The 2019 International Saltin PhD Course and Symposium

September 23-26, 2019

The 2019 Saltin International PhD Course on "Exercise as Medicine: a Translational Perspective"
September 23-26, Snekkersten, Denmark

Course and Symposium presentations (PDFs): 

Abigail Mackey
Clara Prats
David Wright
Erik Richter (Symposium talk)
Gianni Parise
Henriette Pilegaard
Julie Gehl (Symposium talk)
Mary-Ellen Harper
Michael Joyner (Symposium Keynote)
Morten Zacho (Pitch Workshop)
Niels Ørtenblad
Robert Boushel
Terry Graham
Ylva Hellsten

The 2019 Saltin International PhD Course and Symposium is arranged by the Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark and several universities in Canada.

The background for the Saltin International Course including information about previous Courses held in Canada and Denmark can be found here: Saltin International Course Background and History

This intensive, advanced PhD Course consists of two integrated parts:

  • A three-day residential PhD Course on "Exercise as Medicine in a Translational Perspective" (Sept 23rd – 25th)
  • A Symposium on “Exercise as Medicine in a Mechanistic Perspective” (Sept 26th) 

We welcome 40-45 PhD students, primarily from universities in Denmark and Canada with a background as MD, MSc or equivalent, who are interested in exercise physiology and clinical application of exercise. Preferably, the PhD student should have initiated his/her research project. Course participation is free of charge if you are enrolled at a Danish University. However, there is a fee for room and board (three nights in double occupancy) of DKK 2.100,00.

Course information:

The PhD Course will focus on the application of exercise training both in relation to aging and in the management of diseases as e.g. type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological diseases. These areas will be covered from an epidemiological perspective, across integrative physiological evidence to mechanistic molecular insight into the interplay between exercise training and disease. In addition, the participants will be introduced to relevant methodology and the challenges in designing and concluding an exercise interventions trial, as well as barriers for implementing and maintaining people and patients in active lifestyles. Furthermore, as dissemination of research to both peers and lay people is an important part of PhD student training, sessions are included that aim at qualifying the participants to communicate their PhD project in a clear and short manner by means of a poster. 

In addition, included in the Symposium program are time slots during which the participants can pitch their projects posters, thus providing them with a unique opportunity to present their work to a broader audience. The residential format of the course and symposium will set aside plenty of time for the participants to meet, interact and discuss, both with the invited, internationally renowned lecturers and with each other.
Course participation will elicit 3.3 ECTS.

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