Abstract submissions have now closed

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is calling for abstract submissions for free papers, how-to-sessions, rapid five, symposia and ePosters for the 2019 conference, taking place on 17-19 October 2019.

TRANSFORM 2019 will build upon the success of the 2017 APA conference and bring together all the APA national groups, which represent the full diversity of Australian physiotherapy.

The conference will feature prominent Australian and International researchers and clinicians presenting cutting-edge scientific research underpinned by their knowledge of clinical practice.

Held every two years, the APA conference provides an outlet for researchers and practitioners to network and exchange ideas. We invite all researchers, practitioners and clinicians to submit their abstracts to the Scientific Committee.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the conference will be invited to present in one of the following styles:

  • 15 minute oral presentation (10 minutes with 3-5 minutes for questions and change over)
  • how-to-session (30 minutes)
  • rapid five presentation (five slides, five minutes)
  • symposium (45 minutes).
  • E-Posters

Conference streams

The conference program will be structured around each of the national groups. The call for abstracts is open to any topics that fit at least one of the APA national groups calling for abstracts:

  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Aquatic
  • Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Disability
  • Educators
  • Emergency Department
  • Gerontology
  • Neurology
  • Paediatric
  • Mental Health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Occupational Health
  • Orthopaedic
  • Pain
  • Sports and Exercise
  • Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health

Key dates

18 FebruaryAbstract submissions open
25 MarchEarly bird registrations open
13 MayAbstract submissions close
JuneAll submitting authors notified of submission outcomes
28 JuneDeadline for authors to decline presentation offer
JulyAuthors contacted with presentation time
31 JulyEarly bird registrations close
31 JulyDate by which presenters must be registered in order for their presentation details to be included in the printed conference program
17-19 October 2019Conference