The International 21st Puijo Symposium:
“Physical Exercise, Ageing and Disability - Current Evidence”

 

Scientific Program


 

June 29, 2011

 

SETTING THE SCENE FOR AGEING

Population ageing – a growing socio-medical and economical challenge, Dr Jean-Pierre Michel, Switzerland

Exercise recommendations for senior citizens – summary of scientific basis,  Dr William L. Haskell, USA

 

OVERVIEW OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY IN AGEING

Regulation of muscle energy production at rest and during exercise, Dr Kai Savonen, Finland

Essentials of resistance exercise training in health and disease, Dr Barry Franklin, USA

Exercise training effects on artery function and structure, Dr Danny Green, UK

 

PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF AGEING RELATED DISEASES

Sarcopenia, cachexia and pre-cachexia, Dr Tommy Cederholm, Sweden

Exercise, effects on articular cartilage and bone, Dr Ilkka Kiviranta, Finland

Brain function in the aged, Dr Hilkka Soininen, Finland

Exercise and neuromuscular coordination and Parkinson’s disease, Dr Marten Munneke, The Netherlands

The role of exercise in modern cardiology, Dr Paul Thompson, USA


 

June 30, 2011

 

EXERCISE, FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY AND AGEING: MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND CURRENT EVIDENCE

Bone health in the aged, Dr Harri Suominen, Finland

Exercise, sarcopenia and muscular strength, Dr Michael Kjaer, Denmark

Exercise and functional capacity among high risk groups, Dr Sarianna Sipilä, Finland

Physical exercise and statin myopathy, Dr Paul Thompson, USA

Exercise vs pharmacological approach in musculoskeletal problems, Dr Ilkka Vuori, Finland

 

EXERCISE, CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH AND AGEING: MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND CURRENT EVIDENCE

Cardiac performance and functional capacity in the aged, Dr Arthur S. Leon, USA

Metabolic health in the aged, Dr Sreekumaran Nair, USA

Exercise and metabolic control, Dr John Hawley, Australia

Vascular health and ageing, Dr Julio Panza, USA

Exercise and vascular health, Dr Douglas R. Seals, USA


 

July 1, 2011

 

EXERCISE, COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND AGEING – MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND CURRENT EVIDENCE

Exercise training, brain plasticity and cognition, Dr Arthur Kramer, USA

Exercise, fitness, cognition and quality of life: The DR’s EXTRA Study, Dr Pirjo Komulainen, Finland

Exercise vs. pharmacotherapy for cognitive problems, Dr Miia Kivipelto, Sweden

 

EXERCISE IN BROADER PERSPECTIVES

Exercise therapy and health economics in chronic diseases – facts or fiction? Dr Hannu Valtonen, Finland

The cost-effectiveness of worksite physical activity promotion programmes, Dr Willem van Mechelen, The Netherlands

Strategies in searching for evidence, Dr Timo Lakka, Finland


 

July 2, 2011

 

FROM THEORY TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE RCTs ON EXERCISE IN THE AGED

Physical exercise as cardiometabolic therapy: guidelines for clinicians, Dr Mai-Lis Hellenius, Sweden

Physical exercise and musculoskeletal problems: guidelines for clinicians, Dr Urho Kujala, Finland

Physical exercise and cognitive function: potential biomarkers, Dr Neill Graff- Radford, USA

 

EXERCISE IN BROADER PERSPECTIVES

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity – Evidence behind and relevance for old adults, Dr Steven N. Blair, USA

Puijo Symposium Honorary Lecture: Dr Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Finland

What new did we learn during the 21st Puijo Symposium?  Dr Rainer Rauramaa, Finland