It is a great pleasure to invite you to join us for the V International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, to take place from the 8th to the 11th of April, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the first time ever, this meeting will take place outside the high income world. In a society in which 85% of the population live in low and middle income countries, public health needs to pay attention to such countries. Organizing this meeting in Brazil is a clear statement from the International Society of Physical Activity and Health that global health is its priority.
It is not a coincidence that this meeting will take place in Brazil. The country has its own congress on physical activity and health since 1997, publishes a national journal specific to the field, and has a scientific society since 2007. Brazil is also one of the worldwide leaders in the promotion of physical activity and presents growing scientific impact.
In the year of the World Cup, visit Rio de Janeiro and exchange with your colleagues from all over the world. As a bonus, enjoy one of the most amazing cities of the planet.
Pedro C Hallal
President of the V ICPAPH