WCPT Congress Update - September 2018

WCPT Congress Update

September 2018 

Save with the Super Early Bird rate
Save up to 35% and book your registration at the Super Early Bird rate.

There are only six weeks left to benefit from the Super Early Bird rate before the 31st October deadline. With the WCPT Congress only taking place every two years, don't miss this 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.

Attending a WCPT Congress is an unforgettable experience, here's how some previous delegates have described 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 to save  €£$ on your registration fee www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration and be a part of the global profession in Geneva.
Book your congress accommodation
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
 
Clinical visits   Congress courses
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.


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

 

Start planning your attendance at a pre- or post-congress course - these will be available to add to your registration at the end of September.

Courses offer a focus on applied knowledge and skills, giving delegates the chance 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 due to take place on a wide range of subjects including cancer rehabilitation, falls prevention, LBP, sports physical therapy and much more. A number of courses are also offering support in other languages – see the individual courses for details www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/courses.

Party night in Geneva

Tickets are selling fast so remember to 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 (105 EUR) or drinks and canapés at the Brasserie des Halles de l'Île (50 EUR).

Find out more: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/social

 
Call for abstracts is closed   Visas
The deadline for the call for abstracts has now passed. WCPT is delighted to announce almost 2,500 abstracts have been submitted.

All abstract submitters will be notified of the outcome of the review process by 21st December 2018. 
  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 
Preliminary programme available soon
The preliminary programme is due to be published at the end of September, and the time to start planning your days at congress is nearly here!

In the meantime, take a look at the already confirmed: See also the visitor information page, including ways to save in Geneva: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/visitors
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