Convention 2017

iO Convention is the biggest and best known osteopathic training and networking event in the UK osteopathic calendar.

This year’s convention, running from 20th – 22nd October, looks to build on the success of last year, where 88% of delegate feedback rated it as good or excellent.

With an outstanding line-up of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, the iO Convention 2017 is the must-go-to event of the year. Taking place in a prestigious new venue, but with no increase in cost from last year, we hope to bring the profession together to learn, engage, celebrate the strides osteopathy has made, and look to the bright future for the profession.

Reflecting on this, the theme for this year’s convention will be ‘Emerging Models’. Leading lights from the world of osteopathy and beyond will be sharing cutting-edge research, transforming our understanding of osteopathic practice. A full day of presentations and panel discussions on Saturday will explore how we can move beyond the limitations of the mechanical model, and the possibilities that open up for our patients and our practices when we do.

The iO is pleased to announce that Suzanne Rastrick, who oversees the development of the allied health professions (AHP) role in patient care, will be joining us at this year’s convention. This follows work between iO and NHS England, which led to osteopathy coming under the AHP remit in April.

The iO is pleased to announce that Suzanne Rastrick, who oversees the development of the allied health professions (AHP) role in patient care, will be joining us at this year’s convention. This follows work between iO and NHS England, which led to osteopathy coming under the AHP remit in April.

Each session is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest developments, and empower you with the tools to put it into practice. With workshops covering everything from emerging models of pain, biomechanics and rehab, to the latest research illuminating Still and Littlejohn’s approaches, whatever your interests, you’ll find what you need to take your practice to the next level.

Don’t miss out on the greatest training, networking and social event in UK osteopathy!
Book your place today by visiting www.cvent.com/events/emerging-models. You can book for one, two or the full three days. Prices are:
• £170 per day for iO members
• £220 per day for non-iO members
• £530.00 – Convention package (three days at convention and dinner on Friday and Saturday)
• £85 per day – Student, or those who qualified in 2016 or 2017.

New venue

Atrium at NightFor 2017, the iO is bringing the convention to the luxurious Grange St Paul’s Hotel. Situated in the heart of London, in an impressive location overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, the hotel includes excellent restaurants, a sky bar with views of the city, and a stunning spa and pool. This spectacular location, with its 80-foot glass atrium, state-of-the-art conference facilities and business suite, and luxurious hotel rooms, ensure that the UK’s premier osteopathic convention will take place in suitably grand surroundings. Visit www.grangehotels.com to find out more.

The iO have negotiated an convention delegate discount rate for those staying overnight. It will cost only £120 (inc VAT) per night to stay on Friday and Saturday. Visit www.grangehotels.com/business/the-institute-of-osteopathy to view and book. 

Join us for the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony

IO Conference 2016  -93_editedA chance to dress-to-impress in the extravagant new venue, the Gala Dinner is a hugely enjoyable evening and an opportunity to let your hair down and enjoy fine food, a few drinks, and the company of fellow osteopaths, including distinguished guests at the convention.

The evening is a celebration of the profession, including the iO Awards ceremony, and isn’t just restricted to osteopaths, so spouses and partners are welcome to join in this glamorous occasion. A great opportunity to bring people together, why not consider it for a reunion for old classmates and colleagues? Book your place today by visiting www.cvent.com/events/emerging-models. To find out more about the iO Award categories and to enter your nomination, visit www.iosteopathy.org/the-io-annual-awards.