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Webinar on Clinical Medicine | The Effects of Exercise on Memory Function

Part of the Webinars on Clinical Medicine series
9 Apr 2021, 15:00 (CET)

Medicine, Memory Function, Cognitive Processes, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Clinical
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5th Webinar of Journal of Clinical Medicine - an Open Access Journal

The Effects of Exercise on Memory Function

Memory function is a complex cognition involving multiple cognitive processes. Given the importance of memory on daily functioning, along with age-associated changes in memory, it is critical to identify effective behaviors that can enhance memory and its underlying cognitive processes.
As hosted by the Journal of Clinical Medicine, this webinar event will provide the latest perspectives on the effects and mechanisms through which exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness can improve memory function.
The distinguished panel of scholars includes Dr. Marc Roig from McGill University, Dr. Phillip Tomporowski from the University of Georgia, Dr. Jennifer Etnier from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Paul Loprinzi from the University of Mississippi, and Dr. Michelle Voss from the University of Iowa.
This webinar is suitable for students, researchers and clinicians interested in furthering their understanding of the role of exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness on memory function.

Dr. Paul Loprinzi
Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management
University of Mississippi
University, MS, United States

Date: 9 April 2021

Time: 3:00pm CEST

Webinar ID: 865 0175 0362

Webinar Secretariat: jcm.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair: Dr. Paul Loprinzi

The following experts will present and talk:

Dr. Paul Loprinzi, University of Mississippi, United States

Paul Loprinzi (Ph.D., Oregon State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi. His epidemiological research focuses on the effects of physical activity on cognitive and cardiometabolic health, while his laboratory research examines the effects and mechanisms of exercise on memory function.

Dr. Marc Roig, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Roig is an Associate Professor at the School of Physical Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. He completed a Bachelor degree in Sports Science and Physical Therapy and graduate studies in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Sciences. He also has postdoctoral training in neurophysiology. Dr. Roig’s research program aims to gain insight into the mechanisms of brain plasticity that underlie the formation of memory for the development of novel and more effective strategies to optimize motor memory consolidation and skill learning in different populations. He is the director of the memory lab (https://memorylab.ca).

Dr. Phillip Tomporowski, University of Georgia, Athens, United States

Phillip D. Tomporowski (Ph.D., University of Mississippi) is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. His translational research focuses on the effects of chronic physical activity on children’s cognition and academic performance. His laboratory research examines the effects of acute bouts of exercise on long-term memory. Dr. Tomporowski serves on the Editorial Board of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Jennifer Etnier, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), United States

Dr. Jenny Etnier, Julia Taylor Morton Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), received degrees from the University of Tennessee (BS), UNC-Chapel Hill (MA), and Arizona State University (PhD). As Principal Investigator, she has received over $3.8 million in external funding and is currently conducting an R01 focused on the effects of physical activity on cognitive performance, blood-based biomarkers, and cerebral structure and function of adults with a family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Etnier has received awards for research (Senior Research Excellence Award from the School of Health and Human Sciences), teaching (UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student mentoring (UNCG Graduate School´s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award), and service (Department of Kinesiology HUMARTS Award). She served as President of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA), Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (JSEP), and Section Editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Dr. Etnier currently serves as an editorial board member for JAPA, JSEP, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, and she is the Senior Member-at-Large for the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Dr. Michelle Voss, University of Iowa, United States

Michelle W. Voss (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Associate Professor and Dean’s Scholar in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa, where she was recently awarded the Early Career Scholar of the Year Award. Her primary research interests include using a cognitive neuroscience approach to study how aging affects learning and memory, and how health behaviors like physical activity both affect and are affected by brain structure and function as we age. She has published over 100 scientific articles that are well-cited, and serves as a regular member on the NIH/NIA Neuroscience of Aging Clinical and Translational Research study section.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CET

Dr. Paul Loprinzi

Chair Introduction

3:00 – 3:05 pm

Dr. Marc Roig

Effects of Exercise on Procedural Memory: from Sports to Clinical Practice

3:05 – 3:20 pm

Dr. Phillip Tomporowski

Effects of Exercise on Episodic Memory Among Children

3:20 – 3:35 pm

Dr. Jennifer Etnier

Effects of Acute Exercise on Episodic Memory Among Young Adults: Timing of Exercise

3:35 – 3:50 pm

Dr. Paul Loprinzi

Mechanisms of Acute Exercise on Episodic Memory

3:50 – 4:05 pm

Dr. Michelle Voss

Effects of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Episodic Memory Systems in Older Adults

4:05 – 4:20 pm

Q&A Session

4:20 – 4:40 pm

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Paul Loprinzi

4:40 – 4:45 pm

Webinar Content

On Friday, 9 April 2021, MDPI and the Journal of Clinical Medicine organized the 5th webinar on Clinical Medicine, entitled "The Effects of Exercise on Memory Function".

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Dr. Paul Loprinzi. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi. His epidemiological research focuses on the effects of physical activity on cognitive and cardiometabolic health, while his laboratory research examines the effects and mechanisms of exercise on memory function. He also held the fourth and second last presentation of the webinar, entitled "Mechanisms of Acute Exercise on Episodic Memory".

The first speaker to kick off this webinar was Dr. Marc Roig, an Associate Professor at the School of Physical Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Roig’s research program aims to gain insight into the mechanisms of brain plasticity that underlie the formation of memory for the development of novel and more effective strategies to optimize motor memory consolidation and skill learning in different populations. His presentation was entitled “Effects of Exercise on Procedural Memory: from Sports to Clinical Practice”.

The second presentation with the title "Effects of Exercise on Episodic Memory Among Children" was held by Dr. Phillip Tomporowski from the University of Georgia (Athens, United States). His translational research focuses on the effects of chronic physical activity on children’s cognition and academic performance. His laboratory research examines the effects of acute bouts of exercise on long-term memory.

Dr. Jennifer Etnier from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG, United States) was the third speaker and her presentation was entitled “Effects of Acute Exercise on Episodic Memory Among Young Adults: Timing of Exercise”. She is currently conducting an R01 focused on the effects of physical activity on cognitive performance, blood-based biomarkers, and cerebral structure and function of adults with a family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The last presentation with the title "Effects of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Episodic Memory Systems in Older Adults" was held by Dr. Michelle Voss from the University of Iowa, United States. Her primary research interests include using a cognitive neuroscience approach to study how aging affects learning and memory, and how health behaviours like physical activity both affect and are affected by brain structure and function as we age.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on the Sciforum website.




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