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Virtual conference and trade exhibition

5-6 November 2021

This is no webinar. The 1,600 delegates at our first-ever virtual conference were amazed at what can be achieved in our virtual world. Here are a few things they said:

  • “This has been so much more than a webinar.”
  • “Completely immersive - I almost feel that I have been away for the past few days!”
  • “Could not have imagined that this Physio UK conference could be run as it has – outstanding.”
  • “Who knew it could be this good virtually?"

If you didn’t join us last year, watch this short demo from the 2020 virtual conference today. Or for £129* you can reserve your place for this year, and download the specially-created vPUK world. On 5-6 November this virtual world will spring to life, with an enormous two-day programme of 250+ speakers, with posters, rapid 5 sessions, focused symposia and networking discussions.

It’s got everything you’d see at the physical event, in fact. And a lighthouse. And speedboats, fireworks, football, parklands, a beach, and a disco…

You simply have to see it to believe it. Make sure you get your CPD in 2021, no matter what life throws at you. Book your place today.

*Full CSP members only. Students/retired/unwaged £49, non-members £219.

Minimum system requirements for Virtual Physiotherapy UK

Windows 7 or OSX 10.11 or newer required.

Not compatible with tablets or mobile phones.

Prof. Stephanie Nixon, John Amaechi, Prof. Michael West

Our vPUK 2021 keynote speakers: Prof Stephanie Nixon, John Amaechi and Prof Michael West

Keynote speakers confirmed for 2021

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Founders’ Lecture will be delivered by Prof Stephanie Nixon, Associate Professor at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Prof Nixon will be discussing the principles of allyship.

Later that day, John Amaechi OBE, organisational psychologist and founder of APS, will speak about how we as individuals and professionals can embrace change, build resilience and challenge ourselves in order to be able to offer and deliver the best healthcare we can.

Prof. Michael West, Senior Visiting Fellow at The King's Fund, will close the conference to address the subject of inclusive leadership.

There will be 60 sessions and 412 Chairs, speakers and poster authors presenting virtually, this is an event not to be missed!

Accessibility and inclusivity 

Ensuring the conference is as accessible and inclusive as we can make it, and that members feel a sense of belonging, is our top priority. We understand the limitations of vPUK software means that not all delegates are able to experience the conference in the same way. We are continuously working with the app developers to improve accessibility and have made significant improvements since vPUK 2020. 

Captioning* available on requested sessions

Check out our programme for the presentations that will be captioned for the conference and for those available after the conference via our delegate only accessed Vimeo channel.

Note: *Captioning will only be added to pre-recorded segments, not live segments (Q&A, Introductions etc).

British sign language (BSL) interpreter

A BSL interpreter will be in attendance during our Keynotes as well as the ‘How reasonable are reasonable adjustments’ session presented by the Disability Network on Friday 5 Nov at 4pm.

vPUK21 world settings

We have produced a guide on our FAQ page, which details how you can customise your sound, visual and environment settings; add your pronouns and add an optional badge for your avatar.

Stay in the know about Virtual Physiotherapy UK 2021

Sign up for updates and we’ll keep you posted on the main event developments and milestones throughout the year.

Follow #Physio21 on Twitter.

Members Benevolent Fund

The Members' Benevolent Fund (MBF) is the physiotherapy profession's benevolent fund, which exists to support members experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 or any other circumstance.  

As the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic continues, if you feel the MBF could support you or a colleague or friend please do contact us.

Members Benevolent Fund