We were delighted to announce that Abu Dhabi, UAE had been selected as the host city for the ISPAH Congress in 23-26 October 2022. The decision was made by the ISPAH Board after a compelling bid was submitted by the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center under the Department of Health- Abu Dhabi with the support of Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Department of Community Development, National Health Insurance Company-Daman, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and a consortium of universities and public and private sector partners. Key influencing factors were accessibility for delegates, modern infrastructure, and a Team Abu Dhabi approach.
Directed by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the emirate has a unified approach towards the advancement of society. With enthusiastic and highly experienced partners the emirate is spearheading a destination wide approach to creating and operating the event and to the success of its short and long term goals. The vision was to use this conference to transform Public Health through innovative research and practice. Abu Dhabi is the place where we can make the translation from research to real life.
The development of the United Arab Emirates, and Abu Dhabi in particular, has been largely focused on bringing the very best to its people. Whether this is in the realm of environment, art and culture, or education, Abu Dhabi strives to be a world leader with an emphasis on excellence throughout.From a policy perspective, the congress will support to mobilize resources to ensure that promotion of physical activity is a public health priority. Hopefully, this collective efforts of hosting and presenting state of the art research about physical activity will help to initiate progressive, large-scale, multilevel interventions, and help implement physical activity promoting policies, interventions and activities both in Abu Dhabi and in the wider region.
If you are an ISPAH member from a low- or middle-income country, you can apply for a scholarship to cover your registration and travel costs.
To be eligible, you must be living and working in, and funded by an institution or organisation in a low- or middle-income country; or maybe living and working in a high-income country but funded by an institution or organisation in a low- or middle-income country (as recognised by the World Bank). Applications from females and those with caring responsibilities are particularly welcomed.
Please note: We advise all applicants to read the guidelines using the button below before completing their application
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