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Call for abstracts

Amy Howells

Amy Howells at PTUK 2019

Abstract submission deadline extended to Monday 20 April.

Your research could be a part of Physiotherapy UK 2020

In the centenary year of the CSP's Royal Charter we will be celebrating the best of physiotherapy by showcasing the latest evidence, innovations and leadership. 

The call for abstracts is open to all aspects of physiotherapy which include service delivery, clinical practice, research and education that address any of the five conference themes.

Please read the abstract submission guidelines and FAQ document before submitting.

2020 abstract submission guidelines

Abstract submission FAQs

Extension to submissions deadline

Due to the significant pressure on clinical staff and support teams caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have extended the deadline for the abstract submissions to 20 April.

Best wishes 

The Physiotherapy UK planning team

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‘Best value CPD of all the conferences I attend.'
- Physiotherapy UK 2019 delegate

Useful resources

PTUK and the art of abstracts

CSP education adviser Nina Paterson offers an in-depth guide on to how to submit an abstract.

E-bites for research

The CSP Learning hub has guides to:

  • submitting an abstract – this includes tips on how abstracts are reviewed
  • presenting at a conference

CAHPR top tips

CAHPR's top ten tips series offer brief summary advice on key topics for novice, early career and experienced researchers. This series is written and produced by CAHPR hubs and covers:

  • seeking ethical approval
  • getting your abstract accepted
  • preparing a scientific poster

Equator Network

A one-stop-shop for writing and publishing high-impact health research, where you can find:

  • reporting guidelines
  • improve your writing
  • join our courses
  • run your own training course
  • enhance your peer review
  • implement guidelines

Getting into research

Every practising CSP member is involved in assessing research evidence. Taking a step into presenting or doing research might not be as daunting as it looks, says CSP adviser Nina Paterson.