Can I bring my own food and drink to conference?

Tea, coffee, break-time refreshments and a hot lunch will be served at the venue during conference and is included in the price of your booking. You will find your Saturday and Sunday meal tickets in the pouch of your name badge that you receive upon registering.

Please give these to the catering staff when collecting your meals. Food will be served in the main exhibition area and the atrium/main concourse. If you have made a special request regarding food/dietary requirements this will have been passed to the venue and you should inform the catering staff of this when collecting your meal. Alternatively, our Physio First team will be on hand to assist with any queries. If you have a special requirement and have not yet informed our team, please call 01604 684 968 to make the appropriate arrangements.

Seating will be available in the main exhibition area, however additional seating areas will be provided in the conference suites just outside of the hall.

Please note that the venue does not permit delegates to bring their own refreshments onsite.

For more information about our conference, please go to Annual conference

Can students attend conference?

Yes! If you are a student or graduate, our full conference is priced at £179. You can also attend conference for either the Saturday or Sunday at a cost of £95.

If you would like more information or to book your place, please call our conference team on 01604 684 968. Please note that you will be requested to provide information about your undergraduate degree at the time of booking.

How can I find out more about the 2018 conference programme?

Our conference programme is now confirmed and is available online. While we aim to keep our conference programme consistent for our members, this is subject to change.

You can find more information here about timings and events going on across the weekend.

How do I book on to a Physio First course if I am a member?

Choose login from the blue top navigation bar. Add your membership number and password, next navigate to events.

  1. Search for the course of your choice – all events are in date order
  2. Click on the course title – the ‘Event Details’ page will load
  3. In the corner of the page, a button will say, 'book your place', or if you are logged out, 'log in to book'
  4. You will need to tick the ‘Online Course Fee’ box, then click ‘Book Event’
  5. The next page will detail our cancellation policy –tick to confirm you have read and understood the Cancellation and Refund policy
  6. Once ticked, select ‘Confirm Event Booking’
  7. Next you will be required to answer a few simple questions relation to how you heard about our event and dietary requirements also.
  8. You will then need to click ‘Continue to Payments Screen.’
  9. You will be required to pay for the event you have chosen to attend using WorldPay to process your payment – select ‘Event payment using WorldPay.

Please be aware that you will need to have your payment details to hand to prevent the webpage from timing out during this process. If an error appears stating that you have been provisionally booked on to our event, you will be required to contact our education team in order to make payment.

Once you have entered your payment details, you should expect to receive confirmation of your booking via email, with your sales receipt also. Please contact our Physio First Office if you do not receive these within 1 day of booking.

If you experience any problems in booking your place online, please call our education team on 01604 684968.

How do I book on to a Physio First course if I am not a member?

In order to log in to our Physio First website as a non-member, you will be required to register as a ‘CSP visitor’. Being a CSP visitor is a way for our non-members to gain limited access to our full education course list, articles and other important information.

By logging in as a CSP visitor, you will receive your own Physio First membership number and password which will allow you to log in to our website as a non-member.

To register as a CSP Visitor:

  • You will need to go to our Physio First home page (http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/)
  • Then select the ‘register’ tab from the blue bar at the top of the screen. 
  • Click ‘register now’ within the blue box labelled ‘CSP visitor’
  • Next you will be required to enter your full contact details, HCPC and CSP number
    Please note that if you have not entered your HCPC or CSP numbers your application will be declined.
  • Once you have submitted your application to be a CSP Visitor, our Office team will review the details within your application and will process this ensuring that you will receive your CSP Visitor log in number and password in due course.

 

To book a Physio First course as a CSP visitor:

  1. You will need to go to our Physio First home page (http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/)
  2. Click the ‘Log in’ tab from the blue bar at the top of the screen with your CSP visitor details. 
  3. Within the blue box titled ‘CSP Visitor’, log in using your Physio First membership number and password which has been emailed to you.
  4. Click ‘Course and Events’ tab on the pink bar at the top of the page
  5. Search for the course of your choice – all events are in date order
  6. Click on the course title – the ‘Event Details’ page will load
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Continue’
  8. You will need to tick the ‘Online Course Fee’ box, then click ‘Book Event’
  9. The next page will detail our cancellation policy –tick to confirm you have read and understood the Cancellation and Refund policy
  10. Once ticked, select ‘Confirm Event Booking’
  11. Next you will be required to answer a few simple questions relating to how you heard about our event and dietary requirements also. 
  12. You will then need to click ‘Continue to Payments Screen.’
  13. You will be required to pay for the event you have chosen to attend using WorldPay to process your payment – select ‘Event payment using WorldPay’.
  14. Once you have entered your payment details, you should expect to receive confirmation of your booking via email, with your sales receipt also. Please contact our Physio First Office if you do not receive these within 1 day of booking

If you experience any problems in booking your place online, please call our Physio First Education Team on 01604 684968.

