Brisbane will welcome the world’s leading posture and gait clinicians and researchers in 2021, when it hosts the International Society of Posture & Gait Research (ISPGR) World Congress.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre will host the international congress from 20-24 June 2021, which will focus on medical conditions related to posture and gait.
"Brisbane, as Australia’s New World City, is home to game-changing health and medical science research and practice," said Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.
"I am proud that our local expertise played a role in Brisbane securing the ISPGR World Congress for the first time."
"This important congress is set to deliver a $1.5 million (AUD) economic boost as Brisbane brings it back to the Asia Pacific region following a number of years in the United Kingdom, North America and Europe
ISPGR President and Professor of Movement Neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University, Mark Hollands, said a number of factors contributed to Brisbane being selected as the 2021 host destination.
"Brisbane is a warm and welcoming city with exceptional research institutions, award-winning conference facilities, and a range of new hotels and experiences for delegates," Professor Hollands said.
"We expect our Asia-based members to take advantage of Brisbane’s close proximity to the region, while access from across the globe is easy with direct flights from more than 80 destinations."
Developing better assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques for posture and gait related issues can drastically improve patient quality of life and associated public health costs.
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