International conference on healthiness and fitness across the lifespan
September 12–15, 2018 • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Congress details


Online Programme


Scientific programme

The scientific programme of HAL 2018 will be available for download as soon as it is finalised.

Conference participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of oral presentations, poster presentation and of 'practical' workshops. 

Certainly, a mix of theory and practice is welcome in addressing the conference topics; specifically movements used in all sports and dance. For convenience, presentation of practical workshops will be scheduled to take place in a multi-space gymnasium that is located next to the conference building.

It will focus on the most recent approaches and findings in the following nine topics:

  • Young physical activity, fitness and physical education
  • Active education
  • Social aspects of health and physical activity
  • Mental health and psychological well-being over the life span
  • Physical exercise and the brain
  • Healthy ageing
  • Neurological function and ageing
  • Neurodegenerative disease prevention
  • Health technology

The conference includes keynotes, working groups with introductory presentation, invited symposia, poster sessions, practical exercises, and demonstrations.