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Abu Dhabi 2022

Abu Dhabi 2022

We are delighted to announce that Abu Dhabi, UAE has been selected as the host city for the ISPAH Congress in 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 is 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.

With three diverse destinations in just one Emirate, Abu Dhabi is a truly extraordinary destination. It is a destination where respect for the past informs the present and shapes the future. This is a diverse emirate with desertscapes, oases, mountain heights, fabulous beaches, warm, clear waters, desert islands, an ancient heritage city and a modern, cosmopolitan capital city. It’s a destination of historic buildings, thrilling headline
attractions, engaging tours and a packed calendar of headline events covering the arts, culture, sports, and concerts.