Congress – July 12th


TOPIC: Exercise and Health

CHAIRS: Dr. Ferran Morell and Dr. Salvador Augustin


09:00-11:00 h: Short communications (8’ each)

Trimming the Fat! – Solutions to the Obesity crisis Huggard D*., O’Shea D**. *Pediatrics Department, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin.** Endocrinologist, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Results of aggressive surgical treatment for the patients with huge hepatocellular carcinoma (≥ 10 cm in diameter) Korshak O.O., Grinenko O.V., Popov A.O., Gusev A.V., Fedorov D.O., Grigorian M.S., Ostapishen O.M., Kotenko O.G. National Institute of surgery and transplantology named after O.O. Shalimov. Kyiv. Ukraine

Sleep Disorders in Athletes: a Literature Review James Di Michiel, Con Archis, St George and Sutherland Hospital Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Departments, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Gene polymorphisms as risk factors for predicting the cardiovascular manifestations in Marfan syndrome Kálmán Benke, Heart and Vascular Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Abuse of anabolicandrogenic steroids in athletes Suraj Achar, MD*, Armand Rostamian, BS, and Sanjiv M. Narayan, MB, MD, USA

Are patient’s aware of their own BMI range/category? Peter Kelly, Ireland

Perceptions of Exercise and Expected Weight Gain in the Antenatal Period in an Irish General Practice Setting Tommy Fitzgerald, Ireland

Optimising mental strength for peak performance: The art and the science of Mindfulness Meditation Nicola Rendina, BSc Med MBBS MPsychiatry FRANZCP Consultant Psychiatrist, Sydney, Australia

Exercise is Medicine. But what is the optimal dose? Gautam Nayak, MD FACC FACP Confluence Health, Wenatchee, Washington, USA

Experiences in the field Pierre Rotzius, Sweden


11:00-11:15 h: Coffee break

11:15-11:45 h: Lecture: Respiratory exercise test

Dr. Iñigo Ojanguren, Respiratory Department, Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona