Upon invitation by the Organizing Committee of the On-Line 2020 Yokohama Sport Conference (YSC 2020), Japan, 8-22 Sept 2020, Prof. Ming Kai Chin delivered a public lecture which was translated simultaneously in Japanese with the title “Global Changes” and “New Directions” in Physical Activity and Health: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Actions. YSC 2020 was organized by Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences (JSPEHSS) and Japan Academic Alliance for Sport, Physical Education, and Health Sciences (JAASPEHS) with co-host International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). With over 2000 participants from all over the world, it was the largest sports science conference organized in Japan to celebrate the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021.
In his public lecture, Prof. Chin shared his past global work to promote physical activity and holistic health through evidenced and culturally relevant school-based intervention guidelines. The Active Model School merges the CDC framework, Whole School, Whole Child and Whole Community (WSCC) and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG 17). Team efforts of international organizations such as The Foundation of Global Community Health (GCH), BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science (BRICSCESS) and Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) strategize and focus on SDG Goal #3, Health Well-Being. Dr. Chin’s presentation included the GCH mission that focuses on engagement and behavioral change by connecting hundreds of successful programs with local to global solutions. He expressed the need for future technology including blockchain and AI infrastructures to create greater security and transparency in education and health.
To support the YSC 2020, Prof. Chin spearheaded organizations including the GCH, BRICSCESS and ACESS (GBA) delegates to register as conference participants and submit their abstracts for presentations. The GBA delegation included: 11 countries, 179 participants (136 from China) and 60 universities, institutions and organizations.