XVIII Seminar on Child Motor Development

​​​​​​​​XVIII (Portuguese) Child Motor Development Seminar (XVIII SDMC UMAIA) will take place in the City of Maia on November 23rd and 24th  2023, organized by the University of Maia.

This event, as in previous years, is intended as an opportunity to share and discuss research within the scope of Child Motor Development, which will be systematized into five themes:

  1. Development, Learning and Motor Control
  2. Motor Development in Contexts:
    1. ​Motor Development in Sports Training
    2. Motor Development in the School Environment
    3. Motor Development in Relation to Health
    4. Motor Development in the Community
  3. Disorders in Motor Development
  4. Pedagogical Intervention in Motor Development
  5. Affordances, Perception and Action

The XVIII SDMC UMAIA will feature national and international guest lecturers and it will be open for oral and poster presentations. This year, SDMC will collaborate with the International Motor Development ​Research Consortium​ – IMDRC. On November 23rd and 24th in the afternoon, sessions will be in hosted in English and broadcasted internationally for I-MDRC members only.

​The book Studies of Child Motor Development XVI will be published associated with the event. This issue will include the short reports research articles accepted from oral communications and posters.

This event is expected to involve researchers, professors and students from various Universities and Polytechnic Institutes in the country, but also represent a training opportunity for all professionals working in the field of motor development and learning in childhood.

We therefore call for the dissemination of the XVIII SDMC UMAIA and invite you to submit research and to be present in these days of sharing, discussing and training on children's motor development.


The Organizing Committee,

​Maria João Lagoa
Gustavo Silva
Carlos Carvalho
José Santos
Rui Araújo
Ana Sousa
Duarte Neto
Diogo Coutinho​​​​​



Guest Speakers​


Contact us 

XVIIISDMC@umaia.pt ​​​​​​