Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Associate Professor David Butler 

    David is a physiotherapist, an educationalist, researcher and clinician. He is director of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute- an International Organisation teaching biopsychosocial based pain treatment (, and an Adjunct Associate Professorat the University of South Australia. 

    Among many publications, his texts, co-authored with Lorrimer Moseley, include "Explain Pain" (2003, 2013), The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012), The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer (2015), in 2017, "Explain Pain Supercharged". He is best known internationally as an educationalist and his current focus is around adult conceptual change, diagnostic and therapeutic metaphores and pain story telling. 

    David is internationally well known and respected as a lively speaker, capable of transforming the most turgidof modern pain sciences into instantly relevant , clinically applicable information. 
  • Rachael Moses

    Rachael spent the first 13 years of her career in many respiratory roles across the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals before progressing into her first clinical specialist role in 2013 as the Respiratory Lead at St Georges Hospital.
    She spent 5 wonderful years as a Consultant Physiotherapist leading the Lancashire and South Cumbria Long Term Ventilation Team. Her areas of expertise include complex ventilation, airway clearance techniques and advanced care planning for patients with long term conditions for which she lectured and presented both in the UK and internationally. She is now an Associate Director Rehabilitation and Therapies at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, London where she leads amazing teams specialising in paediatric and adult heart and lung care.

    Rachael has been fortunate to sit on a number of national organisations, including BTS Council, NHSE Patient Safety Group, NCEPOD Study Advisor, ICS Social Media team, Chaired the Respiratory Leaders in Physiotherapy working group and was a trustee for St Catherine Hospice in Lancashire. She is currently a CSP Council member, Honorary Student President, Co-Chairs the national HMV-UK committee, Placement Advisor for Medical Aid for Palestinians and is the multimedia editor of Thorax BMJ.

    Rachael recently launched a you tube channel called AHP Leader to showcase the amazing diversity across our professions as well as inspirational role models.
  •  Dr Mark Rowe

    Mark has been a practicing family physician for over 20 years, having graduated from Medical School (UCD Dublin,Ireland) in 1991. He is the founder of the Waterford Health Park, which has become both the base for Dr. Rowe’s medical practice as well as the ‘Lifestyle Medicine Be Well Clinic’. He is the author of two books - ‘A Prescription for Happiness: The Ten Commitments to a Happier, Healthier Life’ and ‘The Men’s Health Book’.   Mark is among the first medical professionals globally to be certified as a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is defined as an evidence-based 'lifestyle first' approach to prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Mark has always held a strong desire to change the culture of ‘a pill for every ill’. Instead he advocates lifestyle change as the best medicine for lasting wellbeing.
  • Deirdre Lang

    RGN, Scottish Quality & Safety Fellow (Cohort 10), FFNMRCSI, MSc Leadership, BNS (Hons), Dip Mgt, HDip Gerontological Nursing, HETAC level 6 Special award in coaching.
    Deirdre initially trained in St Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park, as a Registered General Nurse. During the early part of her career she spent a number of years working in acute services both in Australia and in Ireland. She has had a variety of experiences in healthcare, having worked in mental health nursing and in practice development. Her experience in Older Persons Services includes the role of Clinical Nurse Manger 2, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing both in the HSE and private sector.  Her role as Director of Nursing Older Persons Services brings together all aspects of her experience to date, together with her passion for the older patient and those who provide their care. Her approach to life is Henry Fords “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t ………you are right”