Event Details

In person £50 PPA members, £80 non-members, £20 pre-registration students. Online £30 PPA members, £60 non-members, £10 students.
Clinical Sciences Building, Aintree University Hospital, L9 7AL / Online

55.378051, -3.435973

Additional information / Directions

The Clinical Sciences Building, The Walton Centre and Aintree University Hospital, are all based on the same site. The majority of car parks on the site operate a ticketless, pay-on-foot system that uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Please make a note of your car registration number - you will need this to pay. The various machines accept cash and card payment. Visitor parking tariff - over 4 hours 30 mins                £5.50

Blue Badge Holders

Blue Badge holders may park free of charge. Please note that Blue Badge holders parking on double yellow lines is not permitted as this is not covered on private land which includes the hospital site. Please Park in a marked bay and display your badge.

To obtain free parking, you will need to know your vehicle registration number and have a photograph/copy/screen shot of your badge. Before you leave the hospital, please attend reception at either the main entrance or Sid Watkins Building with your vehicle registration number and visual proof of your Blue Badge and they will ensure that you can leave the car park free of charge. Please note staff can only authorise free parking with visual proof of your Blue Badge, and your vehicle registration number.

Site and pedestrian safety
Breach of contract notices are issued where vehicles obstruct access/park indiscriminately. Parking terms and conditions are in place – please park in marked bays and avoid Blue Badge bays (unless displaying the appropriate badge), double yellow lines, yellow/hatch areas, grass verges, pavements and loading bays.

Getting here


The closest train station is Fazakerley (approx. 10-minute walk to The Clinical Sciences building) which has regular connections to central Liverpool. The Kirkby train running from Liverpool Central Station takes approximately 15 minutes to reach Fazakerley station and runs several times each hour. To return to Liverpool City Centre, catch a train to Liverpool Central. Liverpool Central is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station. More information can be found at Merseyrail.org


A number of different bus routes come to the hospital. For up to date information please visit Merseytravel.gov.uk  For Cheshire, Wales and national bus services, please visit Traveline.info


The Clinical Sciences Centre is easily accessible via the M6 and M62- PLEASE NOTE there is NO parking directly outside the Clinical Sciences building therefore please park at one of the hospital car parks. 

M6 Southbound: Leave the motorway at J26 (signposted Skelmersdale) and join the M58. Leave the M58 at its end and at the roundabout take the first exit onto M57. Leave at J6. Turn right at roundabout onto A506. Follow for one and a half miles and at the traffic lights turn left onto Lower Lane the Aintree hospital site entrance is on the left. The entrance to Clinical Sciences Building is across the road from the multistorey carpark.

M6 Northbound and M62: Leave the M6 at J23 (Haydock). Travel for more than five miles along East Lancashire Road (A580). Turn right at lights just past the Showcase Cinema, onto Lower Lane the Aintree hospital site entrance is on the left. The entrance to Clinical Sciences Building is across the road from the multistorey carpark.

West via the East Lancashire Road (A580): Travel along the East Lancashire Road (A580), passing under the M57; continue for a further mile and take the third turning right onto Lower Lane. The entrance to The Aintree Hospital site is on the left. 

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This Physiotherapy Pain Association Study Day will bring together clinicians and researchers to explore

                   ‘Hot Topics in Pain’

The PPA are delighted to invite you to a day of discussion and sharing aspects of practice. 

Delegates are encouraged to bring along their ‘hot topics’ which may be selected for the panel discussion.

Speakers include:

Dr Glenn Nielsen, Consultant Physiotherapist, St George's Unoversity Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Neurological Physiotherapy, St George's, University of London. 

Dr Jackie Walumbe, Advance Practice Physiotherapist, University College London NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr Neil O’Connell, Reader in the Physiotherapy Division, Department of Health Sciences, Brunel University London. Member of the Cochrane editorial board. 

Rashida Pickford, Consultant Physiotherapist at Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust.

Christine Price, PPA Patient Representative and patient advocate. 

Pain specialist physiotherapists will also present sessions on aspects of practice. 

Online attendees will be invited to contribute to the discussion with dedicated facilitators. Sessions will be recorded and available for 6 weeks following the event. 

For those attending in person, refreshments at morning break and lunch are included. Please advise of any dietary requirements. 

A social event will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 7pm in One Fine Day, central Liverpool, L3 9BS. This is free to attend for all members and attendees. Refreshments including finger food will be provided. 

Delegates from other professions are welcome.

Membership of the Physiotherapy Pain Association starts at £10 per year. Join today. 

Register for your place here.