Orthopaedic National Symposium



The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association


The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy

are pleased to announce

The 2017 Orthopaedic National Symposium

Friday, October 20th to Sunday October 22nd, 2017

at the London Convention Centre and Doubletree by Hilton, in London, Ontario, Canada.

“Stronger Together”


This year marks a return to a national conference dedicated to orthopaedic physiotherapy practice in Canada.  For the first time, the Symposium is being held as a partnership between the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy; the theme of this year’s symposium is “Stronger Together”.

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps their members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking. Continued professional growth and development is ensured through its evolving evidenced-informed curriculum, access to information on best practices, and opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers. Built on a long history and reputation for excellence, it is the community for advancing orthopaedic physiotherapy in Canada.

The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) is the Canadian member organization of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy (IFOMPT), a part of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy and the World Health Organization. CAMPT-Certified physiotherapists have completed extensive post-graduate education and have attained internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manipulative therapy, exercise therapy and pain science.


Symposium Theme:

As the theme of this Symposium is “Stronger Together”, we hope to bring together practitioners and the best ideas from the areas of:

  • The assessment and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, using clinical reasoning, manual therapy, exercise and patient education
  • Pain Science and its application to clinical practice
  • Special populations in orthopaedics, including pelvic health interventions, concussion management, and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Clinical practice management and leadership
  • Physiotherapy education and knowledge transfer


Types of Papers/Presentations:

The Symposium welcomes the submission of several types of papers/presentations, including:

1) Research- The presentation of original and peer-reviewed research including bench science, randomized control trials, clinical trials, case controls and case studies related to the neuromusculoskeletal systems.

2) Knowledge Translation- Presentations that focus on the synthesis of research that informs clinical practice, helps to develop best practice guidelines and improves orthopaedic practice.

3) Direct Clinical Application- Presentations that focus on the direct application of research and knowledge translation, in the context of clinical reasoning and application to the patient.  Clinical case studies or application of research in a clinical context are strongly encouraged.

All types of papers/ presentations (Research, Knowledge Translation, and Direct Clinical Application) can be presented the following ways:

Podium – Oral presentations to a seated audience (either in the main auditorium or in breakout sessions), often accompanied by audio/visual materials summarizing data presented. Presenters will be allotted time for their session (15, 30 or 60 minutes) depending on final program constraints.  A portion of the presentation time may be reserved for audience discussion.  If applicants which to have more than one presenter for their paper, it must be noted in their application.

Poster – Static presentations in which information is summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs, and/or diagrams mounted on a poster board (100cmx100cm). Posters will be on display throughout the Symposium, and speakers will be assigned a specific date and time when they must be at their poster for discussion with delegates.


For further details, and to submit your paper for consideration, please visit the Symposium web site:


Click on the “Submit Papers” link.  There, you will find a link to submit your papers electronically, as well as the Papers/Presentations Style Guide.  The Guide has been created to assist you in writing your proposal; in it, you will find the submission guidelines for all types of papers/presentations (Research, Knowledge Translation and Clinical Application; both podium and posters).

Before submitting, please be sure to double-check that your submission both meets all requirements outlined in the Papers/Presentations Style Guide.

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 14th, 2017 (11:59 p.m. Eastern)


We look forward to receiving your proposals and to seeing you at the Symposium.

For more information, please contact:

Shaun Lapenskie

Chair, Abstract Review Committee

Orthopaedic National Symposium


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