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

Granada 19th-20th SEPTEMBER 2024

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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 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 2023/24 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 welcomes all people interested in the topic to join us in Granada (Spain), on September 19th-20th, 2024. 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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Organization

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

  • Dr. Pedro Mercado. Rector of University of Granada, Spain.

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

  • Dr. Belén Feriche Fernández-Castanys. Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain.

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

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

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

  • Dr. Jonatan Ruiz-Ruiz, Director of the UCESS, Spain.

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

Organizing Committee

President

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

 

Secretary

  • Dr. Angel Toval. University of Granada, Spain

 

Members of the Organizing Committee

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

  • Dr. Isabel Martín-Fuentes. University of Granada, Spain

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

  • Dr. Esmee Baker. University of Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Sol Vidal-Almela. University of Granada, Granada Spain

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

  • Dr. Anna Carlén. Linköping University, Sweden

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

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

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

  • MSc. Marcos Olvera. University of Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Alessandro Sclafani, University of Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Lucía Sánchez, University of Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Javier Sánchez Martinez, University of Granada, Spain

  • MSc. Javier Fernández, University of Granada, Spain

Scientific Committee

President

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

 

Secretary

  • Dr. Isabel Martín-Fuentes. University of Granada Spain

 

Members of the Scientific Committee

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

  • Dr. Oren Contreras-Rodriguez. Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Spain

  • Dr. Kirk I. Erickson. AdventHealth Research Institute, Neuroscience Institute, Orlando, FL, United States

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

  • Dr. María Rodriguez-Ayllón. Erasmus MC University Medical Center, The Netherlands

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

  • Dr. Esmee Baker. University of Granada, Spain

  • Dr. Sol Vidal-Almela. University of Granada,  Spain

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

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

  • Dr. Rocío Izquierdo-Gomez, University of Cadiz, Spain

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

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

  • Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Dr. Nárlon Boa Sorte Silva, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Dr. Guilherme Moraes Balbim, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Dr. Belinda Brown, Centre for Healthy Ageing, Murdoch University, Australia

  • Dr. Dorthe Stensvold, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Dr. Mireia Adelantado-Renau, University Jaume I, Spain

  • Dr. Celia Alvarez-Bueno, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Dr. Anna Carlén, Linköping University, Sweden

Confirmed Speakers

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Program

Thursday, 19th September 2024

Friday, 20th September 2024

Program
Call for abstracts

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 uploaded 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: A0 portrait format.

  • 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: December 14th 2023

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 15th, 2024

  • Communication to authors: Before May, 2024

  • Early bird registration deadline: June 30th, 2024

Abstract Submission

Registration

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 early registration fee for all requests received before June 30th, 2024 is 175€.

Registrations formalized from June 30th, 2024 onward will be 225€. 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, lunches and walking tour.

Important dates

  • Abstracts submission opening: December 14th 2023

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 15th, 2024

  • Communication to authors: Before May, 2024

  • Early bird registration deadline: June 30th, 2024

Registration form

Social activities

To be determined

Social program
Venue
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Venue

The Meeting will take place at the “Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (Granada)”, Campo del Príncipe, s/n, 18071 Granada
 

How to get to Granada?

Airports

Federico García Lorca Airport (GRANADA)
Federico García Lorca Airport is currently connected by six daily flights to Madrid and three daily flights to Barcelona. It is located 15km from the city centre, with buses to and from each flight.
Check here all airlines connections with Granada.

Pablo Picasso Airport (MALAGA)
The Pablo Picasso International Airport is located approximately 130km from Granada, connected to every European city with regular daily flights and can be reached in just over one hour by car or bus. A direct bus to Granada leaves directly from the terminal.  information on buses from/to airports Granada and Málaga: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/airports/malaga-costa-del-sol

Train

Granada can be reached by high speed trains  and medium distance trains.

For information, timetables and destinations see: https://www.renfe.com/es/en

Bus

Granada can be easily reached by bus.  For information, timetables and destinations see: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

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