Keynote Lectures

Lars Bo Andersen -  Association between the effects of physical activity and metabolic disorders. How can we sell an hour a day?


Mikael Fogelholm - Physical activity, nutrition and sleep in adolescents


Isabel Ferreira - Lifestyle and arterial stiffness: a life-course approach


Willem van Mechelen - Sports injury prevention


Ulf Ekelund - Biological determinants of physical activity; heritability, genes and early life factors

Fátima Baptista - Mechanisms for the companionship between exercise and bone health during growing and development


Adele Dorothy Diamond - Effects of physical activity, and type of physical activity, on cognitive control





Monday, 22nd October 2012


15h00 - 18h30

Registration and Accommodation

18h30 - 19h00


J. M. Castanheira da Costa - Rector of University of Madeira
Carlos Neto - Technical University of Lisbon

Hélder Lopes - University of Madeira

Karsten Froberg - University of Southern Denmark

19h00 - 19h45

Keynote [Chair: Chris Riddoch]

Association between the effects of physical activity and metabolic disorders. How can we sell an hour a day?

Lars Bo Andersen


Welcome Reception



Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

Measurement Perspectives

08h30 - 09h00


09h00 - 10h00

Conference [Chair: Luís B. Sardinha]

The European Youth Heart Study  - Update, the database and approaches to analysis

Karsten Froberg, Lars Bo Andersen and Ulf Ekelund

10h00 - 10h15

Coffee Break

10h15 - 11h00

Keynote [Chair: Angie Page]

Physical activity, nutrition and sleep in adolescents

Mikael Fogelholm

11h00 - 12h45

Oral Presentations [Chair: Ulf Ekelund]

11h00 - 11h15

Independent and combined association of muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in youth with insulin resistance and beta-cell function in young adulthood (The European Youth Heart Study)

Anders Grøntved (OC-44)


11h15 - 11h30

Physical activity, sedentary and diet behaviors: Relationship with metabolic syndrome in adolescents

Hélder Vítor Rodrigues (OC-52)


11h30 - 11h45

Comparison between urban and rural areas in the obesity prevalence and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents

Ana José Rodrigues (OC-48)


11h45 - 12h00

Prefrontal cortex deoxygenation as indicator of the maximal exercise intensity in children

Marcin Luszczyk (OC-50)


12h00 - 12h15

Physical activity intensity, sedentary time and body composition in preschoolers

Paul Collings (OC-28)


12h15 - 12h30

Gender differences in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time at school and outside of school hours in Finnish children aged 7 to 12 years

Tuija Tammelin (OC-17)


12h30 - 12h45

Gender and school type differences in objectively measured physical activity in early adolescent youth

Wesley O’ Brien (OC-19)


12h45 - 14h00


14h00 - 14h45

Keynote [Chair: Ashley Cooper]

Measurement perspectives in physical activity research

Søren Brage

14h45 - 15h45

Poster Session 1 [Chair: Søren Brage]

Consult posters list

15h45 - 16h15

Coffee Break

16h15 - 18h00


Accelerometry concepts, techniques and future developments with ActiGraph

G. Murray (Actigraph Director of Marketing)  and J. Schneider (Actigraph VP of Research and Development)




Wednesday, 24th October 2012


Mechanisms and Behavioural Perspectives


09h30 - 10h15

Keynote [Chair: Jorge Mota]

Lifestyle and arterial stiffness: a life-course approach

Isabel Ferreira

10h15 - 10h45

Coffee Break

10h45 - 12h15

Updates from invited children’s studies [Chair: Karsten Froberg]

10h45 - 11h15

International children’s accelerometer database (ICAD)

Ulf Ekelund

11h15 - 11h45

The Peach study

Ashley Cooper

11h45 - 12h15  

A physical activity and family-based intervention in pediatric obesity prevention in the school-setting

António Palmeira

12h15 - 13h30


13h30 - 14h15

Keynote [Chair: Lars Bo Andersen]

Sports injury prevention

Willem van Mechelen


14h15 - 15h30

Oral Presentations [Chair: Helena Santa-Clara]

