Hosted by Keele University's Primary Care Sciences


The local organising committee at Keele University is delighted to invite you to Buxton in England for our 14th International Forum on Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care. The conference will be held from the evening of Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June, 2016. If traveling on Monday 30th May, there maybe restrictions as this is a public holiday in the UK.

The conference will be held in the stunning Devonshire Dome (managed by the University of Derby), which is the largest unsupported dome in the UK, in the heart of the quintessential English town of Buxton. Steeped in history, Buxton is famous for its natural spring water and impressive Georgian architecture, having been founded by the Romans who called it Aquae Arnemetiae or Spa of the Goddess of the Grove. Buxton is therefore a fabulous and popular tourist destination, with picturesque historic architecture, including an opera house and pavilion gardens, located right on the edge of a beautiful national park known as the Peak District. Getting to Buxton is surprisingly easy, and takes about an hour from Manchester Airport, with a direct and regular bus service and we have a great local team who will be available to support your travel needs.

The conference has been timed to see the area at its absolute best and some tours are planned during the conference timetable. Our welcome reception on the evening of Tuesday 31st May 2016 will be held at Chatsworth House, one of the UK’s finest stately homes and the residence of the  Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – don’t miss it!

The Forum on Back and Neck Pain Research is a very special conference that brings together an international community of colleagues who share a passion for improving the quality of primary care for patients with spinal pain. Much of the programme is designed to facilitate networking and collaborations, as well as share the latest novel research findings and hear from the most respected researchers in the field. Whether you are an early career researcher or a renowned international expert, the Forum aims to challenge your pre-conceptions and provide fertile ground for new research ideas and partnerships to emerge. Building on our last successful conference in Brazil in 2014, the Forum is unique, multi-disciplinary and highly valued as the best opportunity for the international community to meet, share and debate research, as together we take scientific knowledge forward.

So please come and join us, and participate in this truly inspiring conference in a fabulous venue among friends. Our team is proud to be hosting this event and we are delighted to welcome you to Buxton, England.

The local organizing committee