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.
Based out of the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre, 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 hybrid conference recognizing that many may not be able to attend in person. This is designed to help ensure that safety and wellbeing of our delegates and also allow the attendance of delegates from around the world. Our website will contain information on the various options (in-person and virtual) for delegates.