Rehabilitation research, practice & education  in the era of COVID-19

Afternoons of Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th November 2020

Online registration now open, ACPPLD member rate is £30.

The programme incorporates plenary sessions with national and international expert speakers, parallel sessions focussed on different speciality areas and the ACPPLD AGM. There should be an opportunity to watch recorded sessions later.

If you would like to present or share work please submit an abstract.

Our online conference is jointly hosted between the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Society of Research in Rehabilitation, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with Learning Disabilities, and supported by the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation. It will be an unmissable opportunity to share insights and best practice, discuss implications for the future of rehabilitation, and extend and strengthen our professional networks. 

Rehabilitation has been highlighted publicly and politically by the pandemic. Before COVID-19, rehabilitation services were already under strain. In 2020, new COVID-19 related rehabilitation needs have emerged - not only from those who survived COVID-19, but also among those whose health has been impacted by isolation and other COVID-19-related factors. Taken together, more people need high quality, evidence-based rehabilitation for their long term, complex needs than ever before.

These urgent and important demands on rehabilitation affect everyone working in this important field; new questions have arisen about how best to adapt services to ensure they are fit for purpose and adaptable in future. There are important questions about new education and training, required by practitioners to deliver these services, as well as an urgent need for new research to strengthen the evidence underpinning rehabilitation practice.

The programme will address a broad range of rehabilitation areas, covering both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related topics.  This will all be brought together in our on-line conference space and allow attendees to share their work through virtual oral presentations and the virtual poster hall . The conference is intended for anyone involved in rehabilitation (including clinical practice, education and research). We particularly welcome abstract submissions from trainees, early career researchers, clinicians and students.

Details of the conference, how to register and call for abstracts & submission system are now open at:

Deadline for abstract submission is 4 October, 12 midnight.
Guidance can be found via the link above. We look forward to receiving your abstract.  If you are unsure about submitting an abstract and want support please contact (ACPPLD/SRR member).

We look forward to 'seeing' you online. 

The joint SRR, BSRM and ACPPLD organising committee

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