Modern lifestyle requires constant adaptation to changes and innovations. Environmental factors, behaviors, thoughts and emotions affect our brain, which in turn guides our learning, memory, body, regeneration after injuries and illnesses, ect. Digitization and e-learning, which make children‘s and adolescents‘ brain dependent on screens, has a major impact on psycho-physical health, behavior, socialization, emotions and, last but not least, knowledge. Science constantly reminds us that people need to invest their own effort, both physical and mental, to develop and maintain their abillities. It has been proven that the power of knowledge cannot be achieved through shortcuts, but through one's own efforts. However, as we have become an 'instant society‘, both, our skills as well as the functional level of knowledge have declined. Education and teaching are at a major turning point. How to make learning interesting for a child? How to actively involve him in the learning process? What is the active involvement of a child in the learning process? How to motivate him to look for his own paths to knowledge and achieve its functional level?
    Just as machines take over our physical abilities, a smartphone and a computer take over our mental abilities. (Dr. Manfred Spitzer) 
    So, what kind of future are we creating for our children and adolescents? Do we really want them to live in a digital, insensitive and instant environment flooded with unreliable information? We believe not! That is why at Fit we develop, research and create learning strategies for a healthy and bright future of our children and adolescents. Within the conference, together with world-renowned experts, we will illuminate the future of education and learning and present modern and high-quality learning strategies that will enable HEALTH AND KNOWLEDGE for all children and adolescents. And that is what, deep in our hearts, we all strive for. This path requires a great deal of effort, perseverance and learning. So let's start…

    Allow me to start the presentation of the conference by saying 'Science in practice and practice in science.' For more than 500 years scientists and their inventions have been (en)lightening the paths we should by walking down. And yet, the instant and easy life enfolds before us faster than the scientific discoveries are put into practice. Digitalisation, the Covid pandemic, economical crisis and so on strongly influence man’s abilities, both motorically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, personally as well as physically and leave him to deal with the aftermath. Have you ever asked yourself where we are and where we are going? What we have to and not what we should do?

    Several of the answers will be presented to you by the 2nd Fit4Kid international scientific conference, which on the international level connects education and medicine as well as science and practice and the other way around. The conference is an intertwinement of medical and educational contents. Selected invited speakers are going to put forward findings of medical science which are foundation and essence of teaching and learning in the contemporary world. Once again, we are welcoming internationally renowned experts in medicine and educational neuroscience, as well as some eminent international names which Slovenia has not hosted before. At the same time, the conference offers an abundance of high-quality practical examples.

    The event is unique, both in the field of education as well as medicine, and it would be a shame to miss it.

    We look forward to seeing you in Portorož!

    Barbara Konda, Bsc. Exe. Physiology


    Forma 3D

    Who is the Conference for?

    Experts in education

    • Primary and secondary school teachers and teachers in primary schools with adapted education programme,
    • Kindergarten teachers of the first and second age group as well as teachers of development departments,
    • Special education teachers, counsellors, psychologists, speech therapists,
    • Headteachers of primary and secondary schools and kindergartens,
    • Coaches,
    • Students of faculties of education,
    • Secondary school students with educational courses etc.

    Experts in medicine

    • Experts in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science,
    • Experts in the field of physiology, especially neurophysiology, developmental physiology, and sports physiology,
    • Medical doctors of psychiatry, family medicine, paediatricians, school physicians and others working with emotional-behavioural disorders, mental disorders and noncommunicable chronical diseases resulting from an inactive lifestyle,
    • Healthcare workers in paediatrics and school medicine,
    • Clinical psychologists,
    • Psychotherapists,
    • Medical students,
    • Secondary school healthcare students etc.

    General public

    • Parents and others interested in learning new teaching approaches and scientific findings in the field of educational neuroscience and other areas important in the development of a child/youth.