Invited Speakers
Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN
Founder and President, The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH)
Founding and Immediate Past President, BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS)
Co-Founder & Former President
Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
Vice President, Global Affairs & Research
HOPSports Inc., USA
Hong Kong-China

Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1985. he Previously served as the Head of Sports Science at the Hong Kong Sports Institute; Head and Principal Lecturer, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at The Education University of Hong Kong (former Hong Kong Institute of Education); and Professor, School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services, University of Northern Iowa, USA. Currently Professor Chin is the Vice President, Global Affairs and Research, HOPSports, Inc., USA. Prof. Chin’s research interests lie in integrated and holistic approaches in the promotion of active living in schools and communities through interdisciplinary approaches. An editor of 8 books and author of 200 publications in scientific and sports journals in English and Chinese, Professor Chin has given 205 keynote and invited presentations, and 90 conference presentations around the globe. A Fellow of AIESEP and Research Consortium of SHAPE America, he is one of the four Founders and Former President of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) and former Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science (AJESS) (2001-2015). Professor Chin is the senior Co-editor of the book Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice which has scholars from 40 countries contributing chapters on the new direction of physical education and health in their respective countries. In April 2015, Professor Chin was awarded the Medal of Manuel Gomes Tubino by FIEP for his contribution of global work in physical education. He is the Co-Founder and Immediate Past Founding President of the BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS) and is the Founder and President, for the Foundation For Global Community Health (GCH) in partnership with UN Global Sustainable Index Institute (UNGSII) to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Promotion of Sustaining Holistic Health through Physical Activity with Innovation and Creativity: Cases Studies in Global Perspectives

Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice (Chin & Edginton, 2014) involved 109 scholars of 67 universities & institutions from 40 countries contributing new directions for physical education and health in their respective countries. All authors without exception indicated that their countries have a childhood obesity problem, lacked enough physical activity and requested “changes” in physical education programming. The Foundation of Global Community Health (GCH), founded in 2017, serves as an illustration of the ways in which changes can occur. The mission of this foundation is “To Improve Community Health and Wellness Worldwide by Promoting Physical, Social and Emotional Health and Safety through Evidenced and Culturally Relevant School-Based Intervention Strategies.” The Online Streaming Brain Break (BB) project initiated by GCH has offered more than 300 BB videos to the world for free use. Future GCH global directions are aimed at promoting physical activity and health and linking with the Whole School, Whole Child and Whole Community (WSCC) with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG 17), especially “Goal 3, Health and Well-Being”, “Goal 4, Quality Education “ and Goal 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities (Smart Cities).” Dr. Chin will update discussions with other international forums and conferences focusing on interactive technology, community networking, model schools, and best practice through recent case studies in this presentation.

Prof. Dr. J. Hans DE RIDDER
President, BRICS Council of Exercise and Sport Science (BRICSCESS)
Senior Vice-President, ISAK
Board of Directors, The Foundation of Global Community Health (GCH)
Director, School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science
North-West University-Potchefstroom
South Africa

Prof. Dr. J. Hans de Ridder is the Director of the School of Human Movement Sciences at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is currently a C1 rated researcher of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. He was the receiver in 2002 of the Stals Award for Human Movement Sciences from the South African Academy for Science and Art for his exceptional contribution to kinanthropometry. In 2011 he was the receiver of the Albert Strating Award for Preventative Medicine, also from the South African Academy for Science and Art. At the age of 39 years, he was one of the youngest recipients of the Stals award and also the first in the history of the School of HMS at the North-West University in South Africa. In 2010 he reached a milestone in his research career, when his 50th post graduate student (M’s and Ph.D.’s) graduated. Currently a total of 66 students have completed their masters or doctoral studies under his guidance. He was the author or co-author of a total of 76 research articles published in subsidised academic journals. He is the Senior Vice-President, ISAK; Member of the Board of Directors of the GCH Foundation; President, GoFPEP 2014 and the Founder Secretary-General and current President of the BRICS Council of Exercise and Sport Science. He was also the president of the BRICSCESS 2019 congress in Cape Town. He is married to Elsie, a math teacher, and they have three children Elé, De Wet and Maret.

