting, held on Thursday April 12th 2018 at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine-East Midlands at Loughborough University, with the event kindly sponsored by Horiba Medical UK.

The symposium included talks from established and early career post-doctoral researchers as well as short oral and poster communications from postgraduate researchers.