VISTA 2019: Registration opens

Sports scientists and Para sport experts to meet in Amsterdam

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Registration for September’s VISTA 2019 Conference for sports scientists and experts in Para sport is now open on the official VISTA 2019 website with organisers offering a special early bird discount for attendees.

The ninth edition of VISTA will take place from 4 to 7 September in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is organised through a partnership between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS).

Next year’s theme is “Healthy and Fit for Optimal Performance.” Around 300 of the world’s leading sports scientists, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, coaches, athletes and sport administrators are expected to attend the conference which will take place at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel.

Following an opening reception, the four-day conference will feature keynote speakers, invited symposia and free communications. The biennial IPC Paralympic Scientific Award will also be presented.

Attendees registering before 1 June 2019 can take advantage of an early bird registration fee of EUR 375. Students can book their places for EUR 250 until 1 June and all registering delegates can take advantage of a special discounted accommodation rate at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel.

Participants are also invited to submit their abstracts until 31 January 2019, 23:59 WET.

The registration fee includes participation in all conference sessions and an invitation to the opening reception. Also included are lunch and refreshments during breaks, and airport transfers to and from Schiphol International Airport and the official hotel.

VISTA is designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the IPC. It also provides a platform for the academic world to meet with athletes and professional experts in the field of sport for athletes with an impairment.

It provides a forum for exchanging the latest information, research and expertise related to the Paralympic Movement and promotes cross-disciplinary interaction between sport scientists, athletes, coaches, administrators and the media.

Further information regarding registration and speakers for VISTA 2019 can be found on the event website.