Keynote Speakers

Pedro Hallal

Pedro Hallal

Universidade Federal de Pelotas

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Frank Scheer

Frank Scheer

Harvard Medical School

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Taija Finni

Taija Finni

University of Jyväskylä

Prof. Taija Finni completed her doctorate in biomechanics at the University of Jyväskylä in 2001 and post-doctoral studies at the University of California. Prof Finni’s research ranges from basic neuromuscular function to translational research related to physical activity and sedentary behavior. Regarding physical activity field she has studied daily EMG activity patterns in antigravity muscles that have the potential to short-circuit the detrimental physiological processes of sedentary time and result in better cardio-metabolic risk profile. By measuring EMG from adults and children her group has gained accurate individual-level knowledge of the sedentary behaviour that is needed for designing effective interventions for different groups. Another research line focusing on muscle-tendon neuromechanics has provided fundamental information on tendon properties and muscle-tendon function for exercise training, rehabilitation and insight into age-related changes in mobility and neuromuscular performance. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 9 PhD students to completion and has 6 PhD students currently under supervision. She serves as a senior section editor in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and is a member of editorial board in Clinical Biomechanics. She is an elected council member of the International Society of Biomechanics and a member of scientific committee of the European College of Sport Sciences.

Emmanuel Stamatakis

Emmanuel Stamatakis

Sydney University

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Lorenzo Chiari

Lorenzo Chiari

University of Bologna

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