WCPT Congress Update - January 2018

WCPT Congress Update
January 2018 
Call for focused symposia deadline
The deadline to submit a proposal for a focused symposium is the 23rd February. If you are an expert in your field, this is your opportunity to present to an international audience and create a global conversation. 

As one of the congress's key sessions, focused symposia enable high profile speakers to attract large audiences. They provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, creating an insightful learning experience for clinicians, managers, educators, researchers and/or policy makers.

The call is open to any topic relevant to the profession, however, the following topics of particular interest were identified through WCPT’s market research:
  • advancing and defining the scope of physical therapy practice, including advances in technology and education
  • how physical therapy needs to change to meet the demands of the ageing population
  • the unique contribution of physical therapists in the physical activity agenda
  • challenging perceptions of pain management across the lifespan and across all fields of practice
  • innovative approaches to address health system funding issues.
Submissions should address the topic from an international/diverse perspective by including presentations from a range of countries and preferably from three different WCPT regions. 

To access the online submission system and download the submission guidelines go to: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/fs/call

All submissions will be notified of the outcome on 27th April 2018.
 
 
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Are you:
  • planning a symposium submission?
  • trying to identify collaborators?
  • looking to build your global connections?
  • wanting to find out more about a WCPT congress?
You can share and build your personal connections and ideas via the global community connecting on social media using #globalpt across Twitter and the Congress Facebook group WCPT Congress: Connect.

Remember to use the congress hashtag #WCPT2019 and let's get the conversation started!
 
  Dates including those for the call for abstracts and registration will be announced shortly.

All key announcements will be made via the Congress Update as well as on WCPT's social media cannels.
 
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