2014 National Conference

COCA has finalised the program and speakers for its 2014 National Conference to be held from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th October at the Park Royal Darling Harbour in Sydney.

The title of this year’s conference is “From Foot to Mouth”  and will cover Disorders of the Upper & Lower Limbs including Sports Injuries.

The conference will commence Friday afternoon with Research Presentations, followed by Plenary Sessions on Saturday and Workshops on Sunday.

Full details are available from the National Conference Event page which can be accessed from the list on the right of this page.

Researchers’ Day 2014

Immediately preceding the National Conference will be the 3rd annual COCA Researchers’ Day which will also take place at the Park Royal Darling Harbour in Sydney.

The Researchers’ Day will comprise a keynote speech from Professor Chris Maher, workshops and research presentations.

Further details are available on the Researchers’ Day Event page which can be accessed from the list on the right of this page.

Call for Papers

As in previous years, Podium and Poster Research presentations will form part of the National Conference.  This year however, these presentations will not run concurrently with the Plenary sessions of the conference but will instead be presented as part of the Researchers’ Day on Friday 10th October.

COCA invites abstract submissions for both Podium and Poster presentations. Details of the prizes being awarded and guidelines for submissions can be found here: Call for Papers 2014

Entries close at 5.00pm on 29th August.


COCA’s Patient Information Video

In the latter part of 2013 COCA completed work on a patient information video on Neck & Low Back Pain.

The video, which runs for 4 minutes,  provides patients with information about the incidence of neck and back pain in the Australian population and promotes chiropractors and osteopaths in general, and COCA members in particular, as the practitioners to consult for spinal pain and musculoskeletal disorders.

The video also informs patients what they should expect when visiting a COCA member chiropractor or osteopath and the options for treatment of their condition.