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Conference Topics

· Environmental Factors of Physical Activity
· Movement in the Development of Children
· Physical Activity and Sport in Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
· Biomechanical and Physiological Aspects of Movement in Children and Adolescents
· Sedentary Behavior in Children and Adolescents
· Experiential Education in Movement and Health
· Sport Management and Tourism for Quality of Life
· Movement in Management of Injuries and Diseases in Children and Adolescents


* Section "Physical Activity and Sport in Children and Adolescents with Special Needs" was supported by project: "Zvýšení profesních kompetencí studentů zdravotnických a tělovýchovných studijních programů ve vztahu k osobám se zdravotním postižením"; registration ID: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0181


Keynote speakers/lectures

James Sallis, prof., Ph.D. dr.hc. - Dptm. of Family and Preventive Medicine, U. of California, San Diego, USA
Finding New Evidence-Based Strategies for Promoting Youth Physical Activity In Schools and Communities

John Cairney, assoc. prof., Ph.D. - Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Motor Coordination as a Fundamental Cause of Inactivity and Health in Children and Youth: What's the Evidence?

Mark De Ste Croix, Ph.D. - School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucerstershire, Great Britain
Physical Activity and Sport Aren't Good for you: Examining Injury Risk in Youth Sport

Joseph Hamill, prof., Ph.D. - Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Does Changing Footfall Patterns Improve Running Performance?

Lee Gillis, prof., Ph.D. – Department of Psychology, Georgia College State University, Georgia, USA
Adventure Therapy and Adolescent Mental Health

Jude Hirsch, prof., Ph.D. – Department of Health Science, Georgia College State University, Georgia, USA
Experiential Education and Youth/Health

James H. Rimmer, prof., Ph.D. – Lakeshore Foundation, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Adapted Physical Activity Guidelines for Promoting Inclusion and Wellness of Czech Youth with Disabilities into Existing Evidence-Based Obesity Prevention Programs for Non-Disabled Czech Youth

Robert E. Manning, prof., Ph.D. – Park Studies Laboratory, University of Vermont, USA
Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

Józef Opara, prof., Ph.D. - Academy of Physical Education - Physiotherapy/Neurology, Katowice, Poland
Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Children and Adolescents

Invited Speakers

Nanci A. Scheetz, prof. - Valdosta State University, Georgia, department of Middle Grades, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education
Communication Strategies Coaches and PE Teachers Use To Communicate with Players/Students at Residential Schools for the Deaf in the US