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Vancouver 2021

Vancouver 2021

100% VIRTUAL with Onsite Satellite Meetings

Vancouver will proudly host the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress, October 12 to 14, 2021.

The ISPAH Congress represents the world’s largest forum related to physical activity and public health. ISPAH is recognized as the leading global society focusing on promoting physical activity across the lifespan.

The 8th ISPAH Congress will bring together thought-leaders, policy makers, community leaders, Indigenous elders, and researchers from over 30 countries for conversation, debate, and innovation based on the theme of “The Wholistic Approach to Health and Wellness through Physical Activity: Body, Spirit, and Mind.” A key objective of the conference will be to advance our knowledge of the benefits of physical activity for optimal health and well-being across the lifespan. There will also be a special focus on improving our understanding of health disparities globally and wholistic wellness within Indigenous communities.

We would love to welcome everyone in-person to our beautiful city. This year owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic we have worked to create a virtual conference recognizing that many may not be able to attend in person. For those that are interested in travelling, we will also hold a smaller safely distanced IN-PERSON option related to associated satellite meetings on October 11, 2021. Members registered for the VIRTUAL congress may attend all associated satellite meetings in person for free (dependent upon availability and local health restrictions).

Our updated format is designed to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our delegates and also allow the attendance of delegates from around the world.

The Congress will be designed such that virtual sessions will be held in different time zones allowing for a wide participation of delegates from around the world. All VIRTUAL sessions will be recorded to allow for the viewing at a later time by registered delegates.

Key Dates

19 March 2021

Announcement and submission reminder

30 April 2021

Deadline for symposia submissions

5 May 2021

Notification of symposia acceptance

21 June 2021

Deadline for abstract (oral and e-poster) submissions

26 July 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance

3 October 2021

Regular registration deadline

4-14 October 2021

Late registration

12-14 October 2021


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