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ISAPA 2011 NZ Cancelled

It is with considerable regret that I write to inform you that Halberg Trust has made a decision not to proceed with hosting ISAPA 2011 in New Zealand.

This has been a very difficult decision for us. It means that years of effort, energy and commitment do not yield the great symposium that so many had worked so hard to achieve. We feel that, despite the need to make a timely decision, we have undertaken a thorough decision-making process.

While we had identified an alternative venue and did have quite a positive response to our recent request for intentions email, in the wake of the second Canterbury earthquake the financial risk associated with hosting ISAPA increased considerably - with a loss looking very likely, and a sizable loss a real possibility. That level of risk, combined with the uncertainty that charitable organisations in New Zealand now face (NZ is a small country and the earthquake will affect many aspects of our economy and society), meant that it was no longer prudent for us as an organisation to continue with hosting ISAPA.

We would like to thank you for your very supportive recent letter. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Scientific Committee, and our staff member Jenny Gosney, for their efforts.

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of this matter. Thank you again for your support.

Kind regards                               
Steve Hall

Mike Jeffcoat


International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity 2011

The recent earthquake and its aftermath in Christchurch have left us all concerned for our fellow Kiwis and international visitors. Our thoughts go out to all involved and their friends and families.

We are considering the possibility of holding the conference in Auckland and a final decision will be made by 4th March. Details will then be posted on this site.

Auckland has not been affected nor has the vast majority of the country and its most significant tourist areas. Auckland and Christchurch are on different islands and there is some distance between them. 

Sports CONNECT: Adapting and modifying for individual difference Webinar Nov 4

Dear IFAPA members, please take the opportunity provided by Peter Downs, our colleague from the Australian Sport Commission, to join and participate in a series of webinars. Please find information on the next one below.

Sports CONNECT: Adapting and modifying for individual difference

Join us for a Webinar on November 4

Presenters: Helen Webb (Gymnastics WA) and Dale Lanini (Advisory Visiting Teacher - QLD)

Following on from webinar 1 we will now explore how the Inclusion Spectrum works in a practical sense. We will hear from people that have direct practical experience in delivering a range of opportunities in sport and active recreation for people with disability.

We will also see how a very simple tool can be used to help people modify activities to suit individual needs. This can be used whether you are a teacher, a coach, a volunteer or even if you are simply helping to organise an activity for the first time.


Sports CONNECT: Adapting and modifying for individual difference


Thursday, November 4, 2010


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDST

          * Webinar may display ADST – please ignore this and  convert to correct time zone *

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Aquatic therapy course in valens and a new website

o all ex-participants of the aquatic therapy courses in Valens.

In 2008 we introduced the successor of our BRRM CD: This web-based CD gave us the possibility to update contents relatively easy and more frequently than when working with CD’s. In 2009 we were able to include the website (password and username) for the first time in a course.

The website has extended texts, includes video clips of PNF techniques in BRRM and also underwater shots of the proper stance.
In 2010 we were able to follow up with the website . 250 pictures are mostly arranged according the ICF, some explaining texts (and video clips in future) form the contents. In 2010 we included also this site in our course.

The price for individuals – only after a course – is € 40 per site.

Because of our 10th anniversary , we would like to offer all ex-participants both sites for a price of € 56 instead of € 80. We do not sell the sites separately.

The subscription has no time limitation, no annual fee, Just a one time payment is sufficient.

When you would like to use this offer, after payment we’ll provide a username and password through the webmaster.
You have to transfer money (include banking costs from outside the EU and use the share option inside the EU), mentioning your full name and email address to:

Johan Lambeck
Akkersleep 32
NL 6581 VM Malden

ING bank Nijmegen
Oranjesingel 1
6511 NJ Nijmegen
IBAN: NL03 INGB 0675 3281 28

NAFAPA 2010 call for papers

The California State University, San
Bernardino (CSUSB) Department of Kinesiology and the California
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
(CAHPERD) will host the North American Federation of Adapted Physical
Activity (NAFAPA) Symposium 2010. This symposium is scheduled with the 39th
National Adapted Physical Education Conference ( in Riverside, California.

of Abstracts deadline August 15th 2010

Please see the website for more details


Dear colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to read new issue of European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. At the new issue of EUJAPA you can find four very interesting articles starting with very original study focused on CP Petra Race Runner by O Donnel et al (Kinesiologic and metabolic responses of persons with cerebral palsy to sustained exercise on a Petra Race Runner). Second article by Rinske de Jong and colleagues looks at Paralympic sports from broader view of participation rates in relation to success in elite sport events (Relationships between mainstream participation rates and elite sport success in disability sports).  Fourth article by Kirsty and Kudláček looks at attitudes of Australian PETE students (Attitudes of pre-service teachers in an Australian university towards inclusion of students with physical disabilities in general physical education programs). Final article by Ehab Georgy from Hampshire Community Health Care in United Kingdom  focuses on more therapeutics topic  with study titled (Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: Impact on falls risk, walking aids utilization, and assistance-seeking behaviour). On behalf of EUJAPA editorial board and EUFAPA board of directors I would like to invite you to read our new EUJAPA and I also would like to with you warm and relaxing summer.

FIVB World Congress of sport medicine and volleyball in Bled, Slovenia, 13-15 January 2011

Please visit for more information


International Federation OF Adapter Physical Activity
 Personería Jurídica RES: I.G.J. Nº  1453

 Inscripta en el Registro Nacional de Instituciones  Deportivas
  VIERNES 18 de JUNIO 2010 
Horario: 8.00 Hs Acreditación
Jornadas :  9 A 19 HS

  Lugar : Piedras 574 . C.A.B.A.
Salón: Ortega Peña




                       Prof. Graciela Muñiz, Prof. Mónica S. Gayoso Magdalena.

Dirigido a:

                      Profesores de Educación Física, Medicos, Nutricionistas, Kisesiólogos,  Estudiantes de Careras afines, Prof. de Actividad Física Adaptad 


Informes e Inscripción:

- Sede  A.A.A.F.D..A – International Federation Of Adapted Physical Activity

 e- mail:   Prof. Mónica S. Gayoso Magdalena  :

- Defensoría de Pueblo Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

e- mail:   Prof. Graciela Muñiz


·         Actividad Física y Educación Rol del Profesor

·         Aspectos Generales del Deporte Adaptado

·         Cardiología y Deporte

·         Deporte Inclusivo

·         Deporte Paralimpico

·         Diabetes y Actividad Física

·         Nutrición y Deporte

·         Prescripción del ejercicio para la salud

·         Prevención de Lesiones

·         Psicología del Deporte

·         Rehabilitación Cardiovascular

·         Responsabilidad Civil

·         Sedentarismo, el gran flagelo del a Humanidad

·         Síndrome Metabólico y Actividad Física

·         Tercera Edad y Actividad física – Obesidad y Actividad física

Prof. Mónica S. Gayoso Magdalena
Presidente A.A.A.F.D.A.

Los Esperamos
·         Defensoría del Pueblo de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

·         Comité de Deporte y Salud de la Asociación Médica Argentina.

·         International Federation Of Adapted Physical Activity.

·         Argef. Lista Argentina de Educacíón Física y Deportes.

 Comisión de Educación Física y Deportes, perteneciente a la Unión de Parlamentarios de Sudamérica y del Mercosur.

Vacantes limitadas al espacio físico
Realizar su inscripción con anticipación

International ASAPE abstract submission extended to June 30!

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