(in conjunction with the World Weightlifting Championships)

November 10-12, 1998
Lahti, Finland

We are pleased to inform that the Final Announcement of the
Conference is now available and can be browsed at URL:

In the updated www-pages you will find e.g.
. organizers & committees
. keynote speakers & topics
. daily program
. call for abstracts & instructions to authors
. social program
. registration information & fees
. accommodation information
. important dates
. etc.

Please note that it is not possible to registrate or submit an
abstract by internet. However, by using the message form
included in the www-site you may order the printed version of the
Final Announcement together with the official Registration and
Abstract Submission Forms. (Deadline for abstract submission is May
1, 1998.)

The Conference is organized in co-operation with the Finnish
Weightlifting Federation, the Department of Biology of Physical
Activity (University of Jyv{skyl{), the City of Lahti, and the
International Weightlifting Federation.

The program of the Conference is specially built to meet the needs
. Researchers, physicians and physiotherapists
. Exercise instructors and students & teachers in physical
. Coaches and athletes in weightlifting
. Power & strength coaches and experts in all other sports events
and it will concentrate on biomechanical, physiological,
psychological and medical aspects of strength training and its
various applications among athletes as well as other people at
different ages.

The Conference Organization wishes you a nice Christmas time and hopes
to meet you in Lahti in less than one year.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Pirjo-Leena Pitkanen
Conference Manager
Confennia Ltd
P.O. Box 35
FIN-40351 Jyvaskyla, Finland
Tel. +358 14 603 662
Fax +358 14 603 727