Scientific Program

 



Monday, June 28
 


 

09:00Registration
12:15Opening ceremonies

 

ROLE OF INACTIVITY IN CHRONIC DISEASES: EVOLUTIONARY INSIGHT AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS

13:00Survival of the fitter, Dr Bernd Heinrich
13:40Why we run, TBA
14:20Physical activity enhances longevity, pro Dr Jonathan Myers, USA, con Dr Urho Kujala, Finland

 

15.00  Break

 

FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE… TO THE COMMUNITY HEALTH

15:30Lifelong exercise as a countermeasure against age-related loss decline in ability to function, Dr Alejandro Lucia, Spain
16:00Promoting health-enhancing physical activity: successful examples, Dr Tommi Vasankari, Finland
16:30Responsibility of sport and exercise medicine in preventing chronic disease, Dr Mats Börjesson, Sweden

            

18:30  Reception of the city of Kuopio, Town Hall

 

The 22nd Puijo Symposium 2014: Reception of the city of Kuopio, Town Hall
The 22nd Puijo Symposium 2014: Reception of the city of Kuopio, Town Hall

 



Tuesday, June 29
 


 

METHODOLOGICAL FRONTIERS OF EXERCISE MEDICINE

08:00Methods for quantifying individual response variance, TBA
08:40The human risks of bias in medical and rehabilitation research and practice, Dr Antti Malmivaara, Finland
09:20How to design the optimal exercise-based RCT – ask the experts, moderator Dr Antti Malmivaara, Finland 

 

10:00   Break
 

 

FROM SCIENCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE I - Cardiovascular diseases

10:30

Towards a personalised approach in exercise-based cardiovascular rehabilitation: How can translational research help? Dr Nicolle Kränkel, Germany
11:00The role of ergospirometry at the modern cardiology, Dr Marco Guazzi, Italy
11:30Too much exercise for cardiovascular health? Myth or fact? Dr Paul Thompson, USA
12:00Exercise training in patients and athletes with arterial hypertension, Dr Josef Niebauer, Austria 

 

12:30   Lunch
 

 

13:45Exercise training and physical activity in patients with heart failure, Dr Matthias Wilhelm, Switzerland
14:15Exercise and endothelium, Dr Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Switzerland
14:45Retinal endothelial function, fitness and cardiovascular risk, Dr Henner Hanssen, Switzerland
15:15The clinical benefit of high-intensity interval training outweighs the potential risks, pro Dr Trine Moholdt, Norway, con Dr Juha Hartikainen, Finland

 

18:30   Oral presentations in Old Harbour restaurant at Kuopio Passenger Harbour

 

 



Wednesday, June 30
 


 

FROM SCIENCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE   II  -  Metabolic diseases

08:00Exercise in the treatment of obesity and cardiometabolic risk profile, TBA
08:40The Fat but Fit paradox, Dr Mikael Fogelholm, Finland
09:20A time to eat, a time to exercise: Circadian biology and metabolic health, Dr John Hawley, Australia

 

10:00   Break

 

10:30Mitochondria and aging - the role of exercise as a countermeasure, Dr Mark Tarnopolsky, Canada
11:10Exercise as a modulator of intestinal microbiome, Dr Andrea Ticinesi, Italy

 

 

MARTTI J. KARVONEN YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD PRESENTATIONS

11:45    Finalist 1

12:00   Finalist 2

12:15   Finalist 3 

       

12:30   Lunch

 

RALPH S. PAFFENBARGER JR. ABSTRACT COMPETITION PRESENTATIONS

13:45   Finalist 1

14:00   Finalist 2

14:15   Finalist 3

 

14:30PUIJO SYMPOSIUM 2014 HONORARY LECTURE, Dr Martin Halle, Germany
  

 

18:00   Banquet Dinner at Peräniemen Kasino, the historical recreation venue in the city but still in the middle of Finnish nature

 

 



Thursday, July 1
 


 

FROM SCIENCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE   III – Cardiorespiratory performance

08:30Pulmonary limits to maximal cardiorespiratory performance in health and disease, Dr Jerome Dempsey , USA
09:00 Cardiovascular limits to maximal cardiorespiratory performance in health and disease, Dr Andrew Jones, UK
09:30 The clinical importance of maximal cardiorespiratory performance: the past, present and future, Dr Jonathan Myers, USA
10.00Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for risk prediction in major surgery, TBA

 

10:30   Break

 

PUIJO SYMPOSIUM HALL OF FAME: VIRTUAL GREETINGS FROM THE GIANTS OF EXERCISE MEDICINE

11:00TBA
11:30Dr William Haskell, USA
12:00Dr Steven Blair USA

 

 

12:30   Lunch                

 

13:45Martti J. Karvonen Young Investigator Awarding ceremony
14:00Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr Poster Awarding ceremony
14:15Heikki Pekkarinen Memorial Awarding ceremony

 

 

14:30

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of physical activity-induced health benefits, Dr P. Darrell Neufer, USA
15:15Closing of the Symposium, Dr Martin Halle, Germany