14h15 - 14h30

Daily physical activity in school improves motor skills and school performance – A nine-year prospective controlled exercise intervention study in 220 children

Ingegerd Ericsson (OC-1)


14h30 - 14h45

“Health related activity” and “fundamental movement skills” for physical activity promotion in Irish second level education

Wesley O’ Brien (OC-20)


14h45 - 15h00

The influence of physical activity, sedentary activities and diet behaviours on abdominal obesity

Bebiana Sabino (OC-53)


15h00 - 15h15

Fatness, fitness and physical activity among young Icelanders: A longitudinal study

Sandra Jonasdottir (OC-58)


15h15 - 15h30

Relationship between vitamin D intake and metabolic syndrome risk factors in azorean adolescents

Jorge Mota (OC-64)


15h30 - 16h00

Coffee Break


16h00 - 17h00

Poster Session 2 [Chair: Peter Lund Kristensen]

Consult posters list

17h00 - 18h15

Oral Presentations [Chair: Erlingur Johansson]

17h00- 17h15

Commuting to school by bicycle: Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates in a nationwide representative sample of German adolescents

Eliane Peterhans (OC-29)


17h15 - 17h30

Bicycling to school improves the cardiometabolic risk factor profile: a randomised controlled trial

Lars Østergaard (OC-5)


17h30 - 17h45

Inflammatory markers and clustered cardiovascular disease risk factors in Danish Adolescents

Anna Bugge (OC-4)


17h45 - 18h00

Clustering of multidimensional health-related behaviors in adolescents

Sarah Spengler (OC-6)


18h00 - 18h15

Determinants of Danish preschool children´s physical activity level – an ecological perspective

Line Groenholt Olesen (OC-30)



Thursday, 25th October 2012

Mechanisms and Behavioural Perspectives

09h30 - 10h15

Keynote [Chair: Niels Wedderkopp]

Biological determinants of physical activity; heritability, genes and early life factors

Ulf Ekelund

10h15 - 10h45

Coffee Break

10h45 - 12h45

Oral Presentations [Chair: Søren Brage]

10h45 - 11h00

Effects of a teacher-centred school-based intervention program on health
behaviour and cardiovascular disease risk

Clemens Drenowatz (OC-15)


11h00 - 11h15

Associations between objectively measured physical activity intensity across childhood and measures of sub-clinical atherosclerosis in adolescence: the European Youth Heart Study

Mathias Ried-Larsen (OC-10)


11h15 - 11h30

Patterns, trends and tracking in physical activity throughout childhood and adolescence

Brad Metcalf (OC-13)


11h30 - 11h45

Long-term effects of the physical activity intervention on the physical fitness of children

Gregor Jurak (OC-32)


11h45 - 12h00

Accessibility of slovene school sports halls for students with physical disabilities

Gregor Jurak (OC-33)


12h00 - 12h15

Measurements and self-reported BMI relation to social support among youngsters in IcelandHervör

Alma Árnadóttir (OC-61)


12h15 - 12h30

Body composition patterns and cardiorespiratory fitness in 9 and 15 year old children and adolescents in Pristina, Kosovo

Faton Tishukaj (OC-63)


12h30 - 12h45

Fat mass increase in 7-year-old children: More bone area but lover bone mineral density

Hannes Hrafnkelsson (OC-69)


12h45 - 13h45


13h45 - 14h30

Keynote[Chair: Rui Ornelas]

Mechanisms for the companionship between exercise and bone health during growing and development

Fátima Baptista

14h30 - 15h30

Oral Presentations [Chair: Rui Ornelas]

14h30 - 14h45

Body composition phenotypes and carotid intima-media thickness in 11-13 years old children

Xavier Melo (OC-65)


14h45 - 15h00

Physical activity, body composition and bone health in Icelandic Adolescents

Gunnhildur Hinriksdóttir (OC-56)


15h00 - 15h15

Physical fitness and health of Icelandic boys in elementary schools with intellectual disability

Ingi Þór Einarsson (OC-59)


