Mar 25, 2023 09:22
Egyptian Paralympic Committee to host the conference in Cairo, with the theme of “Developing Para sport: inclusion, transformation, and performance”.
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 The VISTA scientific conference is an important platform for sport science scholars, disability inclusion scholars,

sport managers and athletes, among others, to exchange information and expertise.



The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is organising the first post-lockdown in-person meeting of its VISTA Conference in Cairo, Egypt from 31 October to 3 November 2023.    

A scientific conference designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives, and reputation of the IPC, VISTA2023 will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a theme of “Developing Para Sport: inclusion, transformation, and performance”. The Egyptian Paralympic Committee is hosting the conference in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports. 

The IPC first developed VISTA in 1993 when it was felt that there was an urgent need to increase knowledge pertaining to elite sport for athletes with an impairment in the international arena. As a result, the concept of VISTA, which means a lengthy series of events, emerged.

VISTA provides an important international platform for scientists to exchange the latest current information, research, development, and expertise related to sport for persons with disabilities and the Paralympic Movement.

It promotes cross-disciplinary interaction among practitioners such as sport science scholars, disability inclusion scholars, sport managers, officials, coaches, athletes, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, and sport administrators.

This will be the eleventh version of the VISTA Conference. The first VISTA Conference took place in Jasper, Canada in 1993. The success of this conference led to further conferences in Germany (1999), Sweden (2003), Germany (2006, 2011, 2013), Spain (2015), Canada (2017) and The Netherlands (2019). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 VISTA Conference was held virtually and hosted by KU Leuven, Belgium in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden; School of Kinesiology; Western University, Canada; University of Pittsburgh, USA; and Yonsei University, South Korea.

Further information regarding registration, programme and conference website will be published soon.

Source: IPC Website


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