09:30 – 09:45. Opening Ceremony
Excma. María Jesús Mosquera Díaz, Vice-Rector for Science and Technology Policy of University of Cadiz.
Ignacio Ara, President of the EXERNET Research Network.
Hans Hoppler, advisor and former President of the European College of Sport Sciences ECSS.
09:45 – 10:30. Kick off Speech
Chairman: Francisco Ortega, PhD (University of Granada, Spain)
Title: “Fitness as a brain health marker” by Kirk I. Erickson, PhD (University of Pittsburgh).
10:30-11:15. Keynote speaker
Chairman: Ignacio Ara, PhD, FECSS (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Title: “A Translational perspective of exercise as medicine: the role of myokines” by Bente K Pedersen (Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark)
11:15-11:45h Coffee Break 1
11:45-13:15h Round table:
Exercise Is Medicine (EIM): Three National Centers of EIM Europe talks about their initiatives
The purpose of the EIM National Centers is for physical activity to be considered by all healthcare providers as a vital sign in every patient visit. Patients will effectively be counseled and referred according to their physical activity and health needs, thus leading to an overall improvement in public health and long-term reduction in health care costs. In each country the way to reach this objective is different, so speakers in this round table will share the experience and the process to develop the EIM initiative in their country.
Chairman: Prof. Marcela Gonzalez-Gross, PharmD, PhD (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
11:45-12:05h Introductory Speaker
Title: “European Initiative for Exercise Is Medicine (EIEIM)” by Professor Prof. Jürgen Steinacker, MD, PhD (University of Ulm, Germany) and Professor Rüdiger Reer, MD, PhD (University of Hamburg, Germany), as Chair and second vice-chairman of the European Initiative for EIM
12:05-13:05h Round table:
Title: “EIM-Netherlands” by Professor Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, FACSM, FECSS, (UMC Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title: “EIM-Spain” by Professor Casajus JA, MD, PhD (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Title:“EIM-Italy” by Dr. Daniel Neunhäuserer, MD, PhD (University of Padova, Italy)
13:05-13:15h Questions for all the speakers
13:15-14:45h. Lunch Time
14:45- 19:00h Workshops 1 & 2
14:45- 17:00h Workshop 1: Evaluation of health-related physical fitness
Without doubt, one contribution of sport sciences to public health has been the identification of physical fitness as a powerful health marker. Several sets of batteries have been proposed for the measurement of the different physical capacities. In Europe, the Eurofit battery was proposed in the late 1980s for children and in 1993 for adults, which has been an important step towards standardization and comparability. Since then, several European research groups have been improving and adapting the tests considering age, sex or disability. Researchers from these leading groups will participate in Workshop 1. A theoretical introduction will give an overview of the importance of measuring fitness across the lifespan and why it should be included in the anamnesis in primary care, one of the aims of Exercise is Medicine.
During the practical part, the most updated and validated tests for each age group will be introduced and attendees will learn to perform them. Additionally, adaptation to the setting will be considered. Mostly in research there is more time for performing the tests than in primary care, nursing homes, hospitals or schools. At the end, a consensus statement will be discussed, in order to contribute to the efficient introduction of the evaluation of physical fitness in health care.
14:45-15:00h Introductory Speaker: Prof. Marcela Gonzalez-Gross, PharmD, PhD (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
15:00-15:20h Preschoolers-PREFIT. Speaker: Francisco B. Ortega, PhD (University of Granada, Spain)
15:20-15:40h Children and Adolescents-HELENA-ALPHA. Speaker: Jonatan Ruiz, PhD (University of Granada)
15:40-16:00h Adults. Speaker: Jose Castro-Piñero, PhD (University of Cadiz, Spain) and Magdalena Cuenca-Garcia, PhD (University of Cadiz, Spain)
16:00-16:20h: Elderly-EXERNET. Speaker: German Vicente-Rodriguez, PhD (University of Zaragoza)
16:20-17:00h: Practical Workshop (all age groups together):
PREFIT: Cristina Cadenas, PhD
Children & Adolescents: Alejandro Pérez, PhD
Adults: Magdalena Cuenca-García, PhD
Elderly: Irene Rodriguez-Gomez, PhD
17:00-17:30h. Coffee Break
17:30- 19:00h Workshop 2: eHealth & Sport Sciences
The eHealth and wearables technologies are here to stay as part of both sport and health care systems. Numerous devices, applications, companies have emerged in the last years and professionals from multidisciplinary research areas have begun to work together in order to optimize the obtaining of results and their exploitation. The integration of physical activity data collecting into the medical care prescription and supervised exercise training will be presented as a part of the EIM referral. Thus, this workshop 2 aims at analyzing the current and future potential and possibilities of the integration of these tools in the context of EIM
17:30-17:45h Introductory Speaker: David Jiménez-Pavón, PhD (University of Cadiz, Spain). Chairman: Prof. Enrique Artero PhD (University of Almería, Spain).
17:45-18:15h “PowerFrail App for the assessment of relative muscle power and frailty in older people in the clinical and non-clinical settings”.Speaker: Julian Alcazar, PhD (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
18:15-18:45h “Towards Intelligent Health and WellBeing: Network of Physical Activity Assessment (The INTERLIVE® Network)”. Speaker: Moritz Schumann, PhD (German sport University, Germany).
18:45-19:15h “What is next? The Future of eHealth in Sport Science” Speaker: Prof. Yannis Pitsiladis, MedSci., PhD, FACSM (University of Brighton, United Kingdom) and Borja Muñiz, PhD (University of Zaragoza).
19:15h. Closing ceremony (Declaration of Cadiz related to EIM in European healthcare)
19:30h. Social Event and official dinner* hosted by UCA
*included in the inscription