ISBNPA 2021 Annual Meeting in Omaha POSTPONED
to May 20 - 23, 2024

Friday, August 28, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We have surveyed the ISBNPA community about the 2021 Annual Meeting. The vast majority mentioned expressed concerns about having a face-to-face meeting. The main reasons are related to travel bans, lack of conference funding, or difficulties in conducting research in the current pandemic.  

As a result, the ISBNPA Executive Committee, together with Omaha 2021 Organizing Committee, has made the difficult decision to delay the 2021 Annual Meeting in Omaha to May 20 – 23, 2024. 

We will undoubtedly have an ISBNPA meeting in 2021. The ISBNPA XChange was an informative experience that showed us what can be done (and what should be avoided). The Executive Committee is currently working hard to find a solution. We are considering a hybrid meeting in 2021, with some face-to-face sessions in one place mixed with online sessions, but this is just a first idea, and we want you to be part of the decision-making process. 

We will make sure you are consulted soon.

As a result of this decision, we will withhold the opening of the call for symposia, which was scheduled for late August. 

We will send you more information soon.

Stay connected through the ISBNPA App (members only), Website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Stay healthy, safe and well and please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Please direct any questions to

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ISBNPA welcomes submissions focusing on behavioural aspects of:

  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Sedentary Behavioural
  • Sleep
  • Or any combination of the above

Symposia submission is currently on hold.

The guidelines for symposia and symposium abstracts will be available soon.


Abstract submission will be open from September 28, 2020, until December 04, 2020.

The guidelines for regular abstracts can be found here.


Late-breaking abstract submissions will be open from December 14, 2020, until February 27, 2021.

The guidelines for late-breaking abstracts can be found here.