ACT Research Symposium

Symposium: ACT Research Symposium

Join us at the annual ACT Research Symposium for a rich program filled with emerging research.

Hear from leaders in their field and spend the day sharing new research from around Australia.

This year we have a new innovation with the introduction of three concurrent sessions featuring Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Cardiorespiratory research streams.

The Symposium is open to physiotherapy students, physios, other Association members and non-members and provides abundant opportunity to learn, hear the latest in current research and to discuss what you've heard with your peers. 

Comments from attendees last year:

“Good selection of topics.. Very informative and stimulating day.”

“It was really informative and all talks at the symposium were of good quality.”

“Overall a great day.”

"I thought the Symposium was excellent and should have attracted more participants from Sydney.”

“This was an excellent Symposium. I found it to be a great day of learning with wonderful and supportive discussion. Thank you for your efforts!”


“The quality was high and applicability to my practice good.”

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Professor Rob Herbert, Senior Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Conjoint Professor in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He conducts research into mechanisms of motor impairment and the effects of physiotherapy interventions.

Rob will give two keynotes on:
1.Passive mechanical properties of muscles and 
2. New methods to answer new questions. 

Our Invited Speaker is Professor Lisa Harvey
Senior Researcher Medicine, Northern Clinical School, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, The University of Sydney

Lisa will be providing some very useful information on Free online exercise prescribing software developed by your Australian PT colleagues for you

Download the full program here

Date Saturday 2nd September 2017 

Time 8.30 am - 4.00 pm 

Registrations extended to 31st August 2017 but numbers WILL NOT exceed 80 people

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2/09/2017 - 2/09/2017
Ann Harding Conference Centre
University of Canberra, Building 24
University Drive South
Bruce, ACT 2600

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