WCPT E-Update - January 2019

WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - January 2019
WCPT Congress 2019
Hurry! Hurry! Only a few hours left to register at the Early Bird rate.

Register before midnight (GMT) on 31st January to take advantage of the Early Bird rate - save up to 25% on your registration fee and join the 3,000 delegates who are already registered to attend. Register NOW: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration

Call for Indaba proposals: Want to share your knowledge or seek help from your colleagues at WCPT Congress 2019? In an Indaba session you can help create content and lead conversations – propose a session before the 27th February deadline. Watch testimonials from previous Indaba presenters and find out how you can propose a session: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/indaba

Scientific programme: read the latest press release highlighting some of the new topics for presentation and discussion and take a look at the preliminary programme. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/preliminary.
Profiling the profession globally
As the global body for the profession, WCPT is uniquely placed to provide an important service by collating international data about the physical therapy profession. Through surveys completed by its member organisations WCPT is able to publish data on a range of issues, including professional regulation, practice, education, and the number of physical therapists.

The latest data is now available with a country profile published for every member organisation that completed the 2018 survey. Interactive maps are also available allowing people to see the state of the global profession: www.wcpt.org/cds/globalprofile/2018/physnumber

Access individual reports by visiting country pages in the member organisation section of the website: www.wcpt.org/members
Physical therapy championed at cultural festival in Ivory Coast
A WCPT provisional member organisation, Association Ivoirienne des Masseurs-Kinestherapeutes (AIMK), treated almost 150 people during a cultural festival in Ivory Coast.

Matthias Ahissan Krou, AIMK President, said: ‘The best way to promote a profession is to show the primary beneficiaries, the general public, how it could improve their health and quality of life.’

Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2sVEmSk
World Cancer Day
4th February marks World Cancer Day which aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

The World Health Organization states that "Regular physical activity and the maintenance of a healthy body weight, along with a healthy diet, considerably reduce cancer risk." (www.who.int/cancer/prevention/en/)

Find out more about the day: www.uicc.org/what-we-do/convening/world-cancer-day

Access toolkit of resources: www.worldcancerday.org/materials


See also the WCPT Network for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care which is applying for subgroup recognition at the WCPT General Meeting in May.
New policies for approval at GM
The following new policies and endorsement are being put forward for approval at WCPT's next General Meeting (GM) in May in Geneva.
View existing WCPT policies at www.wcpt.org/policy-list-by-category
WCPT glossary now available in Spanish
A Spanish translation of the WCPT glossary is now available as a pdf to download

WCPT would like to thank the Spanish Association of Physiotherapists for providing this translation.

Access the glossary: www.wcpt.org/glossary
Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter - latest issue published
The 16th issue of the Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter has recently been published: Cochrane Rehabilitation NL Issue 16| January 2019

The Newsletter contains an update on the Cochrane Rehabilitation activities, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and blogshots of rehabilitation interest.
SCAM email alert
WCPT is aware a scam email is circulating which appears to have been sent from WCPT President Emma K Stokes. The email asks people to send money to support a stranded colleague.

The email has NOT been sent by Emma K Stokes. Please do not send any money and delete the email.