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EPHEPA Project
European Collaborative Partnership on Sport and Health Enhancing Physical Activity - EPHEPA

Insufficient levels of physical activity are prevalent in Europe and represent an important risk factor for non-communicable diseases. In most EU countries, institutional and policy frameworks and capacities to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) are still under development. This results in a lack of specific action plans and implementation strategies as well as in insufficient intersectoral collaboration.

Our Project involves a range of partners across Europe from Finland, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Croatia, Portugal, and closely interacts with WHO Regional Office for Europe. We will tackle this gap between evidence, policies and actions by:

- enhanced intersectoral exchange across a wider range of key stakeholders and sectors
- stronger and broader networks to foster sport and HEPA promotion across all relevant sectors and in all parts of the EU
- a stronger knowledge-base on effective policies and approaches to promote HEPA.

The Project is lead by Professor Charlie Foster, from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, with collaboration by Dr Sonja Kahlmeier of the University of Zurich. EPHEPA began on the 1st January 2015 and will run over 3 years (01/01/15 - 31/12/17).

Official site.
Sent by CIAFEL / January 6, 2018
José Alberto Ramos Duarte Changes to the Editorial Team of the IJSM
It is with great pleasure that Prof. José Alberto Ramos Duarte have accepted Thieme Publishers' offer to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sports Medicine from Prof. Appell Coriolano starting January 1, 2018.


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The International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and its Advocacy Council GAPA delivers this exciting flagship product currently to over 1,600 subscribers from 83 counties.

Sent by CIAFEL / July 20, 2017
NATURE REVIEWS: Health benefits of exercise - more than meets the eye!
Although regular physical activity can prevent or reduce the risk of many age-related diseases, the molecular mechanisms underpinning the protective effects of exercise are largely unknown. In 2016, a series of studies demonstrated that crosstalk between tissues during exercise can protect against metabolic disease, cancer, retinal degeneration and memory loss. These studies provide a molecular basis for the concept of exercise as medicine.

Read full article.
Sent by CIAFEL / January 21, 2017
Summary ISBNPA SIG Webinars from January-March, 2017
Dear ISBNPA members and colleagues,

The second series of the ISBNPA SIG webinars will commence in January 2017. The webinars are open to all in the community of nutrition and physical activity behavior change science.

The webinars that are currently scheduled are listed below; new webinars are expected to be announced in a few weeks time.

Please save the date, we will communicate ways to register for the webinars in due course.

Sent by CIAFEL / January 4, 2017
Report Cards Grades on Physical Activity of Children and Youth
1. Portuguese Report Card (short) - MOVE FOR FUN-BE ACTIVE-BE HEALTHY

2. Poster Presentation

3. The Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries

4. Global Matrix 2.0 Materials
Sent by CIAFEL / November 16, 2016
PhD - Postdoc positions University of Limerick

Submission deadline is 22th November.

Sent by CIAFEL / October 31, 2016
The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017)
The 24th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017) will take place in the beautiful city of Porto from 17 to 20 May 2017.

More info.
Sent by CIAFEL / October 31, 2016
Free Webinar: Health Impact Assessments - Their Role in Transportation Planning
Free Webinar

Register here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT


Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are a means of assessing the health impacts of policies, plans, and projects in various economic sectors using quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methods. Transportation systems contribute to traf c injuries, air pollution, diseases resulting from physical inactivity, and noise. However, these risks can be reduced by "healthy transport policies" that promote walking and cycling. In April, 2015, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) held a joint conference on "Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground" conference held in Washington, DC. This webinar is a direct result of the conference, and features some of the key speakers.

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PhD Defense
18th March 2016, 10H30:

"Efeitos do treino neuromuscular na paralisia facial periférica idiopática em fase aguda, subaguda e crónica", required by Margarida Susete Penela Ferreira.

Sent by CIAFEL / March 2, 2016