15h15 - 15h30

Body composition, fitness, and metabolic risk factors among children with intellectual disability: Gender differences and associations

Sigurbjörn Árni Arngrímsson  (OC-57)


15h30 - 16h00

Coffee Break

16h00 - 17h00

Poster Session 3 [Chair: Jorge Mota]

Consult posters list

17h00 - 18h45

Oral Presentations [Chair: Ashley Cooper]

17h00 - 17h15

The association of FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and overweight malay children in relation to physical activity

Mohd Nidzam Jawis (OC-2)


17h15 - 17h30

Associations of diet quality and cardiorespiratory fitness with body composition among 16 year old high-school scholars

Anna S. Olafsdottir (OC-67)


17h30 - 17h45

The development of physical attainment and mental health of adolescents and young adults: A longitudinal study

Sunna Gestsdottir (OC-55)


17h45 - 18h00

Physical inactivity is a risk factor for reduced self-rated academic performance in Norwegian adolescents

John Roger Andersen (OC-11)


18h00 - 18h15

Playing sports and other physical activities are really harming academic performance in 5th and 7th grade students?

Maria João Almeida (OC-51)


18h15 - 18h30

The Impact of a School-based Physical Education Programme On Children’s Bone Health.  The Childhood Health, Activity and Motor Performance School (The CHAMPS) study, Denmark

Malene Heidemann (OC-12)


18h30 - 18h45

Youngsters’ perception for sports practice: motivational climate induced by parents

Paula Santana (OC-39)





Friday, 26th October 2012


09h15 - 10h00

Keynote [Chair: Lars Bo Andersen]

Effects of physical activity, and type of physical activity, on cognitive control

Adele Dorothy Diamond

10h00 - 10h30

Coffee Break

10h30 - 12h00

Updates from the HEPA Europe Children and Youth Group [Chair: Karsten Froberg]

12h00 - 13h30



Madeira Tour or Departure


Posters List

[The programme presented here it is subject to be changed]



Session 1






Physical fitness and academic achievement in school

Tânia Oliveira, Manuela Costa, Andreia Pizarro, Jorge Mota, Maria Santos & José Ribeiro



Association between cardiorespiratory fitness and academic achievement, by gender. A study with children from a Portuguese public school

Helder Freitas, André Lopes, Filipe Biscoito, Sónia Marquês, Rute Santos & Beatriz Pereira



Youngsters’ perception for physical activity practice: Motivational climate induced by Physical Education teachers

Paula Santana, Teresa Figueiras, Júlia Castro, Susana Póvoas & Clarice Martins



The role of physical education in socialization of primary school students

Katalin Kovács, Norbert Fehérvári & Dóra Lasztovicza



Longitudinal follow-up of physical activity during school recess:  Impact of playground markings

Georges Baquet, Emmanuel VanPraagh & Serge Berthoin



Commuting to school and to work among high school students of Santa Catarina State, Brazil: a comparative analysis between 2001 and 2011

Kelly S. Silva, Adair S. Lopes & Markus V. Nahas



The associations of sleep duration and physical activity in 11-12 year old children

 Maroje Soric, Gregor Starc, Gregor Jurak, Marjeta Kovac, Janko Strel &Katarina T. Borer



The associations of short sleep duration and adiposity in 11-12 year old children

Marjeta Misigoj-Durakovic, Maroje Soric, Katarina T. Borer, Gregor Starc, Gregor Jurak, Marjeta Kovac & Janko Strel



Alcohol consumption and smoking: association with leisure-time physical inactivity and sedentary behavior

Jorge Bezerra, Adair da Silva Lopes, Carla Menêses Santos, Rafael Miranda Tassitano, Maria Cecília Marinho Tenório & Mauro Virgílio Gomes de Barros



Interventions to reduce sedentary behavior in adolescents: a systematic review

Henrique Alves, António Palmeira & Rute Santos



Effects of physical activity on overweight children’s cognitive function: The Odense Overweight Intervention Study

