ACT Research Symposium 2018

Symposium: ACT Research Symposium 2018

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.

The ACT Research Symposium has been an important event in the APA PD calendar for many years. Research is crucially important to physiotherapy practice. We can boast world leading researchers within our number and this event offers the opportunity to nurture our future superstars and showcase the richness of our research culture in the profession.


"Research is not something that is nice to have. It is vital for the future. Alongside our graduates, research has produced so much in the past and it will shape the economy, the development, the well-being of society in the future." (Professor Sandra Harding, Address to the National Press Club, 2013).

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.

Date Saturday 1 September 2018 

8.30 am - 4.00 pm  

Registrations close 24 August 2018

Keynote Speaker 
Professor Bill Vicenzino, APAM, University of Queensland

Chair in Sports Physiotherapy

Director Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention for Health (SIRPH) research unit

Director Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)

Director Master of Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy)

NHMRC CRE in Translation of Research into Improved Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Pain and Health

Download the full program here

Keynote Speaker Topics

  1. An evidence-based approach to managing patellofemoral pain
  2. Common tendinopathies of middle age: The evidence for the efficacy of physiotherapy


Bill Vicenzino is a Professor in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. He is the Director of the Master of Physiotherapy programs in Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy and of the Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention for Health research unit. Bill's focus is on musculoskeletal health, pain and injury (focusing on conditions such as tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain, ankle sprain).


He has received over $25 million in research funds (from NHMRC, ARC and industry) and conducts clinical trials on treatments such as exercise, manual therapy, injections, advice/education, and orthoses/taping. He has communicated his research in over 240 peer-reviewed journal publications, 2 books, 35 chapters, and in over 300 podium/workshop presentations.

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1/09/2018 - 1/09/2018
Ann Harding Conference Centre
University of Canberra, Building 24
University Drive South
Bruce, ACT 2600


Saturday, 01 September 2018

Price - APA Member: $95, APA Student Member - $45; Non member: $145
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
1/09/2018 8:30 AM

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