The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the seventh VISTA conference for scientists and experts in para-sport will be held in the historic Spanish city of Girona from 7-10 October 2015 and the theme will be “securing the future for young para-athletes”.
In announcing the dates and venue for the event, the IPC has also called upon a broad audience of scientists and practitioners around the world to submit abstracts for consideration either as poster sessions or oral presentations at the conference.
Following an Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 7 October, the three-day conference will feature keynote speakers, invited symposia and free communications.
Keynote speakers and invited symposia will be announced shortly and will address issues such as determining Paralympic success, classification, athlete health, coach education and winter sports.
Experts wishing to participate in a free communication have until 15 February 2015 to submit their abstracts for consideration by the VISTA 2015 Scientific Committee.
VISTA 2015 will be held at the AC Hotel Palau Bellavista which is located in “Les Pedreres” a well-known residential area of Girona which is within walking distance of the Barri Vell, one of the city’s most attractive historical landmarks.
Registration for the event will open on 15 January 2015 via www.paralympic.org/vista-2015 and everyone booking before 15 June 2015 can take advantage of an early bird registration fee of 300 EUR, which represents a 15 per cent discount on the listed price.