South Africa’s Most Active Cities: Exercise is Medicine

More than 5 million deaths globally could be avoided each year, if people moved regularly, and more needs to be done to improve these statistics. Globally, one in four adults is not active enough and 10% of people die from causes related to a lack of physical activity. In South Africa, one in every two adults don’t move enough, which is more than double the global average of 23%. This makes South Africa one of the most inactive countries in the world. Looking at South African cities, when it comes to physical activity, Cape Town comes out on top as the most active city, with Johannesburg and Pretoria a close second and third place. This is followed by Durban and Port Elizabeth, with Bloemfontein at the back, 35% behind Cape Town’s lead. The Index is based on physical activity data, which includes gym workouts, steps tracked and outdoor activities completed. Qualifying outdoor activities that inform this report include race events (running, swimming, cycling, canoeing, paddling, surf ski, multi-sport events and obstacle course races), parkrun and myrun. After Cape Town, Johannesburg scores highest in this category, 8% away from first place. Step tracking looks at qualifying step data (5,000 steps or more) from both fitness apps and devices over a year, relative to population size. When it comes to this metric, Pretoria has stepped up to second place while Durban drops two rankings, to fourth place. Unfortunately, inactivity in South Africa has not really improved since 2001. Exercise is a surprisingly simple antidote to lifestyle-related illnesses. It may in fact be more important than medicine when it comes to sustaining good health. Understanding this behaviour better and creating an environment that encourages healthier lifestyles, is therefore of great importance.

Prof. Dr. Gıyasettin DEMİRHAN
Board of Directors, The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH)
Board of Directors, World Leisure Organization (WLO)
Former Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences, Hacettepe University
Former President of Turkish Sport Sciences Association
Head of Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Hacettepe University

Prof. Dr. Gıyasettin Demirhan is working at Hacettepe University Faculty of Sport Sciences. He is a member of some international scientific associations like Turkish Olympic Committee, Turkish Sport Sciences Association, AIESEP, FIEP, WLO. Currently, his research interests are critical thinking, attitude, instructional technology in PE and sports, physical activity, academic performance & cognitive functions, risk perception in outdoor-adventure sports & activities. He published 28 articles in international refereed journals and 50 articles in national refereed journals. Also, he has two books and 18 book chapters in English & Turkish. He presented more than 130 papers in international and national scientific meetings and completed 18 international and national scientific projects in his own research field. He was a keynote and invited speaker at many national and international scientific meetings. Also, he organized many international and national scientific meetings.

Physical Activity Guidelines and Physician Views: The Case of Turkey

The purpose of this presentation is to examine the views of physicians regarding physical activity guidelines. As is known, World Health Organization (WHO) and almost every country prepare Physical Activity Guidelines. However, most people do not follow these guidelines. Moreover, they are not physically active. This situation is also emphasized in WHO's 2020-2030 Guidelines. However, it is known that physical inactivity ranks fourth among non-communicable disease risk factors that cause death. Whereas, physical activity is an inexpensive and effective method to prevent many diseases. At this point, medical doctors who are working in primary health care services can play an effective role. Medical doctors need to be trained in physical activity and exercise during or after medical education years to recommend an exercise prescription. However, research does not support this. For example, according to the results of the research conducted with medical doctors in Turkey, it can be said that Turkish medical doctors know the benefits of physical activity and recommend simple, easy, low-risk physical activities to their patients. Although half of them participated in regular physical activity, more than half of them had no physical activity habits. They said that they did not have sufficient knowledge and expertise in prescribing physical activity and exercise. This situation does not support Health and Well-being Goal (Goal 3) which is among United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. However, in every country, medical doctors should do studies that support this goal through physical activity.

Distinguished Emeritus Prof. Dr. J. Larry DURSTINE
Past President, ACSM (2005-2006)
Department of Exercise Science
University of South Carolina

Prof. Dr. J. Larry Durstine, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Durstine earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology/Biochemistry and Medical Physiology from the University of Toledo and The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He has published over 100 referred research manuscripts, has written-edited nine professional books, and written more than 40 book chapters. His primary research area is the evaluation of physical activity, regularly practiced exercise, and the impact of a single exercise session on blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations. He has also evaluated the relationship between exercise and novel cardiovascular disease risk factors such as C-reactive protein and Lp(a). Throughout his career, Dr. Durstine has sought to better understand the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of chronic disease. For most diseases, daily physical activity or prescribed exercise reduce disease risk by impacting primary disease prevention and secondary disease treatment. Dr. Durstine is committed to daily exercise, ran competitively in high school and college, and continues every day to exercise for “the health of it.”

