• Words of welcome from the organizers

    It gives us a great pleasure to welcome you to The International 22nd Puijo Symposium in June 24th -28th in Kuopio, Finland. The Program Committee has put together a comprehensive program that will convene over four and half days. The program will secure high caliber international opinion leaders as the speakers who will address the latest development in the field of physical exercise in clinical medicine and will present a high-level, cutting-edge science in the plenaries, inspiring workshops, poster discussions and, not to forget, the two highlights – Martti J. Karvonen Young Investigator Award and Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr. Poster competitions. The scientific program reflects the ongoing efforts to understand the research, molecular biology and physiology of exercise medicine and fitness with a special focus from science to clinical practice.

    Puijo Symposium has become a globally well-recognized tradition in the field of exercise medicine as it provides a unique opportunity to bring together the people working in this exciting field. The symposium promotes interaction and networking between peers, colleagues and both junior and established scientists during the program as well as social events in a special relaxed atmosphere.

    In June Kuopio is an ideal place to experience and enjoy the special features of the beauty of the Finnish Midsummer season with a long daylight and short nights as well as options for daily exercise sessions in the Finnish nature and the famous smoke sauna in the middle of the lake district.

    We would like to take this opportunity to cordially welcome you to Kuopio. May the symposium be a fruitful, rewarding and unique experience for all attendees!

    Marja-Riitta Taskinen
    President of the The International 22nd Puijo Symposium

    Rainer Rauramaa
    Secretary General of the The International 22nd Puijo Symposium