Transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations

Physiotherapy UK 2017

About the event

Physiotherapy services do transform lives through reversing the impact of illness and disability through supported self-management, rehabilitation and education. This year’s conference returns to Birmingham and is focussed on the key determinants to achieve our vision for UK physiotherapy across all sectors and settings.

Physiotherapy UK 2017 underpins the Society’s 2017-20 corporate plan:

  • position physiotherapy at the leading edge of transforming health and social care
  • champion the evidence that physiotherapy is both clinically- and cost-effective
  • empower people to live long and live well, independently

The programme** is available to view online, so you can start planning which of our invited speakers’ sessions you’ll not want to miss. (More than 200 platform and poster presentations will be added to this programme in July.)

The themes for this year are:

  • Evidence matters
  • LEAD: Leadership Exploration, Advocacy & Development
  • Our Digital Movement
  • Your service, your improvement

Founders’ Lecture

The 2017 Founders’ Lecture, first instigated in 1914 to commemorate the founders of the modern physiotherapy profession in the UK, will be delivered by Prof Sir Muir Gray CBE, Chief Knowledge Officer to the NHS.

'Physiotherapy staff need to become a knowledge business', says Muir Gray: read the Frontline article.

Outstanding poster award 2017

Physiotherapy UK includes a competition for the best poster in each conference theme. This competition is sponsored by Elsevier and winners will get to choose a free one-year subscription to an Elsevier journal of their choice.

The top five scoring posters in each theme after peer review have been invited to submit posters. These will be scored by the Abstract Review Group to select the top two posters in each theme. The top two will go forward to a public vote at the conference. Look out for more details about voting in the conference app.

Join us for dinner

This year’s conference dinner will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham.  Tickets are on sale now for £60, and can be booked at the same time as reserving your place at the conference.

Book now and get 3 places for the price of 2

Bring two colleagues along to the UK’s most important physiotherapy conference and you'll get three places for the price of two. There are also permanently discounted rates available for students, retired/unwaged and associate members.

Category      One-day registration    Two-day registration
Full member £262 £309
Retired/unwaged/student £89 £129
Non-members £319 £399
Associate members** £0 £0

** Associate members of the CSP may attend Physiotherapy UK for free, but availability is limited and this option may be withdrawn without prior notice.  Attendance at the event is free, which includes daytime catering.  All other costs are excluded.

Comments from past delegates

'Two days of jam packed sessions, fantastic opportunities and culture for networking.'

'A wealth of experience and information under one roof. Excellent scientific programme.'

'Good balance of excellent speakers, networking and research update.'

'It was a fantastic conference and brilliant networking opportunity; I've learnt so much which I can take back into practice with me.'

'Physio UK far exceeded my expectations. It was a brilliant event, well organised… brilliant programme. This was made even better by listening to the best speakers I have ever heard.'

** Programme subject to change.

* WPTD prize draw terms and conditions:
1. Offer available to CSP members travelling from UK-based locations. 2. Only bookings received during the qualifying period are eligible for entry. 3. Prize is non-transferable. 4. Prize is one free two-day delegate place at Physiotherapy UK 2017, which includes lunchtime catering and entry to all programme sessions. 3. One night's hotel stay included, on 10/11/17. 5. Hotel will be assigned by CSP. 6. Maximum contribution to return travel costs £80. 7. Maximum contribution to additional expenses £50. 8. Expenses paid upon provision of receipts. 9. No part of the prize may be substituted for its cash value. 10. If bookings are made for multiple delegates, each delegate will be entered separately into the prize draw. 11. The judges' decision is final.