Scientific Committee


The ISPO Scientific Committee (ISPO-SC) is responsible for all matters of ISPO relating to Science (research, development & knowledge translation).

In particular, the ISPO-SC is to:

  • strengthen ISPO’s contribution to creation and dissemination of science in P&O;
  • oversee the scientific activities of the Society as directed by the Executive Board; &
  • make recommendations to the Executive Board about the scientific policy of ISPO.


Composition & Appointment

The ISPO-SC shall comprise at least five (5) members, one of whom must be a current Executive Board member. Further members may be co-opted from the membership at large and approved by the Executive Board, to carry out specific tasks. The Chair shall be appointed by the Executive Board from among the active members of the Society in good standing. All Committee members should be members in good standing of the Society and should reflect the diverse origins, professional interests, backgrounds and geographic representation of the membership of ISPO. Preference should be given to individuals actively engaged with ISPO member societies and with strong scientific backgrounds and interest.


Click here to access documentation related to the work of the ISPO Scientific Committee - the Scientific Committee Resources section of the ISPO website.



  • Man-Sang Wong, Hong Kong (Chair)
  • Harmen van der Linde, Netherlands (Member)
  • Jaap Harlaar, Netherlands (Member)
  • Ed Lemaire, Canada (Member)
  • Magnus Lilja, Sweden (Member)
  • Marco Cavallaro (Italy)
  • Hans-Henning Wetz (Germany)

Learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Scientific Committee.