6 July 2015 Satellite meeting submission opens
13 July 2015 Pre-conference workshop submission opens
3 August 2015 Satellite meeting submission deadline
4 September 2015 Symposia submission opens
28 September 2015 Pre-conference workshop deadline
26 October 2015 Symposia submission deadline
2 November 2015 Abstract submission opens
23 November 2015 Notification of acceptance of symposia
27 November 2015 Abstract submission deadline
4 December 2015 Late breaking posters submission opens
11 January 2016 Registration opens
29 February 2016 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
4 March 2016 Late breaking abstracts submission deadline
14 March 2016 Notification of acceptance of late breaking posters
28 March 2016 Early registration deadline


Catherine Draper (Chair)
University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Susan Bassett
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town

Sharmilah Booley
University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Candice Christie
Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Christelle Crickmore
Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, Cape Town

Anniza de Villiers
South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town

Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
University of Queensland, Brisbane

Salome Kruger
North-West University, Potchefstroom

Vicki Lambert
University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Kathy McQuaide
Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town

Shelly Meltzer
Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town

Lisa Micklesfield
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Hanlie Moss
North-West University, Potchefstroom

Rowena Naidoo
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Celeste Naude
Stellenbosch University



For any general enquiries, please contact: Belinda Chapman at the UCT Conference Management Centre

Email: / Phone: +27 (021) 406 6381 / Fax: +27 (021) 650 1926

If you have any queries regarding registration, please contact Janet Sirmongpong at the UCT Conference Management Centre

Email: / Phone +27 (021) 406 6348 / Fax: +27 (021) 650 1926


We promise to bring you a stimulating scientific programme, which will include the usual line-up of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. In addition to this, we will provide excellent opportunities for physical activity, and have arranged social events that will give you a taste of Africa and the cultural diversity of our country.

Conference app and programme book

The conference app is now available in app stores! Search for ISBNPA 2016 or go to the website version. In the app, you can update your details on the attendees list, check the agenda for your presentation or start building the list of presentations you want to attend

You can also download an electronic copy of the programme book.


Poster guidelines

Posters should not measure more than 90cm wide x 150cm high (portrait style), and should be constructed from light-weight material (heavy posters will not affix to the boards). Presenters will be provided with materials to attach their posters.

Posters for the session on Thursday 9 June can be put up from the Wednesday afternoon, and should be taken down at the end of the day on Thursday. Posters for the session on Friday 10 June can be put up from 08:00 on Friday morning, and should be taken down at the end of the day on Friday. Any posters that are not taken down in time will be stored at the registration desk, and they will be discarded if they are not claimed by the end of the conference. 

During their allocated poster session, presenters should be available at their poster to answer questions (no formal presentation is required, nor is the session moderated). 

Oral and short oral presentation guidelines

In order to ensure that all oral presentations run smoothly we have prepared some notes to guide you through the process.

It is vital that all oral presenters keep to their allocated time. Failure to do so will have a major adverse effect on all subsequent timings for the day and is a discourtesy to fellow presenters and audience members who may depend on the times specified in the programme when selecting which presentations to attend.

For oral presentations, there is a 12-minute time slot allowed for each presentation. This includes your presentation (10 minutes), time for questions and change of speakers (2 minutes). For short oral presentations, there is a 8-minute time slot allowed for each presentation. This includes your presentation (6 minutes), time for questions and change of speakers (2 minutes).

All oral presenters will be using computers provided at the conference venue. No personal laptop or notebook computers will be allowed for oral or short oral presentations.

The Speaker Preparation Room will be in Room 2.41 at the CTICC, where there will be staff to assist you. Speakers should load their presentation at least two hours prior to the start of their session.

For sessions that commence at 08:30, speakers are requested to upload their presentation the day before. Technicians will be on hand in this area should speakers have any questions or require assistance. The room will be open at the following times: 

Wednesday 8 June 07:00 – 17:00

Thursday 9 June 08:00 – 17:00

Friday 10 June 08:00 – 17:00

Saturday 11 June 08:00 – 13:00

Files must be provided in an USB memory stick. Please follow the file name convention:


E.g. ISBNPA2016_9June_0830_1.41_John_Smith.ppt

Microsoft PowerPoint (version 2000 and up) is the preferred format for presentations (files ending with.ppt or .pps

If your presentation is in Prezi, please ensure that you submit it to the technicians well in advance, and it must be compressed / zipped in order for it to be uploaded.

Please ensure that you go to the presentation room 15 minutes before the start of your session to meet the Chair and fellow presenters.

Conference staff will be available in the session rooms for assistance. All electronic presentations will be deleted immediately after the session.


Programme overview


Wednesday 8 June

08:00 – 17:00


08:00 – 16:30

Pre-conference workshops

17:00 – 17:30

Opening ceremony

17:30 – 18:30

Keynote – Vicki Lambert

18:30 – 20:30

Welcome reception 

Thursday 9 June

06:00 – 07:00

Morning exercise activities 

08:00 – 17:00


08:30 – 09:45


10:00 – 11:00

Keynote – Adele Diamond

11:00 – 12:00

Coffee break and poster session

12:00 – 13:00

Special Interest Groups

13:00 – 14:00


13:10 – 14:00

Mentoring meeting

14:00 – 15:00

Special Interest Groups 

15:00 – 16:00

Keynote – Phil Morgan

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break/networking meetings

16:30 – 17:30


17:45 – 19:00


Friday 10 June

06:00 – 07:00

Morning exercise activities

08:00 – 17:00


08:30 – 09:45


10:00 – 11:00

Keynote – Harry Dugmore 

11:00 – 12:00

Coffee break and poster session

12:00 – 12:30

ECR/PhD invited talks

12:30 – 13:30


12:40 – 13:30

ISBNPA members meeting

13:30 – 14:30

Short orals

14:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break/networking meetings