How do I get to the EMCC?

It takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions at the time of travel to get from Nottingham City Centre to The EMCC/Orchard Hotel as this is located just outside of the city.

Alternatively there are regular train services from Nottingham Train Station to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.

Domestic and international flights can be taken from nearby airports, East Midlands Airport (approximately 30 minutes away by car) and Birmingham International Airport (approximately 60 minutes away by car).

If travelling to East Midlands Airport from the EMCC, The Skylink Express buses connect this station with the airport every 30 minutes, seven days a week with a journey time of around 30 minutes, stopping right outside the station.  Alternatively the Nottingham Skylink operates up to every 20 minutes, seven days a week, with a journey time of around 55 minutes departing from Broadmarsh Bus Station, just 5 minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station.

If travelling to Birmingham Airport from the EMCC, Nottingham Train Station offers routes to Birmingham New Street, where you would need to change and pick up the train to the Birmingham Airport Train Station, approximately 15 minutes from the City Centre. Alternatively the airport is within easy reach via taxi for approximately £30.

If travelling by car, the best route for the EMCC is via junction 25 of the M1 if travelling from the south. Continue along the A52 in a easterly direction until you see signs for the Univerisity of Nottingham. Take the A6464 and turn left at the first roundabout.

Please note we no longer run the mini bus service to Nottingham City Centre. If you need transport to and from the EMCC to the city centre (approx. £10 per journey) there are a number of taxi companies you can contact:

Trent Cars Ltd: 0115 950 5050

Central Cars: 011 9762222

Cabline Taxis: 0115 9225226

For more information about our how to reach the venue, please visit our venue page

How many hours of CPD can I gain at our annual conference?

Each day spent attending the lectures at our annual conference (Saturday/Sunday) gives you a total of up to eight hours of CPD. Attending our education day on the Friday beforehand will provide you with a specified number of CPD hours which will be highlighted on your course certificate. Please note the number of CPD hours will vary between courses. To collect your certificate, please return your completed feedback form to the registration desk in the atrium where a member of our team will then provide your personalised certificate.

It is up to the individual delegate to justify the time spent and record what their CPD consisted of. For example, taught, discussion, reflection etc. Learning outcomes for individual lectures will be provided either online or as a hard copy, which delegates can then use a basis for recording their CPD.

For more details about our conference please go to Annual conference

Does the EMCC have disabled access?

There are automatic doors into the EMCC and a ramp into the onsite Orchard Hotel which has a number of adapted rooms with walk-in showers on the ground floor.

The lecture theatre itself has tiered seating however the front row will be reserved for those unable to access the steps, of which there is ample seating above.

Our team will be on hand to assist with any queries on the day, however if you are attending conference and have any requirements our team should know about in advance, please contact 01604 684 968 so that the appropriate arrangements can be made to assist you.

Can I attend select lectures?

There will be five lectures taking place throughout both Saturday and Sunday - your conference ticket will give you entry to all lectures and you can attend all lectures (as they do not cross over) or alternatively, just the ones you are most interested in.

If you choose not to attend a lecture, you can use this time to visit the large exhibition onsite, grab a coffee or discuss any queries with our team in the atrium who will be on hand throughout the weekend should you need anything.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer a reduced conference ticket for an individual lecture, however one day tickets are available for either Saturday or Sunday with prices starting from only £165. Click here for more information on our programme or tickets.

How do I receive the 10% discount?

For the first time, Physio First will be introducing a multiple person discount to both members and non-members for booking full conference (Saturday and Sunday).

In order to receive this discount you will need to call 01604 684 968 or alternatively complete an online form and send this to education@physiofirst.org.uk.

What is there is more than three of us?

The discount is applicable to three people booking together only. The three people within the discount do not need to be colleagues of the same practice.

I am a member and want to book three associates who are not members, can I still have the discount?

Yes, Physio First will honour the online discounted rate for the member and the non-member bookings will be processed collectively with a 10% discount. The same applies for a non-member booking three members. All of those on the booking will either need to be all members or all non-members as unfortunately this cannot be a mixed discount.

Prices are as follows:

3 members x standard rate (£340) = £1,020

With 10% discount total price is £918

Price per person = £306.00 - a saving of £34 per person

 

3 non-members x standard rate (£395) = £1,185

10% reduction = £1,066.50

Price per person = £355.50 - a saving of £39.50 per person!

Annual monitoring meetings

All exhibitors wishing to meet with our Commercial Officer at Conference will be required to provide a business proposal prior to a meeting slot being provided. Amy will provide full details upon an email requesting a meeting is received. Once we have received the initial business proposal, it will be forwarded onto our Commercial Officer for review who will respond accordingly.

Please email Amy Ross to book your slot today - amy.ross@physiofirst.org.uk.

