WCPT Congress Update - March 2019

WCPT Congress Update

March 2019 

Two weeks to advance registration deadline
Last chance to save up to 10% with the advance rate. 

Register online by 26th March 2019 and save on your registration fee. After 26th March registration will only be available onsite in Geneva.

Nearly 4,000 physical therapists have already registered. Don't miss this opportunity to attend the profession's largest international gathering - register now and gain a global perspective of the profession, make long-lasting connections with international colleagues, and learn from world experts on the latest topics.

Take a look at the final programme and see why you should attend a WCPT Congress.

Register now: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration
Final programme now available
Use the interactive iPlanner to plan your days. 

Access the congress final programme via the iPlanner and start to build your personal timetable. With 26 focused symposia, 33 networking sessions, 12 discussion sessions, 17 seminars and the presentation of more than 1,800 abstracts planned over the three days, the scientific programme has been designed to showcase the best in physical therapy research, education, practice and service delivery across the breadth of the profession. 

To help plan your days you can filter and display information by chairs and speakers, topics, session types, or by day.

View the final programme: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/iPlanner
Earn CEUs from your congress attendance
WCPT has awarded WCPT International Physical Therapy Continuing Education Units (WCPT IPT-CEUs) to congress days and pre- and post-congress courses. 

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

Individual physical therapists will need to check the continuing professional development requirements in their own country. They are advised to contact their member organisation, or regulatory body, to see if recognition will be awarded for continuing education resulting from attendance at the WCPT Congress and any course. 

For further information see the congress FAQs: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/faqs
Attend the prestigious WCPT Awards Dinner
Tickets are now available for the WCPT Awards Dinner on Thursday 9th May.

Join your colleagues to congratulate the physical therapists who are being recognised for their outstanding contributions to the profession at this distinguished event. 

The dinner will be held at the Starling Hotel Geneva at 19:30. Tickets are priced at £95.

For further information and to purchase tickets go to: www.wcpt.org/gm19 

Please note that tickets for the Awards Dinner are not available through the congress registration. This is a separate event and you will need to be logged in to the WCPT website to purchase tickets.
PT Hub in Geneva   Connect with fellow delegates
physiogeneve, the regional group of physioswiss from the Geneva Canton, will be offering delegates the chance to mingle and purchase food and drinks at affordable prices at the PT Hub situated in the Théâtre Pitoëff.  

Head there once the congress day is over and you will find a variety of street food priced at 9 CHF and drinks from 3 CHF. Entrance is free with your congress pass.

Find out more: www.pthub.ch
  Join the event's official Facebook group, WCPT Congress: Connect, and start conversations with fellow delegates. 

Members and staff of physioswiss will also frequently update you with their favourite locations in Geneva so that you can live like a local and get tips on everything from where to go for a run or swim to the best bars and where to shop.

Join now: www.facebook.com/groups/604324836351791/
Is this your first time at a WCPT Congress?
Is this the first time you're attending a WCPT Congress or maybe it's your first visit to Europe?

If so, WCPT will be offering a "WCPT friends" session in the Indaba zone on the first morning of congress. This is where you will be able to get some tips and insights from experienced WCPT Congress goers and buddy up with delegates who are also new to the congress experience.

If you have already attended a WCPT Congress and remember that slightly overwhelmed feeling then please do join us to offer yourself as a "WCPT friend".

The Indaba session will take place at 10:45 - 11:30 on Saturday 11th May. A further networking session will also be run on Sunday.

If you don't want to wait until congress, whether it will be your first time or you are a regular attendee to WCPT congresses, join the congress Facebook group and reach out to other delegates now. 
Congress accommodation   About Geneva
Due to a number of public events taking place in Geneva, if you haven't yet made a reservation we would advise delegates to book accommodation as early as possible.

Use the congress accommodation service to save time, money, and hassle. All those staying at a congress hotel will receive a free public transport ticket. If you would prefer to stay in the centre of Geneva near the lake, public buses are available which will take you directly to the congress centre in approximately 25 minutes.
Book now to avoid disappointment: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration/accommodation.
  Take a look at the Visitor information page on the congress website to find out more about Geneva, including ways to save and links to the Geneva Tourism website.

Visas: have you checked your travel visa requirements for congress? WCPT is providing all the information you may need concerning travelling to Geneva, including the option to download letters of invitation. See www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/visitors/visas.
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