Brisbane in good stance after successful bid for global posture congress

The city stands tall after bid win for global posture congress

Brisbane is set to welcome the world’s leading posture and gait clinicians and researchers, following a successful bid to host the International Society of Posture & Gait Research (ISPGR) World Congress in 2021.

The congress will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 20-24, 2021. It is expected to draw more than 500 delegates from over 40 countries.

The city stands tall after bid win for global posture congress

The congress covers conditions related to posture and gait span people of all demographics – from a child who has trouble walking steadily to the elderly person whose mobility is impaired from a stroke or Parkinson’s disease. It aims to develop better assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques, which can drastically improve patient quality of life and associated public health costs.

“This important congress is set to deliver a A$1.5 million (US$1.1 million) economic boost as Brisbane brings it back to the Asia-Pacific region following a number of years in the UK, North America and Europe,” commented Brisbane’s lord mayor Graham Quirk.

Quirk added that “bidding business events is a priority for Brisbane” as it generates more than A$257 million for the local economy every year.

ISPGR’s 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.

“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,” he elaborated.

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