The main theme for the 50th anniversary conference of IFOMPT is "Crossing bridges" - Crossing bridges between research, clinical practice, education, patients’ perspectives and the needs of society. The many challenges and changes that musculoskeletal and manual physical therapy are facing, require critical reflection on the future from different perspectives. New practices and ways of thinking are emerging, and may provide reflection on our identity, new roles, refined ways to practice, and new models of care. The 2024 IFOMPT conference will be a key event to discuss, advocate and celebrate the diversity of musculoskeletal and manual physical therapy.
The conference will be divided into the following three main strands as described below:
This strand will cover new developments and ideas about crossing bridges between science, practice and patients’ experiences. This will include aspects relating to:
This strand will explore questions of where we as musculoskeletal and manual physical therapists come from, where we are today, and where we are going in the future. This will include aspects relating to:
New developments and cutting-edge topics to underline the expertise of musculoskeletal and manual physical therapists will be presented in this strand. This will include aspects relating to: