PRS Conference 2024 'Pathways to Successful Research'

We are delighted to be heading to Bournemouth at AECC University College on Friday 12th April, where we will be hosting our #PRS2024 conference!

Our conference theme this year is 'Pathways to successful research'

The PRS conference is a hybrid event, with delegates attending both face to face and virtually.


REGISTRATION: We are open for registration for #PRS2024! Click here to register for either online or face to face attendance (extra special discounts for students and those attending from lower/middle income countries).


Our conference venue:

AECC University College in Bournemouth provides an historic backdrop to our event, with the stunning grade II listed building at the Parkwood Campus, where the PRS Conference will be taking place.  For over 50 years, AECC University College have been leaders in in providing education in musculoskeletal health and wellbeing and their expertise spans areas in chiropractic, physiotherapy; psychology; sports, exercise and health science; radiology and imaging sciences, AECC Bournemouth are excited to be hosting the PRS conference for the very first time in 2024. 

#PRS2024 will be held at AECC University College, Bournemouth


Our keynote speakers:

We are delighted to share that our keynote speakers for #PRS2024 are Dr Harriet Shannon of University College London, Dr Gita Ramdharry of National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH, and Professor Lisa Roberts of University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here to find out more about these esteemed speakers ahead of the event!


Supporting research:

At this year's conference, we are excited to welcome students and newly qualified physiotherapists who have submitted their project work and been successful in winning a bursary to attend #PRS2024 and share their work with us in the form of poster presentations. This funding has been made possible by collaboration of the PRS and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. To hear more about the PRESS project, which is additionally supported by the University of Hertfordshire, please click here.


We are delighted so share with you the programme for #PRS2024: 

08:30 - 09:15 Registration

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome from Dr Ali Aries (PRS Chair) and Caroline Belchamber (PRS Conference Organiser)

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome from Professor Lesley Haig (Vice Chancellor, AECC University College) and Dr Julie Northam (Head of Research, AECC University College)

09:45 - 10:30 Keynote speaker 1: Dr Harriet Shannon 'Let's not talk about research...'

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break / poster viewing / streamed illustration of event / Sponsors

11:00 - 12:15 Abstracts - oral presentations (morning session)

12:15 - 13:00 Keynote speaker 2: Dr Gita Ramdharry 'Diversity in research: who do we serve and who are we?'

13:00 - 13:30 PRS AGM (for PRS Members only)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break / poster viewing / streamed illustration of event / sponsors / university tours

14:00 - 14:30 Student networking session

14:30 - 15:35 Abstracts - oral presentations (afternoon session)

15:35 - 16:00 Tea break / poster viewing / streamed illustration of event / sponsors

16:00 - 16:45 Keynote Speaker 3: Professor Lisa Roberts 'The more you dream, the farther you get: Finding your research path'

16:45 - 17:00 Closing ceremony and presentation of conference awards


Conference Brochure: 

Click here to access your copy of the PRS 2024 Conference Brochure (conference delegates only)

Conference Updates: 

Check out: for our 'live drawings' feed, giving special insight into key messages from PRS2024 throughout the day. Look out for social media (X & Insta) throughout the day and follow our hashtag #PRS2024 for key messages!



Our sponsors:

This year's conference would not have been made possible without the support from our valued sponsors; Danu Sports who work in the digital health technology sector, and Pari who develop innovative, evidence-based products for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Please click here to find out more about their excellent work in the industry.


Conference hosts:

For more information about out hosts, please see: AECC University College website, here you can find out more about location, transport links and travel guidance, as well as information about the wide range of courses they offer.


About our #PRS2023 Conference:

Our conference at Manchester Metropolitan University was a great success. We were joined by Dr Gillian Yeowell of Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Louise Connell of University of Lancashire, Professor Krysia Dziedzic of Keele University, and Professor Cormac Ryan of Teeside University. If you're a PRS member, please click here to view the presentations from these inspiring speakers. Click to read conference reflections from our 2023 conference organiser, Dr Bruno Mazuquin, and Dr Laura Blackburn, CSP Student Committee Chair.

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