THE 56TH ICHPER•SD
ANNIVERSARY WORLD CONGRESS & EXPOSITION

December 18th-20th 2014

TOWARDS BUILDING A NEW SPORT SYSTEM

Physical Education and Physiotherapy College Dean at the University of Bahrain Dr. Mona Saleh Al Ansari said Bahrain hosting the 56th ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition will shed the light on the kingdom as a leading nation in embracing scientific conferences.

This four-day event, to be held from December 18 to 21, is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee and is taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama.

  1. Al Ansari noted that Bahrain was and still a pioneer in this aspect, and would have a positive influence on the national and regional levels.

She stated that this congress will have a positive impact on the students and researchers in the field of physical education to take advantage of the experience of the scientists attending the event.

  1. Al Ansari added that that the role of the Scientific Committee will be focused on "filtering" and following up the research papers of the participants and select the ones suitable for the themes of the conference, noting that research are now ready, and will be assembled and delivered in time before the start of the sessions.

"It is possible to present the research, either orally, or posted,” said Dr. Al Ansari. “One of the Scientific Committee tasks is to choose heads of the committees to manage the sessions and its presenters, as well as reformulating the recommendations and present them at the closing session,” she added.

“Perhaps rhetoric has recently became unconvincing. What is required now is the practical implementation of the recommendations and its outputs in any conference. Recommendations’ implementation must be applied in real life in order to achieve the aspired development in the sports field”.

  1. Al Ansari said it’s important for the continuation of the partnership between the triangle parts – the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the General Organization for Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Education and universities, and effectively contribute to the upgrading the outputs of sport in the Kingdom.

The Executive Committee of this month’s 56th ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition has approved the list of speakers for the four-day event, which will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain from December 18 to 21.

Leading the speakers Korea’s Dr. Dang Yang, honorary president of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD), who has a vast 38-year experience in this field

SD President Dr. Adel El Nashar will also be present to offer his contributions. Dr. El Nashar has a PHD certificate from St. Petsburg University in the US in 1984.

He is also international visiting scholars at the University of Minnesota, and is currently a professor at the University of Bahrain’s Physical Education and Physiotherapy College.

Other speakers to contribute to the congress include Li Li Ji, a director at the School of Kinesiology, a Professor and Director at the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science.

Ji has a PhD certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, a Masters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and a Bachelor from the East China Normal University in 1976.

Another speaker will be Briton’s Dr. Simon, specialised in sports issues for 20 years now, and has scientific contributions in the field of sports management research, sports sponsorship, sports organizations management. He was among official speakers at many international conferences.

Yashiro Hatano, one of the most experienced research from Japan, is also expected to present his paperwork the congress, in which he will focus on the international physical fitness project.

Hatano made a special study in the 1960’s, in which he recommended 10,000 steps daily that would be enough to burn through roughly 20 percent of our caloric intake, on average.

He is a graduate of Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan (1951), a professor at Tokyo Gakugei University (1981-1998), a National Institute of Fitness and Sport professor at Kanoya (1998-2000), and a professor and deputy chairman at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, Department of Sport, Health and Welfare (2000 – 2008).

Within ICHPER.SD organization, Dr. Hatano was International vice-president from 1991 to 1995, Asia Regional vice-president and general secretary (2006-2008), Finance Committee chairman, author of 38 books and more than 300 articles in the professional journals. His area of specialization includes sport science, health science and fitness testing.

The Executive Committee is being headed by Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, and is putting its final touches on this first-of-its-kind event in Bahrain.

The congress is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in cooperation with the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD) and the University of Bahrain.

The main slogan of the congress is ‘Towards Building a New Sport System’, and will feature six workshops – women's sport, sport for all, partnership and marketing, fitness, the Olympic movement, science and sports performance.

Some of the congress objectives is to promote active lifestyle and how important it is related to personal, physical and mental health and also promote general physical activities in the Kingdom.

The congress is in compliance with the directives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and BOC president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in an attempt to link science with sport.

The Kingdom of Bahrain will soon finalise their arrangements to host the 56th ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition next month.

The congress is scheduled to take place from December 18 to 20, and is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD) and the University of Bahrain.

Executive Committee general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee board member Dr Khalid Al Alawi, who chaired the committee’s eighth meeting at the BOC premises in Seef, urged his panel representatives to complete all the necessary arrangements at least two weeks before the congress.

During the meeting, the Executive Committee discussed the programmes of the opening ceremony as well as the mechanism of workshops, seminars and sessions at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where the congress will take place.

The coordination and follow-up committee offered full cooperation with the media committee to allocate a section to showcase the media and public relations department publications, and distribute them onto the participants at the congress.

On his part, IT director Nawaf Abdulrahman said the participants passes are being prepared and that his committee will be providing free wifi connection, laptops as well all other logistics related to IT support, noting that E-Marketing of the congress will start soon to promote the event.

On his part, President of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance Dr Adel El Nashar stressed the need to finish the participants’ visas issuance procedures in advance in order to prepare the certificates of recognition, which will be distributed to them and volunteers after the congress. 

Chairman of the Coordination and Follow-up Committee Dr. Mamoon Al Khateeb said his panel has recently issued 25 visiting visas for a group of paticipants in the 56th ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition, which will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain next month.

The committee, in cooperation with the Information Technology panel, is also working hard to finalise all IT arrangements inside the conference halls to host the official sessions, seminars, workshops and oral presentations according to the highest levels.

Al Khateeb said the Coordination and Follow-up Committee will also allocate four interpreters, including two in each of the two conference rooms, in order to provide instant interpretation from Arabic to English and vice versa.

He added that the 50 physical education teachers from the Ministry of Education are confirmed to take part in the congress, with more excepted to join in the coming few days.

The congress is scheduled to be held from December 18 to 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Manama, and is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in cooperation with the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, and the University of Bahrain.

President of the International Council for Health, Physical, Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER.SD) Dr Adel El Nashar expressed pride for having the 56th edition of the ICHPER.SD Anniversary World Congress and Exposition in Bahrian.

The congress is scheduled to take place from December 18 to 20, and is a result of a partnership between the Bahrain Olympic Committee and the University of Bahrain.

El Nashar said the congress will bring a number of recommendations to be submitted in an official statement on the concluding day in an attempt to improve sport in Bahrain and the Arab region at all levels.

El Nashar commended the facilities made available by the BOC, headed by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in an attempt to make this international event organized in Bahrain for the first time, a very successful one.

The ICHPER.SD President praised the continued support of BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar, who has been so keen to follow up the preparations and arrangements made by the standing committee to host the next edition of the world congress.

He also noted that the cooperation from the ’Scientific Partners’ the University of Bahrain, especially its president Dr Ebrahim Janahi, Physical Education Dean Dr Muna Al Ansari and Higher Studies Dean Dr Huda Al Khaja, is a major boost to the congress.

He stressed the significance of the scientific research of the upcoming congress, which aim to develop sports movement, taking into consideration the strong bound linking science with sport.

El Nashar indicated that the scientific research have become the only way to develop sports movement as it’s based on a number of methods, statistics and studies that monitor problems and setup appropriate solutions.

“The congress in Bahrain will highlight the theme ‘Towards Building a New Sport System’, as it aims to keep pace with global developments and showcases latest topics related to various sport science. It also discusses scientific research and academic studies that enrich the sports system,” said El Nashar.