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More Information about IBEC 2022

The International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference (IBEC) is a unique event in the world of science. The first conference was held in 1968 and second in 1973. Thereafter, every three years exercise scientists, whose passion is exercise biochemistry and in other new disciplines, such as exercise molecular biology, exercise “omics”, and exercise health, met somewhere in the world to exchange scientific presentations and ideas. IBEC is unique in that various small groups of people volunteer to organize, administrate, and raise funds travel for their selected program of speakers to their home city. The 18th IBEC in Toronto will follow in the footsteps of the previous 17 conferences.

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Jacques R. Poortmans (1933-2022)

Jacques R. Poortmans, PhD, professor at the Free University of Brussels (ULB, Belgium) died on February 26, 2022. He was the founding father of the International Biochemistry of Exercise Conferences. He organized the first edition in Belgium in 1968 and he chaired the International Research Group in Biochemistry of Exercise from its creation until 2006. The achievement initiated by prof. Jacques R. Poortmans is going on for more than 50 years, a remarkable legacy that he leaves to the next generations of scientists. In his memory the members of the group decided that henceforth the lecture given by the winner of the honor award will be called the Poortmans Lecture. The first one will be given by prof. Mark Hargreaves (University of Melbourne, Australia) in Toronto on May, 28.
In memoriam J.R. Poortmans here

Cities having hosted IBEC

Brussels (Belgium) 1968

Macolin (Switzerland) 1973

Quebec (Canada) 1976

Brussels (Belgium) 1979

Boston (USA) 1982

Copenhagen (Denmark) 1985

London (Canada) 1988

Nagoya (Japan) 1991

Aberdeen (United Kingdom) 1994

Sydney (Australia) 1997

Little Rock (USA) 2000

Maastricht (The Netherlands) 2003

Seoul (South-Korea) 2006

Guelph (Canada) 2009

Stockholm (Sweden) 2012

Sao Paolo (Brasil) 2015

Beijing (China) 2018

Toronto (Canada) 2022

Cities having hosted International Courses

Fiuggi (Italy) 1979

Nice (France) 1982

Athens (Greece) 1985

Lisbon (Portugal) 1992

Beijing (China) 1995

Maastricht (The Netherlands) 1999