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2024 North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity is hosted by SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport.


Location: Ithaca, New York, US

Venue: TBD

Conference Theme: TBD

Wednesday - Friday, September 25 - 27, 2024

Procedures and Deadlines for Abstract Submissions

The deadline for abstract submission is due March 31, 2024. Abstracts will then be reviewed and authors should be notified of the status of their abstract submission by May 15, 2024

All abstracts are limited to 250 words (text only). Your abstract narrative should include the following: introduction, methods, results, and conclusion.  Authors submitting research abstracts will be required to select their preferred presentation format of oral presentation (15 minutes), or poster presentation, or select the option of either format to provide the symposium organizers with maximum flexibility in scheduling. The organizing committee will make every effort to meet your selection preference but it is important to realize that not all preferences can be accommodated. 

Abstracts can also be submitted for Building Sessions are 45 minutes with 2-4 presenters. Presenters will create opportunities for open dialogue among researchers on significant issues in Adapted Physical Activity. A minimum of 50% of the Building Session should be dedicated to group discussion, break-out activities, or other forms of active participation that create an open dialogue among the audience and speakers. This verbal presentation will not have a moderator.

Please note that only the person submitting this form will be notified of the proposal's acceptance or rejection. The submitter is responsible for notifying the other presenters of the program's status.

Please submit your abstract via the portal link below.

Abstract submission portal:

If you have any questions or concerns about the submission of your abstract, please send an inquiry to Dr. John Foley (


  • Abstract Submission Opens:  January 29, 2024

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2024

  • Abstract Notification:  May 15, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration Opens:  May 1, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration Ends:  June 30, 2024

  • Online Registration Ends:  September 1, 2024

  • Conference Begins:  Tuesday, September 25, 2024

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