Program

Program of Transplant Sport Workshops

(See detailed timetable HERE)

Monday, July 11

12:00-19:00   Arrival and registration for the Transplant Sport Workshops

19:00-21:00   Dinner

Tuesday, July 12

09:00-12:00  Part 1:
Workshop 1 & 2: “Organ transplant recipients’ Physical trainability and Fitness testing”
Chairperson: Professor of Exercise Physiology Heikki Tikkanen (University of Eastern Finland)

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-16:00  Part 2:
Workshop 1 & 2: “Organ transplant recipients’ Physical trainability and Fitness testing”
Chairperson: Professor of Exercise Physiology Heikki Tikkanen (University of Eastern Finland)

20:00-21:00   Dinner

Wednesday, July 13

09:00-12:00  
Workshop 3: “From passive patient to active participant”
Chairpersons: Dr. David Howe (University of Loughborough, UK) and MSc. Kwok Ng (University of Jyväskylä)

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-16:00  
Workshop 4: “Physical activity and transplantation: Towards common guidelines”
Chairpersons: Professor Emeritus of Physiotherapy Esko Mälkiä (University of Jyväskylä) and Senior Lecturer Mikko Julin (Laurea University of Applied Sciences)

16:30-19:30   Voluntary visit to European Transplant Championships Floorball event, Energia Arena, Myyrmäki  

20:00-21:00   Dinner

Program of Transplant Sport Symposium

NOTE: You can watch the videos by clicking the prentation's title.

Thursday, July 14

09:00-12:00   Arrival and registration

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-13:05 "Words of welcome and practicalities"
Project Manager Tomi Lounio
(Finnish Sport Federation of Persons With Disabilities)

13:05-13:10 "Greetings from the Erasmus+ Sport programme"
Project Officer Bruno Breviglieri
(Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission)

13:10-13:40  
KEYNOTE: “Opening remarks-experiences of health enhancing physical activities for transplant recipients”
Keynote Speech: Professor Emeritus Krister Höckerstedt
(University of Helsinki, Chairperson of Scandiatransplant, Finland) 

13:40-14:15  
KEYNOTE: "Quality of life after heart and lung transplantation – Importance of physical activities”
Keynote Speech: Professor Ari Harjula
(Head of HUS Heart and Lung Research Center, Helsinki, Finland)

14:15-14:45  
“Practical tips and wild ideas: Compiled outcomes of the Transplant Sport Workshops, 2016”
Senior Lecturer Mikko Julin
(Department of Research & Development, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland)

14:45-15:15   Coffee Break

15:15-15:45   
“Aerobic capacity during cardiopulmonary exercise testing and survival with and without liver transplantation for patients with chronic liver disease”
Dr. William Bernal
(Reader in Hepatology and Liver Intensive Care Medicine, King’s College London, UK)

15:45-16:15   
“Physical activity and event-free survival in the 'Waiting for a New Heart Study'”
Prof. Dr. Heike Spaderna
(Professor of Health Psychology, Trier University, Germany)

16:15-16:45   
“Feasibility of individualized physical activity programs in organ transplant recipients”
Prof. Dr. med. Michal Nowicki
(Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation, Medical University of Lodz, Poland)

16:45-17:15   
“High-intensity interval training in de novo heart transplant recipients in Scandinavia”
MSc. Katrine Rolid
(Physiotherapist, Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway)

17:15-17:30   Closing Remarks of Symposium Day 1

18:00-20:00   Dinner

Friday, July 15

07:00-09:00   Breakfast

09:00-09:10   Opening of Symposium Day II

09:10-09:50  
KEYNOTE: “From patient to athlete - along the winding road to inclusive sport: a socio cultural analysis”
Dr. David Howe
(Senior Lecturer of Anthropology, Loughborough University, UK)

09:50-10:30   
KEYNOTE: “The importance of promoting Transplant Sports in Europe”
Ms. Judit Berente
(President of European Transplant and Dialysis Sport Federation ETDSF, Hungary)

10:30-11:00   Coffee Break

11:00-11:30  
"‘My life after transplantation is a life in which I can be active, so I am’- Identifying experienced barriers to and facilitators of physical activity in solid organ transplant recipients"
MSc. Edwin van Adrichem
(PhD Candidate, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)

11:30-12:00  
“Physical activity and renal transplantation”
Dr. Vincenzo Bellizzi
(MD – PhD, Dialysis Unit Director, Division of Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation, University Hospital "San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona", Italy)

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-13:30  
“Priorities and relevance of physiotherapy and individual exercise training – pre- and post- heart and lung transplantation”
Physiotherapist Linda Ulenius
(Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Lung Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland)

13:30-14:00  
“Aerobic or resistance training and pulse wave velocity in kidney transplant recipients”
Dr. Sharlene Greenwood
(PhD, Lead Renal Physiotherapist, King’s College London, UK)

14:00-14:30  
"Exercise prescription in transplant recipients: The Italian programming"
MSc. Valentina Totti
(PhD Researcher, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Science, University of Bologna, Italy - ANED Sport)

14:30-15:00   Coffee Break

15:00-15:30
“How can an athlete with a heart transplant train for an Ironman Triathlon? A personal experience”
Physiotherapist Casper Palmvig
(Physiotherapist and Ironman Triathlonist with a Heart Transplant, Denmark)

15:30-16:15   
Panel Discussion and Q&A Session: “The Way Forward : Transplantation & Physical Activity in 2026”

16:15-16:30   Closing Remarks

18:00-23:00   Gala Dinner and Farewell Party

Saturday, July 16

07:00-12:00   Breakfast and Departure

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