Physiotherapy Conference of the The Australian Physiotherapy Association
GCCEC – Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition CentreGold Coast, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
The Australian Physiotherapy Association has been connecting the physiotherapy profession for almost 110 years. This year the National Conference, CONNECT 2015, will connect people, ideas and research, bringing physiotherapy professionals together to network and share information to build a better future for Australian and global physiotherapy.
Expected to attract over 1500 physiotherapists, CONNECT 2015, will provide an excellent opportunity for our profession to demonstrate its expert knowledge and skills in helping to solve a range of health problems.
The scientific committee is putting together an exciting program of scientific and professional presentations to engage delegates via the inclusion of relevant keynote addresses by experts in the local and international arena, along with workshops, papers and posters from a wealth of local talent. An exciting social program, including the popular Conference Dinner, will encourage networking amongst colleagues. The Exhibition will showcase the most relevant and cutting edge businesses for the physiotherapy profession.
Connect with other physiotherapy professionals / Connect with the physiotherapy industry / Connect with leaders / Connect with research / Connect with technology / Connect locally / Connect globally / Connect with the future of physiotherapy
Professor Steven Blair P.E.D.
Steven N. Blair is Professor in the Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Dr. Blair is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Kinesiology Academy; and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society.
Dr. Blair is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, and the American Kinesiology Academy. Dr. Blair is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees--Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Doctor of Health Science degree from Lander University, U.S.; and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, University of Bristol, UK. He has received awards from many professional associations, including a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, ACSM Honor Award, Population Science Award from the American Heart Association, and is one of the few individuals outside the U.S. Public Health Service to be awarded the Surgeon General's Medallion. He has delivered lectures to medical, scientific, and lay groups in 48 states and 50 countries. His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease. He has published more than 650 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists with over 44,000 citations to his body of work, and an h-Index of 98. He was the Senior Scientific Editor for the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.
Paula Richley Geigle PT
Paula’s practice experience includes lifespan treatment, physical therapy education, and clinical research. Her professional preparation includes: BS from Penn State University, physical therapy training from Hahnemann Medical School, MS and PhD from University of Delaware, and NCCAM postdoctoral training in clinical biostatistics/epidemiology at The University of Pennsylvania. Aquatic Physical Therapy Section roles (American Physical Therapy Association) included: president, secretary, bylaws chair, first recipient of the Section's Swim Ex Clinical Research Grant for her study: Aquatic Exercise in Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Management, and chair of clinical practice guidelines committee for aquatic therapy and hip osteoarthritis. Recently she was co-PI on a 1.4 million dollar, Department of Defense award for a RCT investigating Aquatic and Lokomat exercise outcomes (metabolic, cardiovascular, mobility) for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury; and currently three studies are underway: Functional Range of Motion Norms for Individuals with Tetraplegia, Empowering Transition to Client Managed Care after Spinal Cord Injury (and Traumatic Brain Injury), and Aquatic Exercise and Dietary Guidance for individuals with chronic motor incomplete spinal cord injury. In addition to peer reviewed articles, Dr. Geigle co-authored the text book Aquatic Exercise: Rehabilitation and Training.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive
Broadbeach QLD 4218
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is the largest regional convention centre in Australia. It has been crafted as a central business force for the Gold Coast. It is a place that cultivates enterprise. It embodies the prestige and confidence of a destination that is the resort capital of Australia.
The Centre is exclusive in size and is purpose designed and developed to ensure maximum flexibility and seamless flow in conferencing and meetings.
The Conference Scientific Committee wishes to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for this years conference.
Reviews are now taking place and authors will be contacted regarding the status of their submission in early June. Once confirmed all presenters will be sent a link to register for the conference at special presenter rates.
The APA is excited to invite you to partner with us in presenting CONNECT 2015, Australia’s pre-eminent physiotherapy conference.
Who will attend?
Held every two years, the APA Conference 2015, will build on the huge success of the 2013 conference where 100+ exhibitors and sponsors networked with more than 2000 industry professionals, including physiotherapy clinicians, researchers, educators, practice managers, academics, government representatives, and students.
Why partner and/or exhibit at the 2015 Conference?
1. Educate more than 2000 prospective face-to-face customers
2. Elevate brand awareness and credibility
3. Engage and network to strengthen your brand
4. Establish a comprehensive lead list of potential new customers
5. Expand your potential market share
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APA Contact Information
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