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BOARD MEMBER NAMED IFSPT  
VICE PRESIDENT
Tony Dr. Anthony (Tony) Schneiders (New Zealand/Australia) has been named Vice President of the IFSPT, according to Dr. Nicola Phillips (UK), President of the IFSPT.

Tony has been a registered Physiotherapist for almost 30 years and served in hospital clinic and private practice settings before returning to full-time study in 1991 in Manipulative Physiotherapy (PGDipManipTh) at Curtin University in Western Australia, where he also worked part-time as a Musculoskeletal Teaching Fellow.
 
Tony subsequently pursued further postgraduate education at both Curtin University and the University of Otago, respectively obtaining a MSc in Physiotherapy and a postgraduate tertiary teaching certificate. Tony joined the Otago School of Physiotherapy as a lecturer in 1995 and was awarded the Vadoott Cup (Best Lecturer Award) five times. He completed his PhD in biomechanics at Otago in 2006 studying 3-D motion analysis and EMG.
 
Tony is currently Professor and Physiotherapy Discipline Leader at CQUniversity in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia and a Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He is also listed on the International Editorial Review Board of JOSPT.

Tony has both a sports and manipulative physiotherapy focus. His specific research interests include sports injury/prevention, sports-related concussion, athlete screening, biomechanics, exercise prescription, exercise compliance/adherence issues, balance, laterality, and low back pain.

Tony serves on the Research, Professional Development, and Scientific Congress Committee, and on the IFSPT Registration Board, and has been an IFSPT board member since 2011.

Please join us in congratulating Tony and welcoming him to his new position!



JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES IN THE IFSPT
DECEMBER 1-3, 2016 
PLANET HOLLYWOOD HOTEL AND RESORT 
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA 
Join us in exciting Las Vegas at the beautiful Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino for Team Concept Conference 2016 as SPTS and IFSPT bring you not only the biggest and brightest names in sports medicine in the US, but the world!

Good rates on flights to Las Vegas are available now from Europe and globally.

This intensive three-day course will feature a golf medicine symposium on Day One, followed by an educational session and welcome reception sponsored by Theraband.

Day Two brings hands-on labs, themed sessions and a keynote speech by Richard Parks, famed extreme athlete from Wales.


Richard Parks is a former Wales international rugby union player turned Extreme Environment Athlete. He now spends his life taking on expeditions and challenges, which push the boundaries of human performance.

As a professional rugby player and back row forward, Richard made a name for himself as a hard and prolific tackler, representing Wales and The Barbarians. During his professional career spanning 13 years, he played for Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons. He won the Principality Cup with Pontypridd and The Powergen Cup with Leeds.

Following his forced retirement from rugby, Richard made history twice with two incredible feats of endurance; a world first expedition called the 737 Challenge, where in July 2011 he became the first ever person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles (the North Pole, the South Pole and the summit of Everest) within 7 months. Richard is now in the Guinness World Records for this feat

In January 2014 he became the first Welshman, and the fastest ever Brit, to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted to the South Pole.

Utilising both his commercial and performance experience, Richard proudly serves his country as a Sport Wales board member.

He recently launched his own BBC television series. You may learn more here.


Day Three focuses on more sessions and labs, including a return to play session presented by IFSPT members.

International faculty include
- Mario Bizzini, PT, PhD
- Nicola Phillips, PT, PhD
- Phillip Glasgow, PT, PhD
- Claire Ardern, BPhysio(Hons), PhD
- Kristian Thorborg, PT, PhD
- Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, PhD, ATC


Your new knowledge can be put to use immediately in your daily practice upon your return. This is a fantastic opportunity for our newest member organizations, Canada and Brazil, to meet fellow members and the IFSPT Executive Committee!

Special pricing for IFSPT members, too...a discount of $50 USD from regular rates. Register with a colleague, and receive an additional $40 USD off each registration. Be sure to select the IFSPT Member or IFSPT Member Bring a Friend option when registering.

A block of reduced-price hotel rooms are also available through November 1. See the TCC website for the agenda and all the details.

Don't miss this opportunity... register now for TCC 2016, December 1-3!


BECOME A REGISTERED INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPIST!
If you would like to take your skills to the world, this is the pathway you should choose! Registered International Sports Physical Therapists (RISPT) are immediately recognized as individuals possessing the knowledge, experience and skills to work in the worldwide field of sports.  
While RISPT status does not license an individual in other countries, it does notify that the individual has achieved the highest level of qualification in his or her country.

Currently, members of the following member organizations are able to apply and receive acceptance immediately.

- Australia 
- Denmark 
- Ireland: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy 
- New Zealand: Complete the Specialisation Pathway through the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Must complete specialisation in the Musculoskeletal Category. Applications for NZ Board MSK Specialty must have a sports focus with evidence provided.    
- Sweden 
- The Netherlands 
- United Kingdom: Continuing Professional Development Level 3, Gold 
- United States: APTA Sports Certified Specialist

Cost for registration is only 50 euros and is good for five years. Renewal is available for 20 euros. A certificate will be emailed to you in order that you may print and display it.

Note: All applications will be approved by the member organization before granting registration. Please allow for ample time for your member organization to respond to IFSPT inquiries. We also appreciate submission applications only from those pre-qualified as listed above.

Register today and be recognized for your accomplishments as an international sports physical therapist!

Follow this link for more information! 
2016 CONFERENCES

November 4-6, 2016
Information and Registration


THE SCIENCE OF RUNNING MEDICINE
November 5-6, 2016 
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel 
Portland, Oregon 

icSPORTS 2016
Fourth International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support
Porto, Portugal
November 7-9 
Link here for information


Sportfisio Switzerland Conference

BernExpo, Bern, Switzerland
November 18, 2016  
Link


Traumatology, Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery (TUSYAD) Congress 
November 22-26, 2016
Wyndham Levent Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey

Dutch Annual Sports Medicine Conference 2016
November 24-25, 2016 
Information to come...save the date!


RETURN TO PLAY:
INTERNATIONAL TEAM CONCEPT CONFERENCE 2016
Partnered conference with the IFSPT 
December 1-3, 2016
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
REGISTER NOW!
IFSPT Members pay only $555 USD 
Attend with a friend and each only pays $500 USD


2017 DATES

DENMARK  
Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries
February 2-4, 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen
IOC WORLD CONFERENCE 
ON PREVENTION OF INJURY AND ILLNESS IN SPORT

  Link


SSPS Conference 
Salzburg, Austria 
April 21-22, 2017 
Featuring: 
Michael Kjaer
Peter Magnusson
Christian Couppe
Havard Visnes
Olivier Seynnes
Hans Hoppeler
Abigail Mackey
Nicol van Dyk
Carl Askling
Mette Zebis
Lode Goossens
 

ISOKINETIC FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Save the Date!
May 13-15, 2017
conference@isokinetic.com 
www.footballmedicinestrategies.com 
 

SAVE THE DATE!
July 2-4, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Follow this link for more information!



SAVE THE DATE!
Join Physios in Sport and the IFSPT for the Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy and the IFSPT General Meeting in Belfast next fall!

Attention Member Organizations:  
Are you sponsoring a physical therapy, sports physical therapy or sports medicine conference in 2016 or 2017?

Please send the information regarding your conference to Mary Wilkinson, IFSPT marketing director, for addition to the IFSPT newsletter and website! Newsletters are published every other month, so please submit your material as early as possible. You are also welcome to provide updates as your event draws closer!