Please note the deadline for organising a slot with our Commercial Officer is Friday 06 April.

What are the past Olive Sands lectures at conference?

Olive Sands

2010

Nottingham

A Global Approach to Cervical Spine Rehabilitation

Joanne Elphinston

2011

Nottingham

The Shoulder: Evidence Based Practice or Reinventing the Wheel

Jo Gibson

2012

Nottingham

Managing Lower Limb Tendinopathy

Dr Nicola Phillips

2013

Nottingham

Solutions for Managing Movement – Targeting the Impairment

Sarah Mottram

2014

Nottingham

Cervical Spine Pre-treatment Screening for Arterial Dysfunction

Professor Roger Kerry

2015

Nottingham

Electro Physical Agents and Tissue Repair: Can we really make a Difference?

Professor Tim Watson

2016

Nottingham

Exercise progression from a clinical environment to a sporting

venue

Lynn Booth

2017

Nottingham

Athletic Low Back Pain: key considerations to ensure effective outcomes

Dr Philip Glasgow

2018 Nottingham

The Private Detective: A Closer Look at the Pelvic Floor in Athletes

Dr Ruth Jones

What are the past Kenneth Balfour lectures at conference?

2010

Nottingham

Sensorimotor Control Disturbances in Cervical Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Cervicogenic Dizziness

Dr. Julia Treleaven

2011

Nottingham

Knowledge, Science and Clinical Practice – What do we need to know, how do we know what we know, and what can and can’t science tell us about how to treat our Patients?

Linda-Joy Lee

2012

Nottingham

Ankle Sprains – Neurologically impaired for Life? Central Movement Control Implications for Rehabilitation following Lateral Ankle Injury

Preparing Shoulders to fail: Limitations to Traditional Rehab and How to Lift our Game

Asst Professor Craig Allingham

2013

Nottingham

From Protons to Progression of Exercise – How can Conventional and Advanced MRI Applications Guide Exercise Prescription for Neck Pain?

Dr. James Elliot

2014

Nottingham

Diagnosis, Classification and Predication of Recovery following Whiplash Injury

Professor Michelle Sterling

2014

Nottingham

Unravelling the Complexities of Whiplash: A Pragmatic Approach to Clinical Assessment and Management.

Professor Michelle Sterling

2015

Nottingham

How do Tendons respond to load: Directing Rehabilitation by Evidence?   

Professor Jill Cook 

2015

Nottingham

Funky Treatments for Tendons: Where is the Evidence?

Professor Jill Cook

2016

Nottingham

Evidence informed approach to manage Chronic Tennis Elbow: injections, physiotherapy or wait it out?

Professor Bill Vicenzino

2016

Nottingham

Slipping the boot into Patellofemoral Pain: an evidence informed pragmatic approach

Professor Bill Vicenzino

2017

Nottingham

Unravelling the deep hip muscles: it’s not the size that counts but how you use them

Dr Tania Pizzari

2017

Nottingham

Principle-based approach to managing rotator cuff tendinopathy

Dr Tania Pizzari

2018 Nottingham Advances in Neurodynamic Mechanisms Michael Shacklock
2018 Nottingham Clinical application of neurodynamic mechanisms Michael Shacklock

What are the past PPEF sponsored conference lectures?

2010

Nottingham

Diagnosis, Classification and Prediction of Recovery Following Whiplash Injury.

Unravelling the Complexities of Whiplash: A pragmatic Approach to Clinical Assessment and Management

Asst. Professor Michelle Stirling

2011

Nottingham

Pain, the Brain and Motor Control

Incontinence, Back Pain and Breathing Disorders: An Inseparable Triad?

Professor Paul Hodges

2012

Nottingham

Selective Functional Movement Assessment: An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Golf Fitness Screen: Preventing Injury and Improving Performance

Dr. Michael Voight

2014

Nottingham

What Underlies Persistent Low Back Pain?

Professor Peter O’Sullivan

2014

Nottingham

A Cognitive Functional Approach to Management of Persistent Low Back Pain?

Professor Peter O’Sullivan

2015

Nottingham

Multidirectional instability of the shoulder? What is it? Does PhysiotherapyWork?

Lyn Watson

2015

Nottingham

Principles of Rehabilitation – An Evidence and Pathological based approach

to selection of Exercises for Shoulder Rehabilitation.          

Lyn Watson

2016

Nottingham

Mechanotherapy: how it underpins every musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment

Karim Khan

2017 Nottingham Low back pain: matching the treatment to the patient Professor Paul Hodges
2017 Nottingham Men's health: a new bastion of physiotherapy Professor Paul Hodges
2018 Nottingham 'Cervicogenic Headache’: useful… or an ‘intellectual straitjacket’? Dean Watson
2018 Nottingham Alternating headache: C2-3 Disc... innocent or guilty? Dean Watson