Global physical activity and health congress starts in London

We're co-hosting the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress with Public Health England

15 October 2018

The 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH) kicks off in London today.

The event, which we’re co-hosting with Public Health England at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 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.

The Congress is opened today 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.

Tomorrow 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.

The World Health Organisation's program manager professor Fiona Bill will address delegates on the final day of the congress on Wednesday.

Several of our staff will be speaking at the event and for the latest updates please see our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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