NSW Annual Dinner 2019
Taking place on 14 November, this evening will be a celebration of the successful year that was. Join friends and colleagues as we acknowledge the outstanding contributions our members have made in the physiotherapy profession with the 2019 Branch Excellence Awards. Scroll down to see the final short list of nominees.
Enjoy a great night with dinner, friends and a fantastic lecture with take away messages you will be able to use in your clinic the next day. Why not get a group together on a table of 8 and save! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will assist you with your table booking.
Register before 18 October 2019 to go into the draw to win a $250 ASICS voucher.
Lecture Topic: Honest use of placebo in physiotherapy practice: Bringing the science to the bedside.
Guest speaker Associate Professor Damien Finniss' presentation will provide an overview of the conceptual issues in the field and the science of placebo effects. Particular focus will be placed on the practical and honest application of this work to daily clinical practice.
Placebo has been a part of clinical practice for hundreds of years. It is not until recently that we have discovered both the power and specificity of placebo effects, opening avenues for further exploration of the harnessing of placebo in routine practice. It is now appreciated that placebo effects can operate in daily health care practice, even when a traditional placebo is not given. These mechanisms can potentially augment outcomes, both in the short and long-term.
Exploring the science behind the mechanism of the mind-brain interaction, attendees will gain a contemporary view of what placebo effects are, and the new conceptual understanding of why people respond well when given a placebo.
A large part of the presentation will look at how to extrapolate that to a real-world clinical practice in an honest and transparent way and present new research on how we might be able to harness placebo effects at the bedside, whether that's in primary care or in the hospital setting.
Our Award Nominees are:
Category: Contribution to the Profession
Category: Contribution to an APA Regional or National Group
Category: Contribution to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health within the Physiotherapy Profession