4th European Exercise is Medicine Congress
September 18-19,2015.

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September 18-19,2015.






15 Professional Speakers


The importance of exercise and physical activity for health and in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases has been evaluated in many scientific studies and clinical trials in Europe. There is a big tradition in many European countries for promoting sport, exercise and physical activity in the population.
Reports demonstrate that physical activity and health related life style patterns are heavily associated in European countries. The amount of physical activity and the quality of life has decreased significantly in the last few decades. Concomitant the prevalence of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and depression increased. Therefore, more should be done to address physical activity and exercise in health care settings. Multi-organizational efforts to bring a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in health care settings are encouraged.

The European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine is the European part of global Exercise is Medicine

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE®: A Global Health Initiative

About organisers

The ‘European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine’ (EIEIM) is the European Center of the global health initiative ‘Exercise is Medicine’ (EIM). Currently, European countries involved in EIEIM are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Ukraine.

Goals of the initiative are, to create a framework to combat obesity, sedentarism and chronic diseases by making physical activity an integral part of health care and disease prevention. Specifically, our aim is to foster and develop tools for physicians, health care providers, policy makers and exercise professionals to integrate exercise into clinical practice, university education, counseling and community health.

This year congress will be held in Zagreb. Exercise is medicine europe

Fitness Academy Logo 2015Fitness Academy Zagreb was founded in 2012 and it is the first private Fitness Academy in Croatia. Every year there are more and more students wanting to enroll in this institution. With high quality professors and professionals, this academy is a source of highest knowledge and competence in fitness offers and implementation in the region. Not accepting the level of practice they came across, the founders agreed to form an institution that will give the best knowledge along with practice. The Academy co-operates with leading fitness centers in Croatia to provide the best practice and connections for the students. Fitness Academy is the first in region to regulate their program to the European standard which means that, when graduated from the academy, students will be recognized as professionals with an international certificate. Goals of this institution is to create professionals who will understand the importance of continuous education and to promote health-enhancing physical activity. Fitnes učilište

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02:00 p.m. Opening speeches

Steinacker, Heimer, Dunaj, guests

2:30 p.m. Introduction

2:30-3:00 p.m. Ilkka Vuori (Finland)

Physical Activity Counselling in Primary Health Care

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Experiences in practice

3:30-4:00 p.m. Willem van Mechelen (Netherland)

The systematic development of an Energy Balance (PA) guideline for occupational physicians

4:00-4:30 p.m. Andrea Backović-Juričan (Slovenia)

National policy on physical activity and health care related approaches

4:30-5:00 p.m. Renata Kutnjak-Kiš (Croatia)

EIM- experience from Međimurje county Croatia

5:00 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Education of PHC physicians

5:30-6:00 p.m. Marija Rakovac (Croatia)

What PHC physicians need to know on health and fitness risk assessment

6:00-6:30 p.m. Mats Börjesson (Sweden)

Recommendations for exercise programs and referring patients to FC (Green receipt)

6:30-7:00 p.m. Stjepan Heimer (Croatia)

Monitoring and evaluation of referral system course and effects

7:00 p.m. End of day 1

8:30 a.m. Possible difficulties in practice

8:30-9:00 a.m. Herbert Hartmann (Germany)

How to obtain the Health system for cooperation

9:00-9:30 a.m. Danijel Jurakić, Zrinka Greblo (Croatia)

Rationale for periodical health and fitness control

9:30-10:00 a.m. Luís Bettencourt Sardinha (Portugal)

Criterion-referenced fitness standards for predicting physical independence into later life.

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. From theory to practice

10:30-11:00 a.m. Juergen Steinacker (Germany)

The role of technology and information for prevention

11:00-11:30 a.m. Matija Dunaj (Croatia)

About fitness centers (FC) and their offer – Fitness Index™ project

11:30-12:00 a.m. Thomas Rieger (Germany)

Create a supporting framework in Fitness sector to promote an active way of living

12:00-12:30 a.m. Sergej Ostojić (Serbia)

Exercise prescription in obesity: theoretical background and practical application

12:30 a.m. Conclusions and closing

Bente Klarlund Pedersen
Eskild Ebbesen
Jürgen Steinacker
Henrik Kehlet
Johannes van Lieshout
Martin Halle
Niklas Rye Jørgensen
Pernille Hojman
Peter Schantz
Rudi Westendorp
Global partners
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