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Exercise as Medicine: a Translational Perspective
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5487-19-06-31
Enrollment deadline: 07/06/2019
Date and timeSeptember 2019
Regular seats40
ECTS credits3.30
Contact personYlva Hellsten    E-mail address: yhellsten@nexs.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserYlva Hellsten    E-mail address: yhellsten@nexs.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockAutumn
Grading scalePassed / Not passed

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The 2019 Saltin International PhD Course on "Exercise as Medicine: a Translational Perspective"

September 23-26, Snekkersten, Denmark

The 2019 Saltin International PhD Course and Symposium is arranged by the Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (SCIENCE and SUND), the University of Southern Denmark, and several universities in Canada.

This intensive, advanced PhD Course consists of two integrated parts:

  • A three-day residential PhD Course on "Exercise as Medicine in a Translational Perspective" (Sept 23rd – 25th)
  • A Symposium on “Exercise as Medicine in a Mechanistic Perspective” (Sept 26th)

Deadline for registration is June 7, 2019, and successfull applicants will be notified by or before June 21.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION: http://aktivsundhed.dk/da/undervisning/aktiviteter/148-saltin19-course.

 

Purpose:
The purpose of the PhD course is to present and discuss the most recent research in the area of the effects of regular physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease.

Scientific content:
• Exercise as medicine
• The effect of physical activity in Obesity
• The effect of physical activity in Diabetes
• The effect of physical training in cardiovascular disease
• The effect of physical activity in Pulmonary disease
• Exercise, muscle and tendons
• Exercise and neurology
• Exercise and cancer

Format:
The course is the product of a unique collaboration between multiple Canadian universities and University of Copenhagen where the course is held in Canada versus Copenhagen alternating years. Students from Canada and Denmark as well as other countries can participate.


Learning outcome
The students are expected to get a solid insight into the latest knowledge regarding the effect of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease. They will also learn to critically evaluate scientific work and to improve their ability to present and discuss science.

Literature
Literature will consist of scientific articles provided by each of the speakers.

Teaching and learning methods
The course will be a combination of lectures by some of the most renowned international researchers in the area and of discussions. In addition, the participants will produce posters and present their own PhD projects.

Lecturers

 Lecturers, Speakers and Chairpersons

  • Abigail Mackey, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Professor and Centre Director, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Carsten Lundby, Professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway and Centre of Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Clara Prats, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • David Wright, Professor, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Erik A. Richter, Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Gianni Parise, Professor, McMaster University, Canada
  • Henriette Pilegaard, Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jens Brüning, Professor, Dr., Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
  • Jerry A. Dempsey, Professor, Dept. of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Jesper F. Christensen, Postdoc, PhD, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Julie Midtgaard, Assoc. Professor, University Hospital Centre for Health Research, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jørgen Wojtaszewski, Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mary-Ellen Harper, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Mathias Ried-Larsen, Senior Researcher and group leader, PhD., Centre of Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Michael J. Joyner, Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
  • Michael Kjær, Professor, Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Morten Zacho, Teaching Assoc. Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Niels Ørtenblad, Professor, Dept. of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Paolo Caserotti, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Pernille Højman, Senior researcher and group leader, PhD, Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Robert Boushel, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Rudi Westendorp, Professor, Section of Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Steen Hasselbalch, Professor, Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark (tbc)
  • Stephen Harridge, Professor, Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • Terry Graham, Professor, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Ulrik Dalgas, Assoc. Professor, Department of Public Health - Sport Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Ylva Hellsten, Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Workload
The course is a full time 4 day-course. Combined with article reading, preparation for presentations and discussions, the participants are expected to contribute with at least 83 hrs of work, corresponding to 3,3 ECTS.

Remarks
Deadlines:
Deadline for registration will be June 7, 2019, whereafter a selection proces takes place. Successfull applicants will be notified by or before June 21.

Fees:
Course participation is free of charge if you are enrolled at a Danish University. However, there is a fee for room and board (three nights in double occupancy) of DKK 2.100,00. Course participants will be invoiced. No-show fee is 7.000 DKK.

Course material:
Course material and information about course preparation is expected to be sent to all course participants approx 1 month before the course.

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