Joanna Figg-Latham Apr15 webThe ESO encourages graduates who have produced high-quality research dissertations to submit an abstract to the annual Chiropractic Osteopathy and Physiotherapy (COP) Conference. This is an extremely popular, multi-disciplinary, undergraduate level one day event for students and teaching faculty, which provides an opportunity to share experiences and learn from others. The most regarded work is published in the journal Manual Therapy. Graduates are also encouraged to attend conferences on the international stage.  In 2014 Graduate Joanna Figg-Latham (pictured) had the fantastic opportunity of presenting her work at the International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR) in Brazil, where she was awarded a special prize for outstanding graduate research.


Conference Presentations and Talks



HEA Surveys Conference 2017: Understanding and supporting the student experience, 11 May 2017: Manchester Conference Centre

Philip Bright.  Alignment of attitudes in staff and students on graduate attributes.  Poster presentation accepted


Knole U3A Science Group, 5th January, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Philip Bright.  Osteopathy and Knee Pain.  Oral  presentation



Day of Science Organised by the Osteopathie-Schule Deutschland, 17th November, Berlin, Germany 

Anne Jakel.  Acceptability and feasibility of a parental blinding procedure in clinical trials of osteopathy with a ‘no intervention’ control and infants as study participants.  Oral presentation

Samantha Nottage.  Is there a correlation between objective and subjective pain measurements and gamma oscillation frequencies?  Oral presentation


2016 International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) Symposium, 15-16th September, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Philip Bright: What is the Profile of Individuals Joining an Online Health Community for Knee Pain Sufferers?  A Cross-Sectional Mixed-Methods Study.   Poster Presentation


OsEAN Open Forum 2016, 21st-22nd April in Vienna, Austria

Jane Beazley. A study to observe patient involvement in shared decision making at the European School of Osteopathy teaching clinic, compared to National Health Service physiotherapists. A quantitative study using the OPTION scale. Awarded 1st prize  Poster presentation



British Medical Ultrasound Society’s Annual Scientific Conference, 11th December, Swansea

Katharine Spens. Investigating the relationship between post-surgical adhesions, reported pain and scar tissue quality following caesarean section using transabdominal ultrasound
Poster presentation


International Conference on Research in Osteopathic Medicine (ICROM), 24th October, Ghent, Belgium

Devan Rajendran. Osteopathic STAR-gazing: are we astrologists or astronomists? An overview and update to the notion of the somatic dysfunction  Oral Keynote presentation


BSO Educational Conference, 21st November, Runnymede

Philip Bright. Exploring cross-curriculum content of musculoskeletal therapy undergraduate courses regarding articular cartilage; implications of surveying UK healthcare curriculum providers  Oral presentation


Institute of Osteopathy (iO) annual conference, 21st November, Runnymede

Dévan Rajendran: ‘Anxiety and Pain’; Oral presentation and workshop

Dévan Rajendran: ‘Managing challenging patients’ Panel presentation and discussion


Queen Mary University of London (Sports Medicine MSc), 10th November, London

Dévan Rajendran: An overview of ESO research on adverse events Oral presentation


International Cartilage Repair Society Conference, 8-11th May, Chicago, USA

Philip Bright. Reporting rehabilitation in articular cartilage repair studies of third generation autologous chondrocyte implantation in the knee Poster presentation



International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR), 7th – 9th November, Sao Paulo Brazil

Devan Rajendran. Does muscle compliance predict low back pain? A small scale blinded electromyotonometric study Oral presentation

Joanna Figg-Latham. Quiet dissent: insights into attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in respect of evidence-based guidance for the management of low back pain among UK osteopathic students and qualified osteopaths. A Qualitative Study Oral presentation

Laurence Samuel. Comparison of Low Frequency Heart Rate Oscillations with the Palpated Cranial Rhythmic Impulse Poster presentation

Sonja Jelineck. Osteopaths in the United Kingdom and Australia: Attitudes, practice, confidence and knowledge with regard to melanoma detection. Poster presentation


Institute of Osteopathy Annual conference, 4th October, Runnymede

Dévan Rajendran. ‘An evidence informed assessment of knee complaints’ Oral presentation


Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy (COP) Conference, 29th November, London

Amy Beeton (Philip Bright presented). Exploring the relationship between personality and choice of treatment modality amongst practising osteopaths. Oral presentation

Katherine Spens. Investigating the relationship between post-surgical adhesions, reported pain and scar tissue quality following Caesarean section (CS) surgery using trans-abdominal. Ultrasound (TAUS) Oral presentation

Liesbet Maenhout. An experimental study investigating the immediate effects of a direct myofascial release technique on the gliding capacity of mature postsurgical scar tissue.

Oral presentation

Sonja Jelineck. Osteopaths in the United Kingdom and Australia: Attitudes, practice, confidence and knowledge with regard to melanoma detection. Oral presentation



CAMSTRAND 2nd July, London

Anne Jakel. A pragmatic randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of cranial osteopathic manipulative therapy in addition to usual care for excessively crying infants (sometimes called colic): an external feasibility study protocol Poster presentation


7th International Symposium on Advances in Osteopathic Research, 05th Oct, Germany

Anne Jakel. The feasibility of conducting a RCT investigating the effectiveness of cranial osteopathy in infants with colic in addition to usual care Oral presentation


Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy (COP) Conference, 28th November, Bournemouth

Hannah Kasiri-Martino. Osteopathic educators’ attitudes towards osteopathic principles and their application in clinical practice: A qualitative inquiry Oral presentation