Leonardo Costa is a physiotherapist and is currently the head of the Masters in Physiotherapy Program at the University City of São Paulo / Brazil. Leo concluded his PhD in 2009 at The University of Sydney – Australia. The major focus of his research has been the management of patients with chronic low back pain and the evaluation of the measurement properties of self report outcome measures relevant to physiotherapy. He has more than 30 publications in international peer reviewed journals. Leo Costa is the director of the Brazilian Centre of Evidence Based Physiotherapy and a research fellow of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro; www.pedro.org.au).
Leonardo is Chair of the ISPJE.
Dr Christine Lin is Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia. Chris’ research focuses on 2 main themes: 1) evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for musculoskeletal conditions, 2) improving the efficiency (value-for-money) of health service delivery through cost-effectiveness research. She completed her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2008 and currently receives the award of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Australian government. Chris has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in the last 5 years. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and regularly reviews for several physiotherapy journals. Chris was a clinical physiotherapist prior to working fulltime in research.
Chris is Secretary of the ISPJE
Meetings will be held at the WCPT’s quadrennial congresses. Additional web-based meetings will be held from time to time. Members will be notified by email of upcoming meetings and meeting procedures.
20 September 2012
Webinar to promote mandatory prospective clinical trial registration for physiotherapy journals
Clinical trial registration involves placing the protocol for a clinical trial on a free, publicly available and electronically searchable register. Registration is considered to be prospective if the protocol is registered before the trial starts participant recruitment. Prospective registration has several potential advantages, for example it encourages transparency. The ISPJE strongly recommends that member journals adopt a policy of mandatory prospective registration for all clinical trials.
Introduction by Leo Costa (slides)
Presentation by Rebecca Craik, editor of Physical Therapy (slides)
10 November 2009
Annual General Meeting and webinar
Presentation by Ian Russell (slides)
Audio transcript of the meeting
4 June 2008
Presentation by Andrew Plume (slides)
Audio file to accompany Andrew Plume's presentation [4.5mb]
4 June 2007
ISPJE meeting held at 15th International WCPT Congress, Vancouver, Canada
Minutes of Meeting