IFOMPT Conference 2020

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The world leaders in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy treatment and research will gather in Melbourne from October 5th to 9th 2020 for what promises to be the most stimulating IFOMPT conference to date. It has been 20 years since the conference has been held in Australia and this time it is Melbourne’s turn to host the conference. Not only will the conference content be stimulating for both clinicians and academics it will also stimulate your soul. Melbourne is a vibrant world city with a fabulously unique obsession with sport, food and culture. Its network of trams makes it an easy city to navigate all of the highlights. The Conference centre is in the middle of the city with easy access to all the city restaurants and Melbourne’s famous laneways.

Most importantly it is the content of the conference that will make this a must-attend event for both Clinicians and Academics. The Scientific committee has put together a high-quality programme. The theme of the conference is INNOVATE.INTERGATE. Best practice orthopaedic manipulative therapy provides INNOVATIVE, unique, personalised management of the client by INTEGRATING techniques and approaches. The Conference will showcase the latest science and the clinical integration of this science for best practice patient outcomes.

It’s time for us to celebrate the huge advancements that have been made in physiotherapy and those that are yet to come as we continue to INNOVATE.INTEGRATE.

Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne in October 2020.



** Early Bird Registrations Close 5th July 2020 **

All NZMPA and PNZ members qualify for a membership rate.

Click here for IFOMPT 2020 Registration details 

Pre and Post Conference Workshops announced – please find the list here Conference Workshops and pricing details Workshop information and pricing.


Registration Type Early Bird Rate
(Until 5 July 2020)
Standard Rate
(From 6 July to 27 September 2020)
On Site Rate
(From 27 September 2020)
Full Registration
IFOMPT Member $950 $1,140 $1,310
IFOMPT Non Members $1,140 $1,365 $1,575
Student/Retired $800 $960 $1,105
Two day Registration (doesn’t include Welcome Reception)
IFOMPT Member $600 $720 $825
IFOMPT Non Members $720 $865 $990
Student/Retired $475 $570 $655
One Day Registration (doesn’t include Welcome Reception)
IFOMPT Member $355 $425 $485
IFOMPT Non Members $425 $510 $585
Student/Retired $275 $330 $380

All registration fees are quoted and will be charged in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST. To view the current foreign exchange rates, please visit www.x-rates.com

A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary educational institution or a holder of an international student card. Students must be studying full time or part-time to qualify for the discounted rate. A copy of your student identification card will need to be sent to events@australian.physio at time of registering.

The full registration fee entitles delegates to the following:

  • Access to all sessions
  • Program at a glance
  • Conference Satchel
  • Welcome Reception
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for all days

The day or two day registration fee entitles delegates to the following:

  • Access to all sessions on the nominated day(s)
  • Program at a glance
  • Conference Satchel
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the nominated day(s)

Important Passport and Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Welcome letters can be requested by emailing the Conference Managers following completion of Conference registration. For VISA information please download the following information fact sheet from the Australian Immigration Office.


Note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin.

Registration Terms and Conditions

Intention to photograph/record

The APA/IFOMPT reserves the right to use photographs and video footage, taken at any stage throughout the conference, for the purposes of advertising and promoting APA/IFOMPT and its events. If you do not wish to comply with this policy, you must notify the APA Conference & Events Team prior to the event.

Cancellation policy

Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the conference after submitting and paying for a registration are welcome to nominate a substitute. Any cancellation must be in writing to the National Office, attention to the Conference & Events Team. Cancellations prior to 31 August 2020 will incur an administration fee of AUD$150. After that date, no refund will be given other than for ‘exceptional circumstances’.


The IFOMPT 2020 Scientific Committee is calling for abstract submissions for a variety of presentation types, with each carrying equal weight/status.  Authors may request a specific format (e.g., oral, poster, symposium, masterclass) but the final decision will be at the discretion of the scientific committee.  Presentations in each session are on related topics.

All submissions must be submitted under one of the five key areas that constitute the conference theme, Innovate.Integrate.

  • Assessment and management: spinal
  • Assessment and management: upper and lower limb
  • Movement and neurosciences
  • Professional education
  • Professional issues

Submission types:

Classic platform (orals): platform presentations lasting 12 minutes each followed by 3 minutes question time. These sessions will be moderated by a Chair who will ensure fair play and good time keeping.

Rapid five: Rapid five sessions will consist of a series of platform presentations of five slides over five minutes followed by 15 minutes interactive discussion between delegates and the panel of presenters.

Poster: Posters can be of any design but must adhere to the size and orientation requirements. Posters will be displayed for one day during exhibition hours, and presenters will be allocated a slot when they are expected to be at their poster in order to answer delegates questions. Poster abstracts will carry equal weight in terms of publication in Musculoskeletal Science & Practice.