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 shall be confirmed in September 2017 in line with our official conference launch. 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 Physio First 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 what we call 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 interesting 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 find out about the Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation (PPEF)

Visit their website at http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/ppef for information of the Foundation and the grants available.

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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 M! 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 will no longer be running 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 gives you a total of up to eight hours of CPD.

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 ramp into the onsite Orchard Hotel which has a number of adapted rooms with walk-in showers.

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 the ones you are most interested in.

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 our members and non-members.

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.

All of those on the discount will either need to be members or all non-members as unfortunately this cannot be a mixed discount.

If you are a member and would like to book three of your associates who are non-members, Physio First will honour your online rate and the non-member bookings will be processed collectively. the same applies for a non-member booking three members.

The three people within the discount do not need to be colleagues of the same practice.

The discount is only available on full conference bookings (Saturday and Sunday).

Prices are as follows:

3 members x early bird 1 rate (£290) = 870

10% = £783

Price per person = £261.00

 

3 non-members x early bird 1 rate (£375) = £1,125

10% reduction = £1,012.50

Price per person = £337.50

Annual monitoring meetings

Please email Amy Ross (amy.ross@physiofirst.org.uk). 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