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World leading injury researchers to share findings at Whiplash 2017

Leading national and international researchers will share the findings of their injury rehabilitation research at Whiplash 2017. The event will be held at the Gold Coast on the 5th and 6th of May at the Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise.


The two-day symposium is designed for researchers, health professionals and policy makers. The program will reflect the 2017 theme – Meeting the Challenge, and will feature distinguished international and local speakers presenting in plenary and free paper sessions.


Whiplash 2017 follows the successful Whiplash Conference held in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011 and promises to be an unforgettable event with 18 national and international invited speakers at the forefront of their disciplines presenting the most recent advances in whiplash, followed by a post conference course on Improving Recovery: Management of WAD in Primary Care to be held on the 7th of May, 2017.


The invited speakers are:-


Professor Michele Sterling | Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Assoc. Professor Helge Kasch | Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr James Elliott | Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Professor Linda J. Carroll | University of Alberta, Canada
Professor Michele Curatolo | University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Assoc. Professor David M. Walton | Western University, Ontario, Canada
Assoc. Professor Tonny Anderson | University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Professor Luke Connelly | University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Pierre Côté | University of Ontario, Canada
Dr Genevieve Grant | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Joy MacDermid | McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Dr Samuel McLean | University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA
Dr Mandy Nielsen | Chronic Pain Australia
Dr Trudy Rebbeck | University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Prof Anne Söderlund | Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
Professor Michael Sullivan | University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Julia Treleaven | University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Hans Westergren | Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden


Insurance Commissioner, Mr Neil Singleton, from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, will open the event. Whiplash 2017 will provide a key networking and educational interface for researchers, clinicians, policy makers and health providers and will see the launch of the International Consortium for Non-Hospitalised Road Injuries at a Cocktail Evening on the 5th of May, 2017, which is included in the registration.


Abstract submissions close on the 30th of December and early bird registrations close on the 30th of January, 2017


Click here to see the program, speakers and registration information.


Register today, places are limited. 


Click here to view Professor Sterling’s research or click here to view Professor Sullivan’s research, or click here if you are interested in taking part in our whiplash research studies.

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