Tao Huang, Kristian Traberg Larsen, Niels Christian Møller & Lars Bo Andersen



Associations between sedentary behavior and motor coordination in children

Luís Lopes, Rute Santos, Beatriz Pereira & Vítor Lopes


Session 2






Validity of a new SenseWear Mini Armband algorithm to estimate energy expenditure in children
Stijn De Baere, Maarten Peeters & Johan Lefevre



Validation of PAQ-C in a sample of Brazilian youth

Rosane C. Rosendo da Silva



Seasonal variation in objectively measured physical activity among Finnish boys and girls aged 7 to15 years

Janne Kulmala, Harto Hakonen, Kirsti Siekkinen & Tuija Tammelin



Effects of weather on objectively assessed physical activity in Danish preschool children

P.L. Kristensen, L. Olesen & K. Froberg



Difference in the total number of injuries between two school-types – The CHAMPS-study DK

Christina Christiansen, Eva Jespersen, Claudia Franz, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Karsten Froberg & Niels Wedderkopp



Sway performance and physical activity as predictors for sports injuries – a study of children and adolescents

Lisbeth Runge Larsen, Martin Jørgensen, Tina Junge, Birgit Juul-Kristensen & Niels Wedderkopp



Relationship between impaired functional stability, back pain and pain-related factors in children

Vilma Dudoniene, Ramune Miliauske & Lina Varniene



Cardiorespiratory fitness is related to school grades in  children and adolescents

Cláudia Minderico



Participant flow, compliance, and representativeness in a 6 week day camp intervention on overweight children: The Odense Overweight Intervention Study

Kristian Traberg Larsen, Tao Huang, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Lars Bo Andersen & Niels Christian Møller



Fysio educatief

Elise Sijthoff


Session 3






Blood pressure, abdominal obesity, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in youths

Gustavo Silva; Luísa Aires; Clarice Martins; Andreia Pizarro; Elisa Marques; Jorge Mota; José Oliveira & José Carlos Ribeiro



Prevalence of hypertension in a cohort of 16-year old high-school scholars

Ingibjörg Kjartansdottir, Sigurbjörn A. Arngrimsson, Ragnar Bjarnason & Anna S. Olafsdottir



Combined effect of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity on blood pressure levels in Portuguese children of the 7th grade

Sónia Marques, Filipe Biscoito, Hélder Freitas, André Lopes & Rute Santos



Combined effect of sedentary behaviour and obesity on blood pressure levels in Portuguese children of the 7th grade

Filipe Biscoito, Sónia Marques, Helder Freitas, André Lopes & Rute Santos



Physical activity and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in three different working classes in Iceland

Börkur Már Hersteinsson, Kristján T. Magnússon, Ásgeir Böðvarsson, Erlingur Johannsson & Sigurbjörn Á. Arngrímsson



Cardiorespiratoryfitness, but not central obesity or C-reactive protein, is related to liver function in obese children

Clarice Martins, Andreia Pizarro, Luisa Aires, Luís Lemos, Maria Santos & Jorge Mota



Motor coordination, physical Activity and VO2max as predictors of body fat in youth

Luisa Aires, Gustavo Silva, Paulo Costa, Elisa Marques, José Carlos Ribeiro, José Oliveira, Jorge Mota & Clarice Martins



Objectively measured sedentary behavior is associated with body mass index, independently of physical activity levels, in school-aged Portuguese youth

Rute Santos, Jorge Mota, Analisa Silva, Fátima Batista, Diana Santos & Luís Sardinha



Physical inactivity is a risk factor for unhappiness in Norwegian adolescents

John Roger Andersen, Geir Kåre Resaland & Hans-Johan Breidablik



Adolescents' perception of environmental features and its association with physical activity: results from de Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study II

André Oliveira; Jorge Mota; Carla Moreira; Susana Vale; Pedro Silva; Sandra Abreu; Pedro Moreira & Rute Santos



Physical activity across different settings in children attending normal schools and sports schools with extra compulsory physical education lessons: preliminary finding from the CHAMPS-study DK

Niels Christian Møller, Eva Kamelarczyk, Heidi Klakk Christensen & Niels Wedderkopp