The largest European physiotherapy-dedicated event of 2016

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A world class event for physiotherapy educators, managers, practitioners and researchers

Around 1,500 physiotherapy professionals are expected to come to Liverpool, UK, when the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy hosts more than 500 speakers and poster presenters from across the world in a packed two-day programme covering five themes:

  • Policy, strategy and influencing
  • Research, education and practice
  • Practice in a digital age
  • Responding to changing population needs
  • Public health, prevention and social care

Book your place today at the event which advances physiotherapy, by demonstrating value and impact. Book 4 places at the same time and get all 4 places for the price of 3.

Congress speakers

Michael Brennan, CEO, Canadian Physiotherapy Association

The keynote Founders' Lecture will be delivered by Michael Brennan, Chief Executive of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (right).

Joining Michael in this session is another world-class speaker, Dr Emma Stokes, the WCPT President and Associate professor at Trinity College Dublin.

Other keynote speakers include: Professor Kari Bø, Head of the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences and the first vice president of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health.

Jerome de Barros is UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing.

Brian Caulfield of INSIGHT, Ireland's €85m Data Analytics Research Centre. His work with wearable and mobile sensing measurement and intervention applications opens up a new vista for human performance evaluation and enhancement.

See more about the confirmed speakers in the programme section.


Take time out from the clinical and scientific programme to join us at the free delegates' welcome reception, to be held in the grand surroundings of St George's Hall.

St George's Hall
St George's Hall, Liverpool, UK

There is a second free-to-attend reception in the exhibition hall at the end of the first day, followed by the Congress dinner.

The Congress dinner will be at The Rum Warehouse on Friday 11 November, where guests can enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment from the leading Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles. Tickets for the Congress dinner cost £50 per delegate. Be sure to reserve your seat when booking your ER-WCPT Congress place online.

ER-WCPT 2016

Where is the ACC in Liverpool?

The address for the ACC is: Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP. Further travel information about the centre can be found on their website:

Comments from delegates at the last Congress

'Good to understand what goes on in other countries' – delegate from Latvia

'Great to see input from countries beyond Europe' – delegates from USA and Africa

'Wide range of topics, well chosen' – delegate from Austria

'Well designed programme' – delegate from UK

* Members of ER-WCPT organisations only. Full price £350 from 28 June. Discounts apply for students, retired and unwaged. Non-member price £415.83 + 20% VAT if applicable