Degree in Medicine, Lisbon Medical School. Specialization training in Internal Medicine (5th year) at Hospital de Santa Maria Post-graduate degree in Sports Medicine by the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine / FML Masters training in Cardiac rehabilitation in the University of Trinity, Dublin. Doctorate training in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University College of London, with a doctoral scholarship awarded by the Calouste Gulbenkian / FCT Invited lecturer in the Masters Exercise, Health and Welfare at the Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologia Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Club Clínica das Conchas
This is the organizing panel who works hard to deliver PRACTICE yearly.
Dr. Palmeira is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, in Lisbon, Portugal. He has a multidisciplinary academic background, with Physical Education and Sport (BSc), Sport Psychology (MSc), and Exercise and Health (PhD) degrees, all from the Faculty of Human Movement, Technical University of Lisbon. At the Universidade Lusófona he is Coordinator of the Center for Studies in Exercise and Health since 2005 and the Director of the Masters Program in Exercise and Well-Being.
Behavior change in obesity treatment is his major focus of research. He began looking at the predictive power of several behavior change theories , and now he is narrowing his focus to the role of treatment changes in subjective well-being and body image variables as potential predictors of long-term weight loss. He presents his work regularly at ISBNPA, NAASO/The Obesity Society and in Sport and Exercise Psychology conferences. He has won a national prize as a young investigator in sport sciences and the work developed with his master thesis toped 2nd place at the European Young Investigator Award from the European Federation of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Presently his focus is on the exercise role on adolescent’s obesity. He works in the TOP project (Treatment of Pediatric Obesity - Tratamento da Obesidade Pediátrica) with the Obese Adolescent Consult at the Hospital de Santa Maria, which received a funding from the Portuguese Science Foundation for 2010-2013.
He is the Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology (SPPD), participated actively at the formation of the European Network of Young Specialist in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP).
Exercise Director at Club Clínica das Conchas
Invited lecuter in Physical Education Licenciate degree at ISCE
Sports Science Doctoral Student, Faculty of Human Kinetics of Technical University of Lisboa (FMH-UTL)
Master Degree in Exercise& Health, (FMH-UTL)
ACSM Health&Fitness Instructor
Researcher, prelector and author of works related to Shoulder Complex
Physical Exercise Specialist, Graduate of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University
of Lisbon (FMH-UTL), and certified by various international institutions, such as the National
Strength and Condition Association (USA). He worked several years as a personal trainer in
gyms, exercise and Capoeira teacher. He is currently a professor at the FMH-UTL, teaching in
the undergraduate degree in Sport Sciences, postgraduate and master's degrees, and is finalizing
his PhD in the area of biomechanics of stretching and flexibility. It is also administrator of the
Jogo Jogado, and mentor of its operations: Estica-te (www.estica-te.com) and Gnosies
(www.gnosies.com). He has authored numerous articles, books and frequent lecturer at seminars
She is Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the School of Health Alcoitão, Degree in Special Education
and Rehabilitation in 1996, the School of Human Kinetics Lisbon, Master in 2002 by the same
university on "Inter-relations between quadriceps strength and bone mineral density of the
tibia in older women active "and developed her PhD study on the topic" Effects of an exercise
program on the physical condition of patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy
underwent liver transplant "from 2006 to 2011.
She is physiotherapist and lecturer at the School of Health Technology of Lisbon (ESTeSL) on an
exclusive basis since 2003, assuming the role of Associate Professor in 2007 responsible for
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy disciplines I and II and for Exercise Physiology subjects in
courses of Physical Therapy, Cardiolopneumology and Orthopedics. She also participates in the
direction of the Research discipline in the courses Physical Therapy. She is the scientific coordinator of the School of ESTEL since 2013.
01/02/1981 - 28/02/1986 cardiology internship - Hospital de Santa Maria (Director- Prof. Fernando de Pádua).
01/01/83 - nowadays General Practioner (Chief of service )
Medical Director of Club Clínica das Conchas
Member of Fundação Suíça de Cardiologia, Association Suisse contre L'Hypertension, Fundação Portuguesa de Cardiologia ( consultor), Sociedade Portuguesa de Investigação sobre o Magnesio, Hypertension Study Group of Lisbon ARS; EACPR- European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation ( European Society of Cardiology ); Heart Failure Association of European Society of Cardiology