17:00 – 18:00

Charity 5km fun run/walk

19:30 for 20:00

Conference dinner

Saturday 11 June

06:00 – 07:00

Morning exercise activities

08:30 – 09:45


10:00 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch / ISBNPA student ECR networking meeting

13:30 – 14:45


15:00 – 16:00

Keynote – Gerard Hastings 

16:00 – 16:30

Closing ceremony


Keynote speakers


Vicki Lambert @vickilambertvicki lambert

‘Structure and Agency’: Can we really make the healthy choice the easy choice? A regional perspective for physical activity and healthy eating

Professor and Director, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa


adele diamondAdele Diamond @DrAdeleDiamond

What characteristics does physical activity need for it to improve cognition, including executive functions?

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Phil Morgan @philmorgo phil morgan

The invisible parent: Targeting fathers in family-based nutrition and physical activity research

Professor and Co-Director, The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia


Harry Dugmore @HarryDugmoreharry dugmore

Social Media on Smartphones: Overhyped, or a valuable new tool for behaviour change campaigns? Perspectives on the use of digital media in health promotion in South Africa

Professor and Director, Discovery Centre for Health Journalism,  School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


Gerard Hastings OBEgerard hastings  

‘Rise like lions after slumber’: A critical perspective on social marketing

Professor of Social Marketing, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Social Marketing,  University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; the Open University; and L’École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique




We have a great selection of scientific and activity pre-conference workshops to offer you on Wednesday the 8th of June.

You can register for these workshops when you register for the main conference.

Multiply Logo

Our platinum sponsor for the conference will be offering a free pre-conference workshop on Wednesday 8 June, 9-11am titled ‘Assessing the interrelationship between financial and physical wellness and determining the dual effect on productivity and the economy’.

This workshop will aim to elucidate the relationship between financial wellness and physical wellness. As such, it will explore if people who are financially healthy will have a greater probability of being physically healthy, or if being physically healthy makes people more financially healthy. Additionally, the workshop will explore if financial stress impacts physical wellness and if so, discover its impact on workplace productivity and inevitably the economy.

Workshop presenters: Nico-Louis Minnie

To register for this free workshop, click here

Scientific workshops


Below are details of the scientific pre-conference workshops with provisional times. All workshops will take place at the conference venue (CTICC) on Wednesday the 8th of June.

Full-day workshops are R1000 (includes lunch). Half-day workshops (morning / afternoon) are R500 (does not include lunch). The cost of a morning plus an afternoon workshop is R1000 (includes lunch).


Early Career Researchers workshop – Full-day, 08:00-16:00

Presenters: Hans Brug, Anna Timperio, Charlie Foster, Kim Gans, Deanna Hoelscher, Lisa Micklesfield, Salome Kruger

The Early Career Researchers workshop will give you an opportunity to learn from experienced researchers on a range of topics such as: career guidance, developing collaborations, grant-writing tips, mentoring, time management and building your CV. The workshops will offer several opportunities for networking with other participants and senior researchers, including round-table discussions. Sessions will include lecture-style, information sharing and small group discussions. Numbers will be limited so register early!


The art of evaluating the effect of changes in the built environment on physical activity behaviour – Full-day, 08:00-16:00

Presenters: Jasper Schipperijn, Stef Kremers, Esther van Sluijs and Dave van Kann

Evaluating the impact of changes in the built environment on physical activity behaviour is challenging and it is not an exact science with set formats and methods. During this workshop we will introduce participants to the art of evaluating the effect of changes to the built environment on physical activity behaviour, whilst ensuring that the many choices that will have to be made have a sound scientific basis. Participants will be introduced to different studies designs, working with the conceptualization of the expected causal relations, sampling and recruitment of participants, exposure definitions, data collection, and analytical strategies. Both experienced researchers as well as researchers new to the field will gain from attending this workshop. Because there is no single best way of evaluating changes in the environment and each decision will have a ripple effect, there will be plenty of room for discussion.


Navigating Cape Town: Using GPS in behavioural nutrition and physical activity research – Full-day, 08:00-16:00

Presenters: Maartje Poelman, Monique Simons, Marijke Jansen, and Emely de Vet

Where you live, eat and play are important contributors to health. Research to understand the role of neighbourhoods in obesity prevalence and prevention has burgeoned in recent decades; however much of this research has focused on relationships between the residential environment and physical activity (PA) or food consumption. This focus, primarily on residential areas, has several drawbacks as health behaviours occur in multiple locations and contexts (e.g., along routes to destinations). The emergence of low-cost and accurate Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices has enabled researchers to objectively track the location of an individual. GPS has become a powerful tool for individual environment exposure assessments. Researchers with no (or little) prior experience using GPS are invited to take part in this interactive workshop to become more familiar with the use of GPS in PA and behavioural nutrition research. By navigating Cape Town, attendees will gain first-hand experience in the use of GPS and interpretation of the data.


