WCPT E-Update - June 2018

WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - June 2018
World Physical Therapy Day 2018
Next week will see the launch of the toolkit for this year's World Physical Therapy Day. With a focus on the role of physical therapy and physical activity in mental health, the toolkit will include a set of brand new campaign materials including:
  • infographics
  • posters
  • flyer
  • postcard
  • social media graphics
The toolkit will be available from www.wcpt.org/wptday-toolkit and will be launched in English, French and Spanish.
Danish physical therapists celebrate 100th anniversary
Congratulations to the Association of Danish Physiotherapists, Danske Fysioterapeuter, which this month celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Attending the celebrations were WCPT President Emma Stokes and CEO Jonathon Kruger. Emma congratulated the association and expressed great gratitude for decades of cooperation with successive leaders of the Danish organisation. In particular, she noted that the founding meeting of WCPT took place in Copenhagen in 1951 and that the Danish association had given WCPT a President, Rudie Agersnap, a Vice-President, Inger Brønsted, and very recently a Board member, Johnny Kuhr.  Emma also paid tribute to the current President Tina Lambrecht for her support on WCPT’s international work.
Read the full news story: http://bit.ly/2KlDOMS
WCPT Congress 2019: registration fees now available
Registration fees for the WCPT Congress 2019 have been announced - online registration will open in July.
WCPT has introduced three brand new measures to enable as many people as possible to attend the congress.
  • Reduced registration fees for physical therapists from WCPT member organisations in lower-middle and low income countries.
  • Registration fees for the WCPT Congress 2019 have been kept at the same rate as the congress in 2017.
  • Introduction of a Super Early Bird rate offering savings of up to 35% on your registration fee.
View registration fees: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/registration
The call for abstracts is now also open. The submission deadline is 31st August. www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/abstracts
WCPT awards programme - call for nominations
There are just two months left before the deadline for nominations on 31st August. WCPT is calling on its member organisations, regions and subgroups to submit nominations for physical therapists who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession internationally.
If you know a physical therapist you would like to nominate please contact the WCPT member organisation in your country: www.wcpt.org/members.

The awards will be presented in Geneva at the time of the WCPT General Meeting and Congress in 2019.

See each of the award categories: www.wcpt.org/awards
Global action plan for physical inactivity
Earlier this month WCPT reported on A Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) launched by the World Health Organization to reduce physical inactivity by 15% by 2030.

It recommends a set of 20 policy areas, which combined, aim to create more active societies through improving the environments and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to do more walking, cycling, sport, active recreation, dance and play. It also calls for support to, for example, training of health care workers and other professionals.

WCPT was represented at the launch by Charlotte Chruzander, Swedish Association of Physiotherapists professional adviser. She said "With our specific expertise in using adjusted physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases for all ages and abilities, physiotherapists have a crucial role in implementing GAPPA.”
Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2KahHNq
Ivory Coast hosts first international physical therapy conference
More than 90 physical therapists from nine countries attended this week-long training event, organised by the Association Ivoirienne des Masseurs-Kinésithérapeutes (AIMK). 

The conference marks the completion of the SUDA project (a partnership with HI funded by USAID). The SUDA project has strengthened the local ties between WCPT-Africa member organisations and there is broad commitment to organise further events to enable physical therapists in the region to share knowledge and experience, and gain CPD through collaboration. 
Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2KlbRoo
Free MOOC - Wheelchair Service Provision
Physiopedia has opened registrations for this year's free online course on Wheelchair Service Provision. The four-week course starts on 3rd September and will be available in French and English.
The course will be run in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Humanity & Inclusion (HI). It aims to provide a basic theoretical understanding of wheelchair mobility and to develop an understanding of the theoretical principles, skills and knowledge underlying the management skills and knowledge in the management of wheelchair service delivery.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2lz6GX6
International humanitarian law course
Are you working with an international or local organisation on humanitarian issues? Do you have to make decisions that can have a humanitarian impact in the field? .
Organised by the ICRC in Geneva from 23rd - 28th September 2018, this five-day course in international humanitarian law is open to senior humanitarian practitioners and policy-makers with extensive working experience in the humanitarian sector.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2N0TE18
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