WCPT Congress Update - May 2018

WCPT Congress Update
May 2019
Call for abstracts is now open!
The call for abstracts for poster and platform presentations is now open. Deadline: 6th September

Have you been working on a research project and are now ready to present your findings? Do you have an innovative service, practice, resource or theory to share? This is your opportunity to present to a global audience at the profession’s largest international congress. WCPT is encouraging 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
Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/abstracts
 
Need help with your abstract?
If you are new to presenting at a WCPT Congress or English is not your first language, we have put together several tools to help you.
  • An abstract mentoring programme is in place until 31st July 2018. It aims to help authors present their material clearly and concisely prior to submitting the abstract to the formal abstract review process. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/abstracts/mentoring
  • Top tips for abstract submissions - through a series of videos four members of the Congress Programme Committee give their top tips in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. 
    www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/abstracts/mentoring
  • Writing an abstract for a WCPT congress - guidelines designed to assist you prepare a well written abstract that meets the criteria for WCPT congresses. http://bit.ly/2K6tvvo
  • My personal story about writing an abstract for a WCPT Congress by Jonathan Quartey, member of the International Scientific Committee for the WCPT Congress 2017. http://bit.ly/2rvAKW1

 
Key speakers for Congress announced
WCPT is pleased to announce the opinion leaders and innovators in physical therapy who will present the key sessions at congress. 

The congress programme will include 26 focused symposia featuring 119 speakers from around the world.  Focused symposia are core sessions where cutting edge research and practice perspectives are explored and debated creating an insightful learning experience for clinicians, managers, educators, researchers and policy makers.

“We are extremely pleased with the high quality of the many proposals we have reviewed. There were some very difficult choices, however we are proud to present the focused symposia that we believe represent the best possible combinations of a range of timely topics with relevance to clinicians, educators and researchers, delivered by excellent speakers from all over the world,” said Charlotte Häger, Chair of WCPT’s Congress Programme Committee (CPC), which has responsibility for putting together the programme for the WCPT Congress. 

“Focused symposia are a great opportunity to gain a unique understanding and real insight into a particular field from different global perspectives.”

View focused symposia: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/fs

View speakers: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/speakers
 
 
109 courses submitted   Registration
The deadline to submit a proposal for a pre- or post-congress course has now passed with 109 submissions received.

Details of the courses on offer will be available when registration opens in July.
  Registration fees will be available to view on the congress website shortly, including deadlines for early bird rates.

Registration will open in July.
 
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