Chronic Disease in Euro-Asia Adults and Children: Physical Activity and Exercise

Cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and kidney disease incidence is increasing. This increase incidence is occurring in Euro-Asia and globally and has become a primary focus of the World Health Organization. Chronic diseases exert an enormous economic and public health impact, and with these rising incident rates, greater attention is being paid to adding physical activity (PA) and exercise to the comprehensive medical disease management plan. Daily PA and/or prescribed exercise programming are low cost and are known to have a tremendous positive impact on primary disease prevention and secondary disease treatment. The health benefits provided by these programs reduce chronic disease risk. With the advent of modern technologic and scientific advancements, daily PA and/or prescribed exercise are becoming an essential part of the disease medical management plan. In many medical settings, exercise is viewed by health professionals as a medicine. A leading concern are children who suffer from chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease. Now, these diseases are found in children causing a lifelong heritage of unhealthy living. This presentation offers information regarding the increasing disease incidents in Euro-Asia countries, chronic adult and childhood diseases trends, the health benefits of PA and exercise, and to encourage PA and planned exercise across the lifespan.

Prof. Dr. Verónica Violant HOLZ
President, ICPESS 2022-Barcelona
Chief Investigator, The Acknowledged Research Group (SGR, 806): Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Paediatrics
Department of Didactic and Educational Organization
Faculty of Education,
University of Barcelona

Prof. Dr. Verónica Violant Holz, PhD in Psychology, graduated in Clinical Psychology from Comillas Pontificia University and in Education (BEd) from Ramon Llull University. She has been developing her career as a professor and researcher for more than 20 years in the fields of Creativity and Health in Hospital Pedagogy. She is the vice-president of ASOCREA-Creativity Association. She has also written over 40 books and chapters of books, several publications about care during childhood and adolescence in illness condition, and over 23 indexed articles that are available in databases such as JCR-Social Sciences Citation Index and the relative Index’s. Her last publication under her direction is a collection of five books about Hospital Pedagogy published by Editorial Aljibe (Spain). She coordinates the new project from Octaedro editorial: Educate, growing in health. Furthermore, she received the Diamond award in Research, from the World Wide Awards in Science Eureka in 2012 in Cuba.

Health and Quality of Life in the Hospital and Home Environments: Case Studies in Spain

The current new care-educational paradigm based on inclusion is focused and centred on the development of both children and families whose goal is to achieve a good quality of life. This new paradigm is based on a health concept defined by Boers and Jentoft in 2015 as the resilience or capacity to cope, and to maintain and restore one’s integrity, equilibrium, and sense of wellbeing in three domains: physical, mental, and social; and a hospital pedagogy (HP) concept visualized as the key to prevent and promote health in hospital and home environments. This presentation points out the best practices related to Spain and to afford several collectives with risk due to different factors that can be related the following UNSDG, specifically goals 3, 4 and 11. Hospital pedagogy field and its requirements to promote the time when the patient is found in a situation of vulnerability because of an illness are considered. The presentation focuses also on the bases on WSCC and the Foundation of GCH as models to develop best practices regarding school-based well-being programs in cooperation with an international network improving efficiencies and better health and education for students. International Observatory in HP network is also a good example for the promotion of research, training, advice, and scientific knowledge in HP and to promote community actions that respond to the rights and welfare defended in the Rights of Children in accordance with the UNSDG-2030 agenda. It is important to acknowledge the main benefits of the implementation of these best practices to prevent and promote the quality of life in people with health conditions or at risk of being hospitalized. Physical activity has a privilege position to help this population and it is ideal to achieve it.

Prof. Dr. Rajesh KUMAR
Board of Directors, BRICSCESS
President, International Federation of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Science Association (IFPEFSSA)
Secretary General, Indian Federation of Computer Science in Sports
Principal and Head, University College of Physical Education
Osmania University

Prof. Dr. Rajesh Kumar is a Principal and Chairman at University College of Physical Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad, T.S. India. He is the President, International Federation of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Science Association and Secretary General, Indian Federation of Computer Science in Sports Former Board of Director, International Association of Computer Science in Sports. He is a International Master Athlete participated in the World Masters Athletics Championships and Asian Masters Athletics Championships many times. He is Indian Athletics Team Coach in the 30th World Universiade held at Napoli, Italy from 2nd to 14th July 2019. Chief Delegation of Osmania University Chess Team in the Asian Universities Chess Championships held at Tagaytay City, Philippines from 26 May to 2 June 2018.He is a Manager of Indian Sepak Takraw Mens Team which Secured Bronze Medal in the Sepak Takraw World Cup championships..He is IAAF Level 1 Technical Official officiated in the major International Athletics Meets. His area of Research is sports training and contributed many papers in the International reputed Journals. He has received Best Professor in Physical Education Studies by Dewang Mehta National Edn. Awards 2019.

