September 2021
President's message
ISBNPA 2022 in Phoenix, US
New SIGs
Social Media; Latest @IJBNPA

Stay tuned
This time the president's message is available in the video below.
Feel free to comment on the video page to let us know what you think about this format and, more importantly, its content.
Hybrid meeting - full program in-person; online sessions available

The 2020 and 2021 ISBNPA XChange successfully provided a safer, easily accessible, and ecological solution. But we missed the immersive experience of "being there", networking, and, of course, the social program.

Now imagine attending an annual meeting that combines face-to-face networking opportunities with online participation. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, ISBNPA 2022 will be a renewed and improved version of our annual meetings.

Join us at the first-ever hybrid ISBNPA Annual Meeting on May 18-21, 2022, in Phoenix, US!

You'll be able to choose the in-person or the online meeting, so everyone has access to this great event no matter where they live or work.


In the time of COVID-19, racial conflict, natural disasters and global unrest, health disparities have been magnified. Now more than ever, we need to understand, support, and advance factors that promote resilience and push the innovation in science for behavioral nutrition and physical activity.

While this is the main theme, ISBNPA invites you to submit your best research on the usual themes. But, as ever, our reviewers will focus on creating the best scientific program in behavioral nutrition and physical activity, independently of the topic.

Timeline for ISBNPA 2022 in Phoenix, US

More key dates are available HERE.

We are very pleased to let you know that three keynotes already confirmed their talks in Phoenix.
Community of Care

We take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and we want to ensure every precaution for participants’ safety. Therefore, at a minimum, all participants will be asked to disclose their vaccination status, participate in daily symptom and temperature checks, be required to demonstrate proof of negative test in the past 24 hours, and masks will be required at the conference.

The space in the Phoenix Convention Center is large enough for social distancing, hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the venue, and rapid 24-hour testing will be available at registration. We will continue to follow the latest evidence-based guidelines and provide updates on our COVID mitigation plan as needed. It takes everyone in our ISBNPA community to contribute to these safety efforts.
Social Program

And yes, the ISBNPA Gala Dinner returns to our Annual Meeting, respecting all the community of care criteria.

We already booked the wonderful Desert Botanical Garden for the ISBNPA Gala Dinner.
Look at the pics... now picture you there 🥳.

Did we mention that you will have access to the Chihuly in the Desert Exhibit?
Combining art, architecture and nature, Chihuly in the Desert is set against majestic saguaros, the striking Papago buttes and a World Heritage site. Chihuly’s masterpieces stun from day to night as color, light, and form come alive for the first time ever at two locations for a joint exhibition.
New Special Interest Groups
Learn all about ISBNPA's new SIGs:

  • Chaired by Melinda Hutchesson(Chair) and Eleanor Winpenny (Co-Chair)

The new ISBNPA SIG Participatory Research in Health Promotion brings together members who conduct or have an interest in conducting participatory research in health promotion.
In participatory research the persons whose life or work is the subject of the research are actively involved throughout the research process. This approach is promising in tackling public health problems and has therefore grown in recent years, with many researchers being convinced about its value. Nevertheless, participatory research brings along many challenges related to the planning, conduct, evaluation and governing of trustworthy participatory research. By exchanging views and experiences, this SIG promotes and supports high-quality participatory research.

Are you interested in “participating” (😉) in this SIG? Become a member by adding your details HERE.
ISBNPA's Capacity Building Network (CBN), NESI and Mentoring Committee

September 23, 2021, 21:00 GMT

Link to register

  • Emmanuel Stamatakis, the University of Sydney
  • Borja del Pozo Cruz, University of Southern Denmark
  • Trynke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Trynke Hoekstra
  • Alexandra Descarpentrie
  • Gwenndolyn Porter
  • Christine Laurent
Bookmark the new NESI website, a source for all NESI initiatives.

Student & ECR spotlights
Dr. Isabelle Doré is interested in psychosocial mechanisms underpinning the benefits of (group) physical activity on mental health among youth, cancer patients and survivors and immunosuppressed populations.

Would you like to improve your networking skills, but did you miss the NESI Workshop at the #ISBNPAXCHange2021: Building your professional network? You can watch the recording here!

NESI blog
Read our new blog on time management for a successful and sustainable career in academia!

Reach u!s
Follow @ISBNPA on twitter and #NESI_ISBNPA for NESI-related messages on twitter, linkedIn, instagram or facebook. Any questions or comments? A publication to highlight? 

Email us anytime!
Take care!
ISBNPA Social Media
Have you noticed some of our latest tweets in simplified-Chinese?

We thank our wonderful Chinese colleagues who are doing an internship with us, Yueyang Wang, Xinpei Wang, Zhogxin Zhang, and Mingbo Li (and the Global Cultural Adventurers initiative) for their insights and help in reaching the Chinese research community in behavioral nutrition and physical activity.

Expect more soon...
Latest articles @IJBNPA
Williamson, C., Kelly, P., Tomasone, J.R. et al. A modified Delphi study to enhance and gain international consensus on the Physical Activity Messaging Framework (PAMF) and Checklist (PAMC). Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 108 (2021).

Derks, I.P.M., Hannani, S., Vehmeijer, F.O.L. et al. The experience of life events and body composition in middle childhood: a population-based study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 109 (2021).

Taylor, R.W., Haszard, J.J., Healey, D. et al. Adherence to 24-h movement behavior guidelines and psychosocial functioning in young children: a longitudinal analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 110 (2021).

Stappers, N.E.H., Schipperijn, J., Kremers, S.P.J. et al. Tunneling a crosstown highway: a natural experiment testing the longitudinal effect on physical activity and active transport. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 111 (2021).