ISAPA 2009 Announced - Call for Abstracts

The details for the 17th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity (ISAPA) were officially announced earlier this month. The ISAPA 2009 conference will be held in Gaevle, Sweden, from 23 to 27 June. The event is organized by the Swedish Development Centre for Disability Sport (SUH). 11 Aug 2008 By IPC

The ISAPA is held every second year to provide physical activity professionals with an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience. The programme will include research presentations, building sessions for the discussion of new ideas, practical workshops for new activities and an international film contest.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) invites all its members to participate in this conference as it involves experts from the scientific community and several government officials from the city of Gaevle. The organizers are most especially encouraging people with a disability to participate as to ensure that Adapted Physical Activity professionals remain aware of the needs of the people they are serving.

Some of the main aims of this conference are to provide a forum for exchange of current information related to Adapted Physical Activity, as well as enhance and promote cross-disciplinary professional interaction among sport scientists and members of the athletic community. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 October 2008.

Chairperson of the Scientific Committee for ISAPA 2009, Professor Yves Vanlandewyck, said that in preparation for the event, the Scientific Committee has prioritized scientific quality, innovativeness, development, and the multidisciplinary perspective within their own respective field of expertise.

Mr. Vanlandewyck also explained the importance of the actual participants. “It is for you to make this congress successful through your scientific or professional contributions, your enthusiasm in sharing your knowledge and experience with colleagues, or by learning through participation and applying the acquired knowledge in your home contribution to the field of Adapted Physical Activity,” he said.