Presentations

conference delegates
Download PDF copies of presenations given by headline speakers at this year's ER-WCPT event using the links below.

Keynote addresses

Opening session and Founders' Lecture 2016

ER-WCPT Advancing physiotherapy - demonstrating value and impact

  • Sarah Bazin, Chair, European Region of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT), United Kingdom
  • Roland Craps, Vice-chair, European Region - World Confederation for Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT), Belgium

The Alan Walker Memorial Lecture 2016

Closing session

  • Stand up for physiotherapy - physiotherapist and comedian Elaine Miller explores the benefits and considerations of using humour as a tool in clinical interactions and evidence dissemination, and will trial an unconventional method of reflecting on congress

Policy, strategy and influencing

Entry into practice: the different levels of physiotherapy programmes

  • Claire Sullivan, Director of Employment Relations and Union Services, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), United Kingdom
  • Christian Grüneberg, Professor of Physiotherapy and Director of the Physiotherapy Program, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Bjorg Gudjónsdóttir, Assistant Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Cliona O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Research, education and practice

What does making an impact mean for physiotherapists in terms of advancing practice?

  • Geraldine O'Neill, Education Developer, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Ireland
  • Video interview: Bhanu Ramaswamy, Independent Physiotherapy Consultant, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Rob McSherry, Professor of Nursing and Practice Development, School of Health and Social Care, Teeside University, United Kingdom
  • Michael Brennan, Chief Executive, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Canada

The patient voice [#erwcpt2016pv]

  • Harriet Cooper, Researcher - Rights-based Rehabilitation, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Denis Martin, Professor of Rehabilitation, Health and Social Care Institute, Teesside University, United Kingdom
  • Krysia Dziedzic, Prof Musculoskeletal Therapy, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Jonathan Harvey, Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdo
  • Panel questions

The impact of interdisciplinary engagement

  • Friederike Stenning, Placement Development Officer, Kingston and St George’s University, United Kingdom
  • Atle Karstad, Consultant Physiotherapist, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Brian Caulfield, Director, INSIGHT @ University College Dublin

Practice in a digital age

e-technology in patient care: enhancing outcome and challenging practice

  • Richard Cox, Matron/Patientrack Project Lead, Acute Care Team, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Kerr, Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • Darragh Whelan, PhD Researcher, Insight, University College Dublin, Ireland

Can technology be exploited to enhance healthcare education and clinical practice?

  • Brian Caulfield, Director, INSIGHT @ University College Dublin
  • Francis Fatoye, Physiotherapist and a Health Economist, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Legalities, ethics and frameworks: selection, implementation and evaluation of digital technologies in healthcare

Optimising opportunities to embed digital technologies in healthcare education and clinical practice

  • Francis Fatoye, Physiotherapist and a Health Economist, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Claire Hamshire, Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), United Kingdom

ENPHE/ER-WCPT session: living in the 4th Industrial Revolution! Strategies in educating physiotherapists

Responding to changing population needs

Patient-centred care: where the health and social worlds meet

Frailty - a complex phenomenon

  • Hans Hobbelen, Professor in Healthy Lifestyle, Ageing and Health Care, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Ivan Bautmans, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
  • Jennifer Bottomley, Associate Professor, Simmons College, Boston, United States of America

Equality of care, can we achieve it and should we?

  • Jonathon Kruger, Chief Executive Officer, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), United Kingdom
  • Jenny Tinkler, Clinical Specialist, Physiotherapy, North Learning Disability Team, Chester-le-Street Health Centre, United Kingdom
  • Philip van der Wees, Senior Researcher, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Kate Grafton, Deputy Head, Allied Health Department, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

How to meet changing population needs through skill mix and workforce development

  • Richard O'Connell, Therapy Support Team Leader, Physiotherapy Department, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Helen French, Senior lecturer in Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Nitie P Mardjan, Educator/Researcher, Saxion University, Netherlands

Public health, prevention and social care

Current population health from a european perspective

Physiotherapy and mental health

Fit for work

Contemporary health challenges: how can physiotherapy have an impact?

Gold sponsor: Mammoth

  • The science of comfort, John Tuton, Mammoth Founder and Managing Director and Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, Mammoth’s Human Performance Specialist

 


 

What does making an impact mean for physiotherapists in terms of advancing practice?

Interview with Bhanu Ramaswamy Independent Physiotherapy Consultant, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom