North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity 2020

The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is the North American branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). It is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination, and application of research in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations experiencing disabilities and their families.

Dear NAFAPA affiliates,

The organizing committee of the 2020 NAFAPA Symposium and the NAFAPA Board met yesterday to further evaluate how the covid-19 crisis may affect our Symposium.

The following were decided:

  1. We will not have a symposium in year 2020. Our next symposium will be held at the same location (Brock University) in 2022.
  2. The NAFAPA awards will be awarded for this year (2020) as planned.
  3. We will have an online election process to elect the members of the new NAFAPA Board. The election will take place in Fall 2020.
  4. We are planning to have online events (with both synchronous and asynchronous options) to fill the gap of the missed Symposium.  We will keep you posted on this.  Ideas for possible events at this point include:
    1. Business meeting
    2. Award presentation
    3. Student activities

Individuals who have submitted abstracts for the 2020 Symposium will be further notified by the host.

This is certainly disappointing news, but we must prioritize public health.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis at: or

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