Abstract mentoring closes soon


Abstract mentoring closes soon

The abstract mentoring programme closes on 25 June.

WCPT’s mentoring programme aims to help authors present their material clearly and concisely prior to submitting their abstracts to the formal abstract review process. The programme may be particularly helpful for those:

·                    who don’t have local/national research support networks

·                    where English is not the first language

·                    with little experience of abstract submissions

Participants should prepare their abstract according to the submission guidelines and forward it to the mentoring programme coordinators (abstractmentoring@wcpt.org) before the 25 June deadline. Feedback will be provided, with advice on how the presentation and language used could be enhanced.

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2021/programme/abstracts#mentoring

Please note that the mentoring process is entirely separate from the formal abstract submission and review process. Requesting mentoring assistance and gaining feedback from that process does not guarantee that an abstract will be accepted for presentation at the WCPT Congress 2021.


Submit your abstract

The call for abstracts for poster and platform presentations is now open. The deadline is 30 July.

The WCPT congress offers you a unique opportunity to present to a global audience at the profession’s largest international meeting. Whether you have been working on a research project or have an innovative service, practice, resource or theory to share, WCPT is encouraging physiotherapists from all over the world, at every level of the profession, to submit their abstracts.  

Abstracts are invited that:

·                    report on the latest research with original scientific data

·                    address new and unique developments in practice, theory, education, management, policy and resources

·                    describe innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet the changing needs of practice

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2021/programme/abstracts


Call for abstract reviewers

The congress programme committee (CPC) for WCPT Congress 2021 is now recruiting reviewers of abstracts submitted for presentation.

You will need to have experience in reviewing abstracts or journal articles and be available to review abstract submissions from 17 August 2020. All reviews must be completed by 11 September 2020.

If you are interested in acting as an abstract reviewer please complete this short survey to register your interest before Thursday 16 July 2020: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wcpt2021-reviewers.

The number of abstracts sent to reviewers will depend on their area of expertise and the number of submissions received.

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2021/programme/reviewers


Additional resources for abstract submitters

If you have limited experience of abstract submissions, presenting at a WCPT congress, or if English is not your first language, we have put together several tools to help you.

·                    My first abstract submission video by congress programme committee (CPC) member Tomer Yona.

·                    How to choose the right format - platform presentation, printed poster, e-poster video by CPC member Jackie Whittaker.

·                    How to select topic areas for my abstract video by CPC member Darren Brown

·                    Members of the CPC from 2021 and 2019 share their top tips for abstract submissions in a series of videos in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

·                    Writing an abstract for a WCPT congress - guidelines designed to assist you prepare a well written abstract that meets the criteria for WCPT congresses.



With the fast evolving global situation created by the spread of COVID-19, we are aware that many of you have been impacted by the pandemic and the uncertainty it has created. WCPT and the congress programme committee will continue to monitor the situation relating to COVID-19. For now, planning is proceeding for an exciting WCPT congress in Dubai next April and we will advise you if there are any changes likely to impact the event.

WCPT is supporting its member organisations and their members with a COVID-19 information hub: www.wcpt.org/covid19