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Submit your abstracts by 24 April

Conference and trade exhibition

Birmingham International Convention Centre

1 to 2 November 2019

Physiotherapy UK is the annual event that no physio should miss - and we want you to be part of it.

Send us your abstracts relating to this year's themes (outlined below) by noon on 24 April. Successful authors will be invited to give a platform, rapid 5 or poster presentation and their abstract will be carried on this website and in the post-event publication.

Don't miss out. It's your time to shine.


We're almost ready to launch the programme for Physiotherapy UK 2019. Soon, you'll be able to book your place alongside other physiotherapy professionals to see the speakers you want to see, covering the subjects you need to know.

Full CSP members who take advantage of our early bird rate, can attend for just £99. Booking opens on this website on 25 February 2019.

The 2019 CSP Founders' Lecture is being delivered by a chartered physiotherapist, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, TEDx speaker and keen promoter of health and wellbeing, Dr Melrose Stewart MBE.

The conference concludes with a joint session from consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist Dr Neil Langridge and Health Education England's national AHP lead Beverley Harden.

In between, we present specially selected focused symposia which will complement our invited speakers, abstract presenters and poster presentations, and cover the themes outlined below.

This year’s themes:

  • Innovation in rehabilitation
  • Managing complexity
  • Fit for work
  • The next generation

Focused symposia

Physiotherapy UK is inviting proposals for focused symposia sessions. The call is open to all aspects of physiotherapy including service delivery, clinical practice, research and education, which address any of the above themes.

The focused symposia will form part of the programme at the CSP’s national scientific conference: Physiotherapy UK 2019, at the ICC Birmingham. They provide a great opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and to share and explore perspectives on a topic.

The deadline for proposals is midday on 18 February 2019.

Find out more

Submit your proposal

Stay informed about Physiotherapy UK 2019

Sign up for updates and we’ll let you know when the draft programme is ready, together with other related news, throughout 2019.

Physiotherapy UK 2018

Last year, Prof David Oliver, clinical vice-president of the Royal College of Physicians, delivered our Founders’ Lecture to over 1200 attendees and he was joined on stage by Jonathon Kruger, chief executive of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.

Last year’s themes:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Primary care & workforce transformation
  • Rehab Matters
  • Improvement & transformation

See the full programme, where you can also browse the 250 poster presentations.  

See the presentations from the 2018 conference.