The members of the local organising committee are pleased to announce that the 17th International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care will be held 11th to 13th November 2021. For the first time, the Forum will be a global virtual conference. The program will run 8am to 1:30pm in three time zones (Eastern Standard Time, Central European Time and Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time). These three time zones will allow us to cater to our colleagues in North and South America, Europe and Africa, and Asia, Australasia and Pacific.

The theme of Forum XVII, ‘Global’, refers to the global challenge of back and neck pain. Delegates are encouraged to explore new, original ideas that bring researchers, clinicians, policy makers and consumers from around the world together to reduce the global burden of back and neck pain.