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Student poster awards

These awards are sponsored by Graybrook. 

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Physiotherapy UK 2019 will be held at the Birmingham International Convention Centre on 1-2 November.

The CSP is inviting abstract submissions for the student poster awards based upon work undertaken by physiotherapy students due to complete their studies in 2019.

Only one submission per qualifying programme, selected by the course leader, will be accepted from each Higher Education Institution.

The aim of Physiotherapy UK is to showcase the latest best practice, research, educational and professional developments in physiotherapy.

The five themes on this year’s programme are:

Managing complexity

In the UK population more people are presenting with more complex health problems and multi-morbidities. As this trend accelerates, this theme explores how physiotherapists are responding to the challenges and how practice is evolving in response.

Managing musculoskeletal complexity

In the UK population, more people are presenting with more complex complaints involving the musculoskeletal system and multi-morbidity. This theme explores how physiotherapists are responding to the challenges, and how practice is evolving in response.

Fit for work

This theme explores how the management of musculoskeletal, mental health and long-term conditions are keeping the working population fit, active, healthy and at work. 

The next generation

This theme looks at the advances in physiotherapy for children and young people which are enabling participation and activity for all.

Innovation in rehabilitation

his theme explores innovative approaches in rehabilitation, including how advances in technology allow services and practice to be redesigned, delivering better patient outcomes and experience.


Abstracts which relate to these five programme themes are invited. The author of the winning poster (or lead author, in the case of group submissions) will receive £300. The second placed author or lead author will receive £200.

To enter an abstract for the student poster awards

Abstracts are welcome from all 2019 graduates, based on their final year research studies, if related to these topics.  Entries not submitted on behalf of the HEI by the course leader will NOT be eligible for the student poster awards.

Submit two versions of your abstract (one blind, one identified) by emailing a Word document to physiotherapyuk@csp.org.uk using the template downloadable from this page

Full submission guidelines can be found here.

Please note that if your entry is successful, the selected posters will be on display throughout the event and lead authors will be required to be present to answer questions about their posters at set times during the event.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 July 2019.


Terms & conditions for the student poster awards:

  1. Only one abstract per HEI per qualifying programme should be submitted. 
  2. This competition is limited to undergraduates studying on qualifying programmes. 
  3. Maximum abstract word count 500 words. 
  4. The winning and second-placed authors (lead authors for group submissions) will be required to produce a poster and to attend Physiotherapy UK as a fee-paying delegate in order to be available to answer questions from delegates at set times during the event. 
  5. Prizes will be awarded to the lead authors only. 
  6. Authors of highly commended abstracts will be included in the conference programme and website.