He is a specialist in Cardiology (Graduate Assistant - Consultant level - in the Military Hospital) and Internal Medicine. He accumulates the position of Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon - Regent of Epidemiology and Clinical Epidemiology. He coordinates the study group of the Cardiovascular Risk Portuguese Society of Cardiology. He is a member of the Scientific Council and the editorial board of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology. He is also Deputy Editor of the Journal of Risk Factors. Course of Research: Oral communications / posters 98, 125 Publications, Lessons, Lectures, Round Tables 200
They are the representatives of Congress from the Commonwealth Scientific and Academic Institutions in Higher Education where he distinguished. A sort of extension of the spirit to PRACTICE within the faculties and institutes, promoting the application of activity and exercise as a therapeutic tool. They provide assistance in disseminating the scientific congress within its universe of students, encourage the submission of scientific research, and collaborate on scientific assessment of the jury as oral presentations and / or posters moderation
He is a physician specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology since February 1997 and since 2003. He holds a PhD in Medicine taken at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, in January 2007, specializing in Surgery / Orthopedics. He has functions of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon since April 2007. He is also a professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management, Portuguese Catholic University since 2005, in the course of "Graduate in Management of Health Units" and the Advanced Management Program in Health. He was president of the Knee section of SPOT - Society Portuguese Orthopedics and Traumatology in the biennium 2008-2009 and 2010-2011, and was a board member of the SPOT - Portuguese Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in 2008. In clinical terms he is Director of the Orthopedic Unit of the British Hospital - Lisbon XXI since September 2005. He is a member of the Clinical Management of Portugal Telecom - Health Care Association since December 2009, and Chairman of the General APEGSAÚDE - Portuguese Association of Health Engineering and Management since 2007. He was Director of the Emergency Service Center in West Lisbon Hospital 2006-2009.
Degree in Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Porto
Master of Sports Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra;
Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Coimbra;
Performs the duties of Professor of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra that accumulates with specialist at the Hospital of the University of Coimbra and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences UBI (UBI-FCS);
Coordinator of Ambulatory Surgery Unit of HUC (2008-2012);
Director of Area Management Integrated Surgical 2 of HUC (2010-2012);
Director of the Department of Orthopaedics of HUC (since 01/10/2011);
Researcher in the Department of Biomechanics at the University of Aveiro; In recent years he has researched into the biomechanical problems of the knee and computer-assisted surgery, having developed a new prototype of femoral stem in TKA and is developing a new concept of
patellofemoral arthroplasty and navigation in computer-assisted arthroscopic surgery;
Director of the Portuguese Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology;
Member and President of the Board of the Section of Pathology of the Knee SPOT between 1996 and 2005 (President 2001 to 2005);
Member-at-the larger ESSKA (2003-2004);
Secretary-General of the SPOT (2006 and 2009);
Peer-reviewer of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (IF = 4);
President of the Board of the Portuguese Society of Knee SPOT (2009-2011);
President-elect of the General Assembly of the SPOT (2012);
He won several awards and honors; He is the author of several articles published in Portugal and in International Journals.
He is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, with clinical activity in the University Hospitals of Coimbra. He teaches at the Faculty of Medicine - University of Coimbra. He is a member of the European Academy of Rehabilitation. His main lines of research are: pathology and rehabilitation of the knee, chronic low back pain and rehabilitation medicine, multiple sclerosis and rehabilitation medicine, physical agents / electrotherapy and rehabilitation medicine, medicine of physical activity.
Doctorate in Sports Science from the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (2005). Presently Francisco Saavedra, is Professor and Researcher at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD, Vila Real), Director of 3rd cycle (PhD) in Sport Science, University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD Vila real), Director of the 2nd cycle (Masters) in Sports Science, University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD, Vila real), Director of the Research Centre for Sport, Health and Human Development (CIDESD); Coordinator Research Group Health Research Centre for Sport, Health and Human Development (CIDESD). Francisco Saavedra, is involved in research projects focused on topics related to physical activity as a factor in health and wellness. His area of scientific interest focuses primarily by the study of energy expenditure in physical and sports activities and influence of factors, morphological, genetic and lifestyle throughout the life cycle
Dr. Mota earned his PhD in Sports Sciences at the Faculty of Sports Science at the University of
Porto in Portugal. He joined the faculty of the University of Porto as a Professor of Sports
Recreation and Leisure, serving as the Dean of Faculty during a two year appointment from
1996-1998. Currently Dr. Mota is Director of Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and
Leisure and Faculty’s President of General Assembly. A visiting Professor at several Brazilian
institutions, Dr. Mota is adviser for the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity
(MEXA-SE) and is involved in physical activity promotion networks including HEPA Europe and
IPEN. His primary area of work is in issues relating to physical activity, its health related effects,
and specifically its relationship with non- communicable diseases. Dr. Mota is also involved in
the development and implementation of programmes related to physical activity and health
promotion, and he has authored numerous peer reviewed publications.
