Keynote Speakers

List of Keynote Speakers










Prof. Dr. James TANGKUDUNG
Full Professor of Sport Medicine
Sport Science Faculty
University Negeri Jakarta

Prof. Dr. James Tangkudung  is a professor in the Sport Science Faculty, Universitas Negeri Jakarta. He is a Doctor specialized in Sport Medicine, with a Doctoral Degree developed on Exercise Physiology. He is graduated from Frankfurt University Germany He is study sport medicine, International meeting has following representing from sport ministry He has also been a member of the sport medicine USA and Germany, He has been the Deputy sport Science in Sport Ministry for more than four Years, He also served as a High Performance Director at the program PRIMA (2016) and took part in athlete preparation in PRIMA. He was appointed as a deputy of CDM at Youth Olympic Nanjing China (2014), a deputy of CDM at SEA Games 2015 Singapore, and a coordinator sport medicine at the Asian University Games 2016 Singapore He had been coordinator doctoral degree program in post graduated during two periods too. Also He had been the leader in ICPESS 2015 in Jakarta. Currently he also the coordinator sport medicine in Indonesia which help National athlete to perform high level in International event. Sport and heathy life is his concern during corona virus surge in Indonesia and around the world.

Sports Against Corona Virus

Research in Sports Science finds that moderate 30 minutes of sports or physical exercises every day have a Physical and Psychosocial Effect to our human body, especially against Infections and Diseases. Physical exercises and activities enhance Antibody; Immunoglobulin Ig.M, IG. G, Ig.D, IG. A; and B- Lymphocytes, T- Lymphocytes. (Steindorf and Wiskemann 2012). Cardio Respiratory effects through max. Oxygen. Inhalation through sports exercises will make our body to be fit and healthier. With maximum oxygen inhalation of the red blood cells with Hemoglobin will bind faster more Oxygen Hb.O2 in the body than the Corona Virus, who’s likely to hijack the Hemoglobin to be Hb.CoV.2 and make less oxygen in all the body through the blood circulation and make infection in lungs, heart, brain, and kidney and so on. Circulation and adequate blood supply into the body will automatically maintain the body’s immune system and will be ready to fight with anyone who will disrupt the stability of the body. How important it is to maintain our body’s fitness to fight the corona virus by carrying out physical activities through maximal oxygen delivery into the lungs which will push blood from the heart throughout the body so that it will strengthen the anti-body in the body to reject all poisons that will damage our respiratory system such as the corona virus.











Prof. Larry Durstine, FACSM, FAACVPR, FNAK
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Exercise Science
University of South Carolina

Prof. Dr. Larry Durstine is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. Before arriving at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Durstine earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology/Biochemistry and Medical Physiology from the University of Toledo and The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He has published 100 referred research manuscripts and has written and edited nine professional books and more than 40 book chapters. His primary research area is the evaluation of physical activity, regularly practiced exercise, and the impact of a single exercise session on blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations. He has other research interest including the evaluation of the relationships between exercise and novel cardiovascular disease risk factors such as C-reactive protein and Lp(a). Throughout his career, Dr. Durstine has sought to understand the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of chronic disease. For most diseases daily, physical activity or prescribed exercise will reduce disease risk while having a tremendous impact on primary and secondary disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Durstine has a strong commitment to daily exercise, has run competitively in high school and college, and continues every day to exercise for “the health of it.”

Physical Activity and Exercise impact on Chronic Disease in Adults and Children

The increase in the incidents of many chronic diseases to include cardiovascular, pulmonary, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and kidney disease is presently occurring in most countries of the world and is a primary focus of the World Health Organization. These diseases extract an enormous economic and public health toll, and because of rising incident rates, greater attention is being paid to the comprehensive medical management of disease. Daily physical activity and/or prescribed exercise programming are low cost and are known to have a tremendous positive impact on primary disease prevention and secondary disease treatment by providing health benefits such as reduced risk for chronic health conditions. As a result of research advancements, daily physical activity and/or prescribed exercise programming has become an essential part of the disease medical management plan, and exercise is presently being viewed by health professionals as a medicine. A chief concern is that children who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes that once were considered adult diseases and because these diseases are now being encountered at an earlier age, an unwanted lasting legacy of being unhealthy is to follow these youth into their adult life. The purpose of this presentation is to present information regarding the increasing incidents and trends for chronic adult and childhood diseases, the health benefits of physical activity and exercise, and to encourage physical activity and planned exercise across the lifespan.








