BC Physiotherapy Conference 2022

Join colleagues, friends and peers from April 30th to May 2nd, 2022 at this year's hybrid BC Physiotherapy Conference for inspiring and insightful presentations, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and professional development workshops tailored to the BC physiotherapy industry.

The conference is taking place on the unceded ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations at The Westin Bayshore.


Saturday, April 30th, 2022 – BC Physiotherapy Conference & Tradeshow

The following table outlines the schedule for the BC Physiotherapy Conference and Tradeshow on April 30th, 2022 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Time Saturday, April 30th

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration & Trade Show Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Peer Support/Networking Breakfast – Theme: Depth and Breadth of the Profession (included in the ticket price) – Cypress Room

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Breakfast – Exhibit Hall/Foyer

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcome by Squamish First Nation, Ministry of Health, PABC Updates – Plenary

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Speaker – Len Pierre – Decolonization/Reconciliation within Your Practice – Plenary

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Break & Trade Show – Exhibit Hall/Foyer

10:55 am – 11:40 am

Breakout Sessions

Hall D: Roy Gillespie – Use of Technology Into Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Practice (45 minutes)

Hall E: Alison Hoens, Amy Sangha, Heather Branscombe – Long COVID: The PT Perspective from Public and Private Practice (45 minutes)
Hall F: Robin K Roots and Anne Worthington – Addressing Mal-distribution Through Admission and/or Curricular Changes: Predictors of Practice Outcomes of MPT Graduates (45 minutes)

11:50 am – 1:20 pm

PrayerLunch & Trade Show – Exhibit Hall/Foyer

1:25 pm – 2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Hall D:  

  • Reza Ghannadan: Get Out and Play – A North Shore Sports Day (20 minutes)
  • Trystan Jones: Influencing Change: Advocacy and the Power of the Individual (20 minutes) 


Hall E: Jean-Francois Esculier: Acute soft tissue injuries need PEACE and LOVE (45 minutes)

Hall F:

  • David Locke and Melanie Gotell: Patient-centered Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Functional Improvements In the Chronic Pain Patient (20 minutes)
  • Krista Clarke and Tom Carter: Alternate Delivery Approaches to Physiotherapy-based Treatment (ADAPT) (20 minutes)


Cypress Room: Chiara Singh, Dr. Marie Westby, Dr. Kimberley Miller, Dr. Lynne Feehan, and Alison Hoens: Panel – Active for Health (45 minutes)

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Break & Trade Show – Exhibit Hall/Foyer

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Keynote Speaker – Lara Boyd – Predicting Recovery After Stroke – The Role for Biomarkers – Plenary 

3:40 pm – 4:30 pm

AGM – Plenary

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Awards & Cocktail Event / Prize Draws – Exhibit Hall/Foyer

Sunday, May 1st, 2022 – Workshops

The following table outlines the schedule for the workshops taking place on Sunday, May 1st at The Westin Bayshore and at Coast Performance Rehab in North Vancouver.

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Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Time Sunday, May 1st Location

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Treatment of Fibromyalgia with Debbie Patterson (CANCELLED)

Cypress Room

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Parkinson's Treatment with Naomi Casiro (Day 1 of 2)

Chairman Room
Time Off-site Workshop Location
08:00 am – 4:30 pm

Manual Therapy with Dave Leyland

Coast Performance Rehab

138 E 13th St #210

North Vancouver, BC V7L 0E5

Opening Ceremony & Prayer Led by:

Knowledge Keepers from the Squamish Nation have agreed to attend the BC Physiotherapy Conference on April 30th.

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Why join us in-person?

  • Connect with friends and peers who you might have not seen in a while.

  • Network with your colleagues from the BC physiotherapy community.

  • Get inspired by insightful keynote speeches and presentations in our breakout sessions.

  • Learn and gain new knowledge in our professional development workshops.

  • Scope out new deals/products at the trade show.

  • Last but not least, enjoy delicious food and have fun!

All PHO safety protocols will be followed.

Why join us virtually?

  • Enjoy all presentations and breakout sessions from the comfort of your home.

  • Gain exclusive access to the recordings of the presentation.*

  • Virtually connect with friends and peers who you might have not seen in a while.

  • Network with your colleagues from the BC physiotherapy community using the event app.

  • Last but not least, have fun!

*You must be registered to receive the link to the recordings.



Title Sponsor

BC Physiotherapy Consortium

BC Physiotherapy Consortium

Speakers and Presenters

Meet our Speakers

Peer Support/Networking Breakfast

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

BCPC2022: Final Sponsorship Overview