Information CAPA 2020 – CAPA 2022

The health and safety of our attendees are definitely our most utmost priority. So, in a time of great concern and uncertainty associated with the COVID19 virus both nationally and internationally, Beitostølen Healthsports Center and the organizing committee of the CAPA 2020 symposium have made the following decision:

The CAPA 2020 Symposium first postponed until 2021, has now been postponed until 2022.

The new dates for the CAPA 2022 Symposium are:

(Monday 23th of May 2022; The National APA seminar

Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th of May; The International Symposium CAPA 2022)


(The CAPA 2022 Symposium will be held the week after the EACD Conference in Barcelona; 18th – 21th of May 2022.)

Our main objectives have been and still are; to gather people from around the world for meetings, discussions, fruitful collaborations, and to present the work at the Healthsports Center and the Norwegian Nature and culture. We really want to make this happen, not just online, we want people to attend and meet. Today it seems unlikely that the symposium could take place in June 2021, so that’s the reason for the second postponement.


For any question, please send an email to;

Take care, and welcome to Beitostølen in 2022.


Beitostølen 02.11.2020

Tor Erik Heyerdahl Nyquist


About the Symposium

Over the last two decades, international clinical and scientific work has increased the understanding of the concept of participation, developed a range of suitable instruments for measuring participation and designed interventions to promote participation outcomes for people with disabilities. The CAPA 2020 Symposium “Capturing the magic – participation for all“ will showcase the current state of the evidence in the field of disability and rehabilitation and highlight clinical benefits and opportunities. Because the Symposium aims to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Beitostølen Healthsports Center (BHC), and Adapted Physical Activity (APA) is the primary intervention provided at BHC for enhancing participation in people with disabilities, the magic of group-based APA will have a special focus in the Symposium.

By bringing together nine Keynote Speakers, all leading researchers in the field, with emerging and other established researchers and practitioners, the Symposium will provide a forum for discussion of scientific development and clinical improvements in the field of rehabilitation for people with disabilities.

Time will be allocated to visit and experience the rehabilitation activities that take place at Beitostølen Healthsports Center.


The Symposium Objectives
The participants of this Symposium will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and skills that can promote optimal participation outcomes for those experiencing disability.

The core topics of the Symposium are as follows:

  • Participation- constructs, measurement, and interventions
  • Participation trajectories
    • Key lifespan transition issues
    • Factors influencing longitudinal outcomes
    • Lived experience of participation
  • Organizing health care services to support participation outcomes in the field of rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities.


On behalf of Beitostølen Healthsports Center (BHC) I am proud to wish you all welcome to BHC and our Symposium. In 2020 BHC has its 50 years anniversary, and the symposium is an important part of our celebration this year. It will confirm our international position in the field of re-/habilitation, and I really hope to see You at the symposium, together with some fantastic keynote speakers in some fantastic surroundings!

Astrid Nyquist

Astrid Nyquist
Director BHC

Keynote and Invited Speakers