Born in June 25, 1968 (Coimbra). After finishing the secondary school at Escola Secundária Infanta D.
Maria (1986), moved to Lisbon where completed a 5-year diplom in Sport Science and Physical
Education by the Technical University of Lisbon (1986-1991). Obtained the Master degree in Sport
Science by the University of Oporto (1993-1996). Earned a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for
Science & Technology and studied in Michigan State University as part of the PhD program in Sport
Science - obtained at the University of Coimbra (1998-2002). Since 1994, act as teaching staff member in
the Faculty of Sport Science and Physical Education at the University of Coimbra.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS:  Kinanthropometry and Auxology, 1st semester;  Motor
Development and Adaptation, 2nd semester;  Training Methods in Physical Conditioning, 1st
semester;  Youth Sports, 2nd semester.
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS:  Auxology and Motor Development, Msc in Biokinetics;  Energy
Expenditure and Physical Activity, Msc in Physical Activity in School Context and Msc in Exercise and
Health for Special Groups;  Lifespan and Leisure Physical Activities, Msc in Leisure and Local
Development;  Readiness and Talent in Elite Sports, Msc in Youth Sports.
Acted as coordinator of the International Office (2002-2008), President of the Pedagogic Board (2002-
2004), Vice-President of the Scientific Board (2004-2009) and President of the Assembly (2006-
2009). Currently, is coordinator of Research Center of Sport and Physical Activity (2009-2011), of the
Master in Youth Sports (2005-...), of the PhD in Sport Training (2008-...) and Vice-Dean (2009-2011).
Degree in Physical Education and Sports - Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education - University of Porto.
Master in Sport Science - Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education - University of Porto.
PhD in Physical Activity and Health - Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure - Faculty of Sport, University of Porto.
Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Maia
Director of the Research Center in Sport and Physical Activity - Instituto Superior da Maia
Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Minho University
He has taken his degree in Sport and Physical Education in the Institute of Sport Sciences and Physical Education of Maia (1998) with the Project: The Effects of two Resistance training programs in Tennis Players. He took his Master Science in Sport Sciences at the Spanish Olympic Committee, Madrid, Spain, with the dissertation: Endurance Training in Tennis Players (2001). He undertook a PhD in Sport Sciences Cum Laude at the University of Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, with the dissertation: Relationships between strength training and velocity in throwing, displacement and jumping (2007), which was awarded by its merit.Among his current scientific and/or professional activities one can highlight: Professor and Researcher at the University of Beira Interior in the Sport Sciences Department (UBI, Covilhã); Doctoral Program Director at University of Beira Interior in the Sport Sciences Department (UBI, Covilhã); Master Science Program Director at University of Beira Interior in the Sport Sciences Department (UBI, Covilhã); Lab Director of Human Movement at University of Beira Interior in the Sport Sciences Department (UBI, Covilhã).
His scientific domains are Sport Sciences, Resistance training, Strength and Energy Expenditure, Periodization in Power Events, Biomechanics among others.
Director, Associate Professor of the Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior - Polytechnic Institute
of Santarém (ESDRM-IPS)
Coordinator of the Master Degree in Physical Activity in Special Populations (ESDRM-IPS)
Neuromechanics of Human Movement group - Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Human
Performance - Faculty of Human Kinetics - Technical University of Lisbon (CIPER-FMH)
Scientific Board of the School of Gymnastics – Gymnastics Federation of Portugal (FGP)
Second Vice-Chair of the Standards Council - European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA)
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).
Auxiliar Professor at the University of Évora, graduated in Physical Education and Sport (FMH-UTL, 1992), European Master in Exercise and Health (FMH-UTL, 1999), European PhD (University of Extremadura - Spain, 2006). Is Director for the Department of Sport and Health at the University of Évora, Director of the Degree in Sports Science, Director of Master's Degree in Exercise and Health. Is a member of the Centre for Research in Sport, Health and Human Development. Keywords related to research: Whole Body Vibration; Elderly; Obesity; Bone Mineral Density; Body Composition
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
Director and professor of the Graduate Course in Physiotherapy
Lecturer at the Neurological Process of physiotherapy, clinical reasoning
President of the Pedagogical Council ESSA
Co-coordinator and professor of the Masters in Neurological Rehabilitation - especially for
physical therapists, organized in partnership with the Portuguese Catholic University (first
edition 2006-2008, 2nd edition 2007-2009)
Member of the Master of Physiotherapy ESSA
Representative Portuguese European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education
Ph.D. in Health Sciences - specialty in Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Health Sciences at
the Catholic University of Lisbon
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 a 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 participated in the
direction of the Research discipline in the courses Physical Therapy. She is the scientific coordinator of the School of ESTEL since 2013