21st – 24th October 2024

Palais des Congrès de Paris

Welcome to the 10th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress in Paris, France


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The Palais des Congrès de Paris, France – 21st to 24th October 2024


ISPAH is widely recognized as the leading global society focused on promoting physical activity across the life course, and the ISPAH Congress is the largest physical activity and health Congress in the world. 

ISPAH is delighted to be hosting the 2024 Congress in the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games. In line with the IOC’s commitment to deliver a carbon-neutral Olympic Games, ISPAH is striving to make 2024 its first carbon-neutral Congress. 


Te event will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from across the globe to discuss the status of the field in terms of the scientific evidence, the position of physical activity on the policy agenda, and the translation of policy into practice. 

November 6, 2023Abstract submission opens (symposia, regular abstracts & workshops)
December 15, 2023Deadline for symposia and workshop submissions
January 15, 2024Early registration opens
February 12, 2024Notifications for symposia & workshops
March 11, 2024Abstract submission deadline
May 17, 2024Notifications for regular abstracts
July 22, 2024Early registration closes / standard registration opens
August 26, 2024Standard registration closes / late registration opens
October 21, 2024Pre-conference workshops
October 22-24, 2024ISPAH Congress 2024
Please note: The dates above may change. Sign up to our event newsletter for announcements

Welcome from the President

On behalf of ISPAH, I would like to welcome you to the ISPAH Congress 2024!

It is an exciting time for the physical activity field. The WHO 2020 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines shone a light on what we know about the relationship between physical activity and health, and importantly what we don’t know. The guidelines prompted an enhanced focus on research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, and on building the evidence in under-represented groups. 

The Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018 – 2030 provides a road map for scaled-up action, however the Global Status Report on Physical Activity 2022 highlights that progress has been slow and uneven. Scaled up implementation is needed across all world regions. This Congress offers an opportunity to share practice and support the development of scalable and sustainable action. 

The ISPAH Congress provides the largest global platform for sharing recent developments in research, policy, and practice. As we count down to 2030 – the deadline to achieve the global target for a 15% reduction in physical inactivity – this event is timely to stocktake on progress and set forth evidence-based actions to achieve our shared goal.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Dr Karen Milton

President | International Society for Physical Activity and Health 

Associate Professor | Norwich Medical School | University of East Anglia | United Kingdom  


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