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Universitätsmedizin Essen
University of Calgary
The international Pediatric Oncology Exercise Guidelines (iPOEG)


Dear colleagues, partners, friends,

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the first edition of the Pediatric Exercise Oncology Congress. This is the first international congress focusing on physical activity and exercise for children and adolescents during and after cancer treatment. We are happy to announce that this new format will take place for FREE on April 7th and 8th 2022 in a virtual meeting. Join us on the mission to connect the exercise research community in pediatric oncology, to exchange experience, and increase visibility of this important field. This interactive congress is organized by the Network ActiveOncoKids, the University Hospital Essen, the Health and Wellness Lab of the University of Calgary, and the iPOEG Network and will bring together scientists from all over the world.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in April.

Dr. Miriam Götte & Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed

Invited Speaker

Jesper Frank Christensen, Assoc. Prof., PhD.

Donald Mabbott, PhD, C. Psych

Dr. Mabbott is Head of Neurosciences and Mental Health Program and Senior Scientist 
within the Research Institute at SickKids and a Professor in the Department of 
Psychology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mabbott received his PhD in developmental 
psychology at the University of Alberta in 1998 and then completed a post-doctoral 
fellowship in paediatric neuropsychology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His 
research focuses on harnessing endogenous brain plasticity for cognitive recovery.

His talk is about the role of physical exercise for cognitive recovery and brain repair in survivors of paediatric brain tumours.

Sabine Kesting, PhD

Amanda Wurz, PhD

Maxime Caru., PhD.

Christina Schindera, MD

Martin Kaj Friedh, PhD

Martin Kaj Friedh  is an exercise physiologist with a PhD in pediatric exercise oncology from Copenhagen University Hospital.

His talk is about the effects of peer involvement in physical activities during childhood cancer treatment. The talk will focus on percieved experiences of the children and the effects of the exercise program on cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength and physical performance. 




Deadline extension of the abstract submission

Deadline extension of the abstract ...

We are pleased to announce that you still have the opportunity to submit an abstract for the upcoming 1st PEOC. Due to the continuous challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for all ...

Registration is open!

Registration is open!

Free registration for the congress is open. Additionally you are invited to submit an abstract to contribute to the congress with your exciting research results. We are looking ...

University of Calgary
Universitätsmedizin Essen
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Netzwerk ActiveOncoKids
The international Pediatric Oncology Exercise Guidelines (iPOEG)
Current Oncology