Ab fab: how to make your abstract fabulous #Physiotalk 15th April

Our tweetchat on Monday 15th April at 8.30pm (BST) will be hosted by @KatiePwork @RtHPhysio and @HeneghanNicola and will focus on getting your abstract ready for Physiotherapy UK.

Physiotherapy UK 2019 is the flagship scientific conference hosted by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for those with an interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. It is aimed at all sectors, settings, specialities and seniorities (including students and support workers) and is a fantastic opportunity to share, learn and network. This year’s themes are innovation in rehabilitation, managing complexity, fit for work and the next generation.

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The call for abstracts for the programme is open until 24 April. Submitting an abstract is a great opportunity to share your innovations and achievements with the physiotherapy community. In 2018 30% of the programme was made up of abstracts. Every abstract that is accepted is published in an online supplement of physiotherapy and may also be selected for the CSP Innovations in Physiotherapy database which is great for your CV.

We are going to chat about submitting abstracts to find out how everyone is getting on and to share information about the support on offer.

Feedback on your experience of getting involved with Physiotherapy UK will be invaluable to help others and to improve the abstract submission process in the future.

The chat hosts are all involved in organising Physiotherapy UK as follows:

Ruth’s role is to lead the development of content for the #physio19 programme, including working with networks, theme leads and other contributors. This year, that includes partnering with lots of professional networks APCP, ACPOHE and MACP.

Nicola is Chair of MACP, partners for the managing musculoskeletal complexity theme.

Katie works on abstract submission and review.


Questions to consider

Q 1. Do you feel sharing your work at Physio UK is achievable?

Q2. What support networks could you use (or have you used in the past) to help?

Q3. How do you decide what is most important to include or what to leave out?

Q4. How can you improve the quality of your abstract?

Q5. Do you have any last minute tips for anyone still working on an abstract?

Pre-chat resources

  • Frontline articles:


http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/cpd-ptuk-art-abstracts http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/getting-research.

CAHPR top tips on getting an abstract accepted: https://cahpr.csp.org.uk/content/cahpr-top-ten-tips

Post chat

The chat transcript will be posted here after the chat

The chat hosts

Ruth ten Hove is interim Assistant director in Practice and Development at the CSP. Ruth has worked for many years for improvements in the access to and quality of rehabilitation for the population who have multiple conditions. She has led, on behalf of the CSP with the RCP, a national audit of physiotherapy and hip fracture (Hipsprint). Ruth is currently leading work with NHSE and the Joint Work and Health Unit to evaluate the impact of First Contact Physiotherapists in General Practice.

This year she is leading the programme for Physiotherapy UK 2019.  With the increasing quantity and quality of the abstracts for Physiotherapy UK, Ruth has shifted the programme content development to a competitive process to submit Focus Symposia, based on the WCPT model.

Nicola Heneghan is a Lecturer/Researcher in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences in the Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine), School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Birmingham. Nicola leads CPR Spine Education and Patient and Public Involvement, as well as the MACP approved MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy programme. Nicola’s specific research interest is assessment and management of thoracic pain and dysfunction in different patient populations as well as collaborating on research in patients following spinal surgery, with low back and neck pain, and following trauma. Nicola has published >50 articles in high impact journals including BMJ Open, PlosOne etc. She has supported >100 students to successful completion of postgraduate degrees (MSc, MRes and PhD) and currently supervises students on all programmes. External to her academic commitments she is currently the Chair of the MACP and IFOMPT MO delegate.

Katie Prangle works at the CSP as Council for AHP Research Support Officer. Katie runs the abstract submission and review processes for Physiotherapy UK every year and enjoys working to promote AHP research and supporting physiotherapists to showcase their work at a scientific conference.

Katie has worked at the CSP for about five years and has a background in charity project monitoring and administration.

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