‘Move Well, Move Often’: The practical application of fundamental movement skills for youth physical activity promotion – Half-day, 08:00-12:00

Presenters: Wesley O’Brien, Bronagh McGrane, Johann Issartel, and Lawrence Foweather

This workshop will critically discuss and actively explore the thematic area of fundamental movement skills (FMS), specifically for childhood physical activity promotion. Participants will practice basic observable patterns of movement through prescriptive tasks and a variety of assessment strategies. The workshop is designed to improve the critical eye of the participant towards the observation of FMS (both within and outside of the school environment). During the course of the workshop, participants will execute skills such as running in a straight line (locomotor) and/or performing a two-handed catch (object-related) etc. From these episodes of basic movement practice, participants will further their knowledge by critically assessing and monitoring levels of skill proficiency from the workshop delegates. This workshop will be particularly suited to those interested in the fields of childhood physical activity promotion, motor development, skill development, human movement, physical education and intervention implementation. Watch a short YouTube clip on this workshop.


HomeStyles: A case study in developing a childhood-obesity prevention intervention – Half-day, 08:00-12:00

Presenters: Jennifer Martin-Biggers and Carol Byrd-Bredbenner

HomeStyles is a comprehensive, in-home intervention that enables and motivates parents to shape home environments and lifestyle behavioural practices (diet, exercise, sleep) to prevent excessive weight gain in preschool children. It is delivered via home visitation or online/web-based. This workshop traces the application of best practices in the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of HomeStyles including:  

  1. Advisory board formation and maintenance;  
  2. Intervention development and formative testing, creation of equivalent control intervention;
  3. Assessment instrument development/refinement;
  4. Intervention staff training;
  5. Participant recruitment and retention;
  6. Data management and analysis; and
  7. Intervention dissemination.

This workshop is a must for anyone planning, implementing, evaluating, or disseminating obesity prevention interventions.


Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour in nutrition intervention message development: A step-by-step guide – Half-day, 08:00-12:00

Presenters: Janetta Harbron, Marjanne Senekal, Nelia Steyn, and Sharmilah Booley

Research indicates that behaviour change interventions are more effective when guided by the understanding and application of behaviour change theories. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is a beliefs-based model designed to predict behaviour. TPB-based interventions are expected to improve intention to change and lead to successful execution of the target behaviour. During this workshop the comprehensive application of the TPB, including the specific steps that are recommended for designing a TPB-based intervention will be explained using interactive sessions covering practical and hands-on applications of each step.  The steps involve: 1) Formative assessment to identify underlying beliefs relating to a given behaviour e.g. fruit and vegetable intake. For these purposes, illustrations of how to conduct focus group discussions/in depth interviews will be covered. 2) Compile a TPB-questionnaire from the data collected in step 1 and interpret the results to identify modal (most commonly held) beliefs. 3) Attendees will learn how to develop belief-targeted messages for a TPB-based intervention.


Social media and strategic communications for researchers and institutions – Half-day, 12:30-16:30

Presenters: Steven Kelder and Brooks Ballard

This workshop will explain the role of institutional social media and communications efforts, and how individuals can utilize these same tactics to increase the impact of their research. This hands-on learning experience is designed to allow participants to develop and/or refine their organizations’ strategic social media communications. Participants will learn methods to translate and disseminate research to targeted audiences to improve decision-making and program planning. We will review evidence-based and popular communications methods, including: social media, email marketing, blogging, webinars, infographics, online videos, and more.

The workshop goals are to:

  1. Define social media and strategic communications in a public health research context
  2. Review social media technologies, evidence-based and state of the art methods, and gaining institutional support
  3. Present case studies in social media strategic communications planning
  4. Define measures for success and review available analytic tools
  5. Provide hands-on opportunities to develop an institutional social media strategic plan


Quantifying and visualising physical behaviour: An alternative to energy expenditure estimation – Half-day, 12:30-16:30

Presenters: Malcolm Granat and Douglas Maxwell

It has been suggested that physical activity is about the relationship between human beings and their environment‚ and the strengthening of that relationship. However, the primary physical activity outcome has invariably been energy expenditure, with definitions of different aspects of physical activity based on levels of energy expenditure. It is proposed that the pattern of robustly defined activities, physical behaviour, can provide an alternative construct to energy expenditure estimation. The main goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how we can develop person-centred outcomes from the pattern of the individual’s activity and how from these patterns it is possible to derive detailed information on Physical Behaviour. Interactive features of this workshop will include: a structured discussion on derivation of outcomes based on the patterns of activities, data analysis showing how we can derive new outcomes of lying, cycling and car travel from body-worn accelerometer data and group working analysing sample data.


Measuring sedentary behaviour in an intervention context – Half-day, 12:30-16:30

Presenters: Paul Gardiner, Sebastien Chastin, and Manon Dontje

Excessive sitting in prolonged bouts is associated with poor health, even when physical activity guidelines are met, making sedentary time a new health behaviour change target. This has led to an increase in the number of interventions to change sedentary behaviour. Crucial to the evaluation of these interventions is the choosing the most appropriate measure of sedentary behaviour. This workshop brings together experts in sedentary behaviour interventions and measurement of sedentary behaviour. Participants will be involved in didactic sessions as well as undertake interactive exercises. During the workshop participants will consider:

– Components of sedentary behaviour: total volume and patterns

– Properties of sedentary behaviour measures: reliability, validity and responsiveness to change

– Existing self-report measures of sedentary behaviour

– Existing objective measures of sedentary behaviour

– Measures to improve compliance with measurement protocols


Translation and implementation of evidence-based interventions into policy and practice – Half-day, 12.30-16:30

Presenters: Dawn K. Wilson, Sally Wyke, Tracey Naledi, Vicki Lambert, and Stefanie Vandevijvere

