Welcome to conference 2019 - we look forward to returning to the EMCC in April next year to bring to life a conference title that has been a hot topic for some time now within the wider world of healthcare in the UK.

We will be making some big changes to our future conferences and next year, conference will move to a Friday and Saturday format to ensure your Sunday is there to enjoy with your friends, family or children. If you can't make the Friday, why not come along for the Saturday and still catch our great programme of speakers and a hall full of exhibitors specially selected to suit those in private practice.

We understand there is a cohort of our members that enjoyed attending our education day with full-day workshops with great tutors and lecturers on the Friday of our conference weekend. This year, we are hoping to run some courses alongside plenary lectures so that you have the option of which you would prefer to attend to ensure you don't miss out on great CPD opportunities.

Our speakers will be joining us from across the UK, Australia and USA to bring evidence and application that can be applied fist thing on Monday morning.

International speakers, Mary O'Keeffe and Antonio Stecco join us from across the globe to speak on topics, fascia and musculoskeletal pain respectively.

Closer to home, we look forward to hearing from Deborah Falla (University of Birmingham), Joanne Elhpinston (JEMS movement), Mick Thacker (London South Bank University), Roger Kerry (The University of Nottingham) and Tim Watson ( University of Hertfordshire).

In each of their specialist areas, our 2019 speakers will be supporting the profession of physiotherapy with their evidence and debate for hands on and hands off. So, what is the future for physiotherapy? Come along to the EMCC next year to find out!