Welcome to Transform 2019

Are you equipped to take advantage of the latest innovations? How will you make sure your patients are benefiting from these advances? How will the profession adapt? Come along to TRANSFORM 2019 and challenge yourself to find out.

TRANSFORM 2019 will explore the latest clinical research and its impacts in practice. Join your peers and take the next steps toward advancing physiotherapy.

Our program

The APA Conference, NEXT 2018, will consist of a program combining three main themes, calling for abstracts in the following areas:

Practice—application or use of an idea, belief, or method within the practise of physiotherapy.

Business—the business of physiotherapy, focusing specifically on management and leadership within a physiotherapy business or workplace.

Education—building expert skills in the areas of learning, teaching, supervision and research with a focus on both patient and professional education.

















Keep an eye out for further speaker details as they are announced.

Ryan Ebert

Keynote Speaker

    Jane Fisher

    Keynote Speaker

      Jennifer Bottomley

      International Keynote Speaker, Gerontology

        Melissa Locke

        Keynote Speaker

          Steven McPhail

          National Keynote Speaker, Gerontology

            Robyn Moore

            Keynote Speaker

              Fiona Blyth

              National Keynote Speaker, Pain

                Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

                International Keynote Speaker, Paediatric

                  Julia Treleaven

                  National Keynote Speaker, Musculoskeletal

                    Nicola Heneghan

                    International Keynote Speaker, Musculoskeletal

                      Helena Frawley

                      National Keynote Speaker, Women's, Men's Pelvic Health

                        Doug Cary

                        National Keynote Speaker, Acupuncture and Dry Needling

                          Verity Pacey

                          National Keynote Speaker, Paediatric

                            Grace Szeto

                            International Keynote Speaker, Occupational Health

                              Chantale Dumoulin

                              International Keynote Speaker, Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health

                                Jennifer Stinson

                                International Keynote Speaker, Pain

                                  Bill Vicenzino

                                  National Keynote Speaker, Sports and Exercise

                                    Diane Messum

                                    International Keynote Speaker, Animal

                                      Leon Straker

                                      National Keynote Speaker, Occupational Health

                                        Grant Syme

                                        International Keynote Speaker, Emergency Department

                                          Richard Kanaan

                                          National Keynote, Neurology

                                            Jason Fox

                                            Keynote Speaker

                                              Catherine Granger

                                              National Keynote, Cardiorespiratory

                                                Jordan Nguyen

                                                Keynote Speaker

                                                  Ewa Roos

                                                  International Keynote, Sports & Exercise

                                                    Rik Gosselink

                                                    International Keynote, Cardiorespiratory

                                                      Panos Barlas

                                                      International Keynote, Acupuncture and Dry Needling

                                                        James O’Loghlin

                                                        Keynote Speaker


                                                          The Conference Program Committee and Scientific Program Committee have put together a dynamic program exploring innovations for the physiotherapy profession. The program is structured around each of the APA's national groups, covering various clinical areas of physiotherapy.

                                                          Please note that some aspects are still being finalised and therefore the program is subject to change. Check out the full program below.

                                                          Networking during the conference

                                                          The conference provides many opportunities to network and catch up with colleagues and friends.
                                                          Two highlights are the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner, a chance to dance the night away!


                                                          With an expected audience of over 1800 and an exhibition of 100+ sponsors and exhibitors, TRANSFORM 2019 will bring together industry professionals from across Australia and promises to be an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Register below for, one-day, two-day or full conference registration.

                                                          SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

                                                          Due to the overwhelming interest in this year’s conference exhibition, we have now sold out of booths. Learn more about the exciting range of products and services which will be on show by checking out the final list of over 100+ exhibitors below.

                                                          Thanks to our sponsors


                                                          Platinum Partner

                                                          Major Partner

                                                          Gold Partner

                                                          Maurice blackburn

                                                          Silver Partner

                                                          Bronze Partner

                                                          Lounge and Coffee Cart Sponsor

                                                          Conference App & Technology Partner

                                                          Key Note Partner

                                                          Volunteer Partner

                                                          ePoster Partner


                                                          Stationary Partner

                                                          Principal Partners

                                                          Where to stay during the conference

                                                          Looking for the right place to stay during the conference? We have got you sorted. Ozaccom+ are the approved booking agency for accomodation and travel for this years’ conference. We have hand-picked a range of conference hotels available at a discounted rate for delegates, which are only available through Ozaccom+

                                                          Venue & Location

                                                          Places to visit in South Australia

                                                          South Australia is bursting with culture, wildlife encounters, exceptional food and wine, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from Adelaide, soak up the sun at picture-perfect beaches, get up-close and personal with sea lions, dolphins, koalas and kangaroos at wildlife parks and in crystal-clear waters, join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring a thriving restaurant and bar scene. There’s a world of experiences right at your fingertips – do it all in South Australia.