This interactive workshop will address translation and implementation of evidence-based health policies and practices across several countries. Dr. Sally Wyke will discuss policy work at the Institute of Health and Well-being in the UK; specifically the EuroFIT lifestyle programme to attract men to be more active through the loyalty that they feel to the top flight professional soccer clubs. Dr. Tracey Naledi, Director of the Health Programmes, Department of Health in Western Cape Province, will present on local policies to improve health and prevent chronic disease in this region. Dr. Vicki Lambert, University of Cape Town, will present on developing the National Physical Activity Plan throughout South Africa. ISBNPA policy coalition leader Dr. Dawn Wilson and SIG leader Dr. Stefanie Vandevijvere will lead an interactive discussion to address issues of comparing and contrasting different approaches to policy implementation across countries. Future objectives for policy work within ISBNPA will be discussed.


Activity workshops 


For all activity workshops, delegates will meet at and depart from the conference venue (CTICC). Departure times are specified below. All activities will be hosted by student volunteers, or by a guide from a tour service provider.


Walk around the V&A Waterfront

Delegates will depart from the CTICC at 13:00, and walk to the V&A Waterfront, returning to the CTICC at approximately 16:00. Delegates should bring money with them on the walk if they wish to make any purchases along the way.

Cost: Free


Walk on the Sea Point Promenade                                                                                       

Delegates will meet at the lighthouse on Beach Rd, Mouille Point at 13:30. The lighthouse is easy to get to from the CTICC using a meter taxi, Uber or the MyCiti bus service (which has a stop at the CTICC). From the lighthouse, delegates will take a flat, easy walk along the sea front (±5km). On returning to the lighthouse, delegates will be able to stop off for a coffee / drink (bring some money for this) at one of the nearby cafes, and can also take a stroll through the Green Point Urban Park, next to the Green Point stadium, before making their way back to the CTICC later in the afternoon. When registering for the conference, delegates will have an option of purchasing a MyCiti card (R30), which will be pre-loaded to the value of R30 (sufficient for a return trip between the CTICC and the lighthouse; total cost of card is R60).

Cost: Free


Hike up Lion’s Head                                                                                                              

Delegates will depart from the CTICC at 09:00, where they will be taken to the foot of Lion’s Head (close to Table Mountain), where they will start the hike. The path up is steep, and starts off on a wide dirt track, narrowing eventually to a single track. Closer to the top, there are some rocks to be climbed (with the help of footholds and chains). After coming back down, delegates will be driven to Signal Hill (sometimes referred to as the Lion’s Rump) for a quick stop and opportunity to capture some of the best views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Delegates will return to the CTICC at ±12:00.

Cost: R130 (includes transport from/to the CTICC, and bottled water)


Township bicycle tour in Masiphumelele                                                                             

Delegates will join AWOL Tours for an award winning half-day bicycle township tour in the community of Masiphumelele (±45 minutes south of the city). This will be an opportunity to meet community members, as well as experience the local Xhosa culture and township life on a bicycle. The tour is offered in partnership with the Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN). BEN is a non-profit organisation that promotes the use of the bicycle to enhance low-cost, non-motorised, transport. BEN bicycles are second-hand bicycles imported from Europe, fixed and repaired by BEN bike mechanics and then sold at affordable rates to people in low-income communities. The cost of the tour includes transport from/to the CTICC, township guide, a local lunch, bicycles, visit to a traditional healer, and a donation to a local crèche. Delegates will be collected at 09:00 from the CTICC, and will return to the CTICC at approximately 14:00.

Cost: R1000


Mountain biking on Table Mountain                                                                                    

More adventurous delegates can join AWOL Tours for a half-day mountain bike ride on Table Mountain. The cost of the tour includes transport from/to the CTICC, mountain bikes, helmets, snacks, bottled water, and an experienced mountain biking guide.

Cost: R1200 (minimum of 5 delegates)


AWOL Tours also offers a range of half- and full-day hiking and cycling tours in and around Cape Town. Check out their website, or email for more details. 





Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity


Intensive 2.5 day course for researchers and practitioners

DATE: Sunday 5 – Tuesday 7 June, 2016

LOCATION: Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town


The Pragmatic Evaluation course has been developed to build capacity in pragmatic evaluation skills for physical activity actions in multiple stakeholders from different cultures and contexts. The course aims to promote interaction between the various stakeholders that deliver and evaluate physical activity actions, including academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The course is ideal for academic researchers who are interested in the practical application of their work AND/OR for employees of government and non-government entities who aspire to rigorously evaluate their programs and policies. The course will be led by an international faculty of evaluation experts and delivered in association with the 2016 ISBNPA Annual Conference.

Cost: GBP550 / US$780 / ZAR12,900

Scholarships will be available to support applicants who require financial support to attend the course and we strongly encourage applicants from low-, middle- and high-income settings to apply. Please indicate if you are interested in the scholarship via email when submitting your application.

Click here for more information about the course.

You can download the application form here.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28 February 2016.


Opening reception

At the opening reception of the conference on the 8th of June, you will be entertained by some of our local talent while you enjoy a taste of wine from the Western Cape. 

Conference dinner

Our conference dinner will be held at The River Club in Cape Town, where you will enjoy some local cuisine, as well as live entertainment and interactive drumming with The Drum Cafe.

Charity 5km fun run / walk sponsored by Momentum Multiply

Make sure you sign up for our first ever ISBNPA 5km Charity Fun Run/Walk, which will be sponsored by our platinum sponsor, Momentum Multiply.

