INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “PROMOTING BRAIN HEALTH THROUGH EXERCISE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN"

Granada 9-10 December 2021

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The brain is a complex organ and enables thoughts, memory, movement, and emotions by a complex function that is the highest product of biological evolution. Brain health may be understood as the preservation of optimal brain integrity and mental and cognitive function at a given age in the absence of overt brain diseases that affect normal brain function. Maintaining a healthy brain during one’s life is the uppermost goal in pursuing health and longevity.

 

Exercise has been shown to benefit to brain health, particularly in late life. However, there is still some debate about the influence of exercise on brain health throughout the lifespan and in conditions that are not immediately characterized as neurologic or psychiatric. Thus, this Congress, as part of the IAD 2021 annual training program, will provide international experiences on understanding the effects of exercise and associated predictors on brain health across age groups and health conditions. We will gather researchers from all around  the world who will present advances in areas.

 

The PROFITH Research Group welcome all people interested in the topic to join us in Granada (Spain), on December 9th-10th, 2021. All attendees will have the chance to send their abstracts and present their studies as oral communications or posters during the congress.

Organization

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Direction

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Colaboration

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Honor Committee

  • BSc. María de Nova Pozuelo. Managing Director of Sport Promotion, Health Behavior and Sport. Department of Education and Sport. Junta of Andalusia, Spain.

  • MSc. Leticia López Sanrromán.Director of the Andalusian Sport Institute (IAD), Málaga, Spain. Department of Education and Sport. Junta of Andalusia, Spain

  • Dra. Pilar Aranda Ramírez. Rector of University of Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Enrique Herrera Viedma. Vice-Rector for Research, University of Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Pedro Ignacio Lizaur Girón. Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain

  • Dra. Raquel Escobar Molina, Director of Department of Physical Education and Sport, Spain

  • Dra. María Ruz Cámara, Director of Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC), University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Víctor Soto Hermoso, Director of Research Institute of Sport and Health (iMUDS), University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dra. Blanca Gutierrez Martínez,  Director of Federico Olóriz Neuroscience Intitute, Spain

Scientific Committee

President

  • Dra. Irene Esteban-Cornejo. University of Granada, Spain

 

Secretary

  • Dr. Patricio Solis-Urra. University of Granada, Spain

 

Members of the Scientific Committee

  • Dra. Mireia Adelantado-Renau, University Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain 

  • Dra. Verónica Cabanas- Sánchez, MDEA Food Institute, CEI UAM+CSIC, Madrid, Spain

  • Dr. David Cárdenas Velez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Andrés Catena Martínez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dra. Oren Contreras-Rodríguez. Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI), Girona, Spain.

  • Dr. Kirk I. Erickson. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dra. Cristina Martín-Pérez. International University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

  • Dr. José Rafael Mora González. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Adrià Muntaner Mas, University of Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Dr. Francisco B. Ortega Porcel. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dra. María Rodríguez-Ayllón. Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Dra. Chelsea Stillman. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dr. Ángel Toval Sánchez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Antonio Verdejo-García. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Dr. Juan Verdejo-Romaán. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Organizing Committee

President

  • Dra. Irene Esteban-Cornejo. University of Granada, Granada Spain

 

Secretary

  • Dr. José Rafael Mora González. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

 

Members of the Organizing Committee

  • Dra. Mireia Adelantado-Renau, University Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, Spain

  • Dra. Verónica Cabanas- Sánchez, MDEA Food Institute, CEI UAM+CSIC, Madrid, Spain

  • Dr. David Cárdenas Velez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Andrés Catena Martínez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dra. Oren Contreras-Rodríguez. Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI), Girona, Spain.

  • Dr. Kirk I. Erickson. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dra. Cristina Martín-Pérez. International University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

  • Dr. Adrià Muntaner Mas, University of Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Dr. Francisco B. Ortega Porcel. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dra. María Rodríguez-Ayllón. Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Dr. Patricio Solis-Urra. University of Granada, Spain

  • Dra. Chelsea Stillman. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Dr. Angel Toval Sánchez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Antonio Verdejo-García. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Dr. Juan Verdejo-Román. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Dario Bellón Fernández. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Andrea Coca Pulido. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Beatriz Fernández Gamez. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Marcos Olvera. University of Granada, Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Alessandro Sclafani, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Confirmed Speakers

 
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 Preliminary Program

Thursday, 9th December 2021

Friday 10th December 2021

 
 

Call for Abstracts

The organizing committee invites authors to submit abstracts for on-site presentation within any of the topic listed below. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations. The scientific committee will select the high relevance abstracts to present as Oral Communication. Additional details are outlined below:

  • All abstract must be written in English

  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Book

  • An author may submit a maximum of ONE abstract as first author.

