WCPT E-Update - March 2017

 
 
WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - March 2017
World Health Day 2017
World Health Day is a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative and is celebrated on 7th April every year. This year's campaign slogan is: Depression: let’s talk.

At the core of the campaign, WHO is focusing on the importance of talking about depression as a vital component of recovery. The stigma surrounding mental illness, including depression, remains a barrier to people seeking help throughout the world. Talking about depression, whether with a family member, friend or medical professional; in larger groups, such as in schools, the workplace and social settings; or in the public domain, in the news media, blogs or social media, helps break down this stigma, ultimately leading to more people seeking help.

Find out how you can get involved - download posters and handouts at http://bit.ly/2nw2pWd

#LetsTalk #depression #mentalhealth

For further information about physical therapy and mental health see the WCPT subgroup, the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH) at www.wcpt.org/ioptmh.
WCPT Congress 2017
Focused symposium session at the WCPT Congress 2015 With abstract presenters now confirmed, look out for the final congress programme to be published mid-April. Announcements will be made via WCPT's social media channel and in the Congress Update.

To start planning your trip to Cape Town, register for congress and view the preliminary programme go to www.wcpt.org/congress.
World Physical Therapy Day 2017
Work has already started on developing the toolkit for World Physical Therapy Day 2017 and will include infographics, posters, postcards and flyers.

The toolkit will be launched in English, French and Spanish and will be available on the WCPT website from April/May.
World Physical Therapy Day logo
WCPT backs revolutionary cardboard consortium
The Adaptive Design Association in New York has teamed up with international healthcare organisations to revolutionise care by making devices from abandoned and recycled cardboard.
 
The project, supported by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Glasgow Caledonian University and the World Confederation of Occupational Therapists, aims to increase mobility and independence for disabled children, adults, and people experiencing functional decline in locations across the world.
 
WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017
The congress theme is “Moving towards health, longevity, and sustainability". It offers an opportunity for physical therapists in the Asia Western Pacific Region to present their work and share experiences with peers to enhance collaborations in the region and worldwide. The congress will be held 27th to 30th June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

View the preliminary programme and register: awp2017ptat.com/
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