Prof. Dr. Gudrun DOLL-TEPPER
Vice-President, German Olympic Sports Confederation
Chairperson, German Olympic Academy
Adviser, Past President and Honorary President, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
Professor of Sport Science/Inclusive Education
Department of Education and Psychology
Freie Universitaet Berlin

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper is a professor in the Department of Education and Psychology at Freie Universitaet Berlin. She received her master’s degree and doctorate at Freie Universitaet Berlin and her postdoctorate degree (”Habilitation”) at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt/Main. Her research interests include the inclusion of persons with disabilities in physical education and sport, the role of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, equal opportunity and participation of girls and women in physical education and sport, and different approaches to talent identification and development in sport. She has written numerous articles in these areas. Dr. Doll-Tepper was President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) from 1997 to 2008. Since 2009 she has been honorary member and special adviser of ICSSPE and in 2016 she was elected Honorary President of ICSSPE. In 2006 she was elected Vice-President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation and since 2007 she has been Chairperson of the German Olympic Academy. In 2005 she received a doctor of laws h.c. from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and in 2008 a doctor h.c. from KU Leuven (Belgium). She was awarded with several prestigious international and national awards, including the FIEP Gold Cross of Honor of Physical Education, the Paralympic Order of the IPC. She is an International Advisor of the Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS) and of the BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science (BRICSCESS).

Promoting Healthy Behavior and Physical Activity in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Studies and Olympic Day Digit@l in Germany

Within a very short period of time in March 2020 many countries world-wide mandated a lockdown which led to enormous changes in the lives of all people. Kindergartens, schools, universities, public and private organizations and institutions were either fully closed or sent their staff into home office. This had a very serious impact on the lives of all people, and in particular on everyday life of children and youth. During the weeks in which they had to stay at home, schools and sport clubs offered online programs in order to provide opportunities for physical activity. Almost all sporting events were cancelled, postponed or presented in a digital format. An example from Germany will be shared: Every year on June 23, people around the world celebrate the Olympic Day, in honor of the foundation of the International Olympic Committee. Usually this is a very colorful event bringing together over 4000 students on the premises of the German Sport & Olympic Museum. Due to the corona virus pandemic the new motto for June 2020 was “Olympic Day goes online”. A variety of activities were offered, including a kilometer run bringing together young people and Team Germany athletes. Teaching material for primary and secondary schools focusing on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were published online. Currently, preparations are underway for the 2021 edition of the Olympic Day including new elements and formats to encourage participation in physical activities, games and sport. The presentation will include a critical analysis of initiatives and programs set up during the times of the pandemic.











Past President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Prof. Dr. Steve Kopecky, MD is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. After his training at Mayo Clinic, he started in Mayo’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory doing interventional procedures and in the Coronary Care Unit treating myocardial infarctions. He is now focused on cardiovascular disease prevention. He has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals and has received multiple “Teacher of the Year” awards from Mayo’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine. His research interests include the role of lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and proper nutrition play in risk prediction and the development of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Kopecky is a Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and is the 2013 recipient of the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award given by the International Academy of Cardiology for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

The Nidus for Non-Communicable Disease Begins in Childhood

The risk factors for the major non communicable diseases (NCD’s) that account for the majority of the world’s deaths begin in childhood. The predominant NCDs are cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The risk factors leading to these NCD’s are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle and lack of vigorous physical activity, exposure to excess pollutants such as tobacco, excess intake of alcohol, inadequate management of stress with suboptimal social support, and lack of adequate sleep. While the NCDs primarily manifest in mid and later life, the beginnings start in childhood. Studies have revealed that dietary habits are formed in childhood before the age of 10 years and physical activity patterns are often times set early in the 2nd decade of life. In addition, exposure to stress in childhood and adolescent years predisposes individuals to unhealthy lifestyle habits later in life. Initiation of tobacco use in the mid teenage years is often associated with lifelong addiction. Other forms of pollution such as ambient smoke, environmental air pollution, and carcinogen exposure is most damaging when occurring early in life. Screen time addiction, so prevalent in young adulthood can trace its beginnings to early childhood. Children often learn how to manage a smart phone before they learn how to walk or call their mother’s name. The majority of our lifestyle habits as adults are habitual in that we perform them as habits which are usually learned much earlier in life. It has been shown that changing a habit is extremely difficult for adults and that learning a correct lifestyle habits as a child leads to a lifetime reduction in the occurrence of NCD’s. This presentation will discuss the major lifestyle habits developed in childhood, their effect on the occurrence of NCD’s, and ways to develop them properly with efforts at the level of the individual, the family, schools, businesses, and both local and national governments.

