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ADAPT Conference and AGM 2017: Are we meeting the challenge of ageing in the developing world?

Join us for a riveting and topical study day where we explore the current global health trends and the impact of an ageing population.    

Topics that will be discussed/presented:

- Why do physios need to start thinking about issues of ageing?

- What plans are in process to address a global long term care agenda?

- Are we paying enough attention in providing appropriate community based rehabilitation to older people living with disability?

- Why is rehabilitation for older people in Low and Middle Income Countries under-funded and under-utilised?

- What is the impact of carer burden in Low and Middle Income Countries and what are the cultural implicatons of providing support to carers?  Looking at research from the field

- How do we improve care and rehabilitation for older people in humanitarian crisis?  Looking at examples from the field.

- Looking at the WHO GATE programme and the key assistive aids list

Please note the programme is open to change.  A full programme will be listed at the end of September.


We will also hold our ADAPT Grant Presentation where we hear feedback from previous winners of the Grant, and this year's winner will also be announced.

Our AGM will be held at 9:30am this year, with talks starting from 10am.

A social will be held in a bar nearby from 5:30pm location TBC.


Do you want to faciliate a session at the study day?

Do you have experience in working with older adults in Low or Middle Income Countries?  Would you like to faciliate a 30 minute discussion to a small group of delegates?  We will be holding a World Cafe style session where delegates can choose three sessions to attend out of several options.  We welcome members to facilitate sessions to help share knowledge and good practice.

If you are interested, please contact as soon as possible, 25th September 2017 at the latest. 

Call for posters

If you would like to display a poster at the study day, please send an abstract or copy of your poster to  There are no guidelines for poster size or format and can be on any topic (not specific to ageing).  The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2017.


ADAPT Project Grant

Do you have a project that needs funding?  Then consider applying for the ADAPT project grant.  Applications close 31st August so don't delay!  Click below to find out more about the Grant and how to apply.

Delegate costs: 
£20 for unwaged or student ADAPT members, £30 for ADAPT members, £40 for non members (+Eventbrite fee)


Where & When

17 Nov 2017
CSP Headquarters
14 Bedford Road
London WC1R 4ED


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