Confirmed Focused Symposia

The programme committee is happy to announce the confirmed Focused Symposia. 


Demedicalizing and promoting non-pharmacological care; the future for MSK physiotherapy.
Trudy Rebbeck, University of Sydney
Lynn DeBar, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and University of Washington
Jonathan Hill, Keele University
Helen Slater, Curtin University

Integrating prognostic-related information to improve management of musculoskeletal disorders
Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Université de Sherbrooke
Chad Cook, Duke University
Florian Naye, Université de Sherbrooke

Contemporary Manual Therapy – Need, value and growth
Ina Diener, Retired
Chad Cook, Duke University
Harriet Wittink, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS): Integrating new evidence into clinical practice
Angela Fearon, University of Canberra
Alison Grimaldi, Physiotec
Stephanie Woodley, University of Otago
Helen French, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Moving back pain: cognitive, affective, and sensorimotor influences and opportunities
Guillaume Christe, HESAV, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
Liesbet De Baets, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Matthew Bagg, Curtin University
Ben Darlow, University of Otago Wellingtion

Beyond Beighton Score and Exercise: New Directions for Managing Hypermobility
Cliffton Chan, Macquarie University
Jane Simmonds, University College London, Central Health Physiotherapy
Marie Coussens, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy
Min Tzw Chew, Macquarie University

Complexity in musculoskeletal pain: making sense of sub-grouping and individualised-care
Darren Beales, Curtin University
Martin Rabey, Auckland University of Technology
Alice Kongsted, University of Southern Denmark
Jonathan Hill, Keele University
Peter O'Sullivan, Curtin University

Providing Person-centered Self-management Support to Optimize Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Practice, 
Nathan Hutting, HAN University of Applied Sciences
Alice Kongsted, University of Southern Denmark
Ina Diener, Stellenbosch University
Lisa Roberts, University of Southampton

Crossing bridges from research to practice by effective implementation strategies
Per Kjaer, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) / UCL University College
Per Nilsen, Linköping University
Jake Magel, University of Utah
Jeppe Søndergaard Knudsen, UCL University College
Inge Ris, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) / UCL University College

Neck pain in migraine – bridging musculoskeletal dysfunction and neurology
Gwendolen Jull AO, The University of Queensland
Débora Bevilaqua Grossi, University Clinical Hospital, University of São Paulo
Zhiqi Liang, University of Queensland
Kerstin Luedtke, University of Lübeck

Msk?..Think SpA! Recognition and referral of Axial Spondyloarthritis In musculoskeletal clinical practice –essential screening for possible inflammatory disease
Carol McCrum, Canberra Health Services
William Gregory, Manchester Metropolitan University
Eliza Steen, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hannah Chambers, East Kent Hospitals NHS University Foundation Trust

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: a missed diagnosis?
Lianne Wood, University of Exeter
Eleanor Dunstan, Nottingham University Hospitals NHSTrust
Carl Zipser, University of Zurich
Brett Seagrave, Compass Group

Paediatric Spinal Manipulations-Mobilizations: Beneficial or Harmful – Position statement and recommendations
Anita R. Gross, McMaster University
Nikki Milne, Bond University 
Jan Pool, University of Applied Sciences
Jenifer L. Dice, Texas Woman's University
Annalie Basson, Pretoria
Kenneth A.Olson, Northern Illinois University 
Jean-Michel Brismée, Texas Tech University
Derek Clewley, Duke University
Frédéric Froment, Privat Practice

Disentangling the complexities of persistent pain through a mechanistic approach
Morten Hoegh, Aalborg University
Ashley Smith, University of Calgary
Sean Gibbons, McMaster University, Ontario
Susanne Becker, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Practical leadership skills for physiotherapists in practice, education and policy
Clare Delany, University of Melbourne
Doris Chong, Hong Kong Metropolitan University
Veronika Schoeb, School of Health Sciences Vaud (HESAV)

Empowering Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: A Symposium on Patient-Centered Care and Curriculom Transformation
Kjartan Vibe Fersum, University of Bergen
Riikka Holopainen, Southern-Savonia Healthcare district
Fabian Pfeiffer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW

Shoulder pain in young active patient: complex and multifactorial
Ariane Schwank, Kantonsspital Winterthur (KSW)
Kevin Kuppens, University of Antwerp Wilrijk
Suzanne Gard, Centre SportAdo CHUV, University Hospital Lausanne Switzerland, HES-SO HEDS School of Physiotherapy Geneva Switzerland

Neuroimmune Contributions to Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Evidence and Clinical implications
Colette Ridehalgh, University of Brighton
Joel Fundaun, University of Oxford
Farrell Scott, University of Queensland