WCPT E-Update - November 2017

WCPT Eupdate

WCPT E-Update - November 2017 (version 2)

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is on 1st December. Using the slogan "Everybody counts", the World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable HIV services, medicines, diagnostics other health commodities for all people who need them. 

Access WHO campaign materials: www.who.int/campaigns/aids-day/2017/en/

Find out about the WCPT Network for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care: www.wcpt.org/ipt-hope




Strength training webinar

WCPT professional partner, HUR, is holding an educational webinar on Strength training in disease management and rehabilitation. This freely available presentation aims to provide the latest scientific based evidence using exercise as medicine in cardiometabolic diseases with special reference to strength training.

Date: 5th December 2017
Time: 12:00 - 13:00: Eastern European Time (EET), GMT+3
Presenter: Dr Arto Hautala
Link: https://zoom.us/j/6628338890

Find out more about the webinar: bit.ly/2ABH1qo

The session will be recorded so if you are not able to view it at the scheduled time, a link will be posted on the WCPT website two days following the presentation so that you may view the video recording.



WCPT Governance Review Expert Working Group

Following the call to member organisations earlier this year, the WCPT Executive Board has approved the following members of theWCPT Governance Review Expert Working Group (GR-EWG):

·Marcus Dripps, Chair (Australia)

·Janet Bezner (USA)

·Nozomi Chiwaki  (Japan)

·Jo Hampton (UK)

·Karen Langvad (Sweden)

·Jean Damascene (Rwanda)

·Roland Craps (Belgium)

·Karim Alvis Gomez (Colombia)

Margaret Grant has also been appointed by the Board to work with the group as a consultant.

The GR-EWG will support and guide the project to review the governance of WCPT.

The above article replaces the one sent earlier with an error now rectified. WCPT apologises for any inconvenience caused.  



WCPT Awards: call for awards committee

This week a call for nominations for membership of the Awards Committee for the WCPT Awards programme has been issued to all WCPT member organisations.

If you are interested in submitting an application please visitwww.wcpt.org/awards to view the terms of reference and download an application form. Applications can be submitted by individuals who are in good standing with their WCPT member organisation, in addition those member organisations must be in good standing with WCPT.

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to oversee the awards programme, review the nominations received and make recommendations to the WCPT Executive Board as to the recipients. The awards will be presented at the time of the WCPT General Meeting and Congress in 2019.



International conference on health professional regulation

The fifth World Health Professions Regulation Conference is scheduled to take place immediately before the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly in Geneva on 19-20 May 2018. It will provide participants with insights, perspectives and discussion on current challenges in health professional regulation.

Key speakers will explore the lessons learned from competence-based approaches to regulation, compare regulatory models and examine ways of promoting best practice in regulatory governance and performance.

Visit the website: www.whpa.org/whpcr2018/index.htm
Submit an abstract  by 15 January 2018 deadline:www.whpa.org/whpcr2018/abstracts.htm
Register before early bird deadline 15 February 2018:www.whpa.org/whpcr2018/registration.htm



The 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Registration and the call for abstracts is now open for the 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 10th - 12th April 2018. 

The conference aims to increase the knowledge of mental health issues and the connection between mental and physical health among physical therapists around the world.

Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/2xuYIpq
Extension deadline for abstracts submission: 15 December 2017:http://bit.ly/2xII3OV




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