HEART: Health, Exercise, Art


A Special Session on “HEART: Health, Exercise, Art”
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
1-4 May 2023, Athens Greece
Organized by the Sport, Exercise, & Kinesiology Unit of ATINER


The Sport, Exercise, & Kinesiology Unit of ATINER will hold a Special Session on “HEART: Health, Exercise, Art” as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences, 1-4 May 2023, Athens Greece.

In this special session, we welcome scholarly papers and presentations related to current trends in the field of Kinesiology, including different types of movement (e.g., physical activity, exercise, sports, dance and physical theater) and their relation to health, embodiment, and wisdom in decision making (e.g., phronesis) regarding how to live the good life. Embodied, holistic and expressive action will be explored within different exercise settings, including sports, recreation, rehabilitation, skill acquisition and learning, dance, and physical theater. Interdisciplinary, scholarly work (e.g., data-based research, concept-based papers, reviews, and commentaries) that can be applicable to a variety of populations, such as children and adolescents, adults, and older adults of different cultural backgrounds and ability levels is highly encouraged.

You may participate as, presenter of one paper or observer. Papers form this session will be considered in a Special Issue of the Athens Journal of Sports.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by 21 March 2023 to: Dr. Maria Kosma Head, Sports Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

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Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.