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Conference Chair

Jan Cabri
LIROMS - Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science

Brief Bio
Received his PhD in Physical Therapy and Motor Rehabilitation in 1989 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) where he was a research associate at the Department of Anatomy. Associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) in 1992. Invited professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics (PT) from 1996 to 2009. Professor at the Department of Physical Performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NO) from 2009 to 2019. Presently director of research at the Luxembourg Institute for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science (LIROMS). Research interest in applied (sport s) biomechanics and kinesiological electromyography. Secretary of the Scientific Board of the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS). Section editor in the European Journal of Sport Science ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Carlo Capelli
Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona

Brief Bio
Dr Capelli graduated in Medicine at the University of Milano on 1984. He worked as research assistant of Human Physiology at the University of Udine from 1988 to 2000 and, then, as associate professor until 2006, when he was appointed Full Professor at the University of Verona. It is author of more that 80 papers published in international scientific, peer-reviewed journals. He has been the coordinator of the PhD course in Exercise Sciences, University of Verona. A present, he is on leave from the Univeristy of Verona and he has been appointed full professor of human physiology at the Department of Physical Perfo rmances, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway from 2105 to 2019. The main scientific fields of interest of Dr. Capelli are the respiratory responses during exercise and the adaptation of humans to microgravity and disuse/training. He is member of the Italian Physiological Society, of the American College of Sports Medicine of the European College of Sport Sciences and of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Capelli spent several periods of study and work in foreign institutions: SUNY at Buffalo (USA), 1993 – 1994, Moscow (Russia), 1995, Ames NASA Centre, Moffet Field (USA), 1995, NASA Lyndon Johnson Space Centre, 1995 e 1996, Cologne (G), 2001, 2002 and 2003. He has been the co-ordinator of the study “Cardiopulmonary consequences of short-term bedrest in humans” (2001-2003 Short-Term Bed- Rest – Integrated Physiology study, Cologne, funded by the European Space Agency; he participated as co-investigator to several bed rest campaigns funded by the Italian Space Agency. He is responsible of the local unit of the multicentre project funded by ESA “ASTRONAUT EXERCISE PRESCRIPTIONS PROMOTING HEALTH AND FITNESS ON EARTH” coordinated by Prof. Tesch, Karolinska Inst., Sweden. Title of the local project: “CARDIOVASCULAR AND SKELETAL MUSCLE RESPONSES TO CHRONIC CONCURRENT EXERCISE USING FLYWHEEL TECHNOLOGY IN OLD MEN”. He has been funded as responsible of a local unit by the Italian Minister of University and Research, by the Italian Space Agency and by a local charity for a study on motor disability and exercise capacity in cerebral palsy ... More >>

Evert Verhagen
Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences

Brief Bio
Evert Verhagen (1976) is a human movement scientist and epidemiologist. He holds a University Research Chair as a full professor at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the Amsterdam UMC and the Amsterdam Movement Science Research Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine, the director of the Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports (one of the 11 IOC research centers), and director of the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences (AISS). His research revolves around the prevention of sports and physical activity related injuries; including monitoring, c ost-effectiveness and implementation issues. He supervises several (inter-)national PhDs and post-docs and has (co-) authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications around these topics. ... More >>

Pedro Pezarat-Correia
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa

Brief Bio
Pedro Pezarat-Correia ( currently is Associated Professor of the Universidade de Lisboa where he is the director of the Neuromuscular Research Lab and teaches the disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and Neuromuscular Function. He is the (co-) author of more than 60 peer reviewed international publications, books (26) and book chapters (20). Research topics: electromyography, neuromuscular function, muscle coordination, strength training.

João Paulo Vilas-Boas
Faculty of Sport, CIFI2D, and Porto Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Porto

Brief Bio
João Paulo Vilas-Boas is a Full Professor of Biomechanics at Porto University, Faculty of Sport. He leads the Porto Biomechanics Laboratory of the University of Porto (LABIOMEP-UP). Currently serves also as President of the International Council Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (IcBMS). Vilas-Boas is a member of the Scientific Commission of three Doctoral Programs at the University of Porto: Sport Sciences, Physiotherapy and Occupational Security and Health. He was a former Olympic swimming coach and currently a board member of the Olympic Committee of Portugal. His research interests are in Biomechanics, Bi ophysics and Sports Medicine, especially in swimming. ... More >>