5TH GPEStt Annual International Conference & 3RD Exercise Medicine Congress
Building a community of holistic wellness focusing on effective evidence-based practices in physical activity and public health
Wednesday June 4th – Friday June 6th, 2014 ● Accra, Ghana
GPEStt-EMG would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2014 GPEStt Annual Conference and Congress on Exercise Medicine scheduled for June 4-6 2014 in Accra Ghana. The Program Committee cannot emphasize enough the importance of being an active participant in Building a Community of Holistic Wellness.
Deadline: Proposals are due April 1, 2014 (11:59 p.m. GMT) and are only being accepted electronically via email at email@example.com
Session Types and Topical Categories: A listing of session types and topical categories are attached for your review prior to submission.
Speaker Remuneration: Because the GPEStt-EMG Annual Meeting is largely supported from small-member participation fees, it is a challenge to give remuneration in cash at this time. As we continue to grow in membership, complexity and quality, we shall adopt strategies to alleviate the pressures on finances, staff resources and meeting logistics. A Policy on Reimbursement for Annual Meeting Speakers and Participants shall be developed as we grow. Thank you for your understanding
Speaker Notification: The Program Committee reserves the right to approve or disapprove recommendations for programming. We would appreciate it if you would not make a commitment to those people you recommend for participation until after you receive notification. We do ask that you have contact with all of the speakers you have proposed, assuring their availability to serve on your panel should your session be approved for placement on the program.
SPECIAL NOTE: Should you have questions, feel free to contact the GPEStt-EMG at 0246 51 9895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Annual Conference Sessions
One Hour Sessions
Include 3 – 4 speakers with time allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.
Current Issue: Focusing on issues for discussion that are in the forefront of the GPEStt Advocacy.
Special Event: Sessions of special interest to GPEStt Advocacy that reach a broader audience.
Symposium: In-depth, scientific and state-of-the-art lectures in important areas of research.
45 Minute Sessions
Includes 1-2 speakers
Clinical Colloquium: Focusing on an emerging or controversial area of clinical practice. This session includes one moderator and two speakers.
Clinical Lecture: Focusing on a specific clinical area
Clinical Workshop: Hands-on workshops and small group demonstrations. Clinical workshops are limited to 25 people; therefore space in the meeting room is available on first arrival
Colloquium: An interactive discussion on a topic or issue. They are informal presentations that give the attendees a chance to “meet the expert”.
Conversational Forum: Focusing on issues for discussion by considering differing views, involving two expert discussants and one moderator
Tutorial Lecture: Focusing on critical review and analysis of the current state of knowledge in a field. The lecture should familiarize attendees with the basics of a subject and progress to current issues, question, problems, and the frontier of knowledge.
30 Minute Sessions
Set keynote presentations
The President’s Sports for Development Lecture
The keynote address at the annual meeting in memory of one of the Sports for National Development leaders and advocates, Professor, John Evans Atta Mills.
Topical Areas of Interest
- Teaching physical activity in physical education
- Physical activity and public health
- Best practices in physical activity settings
- School physical activity report cards
- Effective schools, schooling and interdisciplinary curriculum
- Workplace fitness programs and productivity
- Moral values and ethics, and exercise/sports education
- The right to physical activity, physical education and sport
- Best practices in exercise and sports medicine
- Exercise and sports psychology
- Exercise & sports management/administration
- Best practices in “keep fit” programs
- Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases- evidence-based practices
- Culture and faith as vehicle for promoting Healthy Life
- Promoting active living across the lifecycle
- Policies and strategies for promoting active lifestyle
- Best practices for diet & healthy life
- Policy dialogue in physical activity, physical education, sports and public health