Physiotherapy research society annual conference

The PRS Annual Conference is the main activity organized by the Society.  Below is a summary of what you can expect, along with a brief overview of recent conferences and our plans for this year.

Each year, the Society organises a scientific conference, usually in the late Spring. The Society aims to hold the meetings in different locations throughout the UK -  the location is determined by the whereabouts of volunteers from the organising committee!

The meetings disseminate physiotherapy research and highlight topics relevant to physiotherapy research. They are designed to encompass a range of experience from the most experienced leaders in a field to those new to research. The Society welcomes new researchers such as those who have recently completed Undergraduate or Masters research projects and who would wish to present their research work.

Current conference

2020 PRS Conference - Canterbury Christchurch University, Medway campus

In light of the most recent UK government's advice concerning  Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the PRS 2020 conference until next year. 

We are exploring a new date and will announce this as soon as possible. Registrations will be valid for the re-schedule event. However, please contact me if you are unable to attend. 

We are also hoping to offer a webinar for our members within the next few months. This will likely be on applying for grants. Stay tuned and we will release details asap. 

Thank you all for your understanding. Keep safe and well. 

Best wishes

The PRS executive committee

Date: TBC

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Previous conferences

2019 PRS Conference London South Bank University  'Research Innovation: From Ideas to Impact'

2018 PRS Conference Northumbria University'Research and Clinical Practice - A Two Way Street'

2017 PRS Conference Milton Keynes College 'Complex Patients, Complex Research, Complex Careers'

2016 Conference at the University of Leicester 'Improving Quality-of-Life for People with Chronic Conditions '

2015 Conference at the University of Leicester 'Bridging Gaps in Research –  between areas, professions and theory and practice'

Resource archive from previous conferences

The Key Note presentations from our conferences in Sheffield and Keele are provided below. Many thanks to the presenters for sharing these through our webpage.

Abstracts from the Cardiff 2013 conference are available here.

Abstracts from the 2012 Sheffield conference are available here

Abstracts from the 2011 Keele conference are available here

Abstracts from the Teeside 2010 conference are available here.

Details of Glasgow meeting in 2009 (including abstracts for work presented) available here

Abstracts from the Manchester meeting in 2008 are available here

Read the proceedings and the report from the Spring (Cardiff) 2007 conference.

The abstracts from the Oxford 2007 meeting are available here