WCPT Congress Update - April 2017

WCPT Congress Update
WCPT Congress 2017 – update
Final programme available
It's time to start planning your days at congress! Use the iplanner to create your personal itinerary - select your favourites from the 17 focused symposia, 32 networking sessions, 13 discussion sessions, 10 seminars and 1,300 abstracts being presented.

The final programme is also available to download as a pdf.

Access the final programme at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/final-programme
Advance registration deadline
The deadline for advance registrations is fast approaching. Register before the 31st May to save up to 20% on your registration fees.

Register now: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/registration
View registration fees: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/registration-fees
Earn CEUs at congress
Earn WCPT International Physical Therapy Continuing Education Units (WCPT IPT-CEUs) for attending congress and pre- and post-congress courses.

Details of the WCPT IPT-CEUs allocated will be included on certificates of attendance. 

Physical therapists are advised to contact their member organisation, or regulatory body, to see if recognition will be awarded for attending the congress and any course.

For further details go to: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/continuing-education
Add a course or clinical visit to your congress experience
For a more practical experience at congress, there is still time to add a pre- or post-congress course or clinical visit to your congress registration: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/registration.

See the full list of courses available: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/courses
See the full list of clinical visits available: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/clinical_visits
Thank you!
The Cape Town Convention Bureau will fund a delegate from Africa once there are 1,600 registered delegates and again when we hit 1,700, so complete your registration now!

With this and other donations from all those that contributed to the Bursary programme, 19 delegates will be supported to attend the congress. This is a wonderful demonstration of what it means to be connected as a global profession and an investment in the future, ensuring the benefits of the congress reach far and wide.

Thank you to all who donated.

We look forward to profiling the recipients and their congress experiences.
Visas and travel
With just over two months left to congress, if you haven't yet had the opportunity to check if you will need a visa to travel to Cape Town please go to: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/visas.

The Star Alliance member airlines have been appointed as the Official Airline Network for the WCPT Congress 2017 - save up to 20% on your travel: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/travel.
 
Networking in your field of interest
Over half of all WCPT congress delegates cite networking as one of the main benefits of attending. If you are presenting in a specific field, remember to look out for the relevant networking sessions as a way to connect with others who share a common interest and to connect with WCPT’s related subgroups and networks.

View a list of networking sessions at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/nws
About Cape Town
Take a look at the General information section on the congress website for all you need to know about staying in Cape Town including transport, security, immunisation and weather. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/visitor-general-information

The Discover Cape Town page includes some additional information abut the city at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/cape-town.

If you are interested in adding a sightseeing tour to your congress experience, several have been made available. These include Table Mountain and City half day tours, Cape Highlights, tours of the Winelands, Cape Point, Cape Township "Cape Care Route", Hermanus and Great White Shark cage diving. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/tours
Congress accommoation
Have you booked your congress accommodation yet? Hotels with preferred rates have been reserved for congress delegates. Booking your accommodation at a congress hotel will save you time, money and hassle. Only delegates who make their reservation through our hotel booking service will benefit from these special negotiated rates, available until 12th May 2017.

View the hotels available at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2017/accommodation
#WCPT2017
Don't get left behind - join the conversation and add #WCPT2017 to your tweets and SoMe postings.

WCPT is again joining forces with @physiotalk to host a tweetchat in advance of congress on Monday 12th June 19:00-20:00 UTC – more details to follow.

Follow WCPT at:

Twitter: @WCPT1951 twitter.com/WCPT1951
Facebook: on.fb.me/1k6wQ0E
Facebook - WCPT Congress Connect: on.fb.me/1ymDRfE
LinkedIn: bit.ly/2mnlxlB
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