WCPT announces Congress Programme Committee for Dubai in 2021



WCPT Press release

24th July 2019

For immediate release


WCPT announces Congress Programme Committee for Dubai in 2021


The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has announced the members of the Congress Programme Committee (CPC) for WCPT Congress 2021 in Dubai.

Chaired by Shane Patman, Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in Australia, the committee brings extensive and diverse geographical, professional, research, clinical and academic expertise to WCPT’s flagship event.

WCPT President Emma Stokes said: ‘We are delighted to confirm the programme committee for the congress in 2021 in Dubai. Collectively, these people bring a wealth of experience and insights, which will translate into one of the most exciting programmes yet.

‘The committee represents where physical therapy is as a profession: diverse, global, and continually developing and expanding our knowledge to serve the populations we work with. The programme for 2021 will epitomise these values.

‘Everyone will be welcome in Dubai and we look forward to a positive and successful congress.’

Shane Patman said: ‘We had the highest-ever number of applications to be part of the CPC for Dubai 2021. After a robust selection process, I’m pleased we have such a diverse group of people, who will bring their individual skills, experience and perspectives to create a scientific programme that reflects the key issues for our global physical therapy community.’

Members of the CPC:

  • Hana Alsobayel (Saudi Arabia)
  • Karim Alvis (Colombia)
  • Darren Brown (UK)
  • Catherina Joy Escuadra (Philippines)
  • Felipe Lemos (Brazil)
  • Shane Patman (Australia)
  • Naima Saleh (UAE)
  • Dale Scalise-Smith (USA)
  • Remla Shirima (Tanzania)
  • Jackie Whittaker (Canada)
  • Tomer Yona (Israel)

To find out more about the members of the CPC, please visit https://www.wcpt.org/wcpt2021/programme/cpc

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