Prof. Dr. Verónica Violant HOLZ

President, 7th ICPESS 2022-Barcelona
Chief Investigator, The Acknowledged Research Group (SGR, 806): Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Paediatrics
Department of Didactic and Educational Organization
Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona

Prof. Verónica Violant Holz, PhD in Psychology, graduated in Clinical Psychology from Comillas Pontificia University and in Education (BEd) from Ramon Llull University. She has been developing her career as a professor and researcher for more than 20 years in the fields of Creativity and Health in Hospital Pedagogy. She is the vice-president of ASOCREA-Creativity Association. She has also written over 40 books and chapters of books, several publications about care during childhood and adolescence in illness condition, and over 23 indexed articles that are available in databases such as JCR-Social Sciences Citation Index and the relative Index’s. Her last publication under her direction is a collection of five books about Hospital Pedagogy published by Editorial Aljibe (Spain). She coordinates the new project from Octaedro editorial: Educate, growing in health. Furthermore, she received the Diamond award in Research, from the World Wide Awards in Science Eureka in 2012 in Cuba.

Creative Competence as a Learning Strategy and Body-awareness as an AllyHealth and Quality of Life in the Hospital and Home Environments

To talk about learning strategies is to talk about the way that we want learning to happen to each of us. This following talk presents the creativity concept from the voice of different researchers and proposes fundamental indicators of creativity; for example, flexibility, originality, as elements that influence the resilient competence to some extent. This competence is essential to be shared and taught in times of crisis such as when an individual is ill or hospitalized, or in the current COVID19 pandemic. Body-awareness as a human dimension is one of our greatest allies in the contexts of hospitalization and convalescence. Both contexts can be risk factors or protective factors for our health and quality of life. This presentation talks about the strategies that can be developed to aid the integration of these practices into our life. Creativity, body-awareness, didactic strategies, and resilience focused on illness throughout life are the concepts that guide this presentation.














President, Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Director
Former Head, Physical Education & Sports Science
National Institute of Education
Former Programme Director, Sport Science & Management
Nanyang Technological University

Assoc Prof. Dr. G. Balasekaran is an Associate Professor at the Physical Education & Sports Science academic group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research projects include physiological responses in exercise and adaptations to health and sports performance, also investigating the influence of genetic factors on exercise related outcomes. He is currently actively involved in investigating physiological predictors of human performance. In addition, he is very well versed in the knowledge of sports science and its application in track & field. Dr Bala obtained his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and did his Post-Doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics in the same University. He has published many research papers, abstracts, proceedings papers and book chapters in mostly first rated journals and books in the area of Sports Science. His involvement in the international and local scene is extensive as epitomized by his involvement with a number of Sports Science, Physical Education and Sport management associations. Currently he is the Presdient of ACESS. Dr Bala had represented Singapore in numerous long distance running events and had excelled and won numerous medals in various international and local meets. He had also raced in the various States and Regional College meets in the USA, most notably qualified, and raced in the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cross-country championships in USA at Humboldt University. Currently he is a volunteer coach, coaching national long distance athletes – coached athletes to national records. He is also a member of the Singapore Brain Breaks project in collaboration with Fuhua Primary School and other primary schools to make it a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSGD) laboratory in Singapore.

The Effects of Large Exercise-Induced Training on Young Obese Males and A Follow-Up After Cessation of Training

Obesity has been an ongoing worldwide issue and various training methods have been proven to reduce weight loss. The initial part of this study investigated whether weight loss induced by exercise on young obese males had an effect on abdominal fat. The follow-up study investigated the effect of fat distribution in the same male group following the cessation of training. Thirty obese males (age: 19.8 ± 0.6 years) participated in the regimented training (RT), another 30 obese males (age: 19.2 ± 1.3 years) were monitored as the control group (CG) with no training. Fat mass, fat free mass (FFM) and body fat percentage (BF%) were measured using skinfold. Results indicated significant reduction in weight loss (12.0 ± 3.6 kg, p < 0.001). Additionally, there were positive significant differences between pre- and post-test for FFM, waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC) and waist-hip-ratio (WHR) (p<0.001). In the follow-up study, 20 males continued to participate. Medical risk factors were measured from 12-hour fasting blood samples collected 48 hours after the last exercise. Participants regained back 3.7 ± 5.2 kg with significant increases found in HC (6%), WC (7%), intra-abdominal (23%), subcutaneous fat (20%), total cholesterol levels (7%) and WHR (7%). There were no changes in the rest of the metabolic variables. Hence, exercise-induced training has significant positive results in obese adults. Mild weight regained after cessation of training may not necessarily be negative to them. Therefore, it is important for them to be educated in proper training to maintain long-term weight loss.