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Make a date with Congress

Why should you attend Congress? : How about to enhance your clinical expertise, boost your CPD and network with your peers, for starters.

Then there’s the opportunity to hear from Alastair Campbell.

The writer, strategist and former 10 Downing Street director of communications, will deliver this year’s Founders Lecture at the CSP’s scientific conference.

So mark the date in your diary now. Congress takes place on 15-16 October in Liverpool – European Capital of Culture 2008 and the Beatles’ home-town.

And if you book before 15 April, you could save yourself some money too. The early bird deal offers full members two days for the price of one before this date.

Remember, Congress is designed to help members with their CPD and offers a breadth of learning, which can be included in their CPD evidence portfolios.

Whether you are a regular attender, an associate, a student or newly qualified and first-timer, this year’s programme will give you plenty of opportunities to enhance your clinical expertise and network with like-minded colleagues.

Congress this year will focus on five themes:

  • musculoskeletal;
  • neurology;
  • cardiorespiratory;
  • health, work, well-being; and
  • leadership and education.

Alastair Campbell will speak about his work and his battle with depression. ‘Mental illness – time to end the taboo’ is his starting point.

Keynote speaker Dr Steve Boorman, chief medical adviser to the Royal Mail Group, will talk about the lessons he learnt when he led the review of NHS workforce health and well-being in January 2009. Given that all his report’s recommendations in November that year were accepted, it promises to be an enlightening session.

Dr Jeremy Lewis, consultant physiotherapist and visiting professor at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, London, will give the musculoskeletal keynote lecture on subacromial impingement syndrome, when he asks whether the condition actually exists.

Another keynote speaker will be health research coordinator Professor Janice Eng, from the Office of the VP Research & International, University of British Columbia, who will speak on the theme of neurological rehabilitation about the multi-system benefits of exercise in stroke. 

Further information

Book online at or fill in the form on page 35 in this issue of Frontline


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Joy Ogden

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17 March 2010

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