WCPT Congress Update - July 2018

WCPT Congress Update
July 2018 
Registration is now open!
Registration for the WCPT Congress 2019 is now open - register before 31st October to benefit from the Super Early Bird rate

Don't miss this unique opportunity to attend the profession's largest international congress.

  • Over 170 scientific programme sessions to choose from, plus 500 new posters presented each day.
  • 75% of previous delegates rated their congress experience as good or excellent.
  • Discover and change the way you practice – over 70% of delegates said gaining new knowledge was a key benefit of attending.
  • 80% of delegates said they were likely to recommend attending a WCPT Congress to a colleague or friend.
  • Listen to global perspectives on the profession’s hot topics.
  • Make new contacts – over 80% of delegates cited networking as one of the main benefits of attending congress.
Don't forget: for the first time WCPT is offering reduced registration fees for physical therapists from WCPT member organisations in lower middle and low-income countries.

Register online now: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration

Read why you should attend and some useful tips, in English, French and Spanish, on getting the most from your congress experience.

Deadline for abstract submission approaches
There are less than eight weeks before the submission deadline for the call for abstracts on 6th September.

Now is the time to start preparing your abstract - get ready to present your research or showcase an innovative service, practice, resource or theory. This is your opportunity to present to a global audience at the profession’s largest international congress. WCPT encourages physical therapists 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
Submit your abstract: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/abstracts
Abstract mentoring programme: if you are new to presenting at a WCPT Congress or English is not your first language, please take a look at the abstract mentoring programme - which is only in place until 31st July. For more information about submitting an abstract:
Alexey M. ǀ University Hospital of Geneva
Clinical visits
Are you registering to attend the whole congress? If so, why not make the most of your registration and add a clinical visit - a unique opportunity to see how physical therapy is practised in Switzerland.
physioswiss has arranged clinical visits for congress delegates to a range of public and private physical therapy facilities, across a wide area of interests. Most clinical visits will be supported in English and French and some will offer additional language support.
See the full list of clinical visits available: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/clinical-visits
Congress programme starts to build
View the networking sessions and see the list of pre- and post-congress courses which have been recently added to the congress website:
  • Networking sessions address topical issues, challenges and opportunities offering an informal opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues in a particular field of interest. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/nws
  • Taking place on the 9th  10th and 14th – 15th May, pre- and post-congress courses will cover a wide range of subjects and are uniquely designed to complement the main scientific programme. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/courses
If you haven't yet had a chance to explore the focused symposia to be presented at congress, take a look at these key sessions featuring high profile speakers:  www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/fs
Bursary programme   Call for abstract reviewers
WCPT will be launching a bursary programme to support individual physical therapists from member organisations in low and lower middle-income countries to attend the WCPT Congress.
Details on how to donate or apply for a bursary will be available in August.
Do you have experience in reviewing abstracts or journal articles? The Congress Programme Committee is now recruiting potential reviewers of abstracts submitted for presentation at congress.
Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/reviewers
Closing date for applications: 23rd August 2018

Please note that you will need to be available to review abstracts between 24th September and 12th October 2018.
Party night
Complete your congress experience and add a party night event to your congress registration. You can choose from two options: a three-course Swiss dinner at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (EUR 105) or drinks and canapés at the Brasserie des Halles de l'Île (EUR 50).

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/social
Pozvánka na VI. Sympozium Roboticky Asistované Rehabilitace