  • The presenting author must be registered in the Congress.

  • Abstracts should be up to 300 words, written in English and upload in the platform

 

Topics

 

The International Congress will highlight concentrated effort at a national and international level in several key areas related to brain health. The term “Brain Health” can be broadly conceptualized as the optimal or maximal functioning of behavioral and biological measures of the brain and the subjective experiences arising from brain function (e.g., mood). This includes measurements of biological markers of the brain (e.g., structural brain morphology) or the subjective manifestations of brain function, including mood and anxiety, perceptions of quality of life, academic performance, cognitive function (e.g., attention and memory), and sleep.

 

  1. Lifestyle behaviors, health-related indicators and brain health during infancy, childhood and adolescence.

  2. Lifestyle behaviors, health-related indicators and brain health during adulthood and old age.

  3. Lifestyle behaviors, health-related indicators and brain health in disease conditions.

  4. Mechanisms linking the effects of exercise on brain.

  5. Other topics related with brain health.

Oral Communications

 

  • Oral Communications will be 7 mins of on-site presentation and 3 mins of questions. 

  • The presentation must be done in English. 

  • Abstracts will be grouped by topics and each session will have approx. 3 oral communications, a Chair who will provide comments on the field of research covered in the session highlight particular findings and stimulate Q&A.

 

​Posters

  • Posters must be written in English and printed in vertical format using following measures: 60cm wide x 90cm heigh.

  • Posters should be placed in their correspondent panels at registration time and should remain there until the closing ceremony of the Congress. The correspondent panels will be informed by email to all corresponding authors some days before the Congress.

  • During the poster walk session the presenting author must be stand up close to the poster to inform about the poster and answer the questions from other researchers.

 

Key dates

  • Abstracts submission opening: October, 13rd, 2021

  • Abstract submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

  • Communication to authors: November 19th, 2021

  • Early bird registration deadline: November 22nd, 2021

 

Awards

 

There will be 2 awards for the best oral and poster presentations:  

  • Oral award: 150 € and AGUEDA bag and t-shirt.

  • Poster Award: 75 € and AGUEDA bag and t-shirt.

Abstract Submission

 

Registration

To formalize the participation you must fill the mandatory fields in the registration form. Payment could be made by bank transfer or credit card through the registration platform. If bank transfer is chosen, you must state clearly the name and the reference received by email.​

Registration fee

The registration fee for all requests received before 22nd November is 100€.

Registrations formalized from 22nd November onward will receive a surcharge of 20€. The registration includes the attendance to all the presentations and communications announced in the program, congress pack, e-Proceedings Book, attendance and participation certificates, coffee breaks, lunchs, walking tour, tapas’s dinner and flamenco show

Important dates

  • Abstracts submission opening: October, 13rd, 2021

  • Abstract submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

  • Communication to authors: November 19th, 2021

  • Early bird registration deadline: November 22nd, 2021

Registration form

Social activities

Thursday, 9th December 2021

 

  • All attendants to the Congress are more than welcome to participate in a cultural walk through Albaycin, one of the most attractive and historical place in Granada, that will take place from 8:00 pm. The meeting point will be posted in the official twitter account of the Congress (@BHE_2021).

  • After the cultural walk, a tapas dinner will be hold followed by a flamenco show. The place will be posted in the official twitter account of the Congress (@BHE_2021).  Both, the tapas dinner and the flamenco show, are included in the Congress fee.

 

Friday, 10th December 2021

 

  • After the closing ceremony, everybody is welcome to have a “closing dinner” from 9:00pm. Confirmation of the restaurant and location will be informed in the official twitter account of the Congress (@BHE_2021). This dinner is NOT included in the Congress fee. Tickets for the closing dinner will be available for purchase online.

  • For those who cannot leave Granada without tasting a bite of its fun and entertaining nights, we invite you to join us to the after-dinner live dancing and music experience. To note, this is NOT included in the Congress fee.

 

Venue

 Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the final venue will be confirmed in late October

 

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