Professor Franco M. Impellizzeri

PhD, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio: lessons we can learn

Franco M. Impellizzeri is a Professor in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the faculty of Health of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where he teaches research methods and exercise physiology. He started his career as a coach before becoming head of research at the MAPEI Sport Research Centre (Italy), where he was taking care of the training and testing for elite and top-professional level athletes. Prof. Impellizzeri has also worked 10 years in clinical setting (head of the Lower limb Clinical Outcome Unit) as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Research & Development of the Schulthess Clinic (Zurich, Switzerland) developing his research on clinical outcomes and in the area of clinimetrics (patient-reported outcome measures). He is member of the editorial boards of various scientific journals including co-editor in chief of Science and Medicine in Football. His main research areas and interests are training, testing, training load and research methods. He has several publications (>170) in the area of sport science and orthopedics. He is fellow of the European College of Sport Sciences and member of the STORK (The Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology). He has collaborated with international and national federations and organizations/teams as scientific consultant.  Franco has been the strength and conditioning coach of elite athletes of different disciplines (snowboard, fencing, MTB, etc.) participating and winning Olympic Games, such as more recently the Swiss Fencing Team for Rio de Janeiro 2016.


Sunday ~ 7th Nov ~ DAY 2 Session 5: Load

Acute:Chronic Load - Where are we Now?

University of Technology, Sydney, AUS