World's biggest health congress coming to UK for the first time

Get your ticket to be a part of a major global health congress, being co-hosted by us and Public Health England

24 January 2018

Women stretching in an exercise class

We’ve joined forces with Public Health England to co-host the world’s flagship health congress as it comes to London for the first time.

The 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH) will bridge the gap between research, policy and practice.

Looking at key areas including behaviour change, disability, mental health, policy and technology, the congress has three main themes:

  • Addressing inequalities within and through physical activity
  • Evidence into policy and practice to achieve population change
  • Physical activity and the wider determinants of health.

Join the congress

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre will host the Congress from 15-17 October and, although the deadline has passed to submit case studies, chair a discussion or submit a case study, you can still be part of it.

Tickets for the event, where two keynote addresses will be held each day, are still available.

The Congress will be opened on Monday, October 15, by the Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, who will give a talk entitled 'Moving nations: achieving population shift in inactivity through national action' and will be followed by Sport England's Chief Executive Jennie Price.

The next day will see professors Ross Brownson, of Washing University in St. Louis, and Richard Wilkinson - co-founder and board member of The Equality Trust - take to the stage.

While the World Health Organisation's program manager professor Fiona Bill will address delegates on the final day of the Congress.

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