Online registration is now open! First 150 entrants get a goodie bag! Click here to register

This event, which you can WALK or RUN will take place on the beautiful Sea Point Promenade on Friday 10 June at 17h00. This event will not only give you a great opportunity to get some much needed physical activity after many hours of sitting, but will also provide you with the IMG_2189chance to leave something behind that encourages healthy behaviour in those less fortunate than ourselves. The funds raised will go towards enabling children from underprivileged schools to take part in the My School Move for Your Health event in October 2016, where they will take part in a Mass Participation 6km fun walk. Watch the website and Twitter for more details! To find out more about the My School Move for Your Health, check out the following link: 

Other physical activity opportunities

From the CTICC, there are some safe and easy routes to go for a walk or a run in the morning or evenings, especially around the V&A Waterfront. Should you be staying in the Green Point / Sea Point area, you can make use of the popular Sea Point promenade for walking / running.

We have some great opportunities for you to stay at active at the conference. These will be taking place from 06:00 – 07:00 on Thursday 9 June, Friday 10 June, and Saturday 11 June. Spaces are limited for the classes, so be sure to sign up at the registration desk to get your spot.

Walking group: This will leave at 06:00 from outside the main foyer of the CTICC. The walk will be ±5km through the V&A Waterfront area.

Running groups: These will leave at 06:00 from outside the main foyer of the CTICC, and will cater for various running paces and distances, and will take you through the V&A Waterfront, Green Point and Sea Point areas. Groups will be back at the CTICC by ±07:00.

Bootcamp: Classes will take at the Croquet Lawn at the V&A Waterfront at 06:00 (±20 minute walk from the CTICC). If you would like to walk / run across with a group, meet outside the main entrance of the CTICC at 05:30. Classes are limited to 20 people. Booking is essential and can be done at the registration desk.

Pilates: Classes will take place at 06:00 in the Lily Room at the Cullinan hotel (opposite the CTICC). Classes are limited to 15 people. Booking is essential and can be done at the registration desk.Active Living Room Logo copy

Yoga: Classes will take place at 06:00 at the Lorna Jane Active Living Room at Victoria Wharf at the V&A Waterfront. Classes are limited to 9 people. Booking is essential and can be done at the registration desk.





You definitely want to make the most of your visit to Cape Town by taking in some of the local sights, not only in the city, but also in the surrounding areas of the Western Cape. Some of the best features of our region are our many wine routes – some as close as 15-20 minutes from the city. You may also want to consider adding on a few extra days to your trip and doing one of the tours on offer.

June is an excellent time of year to go on safari in South Africa – the winters are dry, sunny, and not too cold, and you generally don’t need worry about malaria at this time of year. In Mpumalanga Province (north east of South Africa), there is our very well known Kruger National Park, along with many other private game reserves, if you are keen on a more luxurious safari experience! Have a look at the SA Tourism website for more information and other great holiday options around South Africa.


Getting to Cape Town

International delegates

A number of international airlines fly directly to Cape Town International Airport: KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Other airlines fly to Cape Town via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg: South Africa Airways, Qantas, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, and Lufthansa. Flights into Cape Town from other African countries are generally routed via Johannesburg as well.

Local delegates

There are numerous flights in and out of Cape Town on local airlines. For those driving to Cape Town, the main routes into Cape Town are the N1 (from the north) and the N2 (from the east).

General travel info

NB: International family travel

If you are planning on bringing your children with you to Cape Town, please note that all children under the age of 18 – both local and foreign – must travel with a valid passport and an unabridged (full) birth certificate stating both parents’ names. If the child is travelling alone or with only one parent, then they must also carry an affidavit filled out by the missing parent or parents. The purpose of the law is to reduce child trafficking. For more information, please visit the SA Department of Home Affairs.


Visas are issued by the South African missions abroad and must be affixed in the applicant’s passport before departing for South Africa. Visas are not issued on arrival at South African ports on entry. Many nationalities do not require a visa to enter South Africa – please check with your travel agent. You can also click here to find out if you require a visa to travel to South Africa

Airport transfers

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20 minutes (21km) from the CTICC, and there are many airport transfer options available at the airport. These include a range of airport shuttles, and the MyCiTi bus that goes into the city (Civic Centre and V&A Waterfront) and connects to the CTICC. The airport service operates between 20 and 24 hours a day at a cost of R57.00 one way. It departs every six to 30 minutes, depending on demand. MyCiTi also has a wide network of routes in and around the city.

If you would like to pre-order a MyCiTi myconnect card to collect at the airport, please let us know by completing this form:

You will be able to pay for this card at the airport, and load money onto the card for a single/return trip. For more details regarding fares, go to:

If you would prefer to arrange an airport transfer in advance, we would suggest Kingdom Tours and Transfers who will be to assist with an individual or group transfer from Cape Town International Airport.

Taxi services

Taxis are hired at taxi ranks, hotels or summoned by telephone. Taxi rates vary between companies but runs at about R10/km. It is advisable to ask for a fare estimate before you agree. Recommended companies include: Elite Taxi: 021 447 9003 / Excite Taxi: 021 448 4444 / Unicab: 021 486 1600. Taxis and car guards tipped at your own discretion. Uber is also widely available in Cape Town. 


The Cape has a typical Mediterranean climate – warm summers and mild and cool wet winters. Winter temperature ranges between 8°C (47°F) at night and 19°C (66°F) by day during early June. 


