Call for Abstracts

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit South Africa!

We warmly invite you to the 12th Symposium for the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy to be held from 31 October – 02 November 2024 at Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town. 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 organization bringing together scientists, educators, and veterinary rehabilitation practitioners to stimulate and support the growth of veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, and to translate the shared knowledge into improved animal rehabilitation worldwide. 

The 2024 IAVRPT Symposium is held in partnership with SAAPRA.  We will be bringing you 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 on the 30 October for anyone wishing to extend their visit to Cape Town

The theme for this symposium is Innovation in Rehabilitation. 

Abstracts are invited that align with the following broad themes: 

This website will be updated regularly to provide you with more information on the symposium but general inquiries can be sent to Vetlink (conference organisers) at

  1. Innovation in Research and Outcome Measures
  2. Innovation in Rehabilitation Technology
  3. Innovation in Education
  4. Innovation in Policy 
  5. Innovation in Client-centred care
  6. Innovation in Clinical Practice 

We look forward to welcoming you.

IAVRPT 2024 Organising Committee 

Click here for Abstract submission guidelines


Abstracts closes: 15 May 2024 (Notifications to authors 15 June 2024)

Programme Announced: 15 February 2024

Early Bird Registration closes: 01 June 2024