Transplant Sport Workshops and Symposium

One major part of the European Transplant Sport Week is the International Transplant Sport Symposium held in 14–15 of July and the Researcher Workshops prior to that in 11–15 of July in Vantaa, Finland. The Symposium and the Workshops are organized by the Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities (VAU), in cooperation with The Finnish Heart and Lung Transplant Association and The Finnish Kidney and Liver Association. The symposium is co-funded with support of the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union.

Researcher workshops

A series of researcher workshops are organized prior to the symposium on 11–14 July, 2016. The venue is the Rantasipi Airport Congress Center in Vantaa, Finland.

The aim of the Researcher Workshops is to promote multi-professional dialogue between athletes, academics and practitioners under the theme “performance, training and trainability”.

The synopsis of workshops will be presented in the symposium. We invite all interested parties to participate in the researcher workshops.

More information on the workshops will be available soon.

The Transplant Sport Symposium

The Transplant Sport Symposium will take place on July 14–15, 2016 at the Rantasipi Airport Congress Center in Vantaa, Finland.

The symposium will include oral and poster presentations. Presentations can be either scientific or practical. The symposium language will be English. We hope to receive presentations in following topics in the context of sport and physical activity of organ transplant recipients and dialysis patients:

  1. The impact of exercise on health outcomes and the quality of life.
  2. Recommendations regarding physical activity, such as a safe level of exercise and programming.
  3. Role of parents in promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyle for young children.
  4. The power of sport and physical activity in psychological rehabilitation and social integration.
  5. Enhancement of social inclusion through participation in sport and physical activity.
  6. Future challenges for the organ transplant sport movement.

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