MOMENTUM 2017 will bring together all APA National Groups, which represent the breadth and diversity of Australian physiotherapy.


The Conference will feature prominent Australian and International researchers and clinicians who will present on progressive scientific research, underpinned by clinical practice knowledge.


Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to make either of the below presentations as part of the Conference program:

  • 15 minute oral presentation (10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and change over)
  • ‘How to’ session (30-45 minute mini-workshop)
  • ‘Rapid Five’ presentation (5 slides, 5 minutes)
  • Structured Symposium (45, 60 or 90 minutes)
  • E – Poster (up to 5 slides, no presentation)


Conference Streams

The Conference program will be structured around each of the National Groups. The call for abstracts is open to any topics that fit at least one of the APA National Groups:

  • Acupuncture and Dry Needing
  • Animal
  • Aquatic
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Educators
  • Gerontology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurology
  • Occupational
  • Paediatric
  • Sports Physiotherapy Australia
  • Women’s, Men’s, Pelvic Health


Key dates

Date Activity
13 January Abstract submissions open
27 March Earlybird registrations open
17 April Abstract submissions close
Mid May onwards All submitting authors notified of submission outcomes
June onwards Authors contacted with presentation time
31 July Earlybird registrations close
8 August Date by which presenters must be registered in order for their presentation details to be included in the printed conference program
18 – 21 October APA Conference 2017