Venue:  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  Sat Nav: HG1 1XX. Date:  weekend of 14th and 15th March 2020

Offering 12 hours of quality CPD on various topics associated with osteopathic practice and development the convention provides unrivalled value for money.  Enjoy networking with the friendliest osteopathic society and take the opportunity visit the trade stands.

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Book before 16th Feb 2020 to get the early bird discount of £50 members and £60 non-members


8.30 –8.45am   Registration please arrive promptly so that we can be seated and start on time!

8.45 – 9.15am   Katie Brewster Welcome and Introductions of Trade Delegates & Guests

9.15-11.00   Carol McMakin ‘Frequency Specific Microcurrent Treatment of the Shoulder’ Carol is an American chiropractor whose research into the use of resonance machines is stirring up the medical world. Today she is going to explain in further depth how we can use them in practice.

11.00-11.30am   Coffee Break a chance for you to catch up with friends and visit our ‘trade stands’

11.30– 12.45      Speed Dating’ Peer Reviewer Selection an opportunity to help you find a peer reviewer – a necessity for the new CPD guidelines, or a chance to go through your CPD with your identified peer!

12.45 – 2.00        LUNCH   more gossip time but do remember the trade stands!

 2.00-2.30 Katie Griffiths ‘iO Brand Osteopathy’ Katie is head of marketing and communications at iO & is here to tell us about the new directive from iO                    

2.30 -4.00pm Helen Terentjev ‘Evolution to Upright Posture: hierarchy of movement & balance as the key to independence in life’ Helen is an osteopath whose approach to core stability is based through our development from babies i.e. crawling standing walking. Be prepared to crawl!

 4.00-4.30pm   Tea Break   – another chance for you to look at the stands as they will not be here tomorrow

 4.30-5.30pm Clare Ormesher ‘Pilates for the Thorax and Upper Body’  Clare is a teacher who works with the ‘Farfield House Gang’ and is here to present the ‘bits we forget’ when advising patients on Pilates Exercise  

7pm pre- dinner drinks 7.30 dinner followed by ‘entertainment’


 9.00 -9.30   Eugene Terentjev ‘How Muscles Feel’ Helen’s husband is Professor of Physics at Cambridge University, this is a short presentation of the research being done in the Cavendish Laboratory on mechano-sensing & the feedback response.

 9.30–12.30 Michelle Taylor & Angela Woods Exploring Mental Health with Children, Young People & Families’  Michelle & Angela run ‘mental health first aid’ 2 day courses in Lancashire, this is a ‘taster session’ to give us tools to take into practice. (To include 15 minutes at 11 am for Coffee & to check out of our rooms)

                             12.45-1.00 Katie Brewster – closing remarks on what hopefully is another fab NCSO weekend 

Supplementary information from the conference will will be made available to delegates here.

Past Conference Feedback

In my opinion another fantastic conference! An abundance of academic requirement we so hungrily desire sandwiched so very carefully together with a good smattering of humour. We are extremely lucky to have such a well organised society with such dedicated committee members.
As I believe myself to be one of the quieter society members I did on this occasion feel compelled to speak out…. Thank you so very much committee I, for one really appreciate what you do.

Kerry I'Anson

I concur with Kerry, I really enjoyed the conference and the lecture program was well thought out and actually much better than I expected. Well done to everyone involved and a huge thanks to Kathryn for my (very) late booking!

For the follow up to the gusset grippers lecture this is the You tube video link we were all giggling about at the dinner ?

Kay Atkinson

A great day on the saturday, only wished I could have stayed for the whole weekend. A great blend of socialising, information, revision and entertainment opportunities. Thank you committee. I may have to take up knitting after Elaine’s inspiring education aid!

Mary Bridger