14-17 June 2023, Uppsala, Sweden

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 22nd Annual Meeting at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (UKK) venue in Uppsala, Sweden, 14-17 June 2023.

The mission of ISBNPA is to “stimulate and promote innovative and impactful research in behavioral nutrition and physical activity to improve human health and well-being worldwide”. The scientific program will consist of keynote sessions from world-leading researchers. Parallel sessions of symposia, short orals and workshops will provide key updates and discussion on recent progress in theory, methods and new findings related to physical activity and nutrition behavior. Scientific poster sessions will also be key times of scientific exchange during coffee breaks and lunchtimes.


Please note that notifications to those who submitted an abstract for a virtual presentation will be sent out in June. The event is scheduled to happen on September 28. 

Notifications for late-breaking abstracts have gone out on March 13.

Presenters are required to register by the early bird deadline in order for their abstract to be included in the program and abstract book. 


We promise to bring you a stimulating scientific program, which will include an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops.

In addition, we will provide excellent opportunities for participating in physical activity, and networking social events that will also help you discover what Uppsala has to offer.

GIVE BACK - Donate equipment to the leisure equipment bank 'Fritidsbanken'

“Fritidsbanken” (the leisure equipment bank) is like a library, but with sports and outdoor gear. Here you can borrow equipment for free, such as e.g. skis, roller skates, life jackets, tents, balls of various kinds, sticks, fishing rods, football shoes, helmets, storm kitchens and much more. In a time of increased sedentary behavior, the aim is to make it easy to be active and also sustainable. Expensive equipment should not be an obstacle and easily accessible equipment for spontaneous adventures! Equipment is put to use, free and for everyone. With no  burden on the wallet nor the planet. During summer time, Fritidsbanken is present and frequently visited at Uppsala Summer Zone. In 2013, the first Fritidsbanken was opened in Sweden. In a short time, we have gone to being present in a third of the country’s municipalities. We have a vision that there should be (at least) one Fritidsbank in every municipality. Fritidsbanken Sweden is a non-profit, national association.

In connection with ISBPNA, we encourage you as conference delegates to bring and donate equipment to Fritidsbanken. It doesn’t have to be newly purchased things, but things that you yourself no longer use. It can be all kinds of things that can be used for sports and leisure activities, for example, football shoes, shin guards, balls, board games or why not, some traditional sport equipment from your home country.

At Uppsala Konsert & Kongress hall (the main conference venue) there will be containers to collect your much appreciated gifts.


Please contact the ISBNPA 2023 Secretariat at annualmeeting[at] to discuss sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the annual meeting. 

The Meeting attracts:
• Academics from all over the world, with particularly strong representation from Europe, North America, Australia Pacific, and Asia.
• Leading researchers
• Registered dieticians
• Medical professionals
• Allied health practitioners
• Policymakers
• Master and PhD students from multiple disciplines with an interest in physical activity, exercise, sedentary behavior, sleep and/or nutrition behaviors

Many of our attendees are leading figures in their organizations and not only have the capacity to influence the selection of products and services but also influence policies and practices in their country and internationally.

Our Meeting has been growing over the years. Attendance has averaged between 700 and 1200 delegates depending on the location. We have received record-breaking submissions for this conference, so we are expecting over 1000 attendees in Upsala, Sweden for this exciting conference!

About Uppsala

Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It was known as Östra Aros up until the 13th century, when the name Uppsala took over. Today, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s four major cities with a population of 230 000 inhabitants.

Uppsala has a rich and inspiring range of cultural activities and exciting events together with whole of Sweden’s history – all in one place. The tourist attractions are numerous and exciting and include something for everyone. In addition, there is beautiful nature, both in the centre of town and close by. For travelers Uppsala is only 30 minutes away from Stockholm and 18 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport by train. In the city the distances are short, and you can easily walk or bike to any sight or attraction.

Uppsala is today a modern city yet retains a small-town feel. It’s Sweden’s fourth largest city and home to two universities, the archbishopric of the Church of Sweden, a rich cultural life and beautiful scenery. Uppsala is rich in history and science and the prestigious Uppsala university is older than universities in many other countries. At the same time, the modern city is vibrating with life and is well known for its progressive research, innovation and position as a leader in modern technology. Whether you want to eat a lot or a little, outdoors or inside, Uppsala has a wide selection of pubs, cafés and outdoor restaurants. Don’t forget to enjoy a Swedish fika, a Swedish social institution: a friendly, relaxing break with coffee and cake.