Welcome to ISAK

The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) was founded as an organisation of individuals whose scientific and professional endeavour is related to kinanthropometry.

ISAK's purpose is to create and maintain an international network of colleagues who represent the world community transcending geography, politics and the bounds of separate disciplines in order to establish a dynamic area of scientific endeavour.

Kinanthropometry is the area of science concerned with the measurement of human body composition. As a result of changes in life styles, nutrition, activity levels and ethnic compositon of populations, changes to the distribution of body dimensions are forever occurring. Kinanthropometry is the interface between anatomy and movement. It takes the measurement of the human body and determines it's capability for function and movement in a range of settings.

ISAK has developed international standards for anthropometric assessment and an international anthropometry accreditation scheme (IAAS). The accreditation scheme is based on the concept of a four-level hierarchy. A key element in it is the objective maintenance of quality assurance by requiring that all levels have to meet initial technical error of measurement (TEM).

ISAK World Conference 2014

ISAK is pleased to announce that the ISAK World Conference will be in Spain in 2014. It will be held from 10 to 12 July 2014, at the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Murcia, Spain. The focus of the conference will be to inspire a learning legacy that will increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of kinanthropometry.  Immediately prior to the conference, on 9 July, a re-accreditation opportunity for all levels will be offered.

Further information at isak.ucam.edu

February 2014 Kinanthreport edition

The last Kinanthreport edition is avaliable in the publications section. You can also download the PDF file or open this flipsnack link.

ISAK Council Elections 2014

As the number of candidates for the ISAK Council did not exceed the number of places available, there is no need for a ballot this year.  The names of the successful candidates will be announced at ISAK’s Biennial General Meeting on 10 July in Murcia, Spain.

ISAK Re-accreditation examinations, 9 July 2014, Murcia, Spain

If you are coming to Murcia in July for the World Anthropometry Conference, or will be in Murcia on 9 July, and wish to take the opportunity to be re-accreditted (at Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4), please contact Prof Mike Marfell-Jones at profmike@clear.net.nz

New Editor of Kinanthreport

ISAK is pleased to announce the appointment of new Kinanthreport Editor – Dr Fernando Ferreyro, from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán, Merida, Mexico.  He takes over from Dr Carmel Nottle, University of South Australia, who has been the editor since 2009 and whom ISAK wishes to thank most sincerely for her efforts in keeping the newsletter going.

Dr  Ferreyro will be welcoming articles and course reports in both English and Spanish.  These can be sent to him at fferreyro@uady.mx

Keep in mind that the role of the editor is not to write the material for the report, but to gather it and format it for production in each issue.  It is ISAK’s goal to publish three issues a year, but that cannot happen without your support.

New Chilean Kinanthropometry Association

A group of Chilean Anthropometrists are working in the creation of the Chilean Kinanthropometry Association. All the anthropometrists that are interested in taking part in the association, please send an email to: Claudia Arancibia Cid at claudia.arancibia@unab.cl

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