The region’s superior water supply infrastructure guarantees some of the best water in the world. Spring water is available bottled, but the tap water is delicious and quite safe to drink.


English is widely spoken and understood. Afrikaans and isiXhosa are the two other official languages most spoken in the Western Cape.


The Rand is the official currency in South Africa. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of the local banks or foreign exchange agencies at the V&A Waterfront. These are open during the week (09:00 – 15:30) and on Saturdays (08:30 – 11:00). ATMs are open 24 hours and are located at the CTICC and the V&A Waterfront.


An international driver’s licence is required when driving around South Africa. Driving is on the left and speed limits are in kilometres.

Electric current and plugs

The electricity supply in South Africa is 220 – 240 volts, 50 Hz. The connection for appliances is a round three-pin plug, Type M. Most hotels provide dual-voltage two-pin razor sockets (100-120 volts and 220-240 volts).

Mobile phones

Local SIM cards are available at the Cape Town International Airport and the V&A Waterfront. The main service providers are Vodacom, MTN and Cell C. 



We will be partnering with Tsogo Sun to bring you conference accommodation that is conveniently close to the CTICC and the V&A Waterfront, comfortable, and good value for money. Rates quoted (in South African Rand) are per room per night, and include free breakfast and WiFi. Rates are inclusive of VAT (14%) and exclusive of a 1% Tourism Levy.

Click here to book accommodation at one of the Tsogo Sun hotels. 

Southern Sun The Cullinan
Southern Sun The Cullinan – ISBNPA Head Quarter Hotel
ZAR 2050 – single
ZAR 2350 – twin/double

Southern Sun The Cullinan brings guests all the luxury that is expected of an award-winning hotel from Tsogo Sun. The hotel is situated within one of the most sought-after areas in the city – within easy reach of the V&A Waterfront, CTICC, Long Street and many other attractions. A free shuttle service is available to the V&A Waterfront.

Walking distance to CTICC: 450m

Southern Sun Waterfront
ZAR 1850 – single
ZAR 2150 – twin/double

As one of the best-known hotels within the Tsogo Sun portfolio, Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is situated in the heart of the city’s most sought-after areas. Guests have the advantage of being minutes away from the CTICC, while also being right in the midst of the city’s most popular landmarks. A free shuttle service is available to the V&A Waterfront.

Walking distance to CTICC: 650m

Southern Sun Cape Sun
ZAR 1495 – single
ZAR 1795 – twin/double

From its undeniably idyllic location within downtown Cape Town, Southern Sun Cape Sun offers the ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the city and surrounding areas. Here, guests can enjoy postcard-perfect views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay. There are many things to see and do within the area, from museums to art galleries, restaurants and nearby local attractions.

Walking distance to CTICC: 1km

SunSquare Cape Town
ZAR 1350 – single
ZAR 1450 – twin/double

SunSquare is a newly renovated hotel in the cosmopolitan and vibrant suburb of Gardens, on the edge of downtown Cape Town. It is positioned at the base of Table Mountain, and is close to Long Street, with its vast selection of chic restaurants and boutique shops, offering an array of daytime and nighttime activities.

Driving distance to CTICC: 3km
Accessible via the MyCiTi bus

Other accommodation options

Should you be interested in exploring some cheaper accommodation options in Cape Town, you can check out the City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore, as well the many hostels / backpackers, which are in close proximity to the CTICC and accessible via the MyCiTi bus system. You can also have a look at airbnb for rooms, apartments or houses in the city, and in areas close proximity to the CTICC, such as Green Point, Sea Point and Gardens, all of which are on the MyCiTi bus routes.


Cape Town is rich in cultural diversity, and offers an endless list of interesting things to do and beautiful places to see. Here’s a quick video clip to entice you to visit this wonderful city!

A good way to get around and see the city is on the Hop On – Hop Off bus, which stops right outside the CTICC.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, here are some places to add to your itinerary:

Check out and for more information about physically active tourism options in and around Cape Town!

If good food and drinks are your thing, Cape Town not only has excellent wine on offer, but also has a booming coffee culture and a thriving craft beer industry that you will definitely want to check out. Here are a few places to visit…

For places to eat, drink and shop, the V&A Waterfront, which is easily accessible from the CTICC, has an enormous range of options to suit all sorts of tastes. The Two Oceans Aquarium is also situated at the V&A Waterfront, and is worth a visit. Close to the CTICC is Long Street, which offers a great selection of interesting eating, drinking and shopping options.


The following two private tours have been put together especially for ISBNPA delegates with our preferred provider, Kingdom Tours and Transfers:

Wine Tasting Extravaganza Tour (one day)

9am PICKUP from the CTICC; and Explore the Paarl Wine Route Region.

KWV Wine Estate
  • At our first stop you’ll be treated to a Sparkling Wine & Nougat Tasting. Enjoy four bubblies with four especially developed nougats for pure indulgence.
Taal Monument
  • Here we’ll do a quick stop over to explain the history of the Taal Monument (The Afrikaans Language Monument) which is located on a hill overlooking Paarl. Officially opened on 10 October 1975, it commemorates the semi-centenary of Afrikaans being declared an official language of South Africa separate from Dutch.
Paarl Spice Route
  • The Spice Route destination offers a sensory journey for the modern-day explorer with a love for authenticity and craftsmanship.
  • Enjoy a Chocolate & Wine Pairing
  • Lunch at one of the restaurants (for own account)
Fairview Wine Estate
  • Our last stop allows you to enjoy a variety of Cheeses with 5 Wines of your choice.

