WCPT Congress Update - October 2018


WCPT Congress Update

October 2018 

Last chance for Super Early Bird registration
You only have two weeks to save up to 35% by registering at the Super Early Bird rate.

With the Super Early Bird deadline on 31st Octoberregister now to save €£$ on your registration fee and join the over 600 who have already registered. The WCPT Congress takes place only once every two years and offers a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective of the profession, make long-lasting connections with international colleagues and hear from world experts on the latest topics.

If you have not yet had the chance to attend a WCPT Congress, here's how some previous delegates describe it:
  • "The combination and variety of methods of learning were terrific – it works, in my opinion don’t change a thing."
  • "The WCPT Congress was truly one of the most inspirational experiences of my career…The insights, the connections and the knowledge I gained are things I will carry with me forever."
  • "The overwhelming feeling here is that it is wonderful to be in such a global environment with delegates being able to learn from each other and constantly challenge local assumptions we make about what it is to ‘be a physiotherapist’."
  • "The event was an eye opener, offering more learning, sharing and engagement opportunities than I had expected."
  • "I had a chance to not only meet and network with PT leaders from a variety of countries, cultures, and practice settings, but also gain a new perspective on how physical therapists fit into the global healthcare picture."
Register now www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration and be a part of the global profession in Geneva.
Congress courses now available
Pre- and post-congress courses are now available to add to your congress registration.

These courses offer a focus on applied knowledge and skills and give delegates an additional opportunity to explore issues in depth, gain practical experience, and learn directly from experts via a range of learning formats.

A total of 19 courses are offered on a wide range of subjects, with a number of courses offering support in other languages.
See the full list: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/courses.

Add a course to your registration via the online registration system.
Clinical visits   Congress accommodation
Are you attending 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.

Add a clinical visit to your registration: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/clinical-visits


Save time, money, and hassle by booking your accommodation at a congress hotel. Delegates who make their reservation through our hotel booking service will benefit from specially negotiated rates, available until 1st May 2019. 

All those staying at a congress hotel will receive a free public transport ticket. 
The Geneva Marathon is due to take place on Sunday 12th May 2019. Congress delegates are advised to book early to avoid disappointment: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration/accommodation.

Preliminary programme now available

The preliminary programme for congress has now been published.

With all the key sessions included and over 150 speakers confirmed, now is the time to start planning your days in Geneva and make sure you know more about the programmed focused symposia, discussion sessions, networking sessions and seminars. 

Take a look at the overview of each day online or download a pdf of the programme: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/preliminary

Book your party night   Visas
Tickets are selling fast so remember to add a party night to your congress registration. You can choose from two options: a three-course Swiss dinner at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (105 EUR) or drinks and canapés at the Brasserie des Halles de l'Île (50 EUR). Both include a DJ and dancing.

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/social
  WCPT is encouraging all delegates to review travel visa requirements and, if necessary, start making visa applications as soon as possible.

You can find information about visa requirements for travel to Switzerland, including letters of invitation to download in support of an application, on the congress website www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/visitors/visas 
Give the Gift of Congress   Follow us on social media
WCPT is aiming to raise £20,000 for delegates who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend congress. If you are able to help a physical therapist from a low or lower middle-income country attend there is an option to donate when you register for congress. You can also donate via the JustGiving website.

Whatever the size of your donation, it will help support a physical therapist to attend WCPT Congress 2019. Thank you!

Find out more about the bursary programme: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration/bursary
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