Amputation and Sport Conference 2023

Date: 13th June, 2023

Location: 9 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4DN and Live Streaming Online

Final Details

In collaboration with STEPS Prosthetics and the Limbless Association, 9 St John Street is hosting a hybrid conference to furnish its audience with a wealth of in-depth expertise concerning the benefits and challenges of amputee sports from basic day-to-day activity up to Olympic level. 

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9:00am - 9:45am Registration and refreshments
9:45am - 10:00am Morning session welcome from Chairperson - Matthew Snarr, Barrister
10:00am - 10:40am Julie Rogers, Paralympian and Limbless Association Youth Ambassador
A Paralympian's tale of the trials and triumphs of transitioning between different sports at an elite level.
10:40am - 11:20am Peter Durkin, Prosthetist
An expert prosthetist's guide to meeting the needs of amputees engaged in different sports.
11:20am - 12:00pm Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Founder of the Alternative Limb Project
Sophie will be sharing her expertise and experience of creating wearable art pieces exploring themes of body image and body diversity.
12:00pm - 12:15pm Discuss and questions session with all morning speakers.
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch break.
1:00pm - 1:10pm Afternoon session from Chairperson - Julie-Anne Luck, Barrister.
1:10pm - 1:50pm Sarah Drury and Sarah Watt, Physiotherapists
Facilitating a return to sport and understanding the physiotherapy treatment needs of sporting amputees.
1:50pm - 2:30pm Zeeshan Sheikh, Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Understanding complications in amputation injuries that require surgical revisions.
2:30pm - 3:10pm Brian McCluggage, Barrister
The quantum aspects of amputation injury claims.
3:10pm - 3:25pm Discuss and questions session with all afternoon speakers.
3.25pm Closing remarks followed by drinks reception.



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How To Register

In person fees includes morning refreshments, lunch and post conference drinks. There are limited in person places so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

All profits will be donated to the Limbless Association.