A Note from the CSP Chief Executive
“I am really sorry not to be able to be with you at your conference this year but it looks like you have a great programme and I hope you have a great time as well as learn a great more about your chosen profession. I am passionate about the CSP’s connection with physiotherapy students as you are our future. The profession, and the difference it can make to the public and patients, will be in your hands and, together, I believe we can take it from strength to strength.”
~ Karen Middleton~
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, physiotherapy students at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh, Scotland will be hosting the inaugural Student Physiotherapy Conference Scotland 2014 (SPCS 2014).
SPCS 2014 is the first of its kind in Scotland. Organised for students by students, it aims to bring together three Scottish Physiotherapy Educational Institutions – QMU, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and Robert Gordon University (RGU, Aberdeen) – and supporting educators and clinicians to enhance knowledge, encourage collaboration and inspire innovation among the student and recent graduate population.
The theme of the first SPCS is Tradition and Trajectory. Physiotherapy is grounded in a strong tradition of holistic, non-invasive treatment approaches, prolonged patient contact times and a broad scope of practice. With the changing demands of contemporary healthcare, it is our responsibility, as physiotherapists, to develop our traditional practices and determine the trajectory of our individual careers and overall profession.
SPCS 2014 serves to provide a space for contemplation and exploration of the past, present and future of the profession and our individual places within it. By fostering innovative thinking and collaboration across the profession, SPCS 2014 hopes to enhance physiotherapists’ opportunities to impact the health and social welfare of the population.
The schedule of the day’s events aims to:
- Provide opportunities for students to showcase their work and share their innovative ideas with other students and clinicians.
- Highlight students’ and practitioners’ commitment to CPD and reflective practice.
- Promote lateral thinking by exposing students to the diverse applications of a physiotherapy degree.
- Encourage cooperative and mutual learning between student and clinician outside the traditional placement setting.
- Smooth the transition of knowledge and practice from the classroom to the clinic
- Emphasise and embrace physiotherapists’ potential to be leaders in health care and to effect health care change in the 21st century.
We welcome you to this historical event.
The SPCS 2014 Organising Committee