Conference 2023

Following the success of the our inaugural International Conference held in 2021, we are pleased to announce the dates of the 2023 International Conference. The 2023 International Conference on Physical Activity for Health for People with Cerebral Palsy and other Neurological Conditions will take place at the University of Edinburgh on the 20th and 21st October 2023. This Conference will be organised by CPISRA and IWAS.

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The 2023 International Conference will take place at the John McIntryre Conference Centre (JMCC) at the University of Edinburgh. The JMCC is located in the Pollock Estate in the vibrant Southside of Edinburgh, adjacent to Holyrood Park and within walking distance of the Royal Mile. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities and the Moray House School of Education and Sport has been involved with CPISRA for many years, including for the Frame Running Classification research.


The 2023 International Conference will be a hybrid event so delegates can choose to attend in person or online. Registrations will open in early 2023.


We are delighted the following organisations will be a partner of our Conference.

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of a Scotland where physical activity and sport are welcoming and inclusive for participants with disabilities. SDS has published a national strategy “Inspiring Through Inclusion: 2021-2029”, which will direct the work of the Association for the next eight years. SDS lists its major partners as Scottish Government, sportscotland, Scotland’s Governing Bodies of Sport and Local Authorities plus Voluntary Organsitions concerned with disability.

Read more about SDS and their work here

The Institute for Musculoskeletal Health is a research hub based in Sydney, Australia. The hub was created through a partnership between The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District, and brings together musculoskeletal healthcare researchers from both academia and clinical practice. Their vision is to help reduce the global burden of musculoskeletal disease.

To find out more about the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, please visit their website here.

UP – The Adult Cerebral Palsy Movement is a UK-based charity working to support adults living with cerebral palsy. Formerly known as the Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub, UP was founded to campaign for better support and services for adults with CP. Through their work, they hope to raise awareness and make sure the views of the adult cerebral palsy community can be heard.

To find out more about UP, please visit their website here.

Abstract Submission

The focus of the 2023 International Conference is “Physical activity for health of people with cerebral palsy and related neurological conditions”. Submissions will be sought for presentations and posters on themes within this focus. As well as submissions of research-based papers and posters, we also invite sports and health practitioners to submit abstracts on aspects relating to real-world considerations of physical activity, exercise and sport for people with CP and other neurological conditions.


There are two hotels located on the Pollock Estate which will be available to book for delegates of the Conference. There are also many other hotels within close proximity to the John McIntyre Conference Centre to suit all budgets.