Evening DROP-OFF at the CTICC.

* Tour requires min. of 4 guests to operate. Rates are in SA Currency (ZAR )

RATE: R950 per person



  • Pickup & Drop-off service
  • Transfers to Tour highlights
  • Insured & licensed mini-van


  • Local qualified guide
  • English commentary


  • 1 x Sparkling Wine & Nougat Tasting
  • 1 x Chocolate & Wine Pairing
  • 1 x Cheese & Wine Tasting

OPTIONAL extras:

These additional options will be for your own account.

  • Additional Wine Tasting
  • Beer/Port Tasting
  • All Meals + beverages

• Prices can change without notice • E & OE


Wildlife & Wine-tasting Tour (1 night, 2 days)

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town.

  • Transport to Accommodation *(please see accommodation in grey box below)
  • Spend the evening at leisure
Day 2

9am PICKUP from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD.

  • Scenic drive along the N2 (Garden Route Entry)
  • Wine Tasting
    • Visit one of SA’s beautiful Wine Estates and sample some of our country’s acclaimed wines.
  • Lunch Stop
    • You’ll get the opportunity to experience a choice of local eating spots en route.
  • Garden Route Game Lodge
    • Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain Range, the Garden Route Game Lodge guards the entrance to South Africa’s world famous Garden Route Coast. This malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5. Visitors to the Garden Route Game Lodge can enjoy game viewing in open Landrovers, luxury accommodation and a memorable dining experience in one of our African style restaurants.
    • 15:00 Check in
    • 16:00 (May-Aug) Depart for evening game drive with your ranger, enjoy a sun-downer stop at lookout point on the reserve.
    • 19:00 Return to the Lodge for dinner in the Boma or our Serengeti’s Restaurant
    • 21:00 Enjoy your evening at leisure
Day 3

7:15 Depart on sunrise game drive with your game ranger.

9:00 Return to the Lodge for a full buffet breakfast in our Serengeti’s Restaurant

10:30 Join in the guided tour of our Reptile Centre

12:30 Enjoy a light lunch at the poolside or in the restaurant.

  • Hermanus
    • Journey to the heart of the popular Whale Route – Hermanus. This charming little town, famous for its giant aquatic visitors, comes alive each year during the whale festival as the Southern Right Whales arrive in Walker Bay during June/July and remain until November. Hermanus also boasts a 12 kilometre cliff path which stretches along the coast line in front of the village, offering one of the best shore-based whale-watching spots in the world!

Evening DROP-OFF at your accommodation in Cape Town CBD. *(please see accommodation in grey box below)

* Tour requires min. of 4 guests to operate. Rates are in SA Currency (ZAR )


Single: R5850 (*Excl Day 1 & 3 Hotel)

Sharing: R4850 p/p (*Excl Day 1 & 3 Hotel)



  • Pickup & Drop-off service
  • Transfers to Tour highlights
  • Insured & licensed mini-van


  • Local qualified guide
  • English commentary


  • 1 night at 4 Star Accommodation in Private Game Reserve


  • 1 x Wine-tasting & Cellar Tour
  • 1 x Evening Game Drive
  • 1 x Dinner at the Game Reserve
  • 1 x Sunrise Game Drive
  • 1 x Breakfast at the Game Reserve
  • 1 x Guided Tour of Reptile Centre
  • 1 x light lunch

OPTIONAL extras:

These additional options will be for your own account. (Advanced notice needs to be given in order to book ahead of time). Some options are seasonal or subject to weather conditions.

  • Boat Based Whale Watching ± R700pp
  • Meals + drinks not specified are excluded.
  • (You’ll get the opportunity to experience a choice of local eating spots en route).

*Day 1 & 3 Accommodation Options in CT CBD:

Southern Sun The Cullinan

  • Single: R2050.00 B&B
  • Twin / Double: R2350.00 B&B

Southern Sun Waterfront

  • Single: R1850.00 B&B
  • Twin / Double: R2150.00 B&B

Southern Sun Cape Sun

  • Single: R1495.00 B&B
  • Twin / Double: R1795.00 B&B

SunSquare Cape Town

  • Single: R1350.00 B&B
  • Twin / Double: R1450.00 B&B

• Prices can change without notice • E & OE

other great day tours on offer:

Cape Peninsula Tour (08h30 – 17h30)
R980 p/p

See the Cape in all her glory and enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives!

Tour Highlights:

  • Camps Bay
  • Hout Bay Chapman’s Peak
  • Boulders Penguin Colony – ( Optional for own account ± R60pp)
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Simons Town
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Rate Includes:

  • Bottled Water
  • All Specified Entrance fees:
    • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Rate Excludes:

  • All Meals

Collection/Drop-off Points:

  • CTICC or Accommodation within CT CBD
City & Culture Combo Tour (09h00 – 17h00)
R850 p/p

Explore and experience our multicultural cosmopolitan city – the vibe, the culture, the history!

Tour Highlights:

  • Table Mountain (weather permitting – Cable Car fee R205.00 excluded)
  • Company Gardens
  • City Centre (Historical Buildings)
  • Bo-Kaap
  • District 6
  • Langa Township walking Tour with local guide (Meet the Locals)

Rate Includes:

  • Bottled Water
  • All specified Entrance fees

Rate Excludes:

  • All Meals

Collection/Drop-off Points:

  • CTICC or Accommodation within CT CBD
Big 5 Safari (06:00 – 15:30)
R2490 p/p

Experience Cape Town’s “Wild side” and get up close and personal with nature!

