November 1st – November 4th, 2023

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia

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Welcome – Join us

We are pleased to announce that the 11th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia, from 1st-4th November 2023. 

This would be the second time Melbourne has hosted this event.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit, now is your chance to find out why we love it so much! 

Melbourne has a rich multicultural diversity and is Australia’s sporting, cultural and food capital.   It is a city that has much to offer- festivals, theatre, museums and an excellent food scene.  Take some time to explore the coast, parks and nature reserves.  No matter what time of year, there are plenty of activities, attractions and things to do and see.  November welcomes longer spring days and mild temperatures so you can enjoy everything Melbourne has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming all researchers, students and professionals to take part in the scientific discussion and contribute to the future knowledge in the field of lumbopelvic pain.  The four-day congress will ensure that the latest developments will be presented across a range of topics appealing to the global profession. This includes keynote sessions conducted by international speakers in their respected fields. 

In addition, optional pre and post congress workshops are available for those looking for more hands on learning.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with industry colleagues and friends, see you in Melbourne!

Sincerely,

The World Congress LBPGP Chairmen and Scientific Committee

Andry Vleeming, Paul Hodges, Lieven Danneels, Britt Stuge, Jaap van Dieën, Bengt Sturesson, Robert Schleip, Carla Stecco, Hanne Albert, Jan Hartvigsen, Bart Koes

Come join us in Melbourne

About World Congress Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain

Initiated in 1992 by Andry Vleeming and the late Vert Mooney, the World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain aims to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge and to create a consensus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic lumbopelvic pain.  Held every three years, this congress welcomes health care professionals, practitioners, academics, researches and policymakers from all continents.

The objectives of the congress will be achieved in a four-day program, starting Wednesday 1st until Saturday 4th  of November and will consist of formal ex cathedra, tightly coordinated lectures. These lectures are intended to present and debate what is reasonably known in the field.

Moderators and speakers chosen for their expertise in selected areas will summarize presentations, clearly delineate opposing views and attempt to reach a consensus. They will assist participants in evaluating the information presented. The program will be presented in the format of eight main sessions led by moderators and keynote speakers known for their expertise in selected areas.  This will be followed by several parallel sessions that highlight topic specific research.  The primary subject areas will address the dominant theme and they include; anatomy and biomechanics, movement stability in lumbopelvic pain, pelvic girdle pain (diagnostics, risk factors and motor control), cognitive neuroscience, evidence based practice for low back pain along with diagnosis and treatment, surgical management, connective tissue and the role of fascia.

The pre and post congress workshops will share clinician experience in the management of lumbopelvic pain. Poster presentations will illustrate the current worldwide research and innovative ideas in the field.

The congress is supported in cooperation with the Melbourne Convention Bureau, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a wide array of academic societies from countries around the world.

We welcome you!