10 to 14 september 2019


Väven, Umeå

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Registration is open

Current calender can be downloaded for Outlook (isc-format) here

PWP History

The origins of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology (PWP) lie in a café in Berlin in 1967, a group of eight scientists met over a few litres of German beer. These pioneers decided to organise a small conference dedicated to pediatric work physiology in Dortmund, in 1968.

Meetings normally include delegates from about 30 countries and traditionally consists of  keynote lectures, free communications and 100-120 oral and poster presentations with an emphasis throughout on time for discussion of issues relating to the exercising child.

View of the Väven building from the southeast at day
Väven – Northern Scandinavia's leading place for meeting, experiences and culture.


In Väven, you will find excellent congress facilities. U&Me Hotel collaborates with P5 Meetings, Educations and Events and have the ability to grow throughout the cultural centre Väven.

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Every child and young person has the right to be physically active!

Change the Game

The aim of Change the Game is to increase physical literacy amongst children and young people. We believe being physically active is just as important as being able to read, write and count. Our goal is to get as many as possible to feel motivated and have the opportunity to be active.

Experience Umeå

Umeå is one of Sweden's fastest growing cities. The average age of the 116 900 people who live in Umeå is 38. They intend to increase their numbers – the goal is to pass the 200 000 figure before 2050. The city offers world-class art, drama, films, industries, music and research. It aims to attract more companies and break new construction records.

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Visit a performing arts centre at Norrlandsoperan symphony orchestra, opera, dance, music departments and a contemporary art gallery
Swimming hall with a single man in the pool
Have a relaxing spa at IKSU Spa Choose from gym, fitness classes, pool, hot springs, and sun room.
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Enjoy a fine dinner at Gotthards krog - one of the top ten coolest restaurants in the World (The Guardian 2015)

In Umeå we do things slightly different:

Go West!

If you want even more adventures, Go west! Here is the real wilderness, where you can hike, fish and hunt without seeing a single soul for days.

#1 in Sports Science

Sweden’s widest range of Sports Programmes, with 800 students, 250 whom are combining top-level sports with their studies. The school has research concerning Sports Education, Sports Psychology and Sports Medicine.