Sporting Activities among Schools is the Basic Foundation for Development of the Future Champions of India

Physical activity in the schools is the key ingredient for a healthy life style of a student.School health and sports programs, for kindergarten through high school need to implement a long-term athletic development to have a basic foundation of sports to build future champions of the country. Sporting activities at school level plays the main role in the identification of talent and selection of sport of a child at school and college level to guide for the correct coaching in becoming the future champions of the country. Sport programs and coaches resort to overemphasizing competition and related sport skills. From a coach’s standpoint, there is need for practical, functional, and sequential athlete document that will provide coaches with best practices for the development of strength, flexibility, and stability in their athletes at correct age at school level to develop the motor qualities and skills. This programme of sports must include to identify the talent and to give correct coaching of a student to become the future champions of the country. The study has conducted among the 50 International level Sports of Telangana State Persons through the questionnaire those who have participated in Olympics, Asian Games and other International tournaments. All the sports persons has recommended they become champion at International level due to the sports activities programmes in early age and at school level has put them in proper sports and given a chance to become the future champions of the country. Hence it is recommended that sporting activities is a basic foundation and to plan and implement well to make the future champions of the country.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazan YARDIM, MD
Turkish Ministry of Health
Public Health General Directorate
Head of Nutrition & Physical Activity Department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazan Yardım, University degree from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1993. Public Health Specialist degree from Hacettepe University Medical Faculty Public Health Department in 2002. Associate Professor degree in Public Health in 2012. Demography Master Secience (MS) Degree from Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in 2021. She has assumed responsibilities in many activities as principal investigator or program coordinator in the national health programmes, projects and surveys (i.e. National Burden of Disease & Cost Effectiveness Study 2003; Turkey Chronic Disease and Risk Factors Study 2011, Turkey Childhood Obesity Survey 2013 and 2016 (COSITUR), Turkey Nutrition and Health Survey 2017. She has worked in the development of Ministry of Health Strategic and Action Plans. According to Google Scholar she has over 2000 citations with h-index of 15. She has attended in many congresses and symposiums with oral and poster presentetions. She is member of Public Health Specialist Association, National Food Codex Council and Turkey Public Health Institutions Presidency, Chronic Disease Institute Scientific Committee.

Tackling Obesity and Physical Activity: Turkey Exprience

Obesity is one of the adult and childhood public health concerns in Turkey just like in the world. Over 15 years old obesity, overweight, physical inactivity prevalence are 31.5%, 34.5% and 42.1% respectively. Childhood obesity are 25% in 7-8 ages, 10.5% in secondary school, 5.6 % in high school children. NCDs are most important cause of mortality and burden of diseses in Turkey. Physical inactivity is the one of major risk factor for obesity and NCDs. Reducing inactivity in society is one of the priority targets at the Turkish Ministry of Health Strategic Plan. An updated “Healthy Nutrition and Active Life Program Action Plan 2019-2023 has been implemented since 2010. Intervention priorities are physical activity promotion, changing the built environment, school-based interventions. Physical activity promotions means awareness and advocacy events, public education and public spots. Changing the built environment efforts include to encourage on bicycle roads, public transport, increasing green space. School-based interventions are increasing physical activity through curriculum. In the first three grades in primary schools one hour “physical education and games lessons are included everyday. In secondary schools there are 2 hours of mandatory and 2 hours of voluntary physical education and sports lessons per week. In high schools there are mandatory or voluntary 2 or one hour physical education and sports lessons depending on the type of school. Implemented Fitness Gram Card 2 times (15 Sep- 15 Oct ve 15 April-15 May) a year has been done shuttle, curl-up, back-saver sit and reach exercises, body weight, height BKI (z Score) measurements. Developed Physical Activity Clinical Guidline for Adults and Children on NCDs. PA Guidline also developed for adults, children, parents and teachers, elderly people and disable people. Healty Living Centers established at primary health care include physiotherapist and exercises rooms. Struggle for physical inactivity should be make inresectoral approach.