Tour Highlights:

  • Full course buffet breakfast in an African Style Restaurant
  • 2-3 hour Game Drive Safari in 4×4 Safari Game Viewing Vehicles, accompanied by an experienced Ranger.
  • View Africa’s Big 5 (consists of the lion, the African elephant, the Cape Buffalo, the leopard and the rhinoceros)
  • View species like blue wildebeest, giraffes, eland, the endangered bontebok, zebras, lynx, oryx and other smaller buck species including klipspringer, nyala, rhebok, steenbok and a big variety of African bird species like the endangered Black Eagle.
  • Full buffet lunch

Rate Includes:

  • Game Reserve Entrance Fee
  • All Meals specified

Rate Excludes:

  • Drinks

Collection/Drop-off Points:

  • CTICC or Accommodation within CT CBD
Hermanus Whale Route (08h30 – 17h30)
R975 p/p

Hermanus offers one of the best shore-based whale-watching spots in the world; an experience is definitely larger than life!

Tour Highlights:

  • Clarence Drive
  • Gordon’s Bay
  • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Shore Based Whale Watching

Rate Includes:

  • Bottled Water
  • All Specified Entrance fees:
    • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

Rate Excludes:

  • All Meals

Collection/Drop-off Points:

  • CTICC or Accommodation within CT CBD

Rates available on request for:

  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Garden Route
  • Kruger National Park Packages
  • Private Tours

*Please Note: Scheduled Tours require a min. of 4 guests, alternatively Private Tours are available.

For more information or to book now contact:

T: +27 (0)21 705 6177
C: +27 (0)83 306 0550

Standard Terms and Conditions:


  • Rental of the above vehicle with English Speaking driver/ Guide, fuel and all running expenses
  • Public Liability
  • Toll fees and airport fees
  • Passenger transport is not subject to VAT


  • Drivers Accommodation single room and meals for your account – Applicable only when Driver is Overland
  • Coach entrance fees and per person entrance fees unless specified
  • Porterage and Expenses of a personal nature
  • Discretionary tips to the drivers
  • Water (Water can be ordered at R5 per Bottle)


  • Up to > 30 days prior to departure: 0% of total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure: 15% of total rate
  • Less than 14 days prior to departure: 75% of total rate
  • Less than 3 days prior to departure: 100% of total rate


  • Terms of payment: 50% deposit of the agreed amount secures the booking
  • The balance is due 7 days prior to arrival / tour date

*Please note, cheques are not accepted, unless prior arrangement with management.

Name of Account: Kingdom Tours & Transfers CC
Bank: ABSA
Branch Code: 632005
Account Number: 4069680869
Account Type: Cheque


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Momentum Multiply is also providing sponsorship support for our conference dinner, the conference app, and the 5km fun run/walk. 


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Online registration has now closed. It is still possible to register on-site. To arrange on-site registration, please contact Janet Sirmongpong at the UCT Conference Management Centre:

When registering for the conference, you are also able to sign up for ISBNPA membership and save on conference registration fees. For example, a regular ISBNPA member pays R8 000, and a non-member pays R11 150. Therefore, if you become an ISBNPA member when you register for the conference, you will save R150, AND become part of the leading society for the study of diet and physical activity behaviour change! 

Annual ISBNPA membership runs for the calendar year (1 Jan – 31 Dec), and not for a 12 month period. So if you signed up for ISBNPA membership later in 2015 (e.g. April), your membership will need to be renewed for 2016. 
If you have already registered for the conference, and you still need to pay, click here to go to the payment pageClick here to book accommodation for the conference. 

Please be advised  that for the online payment system (VCS Payments), it’s  important for overseas cardholders to first speak to the bank that issued the card to open the card for payments to South Africa.

If you have any queries regarding registration or problems with online payment, please contact Janet Sirmongpong at the UCT Conference Management Centre:


Scholarships for low- and middle-income country delegates

ISBNPA and BioMed Central (BMC), the editors of our IJBNPA, are pleased to be able to offer scholarships for ISBNPA 2016 attendees from low- and middle-income countries.  Up to 11 eligible attendees will receive support for registration, travel and accommodation expenses. ISBNPA will cover registration fees (including the Welcome Ceremony, reception on the first day, and attendance at all sessions but not the Gala Dinner) for up to 11 attendees. We take pride in letting you know that the ISBNPA fellows’ registration fees are providing part of the funds for this initiative. Scholarships will provide up to US$1000 for travel and accommodation for each recipient. Please note that this is unlikely to cover all expenses incurred in attending the meeting and attendees will be expected to self-fund any shortfall.

Applicants must have submitted an abstract at the time of application for this scholarship and must be the presenting author. Funds will be available to the recipients once they have registered at the conference during the presentation of their award and not before the conference. Recipients must therefore be able to cover all costs of getting to the conference itself.

Click here to complete the form by 14 March 2016 if you currently reside and work or study in a low- or middle-income country and would like to apply for this support to attend the meeting in Cape Town.

Criteria for applicants:

  • Currently working or studying and living in a low- or middle-income country.
  • Currently working or studying and living in a high-income country but funded by an institution in a low income country with a letter of support from the funding institution.
  • Have submitted an abstract for presentation at the 2016 meeting.
  • Is the presenting author of the submitted abstract.
  • Can cover all costs to get to the meeting – scholarship funds will be provided following presentation of receipts of expenses at the meeting.