Football is Medicine
On January 25-26, the International Conference on Football is Medicine took place in the City of Football, the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Pedro J. Teixeira, Marlene N. Silva and Hugo Pereira participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL)
CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in a conference organized by the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) on January 11. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on community interventions to promote health behaviors, highlighting the EuroFIT project. The researcher also gave an interview to UAL's radio station that can be accessed HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!
VIII Running International Congress
On December 3-4, the Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon hosted the VIII Running International Congress. Pedro Teixeira moderated the Plenary Session “Running and Health” and Hugo Pereira participated with a presentation titled “Recreational running in Portugal, 2017.” More information about this event HERE.
21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity
CIPER | Self-Regulation research group was represented at the 21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity (SPEO) in Aveiro, Portugal (November 24-26). Marlene N. Silva and António Palmeira participated in a Symposium on the promotion of motivation and self-regulation for weight management. Eliana Carraça gave a talk on the individual and environmental attributes of the Spotlight project participants. More information about this event HERE.
Inês Santos wins Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017
Inês Santos, PhD, was the winner of the Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017 attributed by the Portuguese Nutritionists Association (Ordem). She received the award on November 22 and was distinguished for her dissertation work at FMH in the CIPER | Self-Regulation research group.
EuroFIT consortium meeting
Between November 21-23, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the EuroFIT consortium meeting, in Edinburgh. Dissemination strategies for the last year of the project (roll out licensing system, publications, dissemination) were the main topic under discussion. More information about this project HERE.
EuroFIT Coach Training at the “City of Football”
On November 14-15, coaches from Braga and Rio Ave football clubs received their coach training, together with some former FMH-University of Lisbon students. These clubs will start recruitment and plan to begin the EuroFIT program in January 2018. The training occurred at the home of the Portuguese National Team, and was led by Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira, with the assistance of former EuroFIT coaches from SL Benfica and FC Porto. More information about this project HERE.
Inês Santos completed her PhD in Physical Activity and Health
Inês Santos, researcher at the PANO-SR Research Group, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Attempting and achieving weight loss and maintenance." on September 21 at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the Exercise is Medicine Symposium
On September 15-16, the 6th Annual Symposium of the European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine took place in Lisbon. The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH – UL) and the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) co-organized the symposium that brought together national and international experts on Exercise, Medicine and Health. Pedro J. Teixeira and Marlene N. Silva participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
EuroFIT presented at the 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at the 31st Conference of the EHPS that took place in Padua, Italy (August 29 – September 2). Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation on “The EuroFIT Project: Promoting Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Time in Football Clubs”. More information about the conference HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the ISSP 14th World Congress 2017
Between July 10-14, the International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress 2017 took place in Sevilla, Spain. António Palmeira and David Sánchez Oliva participated with a presentation titled “A “feel good factor” analysis of four exercise motivation profiles”. More information about the conference HERE.
Special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco"
Pedro Teixeira and Rita Tomás were co-Editors on a special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors) entirely dedicated to the topics of physical activity, exercise and health. All the articles are available for download HERE.
Seminar "Football, Physical Activity and Health" at FMH
On July 12, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers organized a seminar named "Football, Physical Activity and Health" at FMH-ULisboa. André Seabra (Portugal Football School; University of Porto) and João Brito (Portugal Football School) participated as invited speakers. More information about this event HERE.
EuroFIT presented at CIOI 2017
Between July 5-8, the International Conference on Childhood Obesity took place in Lisbon. Pedro Teixeira presented the EuroFIT project (“Promoting physical activity in the land of football: It shouldn’t be too hard”). More information about the conference HERE.
Eliana Carraça at the Consumer Directorate-General
Eliana Carraça gave a presentation on the importance of physical activity to the employees of the Social Services of Public Administration. The event took place in June 27, at the Consumer Directorate-General (Lisbon).
NoHoW presented at mHealth Conference 2017
On June 15th, Marta Marques presented the H2020 NoHoW Project, at the mHealth Conference in Galway, Ireland. More information about this event HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation group members at ACSM 2017 and ISBNPA 2017
FMH researchers participated in the ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting (Denver, Colorado, May 30-June 3) and in the 16h Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, in Victoria, Canada (June 7-10). Scientific papers were presented by Marlene Silva, Pedro Teixeira, António Palmeira, and Marta Marques at both meetings. More information HERE and HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at the 2nd UL Public Health Conference
CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in the 2nd Public Health Conference, organized by the University of Lisbon on May 29. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on the importance of context on health promotion. More information about the conference HERE.