Expression of Interest 2022

ISEK Biennial Conference 2022 – Expression of Interest to Serve as Congress Chair

The International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) hosts a biennial international conference that traditionally attracts 400 – 500 participants from over 30 nations.  The conference provides a forum for clinicians and basic scientists to share advances and knowledge in the broad field of Electrophysiological Kinesiology

Past conferences have included Chicago 2016 and Dublin 2018, and the 2020 Congress will be held in Nagoya, Japan. To continue with the desired geographical distribution of our conferences, the preferred destination for the 2022 conference is North America or South America. However, we will entertain compelling applications from any destination.

The Congress is jointly managed by the Society, through the Council, its’ Secretariat and Professional Conference Organizer (PCO), Podium Conference Specialists and the Congress Chair. Duties and responsibilities for each of these parties is outlined here.

In an effort to confirm 2022 plans, ISEK is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for interested individuals who are members in good standing to serve as Congress Chair.

ISEK has a Congress Chair model that does not require the conference to be located in the same location as the conference location. However, the Council wishes to ensure the best Chair and the best location are selected and will make their final decision based on a number of factors. Congress Chair candidates may propose a conference location at their home institution or at another location deemed to be more suitable for the conference. Proposers should consider cost, scientific and social benefits, and ease of travel when proposing a congress location. The 2022 preferred conference destination is North or South America, however the ISEK Council is open to potential sites in other locations.

Decisions on who will serve as the Congress Chair and where to hold the Congress will be made at a meeting of the ISEK Council. Based on the Council deliberations, shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide additional information prior to a final decision.  Additionally, the PCO may be asked to undertake site inspections of prospective venues in proposed congress destinations prior to finalizing a destination decision, as well as negotiate congress venues and accommodations within the proposed host city.

The final decision of Council for both the 2022 Congress Chair and the Congress destination is expected by the end of May.  At this time the successful candidate will be notified, and appropriate agreements will be put in place. Unsuccessful candidates may be considered for future conferences.

All Congress Chair candidates must submit an initial expression of interest prior to Friday, March 15th, 2019.

Enquiries and Submissions

For enquiries and submissions, please contact:
Pam Prewett
ISEK Secretariat and PCO
c/o Podium Conference Specialists
Victoria, BC
+1 (250) 472-7644 x103

Duties and Responsibilities

The delivery of a successful congress relies on the smooth coordination and planning of many people and committees.  Please click below to download the document that outlines duties and responsibilities of the ISEK Council, ISEK Secretariat, Profession Conference Organizer (PCO), and the Congress Chair.