The official deadline for abstract submissions for the VISTA 2011 Conference held in September 2011 in Bonn, Germany, has been extended to 28 February 2011.
Designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the IPC, the VISTA Conference provides a platform for sport scientists to meet with experts in the field of sport for athletes with a disability. VISTA 2011, the fifth edition of the conference, is set to be the premier gathering of scientists, coaches, athletes, officials and administrators to exchange scientific knowledge and expertise and promote cross-disciplinary professional interaction in Paralympic Sport.
Due to a need for greater opportunities to discuss and exchange knowledge, the conference has become an important international event for elite sport for athletes with a disability. And with the theme ‘A Multidisciplinary Approach to Paralympic Success’, open communication on different topics is certain to bring about new and exciting discussions.
Ahead of the conference, the IPC is inviting members of the Paralympic community to send in their abstracts in the following areas:
-Athlete Development Models & Career Pathways
-Education & Awareness
-Equity in Sport: gender, athlete with high support needs, etc.
-Integration / Development / Recruitment
-Media / Marketing / Sponsoring
-Sport Management: Organization & Administration
-Sport performance – Exercise physiology, Advances in training techniques, Technical development, Sports medicine
-Youth in Paralympic Sport
Bonn is preparing for a successful 2011 VISTA Conference from 31 August to 3 September 2011. Building on the success of previous editions in Jasper (Canada, 1993), Cologne (Germany, 1999), Bollnas (Sweden, 2003) and Bonn (Germany,
2006), VISTA 2011 will be the gathering of scientists, coaches, athletes, officials and administrators to exchange scientific knowledge and expertise and promote cross-disciplinary professional interaction in Paralympic Sport.
Different topics that drive the Paralympic Movement into the early 21st century are planned for the conference, and will include new and exciting discussions.
Keynote addresses will be given on the following priority themes for the Paralympic Movement by leading experts: International Sport Development, Challenges and Opportunities for the Paralympic Movement: Ethical and Conceptual Issues and Classification in the Paralympic Movement.