Welcome to the 12th IAVRPT Symposium 2024, to be held in Somerset-West, Cape Town, South Africa 30 October – 2 November 2024


The 12th Symposium for the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy is to be held between Thursday 31 October – 2 November 2024 in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. We will also be offering a virtual experience to delegates who are unable to attend in person.

The International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT) is an organisation bringing together scientists, educators, clinicians, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy and to translate that knowledge into improved animal rehabilitation worldwide.

The IAVRPT Symposium is held in partnership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Physical Therapy (ACPAT) and hosted by SAAPRA With 3 days of world-class lectures with small animal and equine streams running side by side, this symposium will serve as a strong networking platform to build and foster collaborative research and enhance communication between the academic field and clinical practice. Pre-symposium Equine and Canine wet labs will also be available.

Wetlab Wednesday 30 October

Conference days:  Thursday 31st October to Saturday, 2nd November 2024 | Hybrid Event


Abstract submissions opens: 30 October 2023

Abstracts closes 30 January 2024 (Notifications to authors 28 February 2024)

Programme Announced: 01 March 2024

Super Early Bird Registration opens: 1 November 2023

Early Bird starts 28 February 2024

Standard Registration from 01 June 2024

Late Registration from 01 October 2024