The fifth annual International Conference for Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy will take place next year in Las Vegas on April 14-16. This will be ICEBAT's first symposium in the United States.

The event gives physical and occupational therapists a platform to discuss the abundance of new scientific findings supporting the use of aquatic therapy in rehabilitative medicine.

After successful turnouts in other countries, most recently in India, organizers decided to bring the conference to the states where therapists and patients are increasingly exploring the benefits of water.

“In-depth discussions will bring new ideas into clearer focus,” stated Stacy Lynch, organizing chair of the 2018 ICEBAT. “You will learn new techniques, discover unique ways to critically approach issues in your practice, and share experiences and fellowship with aquatic therapists from across the globe.”

Lynch will be among 11 keynote speakers, who include renowned clinicians from Japan, Germany, Australia, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, presenting the latest research. He is the owner and director of programming of Inertia Therapy Services in Phoenix, Ariz. and published the first case review on the effects of aquatic therapy on Alzheimer’s disease.

The 2018 ICEBAT expected to attract 200 to 300 physical and occupational therapists, as well as fitness and aquatics professionals.

Registration is open.