It is my pleasure on behalf of the Executive Board of the NASPEM to welcome you to the NASPEM 2020 conference website -- and, of course, to the conference itself in July/August 2020! The site for this NASPEM biennial conference is a mountain resort nestled in the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia, known internationally for its stunning views and excellent wines. I wish to congratulate Professor Ali McManus and the organizing team on preparing what once again promises to be an outstanding scientific congress. We have already confirmed leading scholars from the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada to deliver keynote lectures, spanning the rich and diverse field of pediatric exercise science and medicine. An enjoyable social program is being drawn up for all attending delegates to meet and discuss their ideas and problems in more informal settings. I believe that any clinician and/or scientist interested in pediatric physical activity will find the opportunities at NASPEM2020 for furthering our understanding of the area extremely valuable. The papers and discussions will inform clinical practice, research agendas and community programs. As the only organization and conference dedicated solely to the field of pediatric exercise and activity, I encourage all interested individuals to register their interest as soon as possible. You will find not only a who's who of leading researchers in the field, but also a warm and inviting environment in which to share your own work and learn from others who share your passion for advancing our knowledge about children and physical activity. I look forward to raising a glass of wine from the Okanagan Valley with you in 2020!
From the President of NASPEM
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, the University of Toronto.