We are proud to announce the 2nd Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia on 28th-29th November 2022. The two-day conference will provide a forum to share expertise and experiences and hear about the latest in physical activity research, policy and practice across the Asia-Pacific region.
Date: 28th-29th November 2022
Venue: Deakin Downtown, Melbourne, Australia and Virtual Live Stream
About the Conference
The main theme of the conference is ‘Impact’.
The two-day programme will feature world-leading keynote speakers from research, policy, and practice. Free oral presentations will take place during parallel sessions, including themed sessions that align with ASPA’s Special Interest Groups. There will also be opportunities for networking and e-posters will be showcased during the breaks. To enhance the conference experience, keynote speakers and oral presentations will be delivered live, in-person.
We are proud to announce four world-leading keynote speakers for ASPA 2022.
Professor Heather McKay’s research program spans the life course from childhood to old age with a focus on (i) health promotion: upstream factors (e.g. physical activity) that promote the health of children, youth and older adults; (ii) implementation science: design, implementation and scale-up of health promoting interventions in school (children, youth) and community (older adults) settings, and (iii) knowledge translation and exchange in partnership with community and government stakeholders to promote health at the population level.
Heather’s passion is to build interdisciplinary cross sectoral teams to evaluate the role of scalable health promoting interventions on children’s and older adult’s social, mental and physical health. Her work delves into factors that influence implementation, adaptation and scale-up of interventions. Her team are among few teams worldwide that formally adapted, evaluated, enacted phased scale up and sustained effective health promoting programs for children (Action Schools! BC) and older adults (Choose to Move) with community and government partners for >8 years.
Dr Isaac Warbrick is of Ngāti Te Ata, Te Arawa, and Ngā Puhi descent, Māori tribes of New Zealand’s North Island. He is the director of Taupua Waiora Māori Health Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Isaac’s background is in exercise physiology and the role of physical activity in improving Māori health and reducing health inequities. His current research focuses on applying kōrero tuku iho (Māori narratives and stories) as a driver and motivator for increasing physical activity, reconnecting with the natural environment, and improving health and well-being.
Isaac will be speaking about the role of Indigenous knowledge and stories in shifting the motivations for, and outcomes of physical activity, highlighting various Indigenous physical activity initiatives in New Zealand.
Consultant – Health Promotion, Physical Activity, Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at Curtin University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Sport Science Exercise and Health, the University of Western Australia.
Trevor has extensive experience at national and global levels in non-government, government and academic work. His specialities include global health, advocacy, health promotion, physical activity, the built environment and mass media campaigns.
Trevor led National Heart Foundation initiatives in physical activity for more than 25 years. These include the award-winning urban design and health program Healthy Active by Design, Heart Foundation Walking, evaluation of the Jump Rope for Heart program, and advocacy initiatives such as the Blueprint for an Active Australia.
In recent years Trevor has served on several global Boards covering physical activity, health promotion, noncommunicable disease prevention and advocacy.
Trevor has gained extensive experience and insight into translating evidence into robust initiatives such as large-scale community-wide programs and systems approaches to population health. His principal passion is advocacy and mobilising change for better health.
Trevor has published over 80 scientific papers, three books and four book chapters.
He enjoys being active by cycling, swimming and walking.
Professor Cindy Sit is the Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Fellow of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). Her research interests involve physical activity of children and adolescents with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN), and the development and assessment of the impact of physical activity interventions on motor skills and psychosocial outcomes. Currently, Cindy is the President-Elect of IFAPA. She is committed to empower children and adolescents with SEN through adapted physical activity, thereby promoting their well-being and social inclusion.
Choose either an In-Person or Virtual conference registration ticket.
Melbourne In-Person Registration (2 days) – Registration closes 14 November
- AUD$550 Member Full
- AUD$350 Member Student
- AUD$750 Non-Member Full (includes 1-year ASPA Membership)
- AUD$400 Non-Member Student (includes 1-year ASPA Membership)
Virtual Live Stream Registration (2 days) – Registration closes 24 November
- AUD$150 Member Full
- AUD$100 Member Student
- AUD$200 Non-Member Full
- AUD$150 Non-Member Student
About the venue
The ASPA 2022 conference will be hosted at Deakin Downtown located at Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street in Melbourne.
For more information about hotels, cafes and restaurants, and things to do in Melbourne, check out the conference Local Area Guide.
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We would like to thank our Sponsors for their support.
We welcome Expressions of Interest for sponsorship of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) Conference, 28-29 November 2022. Contact the Conference Co-Chair Professor David Lubans for a Sponsor Prospectus.
Abstract submission opens
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