The Congress

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2015 and 2050, the percentage of people over 60 will almost double, highlighting that the population's aging pattern is much faster than in the past. Therefore, all countries face significant challenges to ensure that their health and social systems are prepared to face this demographic change.

This population aging trend increases the prevalence and incidence of health problems associated with age and the decline of different physiological systems, among which we can highlight those of a neurological nature such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease or in its earliest phase Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on the one hand, and those of a functional type such as frailty and physical condition on the other. The most direct consequence of the increase in the incidence of these diseases is the partial or total loss of the autonomy of the people that generates a high dependency index.

In the last years, it has been suggested that exercise is a powerful tool that could modify different aging hallmarks, OMICs, brain and physical dimensions in older people. This makes physical exercise as an emerging therapeutic strategy that can mitigate the health consequences of aging on molecular hallmarks, brain and physical condition. However, the controversial findings and the heterogeneity of the studies published, make it difficult to draw conclusions about the optimal intervention to obtain physical and brain benefits in aging. Researchers from around all the world are investigating how exercise is related to telomeres/telomerase, OMICS, brain and dementia and frailty in older people.

The present international congress has been organized with the aim of gathering together top-experts from different countries in the abovementioned topics. This meeting will bring together different point of views over the exercise, aging and health, which will encourage interesting debates between speakers and attendees.

The MOVE-IT Research Group welcome all people interested in the topic to join us in Cádiz (Spain), on May 13th- 14th, 2021. All attendees will have the chance to send their abstracts and present their studies as oral communications or posters during the congress.

Honor Committe

D. Francisco Piniella Corbacho. Honorary Rector of University of Cádiz

Dª. Mª. Jesús Mosquera Díaz. Vice Chancellor for Planning, Quality and Evaluation

D. Manuel Aguilar. Director of the Institute of Research and Innovation in Biomedical Sciences of Cádiz (INiBICA)

D. Jose Luís Gonzalez Montesinos. Director of the Department of Didactics of Physical, Plastic and Musical Education of the University of Cádiz

Scientific Committe

  • Jesús Gustavo Ponce González. University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Alejandro Galán-Mercant. University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Daniel Jiménez García, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Miguel Ángel Rosety Rodríguez, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Verónica Pérez Cabezas, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Vanesa España Romero, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Cristina Casals Vázquez, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Mª Carmen Duran Ruiz, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Miguel Ángel Moya Molina, Director Médico del Hospital Puerta del Mar, Cádiz

  • Juan de Dios Beas Segura

  • Andrés Rabadán Asencio

  • Francisco L. Peral Pérez

  • Sebastien Chastin, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Organizing Committe


  • David Jiménez-Pavón. University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Ana Carbonell Baeza. University of Cádiz, Spain


  • Cristina Cadenas Sánchez. University of Cádiz, Spain.

Members of the Organizing Committe

  • Román Nuviala, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Daniel Velázquez-Díaz, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Juan Corral Pérez, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Cristina Gil González, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Sonia Gómez Ortega, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Flor Abril Molina Guzmán, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Jesús Alfredo Sáenz Carrasco, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Alejandro Ramírez Díaz, University of Cádiz, Spain

  • Rubén Aragón Martín, University of Cádiz, Spain


 Due to the pandemic situation, the 1st International Congress “Exercise, Aging and Health” will be held online.



Thursday, 13th May 2021

Friday, 14th May 2021


Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Chelsea Stillman

Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Bernat Soria Escoms

School of Medicine, University Miguel Hernández

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Prof. Coral Barbas Arribas

Center for Metabolomics and Bioanalysis (CEMBIO), Universidad San Pablo-CEU

Jon Irazusta

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing, University of the Basque Country, Basque Country, Spain

Javier de la Rosa

Department of Psychology, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cádiz (INiBICA), Cádiz, Spain

PhD María del Carmen Durán-Ruiz

Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Public Health Department. University of Cádiz, Institute for Biomedical Research of Cádiz (INIBICA)


Dr. Ignacio Ara Royo

GENUD Toledo Research Group, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)

Dr. David Jiménez Pavón

MOVE-IT Research group and Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain.

Prof. Ana Carbonell-Baeza

MOVE-IT Research group and Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain. Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cádiz (INIBICA) Research Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital University of Cádiz, Spain

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PhD Lidia A. Daimiel Ruiz

PI Nutritional control of the epigenome group – NUCONEP group. IMDEA Food


Dr. María A. Blasco

Scientific Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group – CNIO, Madrid, Spain

Call for Abstracts


  • The deadline for submitting a proposal for communication will be April, 9th 2021.

  • All accepted communications will be published in the Proceedings Book and indexed in a reference repository.

  • To present a communication, either as a poster or oral, it will be a requirement that at least one of the authors of the communication (the author who will present the work) is registered in the Congress.

  • You can not send more than two communications with the same first author.

  • Communications must be sent through the platform enabled bellow.

Oral communications and poster exhibition

Either oral communications or poster presentation requires to be pre-recorded to ensure the smoothest experience during the Conference. Oral communications must length 10 minutes and could be defended at an online discussion table.
Poster presentations are maximun 3 minutes lenght. A number of selected posters will be proposed to be shown online at the posters session.


Further information about technical and presentation advices will be provided.

Selection criteria

Acceptance of applicants for attending the meeting as well as the decision of whether an abstract is accepted for a poster or short talk will be based on scientific merit only.


The symposium language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 9th, 2021

  • Communication to authors: April 14th, 2021

  • Early bird registration fee: April 23th, 2021

  • Symposium: May 13th-14th , 2021



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 request received before 23rd April are:

  • Students and PhD students: 40€

  • Postdoctoral and academic: 45€

Registrations formalized from 23th April onward will receive a surcharge of 10€. The registration includes the attendance to all the presentations and communications announced in the program, the e-Proceedings Book and attendance and participation certificates

Important dates

  • Abstracts submission opening: March, 1st, 2021

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 9th, 2021

  • Communication to authors: April 14th, 2020

  • Early bird registration fee: April 23rd, 2021

  • Congress: May 13th-14th , 2021

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