WCPT E-Update - February 2019

WCPT Eupdate

WCPT E-Update - February 2019

WCPT Board member appointed as Zambian ambassador
Esther Munalula Nkandu, WCPT Treasurer and Chair of WCPT's Finance Committee, has been appointed by the President of Zambia as the country’s ambassador to Belgium.

A former President of the Zambia Society of Physiotherapy and a former Chair of the WCPT Africa Region, Esther has been involved with WCPT and the global physical therapy profession for 15 years. She headed the University of Zambia’s Department of Physiotherapy between 2000 and 2013 and, as a bioethicist, served on Zambia’s National Health Research Ethics Committee.

Read the full story: https://bit.ly/2tKelpr
Congress final programme now available
The congress iPlanner is now live. Incorporating all focused symposia, discussion sessions, networking sessions, seminars and platform presentations, it's time to start building your personal itinerary for congress. 

Advance registration: The deadline for advance registration is less than one month away.  Save up to 10% on your registration and register before 26th March. Registration is only available onsite after this date. 
WCPT President
Earlier this month WCPT President Emma K Stokes spoke to Krysta Wark on the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Global Physio Podcast. Highlighting the role of WCPT as the global body for the profession, the podcast also covers the importance of professional associations, global policy change, young physiotherapists as leaders and where Emma sees physiotherapy in the future. https://apple.co/2SNDcb9

Find out which article Emma K Stokes chose for PEDro's #MyPTArticleOfTheMonth. Taken from the Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2018/09/give-yourself-a-break-the-power-of-self-compassion), the article looks at the power of self compassion in the face of regrets or setbacks. Emma also chose an article exploring how taking a self-compassion mindset when considering regret experiences can lead to more personal growth. 

Zhang JW, Chen S. Self-compassion promotes personal improvement from regret experiences via acceptance. Pers Soc Psychol Bull 2016;42(2):244-58 (https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215623271)
Black History Month
For this year's Black History Month, WCPT member organisation, the American Physical Therapy Association, dug into its archive to take a look at some truly ground-breaking African American physical therapists who achieved greatness despite obstacles, transforming the profession along the way.

Read the article: Vision, Courage, Compassion: Black Physical Therapists Who Transformed the Profession www.apta.org/Blogs/PTTransforms/2019/2/BHM/
World Tuberculosis Day

The World Health Organization will commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24th March to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.  

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4,500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42%. To accelerate the TB response in countries to reach targets, Heads of State came together and made strong commitments to end TB at the first-ever UN High Level Meeting in September 2018.

Download resources and find out more about this year's theme, ‘It’s time’: www.who.int/campaigns/world-tb-day/world-tb-day-2019

Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter - latest issue published
The 17th issue of the Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter has recently been published: Cochrane Rehabilitation NL Issue 17| February 2019

The newsletter contains several articles including Should post-surgical cancer patients exercise? and Is chest physiotherapy effective in children with pneumonia?

Rehabilitace na Praze 5 přijme Fyzioterapeuty, Maséry na hlavní/částečný pracovní poměr, nebo na dohodu (200,-/hod.)