From Active Childhood to Healthy Aging

5th International Scientific Conference

Novi Sad, Serbia, April 11th – 13th 2019

Welcome to Novi Sad, Serbia, April 11th – 13th 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 5th International Scientific Conference: Exercise and Quality of Life 2019: From Active Childhood to Healthy Aging. The Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Novi Sad, Serbia, from April 11-13, 2019. Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture 2021 and European Youth Capital 2019, is the city of culture, science, innovation, sports, and youth. The Faculty of Sport and Physical Education warmly welcomes researchers from different scientific fields in order to enhance better understanding of the relationship between physical activity and quality of life. EQOL 2019 encompasses a rich scientific program of oral and poster presentations and invited lectures, with leading international experts presenting cutting-edge knowledge in their area of expertise.

From Active Childhood to Healthy Aging

Exercise and Quality of Life 2019: From Active Childhood to Healthy Aging aims to provide the latest scientific and professional insights, present recent findings and share experiences in exercise and health sciences, with a special emphasis given to the importance of lifelong exercise and the quality of life, highlighting biological, medical and psychosocial factors of quality of life. The Conference covers wide range of topics, including quality of life research, exercise and sport science, physical education, medicine, rehabilitation, healthy aging, psychology, biomechanics and motor control.

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

The conference abstracts will be published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, a peer-reviewed journal from Springer Nature group, with an annual readership of 230,850 visitors to the online journal. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is abstracted/indexed in PubMed Central, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source, EBSCO SPORTDiscus, EBSCO TOC Premier, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Health Reference Center Academic, OCLC, ProQuest – Summon.

Invited Speakers


James S. Skinner

Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, United States



Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway



Francisco B. Ortega

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Spain



Višnja Đorđić

Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Serbia



Irena Valantine

Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania



Włodzimierz Starosta

Institute of Sport in Warsaw, Poland



Antonino Bianco

University of Palermo, Italy



Sanja Šalaj

Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia



Dejan Magoc

Department of Health Sciences, Stetson University, Florida, USA


Sanja Music Milanovic

Croatian Institute for Public Health, Croatia

Jozef Betlehem

University of Pécs, Hungary

Finn Berggren

HEPA Europe SC Member, Gerlev Physical Education and Sports Academy, Danmark

Young Scientists Award

Three oral and poster presentations of young scientists (under 35 years of age) will be awarded with the IASK President Cup and N.A. Bernstein Medals