Getting your abstract written for Physio UK #physiotalk 16th March

The tweetchat on Monday 16th March will be focussed on how to successfully submit an abstract – and in time for #Physio20! Join us at 8pm on Monday 16th March by using the hashtag #physiotalk to search for tweets and use in your tweets. Not tweetchatted before – don’t worry there is lots of information on the Physiotalk website

Physiotherapy UK 2020 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.  The CSP say that ‘In the centenary year of the CSP’s Royal Charter we will be celebrating the best of physiotherapy by showcasing the latest evidence, innovations and leadership.’

Last year, roughly 40% of the programme was made up of abstracts and the CSP is keen to see even more abstracts included in future. Every abstract that is accepted is published in an online supplement of Physiotherapy which is fantastic for your CV. Last year it was noted by @AHPScot that there were very few posters from the NHS in Scotland – so they are joining in with @theCSP for this chat to encourage you all to submit an abstract. It would be great to see the whole of the UK represented fully at #physio20


This years themes are:

I’m sure you, like me, have looked at posters and presentations in the past and thought – we’ve done a project like that! But what has stopped you from putting in your work as an abstract for a conference like Physiotherapy UK? Lots of different reasons probably, but I expect none of them are insurmountable!

Yes – your work IS good enough

Yes – your work IS interesting

Yes – Your work SHOULD be shared with others

No – It’s not too late to get your abstract submitted!

However, the call for abstracts for the programme closes soon, so if you are inspired to write an abstract you only have until 23rd March at 12.00pm GMT.

Think that’s not long – well you have 160 hours from the start of the tweetchat. Plenty of time!


Questions to think about before the chat

  1. What sort of work could you put in an abstract?
  2. How do you know what to put in an abstract – and what to leave out?
  3. How do you align your abstract to the conference themes.
  4. How can you improve the quality of your abstract?
  5. Do you have any last minute tips for anyone still working on an abstract?

Pre-chat resources

Frontline articles:

PTUK and the art of abstracts

Physio UK website 

Physio UK abstract submission guidelines and FAQs

CAHPR top tips on getting an abstract accepted


Missed the chat? Catch up with the transcript instead

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