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VISTA 2019: Final program released

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Amsterdam – The VISTA 2019 program, set for 4-7 September in Amsterdam, Netherlands, will enrich its attendees with an array of sessions, speakers and networking opportunities surrounding the Para sport science world.

The schedule for the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) scientific conference includes four intensive days, plus a bonus pre-conference appetiser.

Before the opening ceremony kicks off VISTA 2019, five workshops will be offered during the morning of 4 September.

The topics range from statistical learning techniques for classification research, to testing wheelchair athletes on the latest technological equipment. The workshops will be user-pay and on a first-come-first-serve basis. That evening, the IPC Scientific Award will be given out, with the winner delivering the keynote speech.

The next three days will start off with more keynote speeches from well-renowned sports science professors: Leslie Schwartz from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa; Marjan Olfers from Vrije Universteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands; and Nick Webborn from the University of Brighton in Great Britain, respectively.

A variety of presentations that dive deeper into Para sports science will follow each speech.

The complete programme for VISTA 2019, plus information on attending the conference, are available on the event website.

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