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WCPT Updates

Call for courses - deadline approaches

The deadline to submit a proposal for a pre- or post-congress course is just two weeks away: 26th April 2018.

Congress courses are uniquely designed to complement the main scientific programme. With a focus on applied knowledge and skills they offer the delegate the chance to:

  • explore issues in depth 
  • gain practical experience
  • listen to the latest research and practice advances
  • learn directly from experts via a range of learning formats
  • meet fellow delegates in their field of interest

The Congress Programme Committee is open to some courses that could ideally be run in English as well as an additional language. Consideration will also be given to courses run purely in another language; French, German and Spanish are the languages of most interest. Course submissions must be made in English.

Find out more at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/courses


Course proposals: restricted list of topics

Please note that the call for courses is a restricted call for the following specific topics.

  • Ageing population: falls prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Health promotion, primary prevention and public health.
  • Advocacy and leadership skills for all physical therapists.
  • Business skills eg communications, marketing, preparing business plans.
  • Research in the clinical setting: generating practice informed evidence.
  • Communicating with patients.

Proposals for courses in clinical topics in the following areas are also being sought:

  • musculoskeletal: particularly tendon injuries and the prevention and management of osteoarthritis
  • cardiorespiratory
  • neurology: particularly stroke rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease
  • paediatrics
  • mental health: particularly dementia
  • pain management
  • aquatic physical therapy: of relevance to different populations.

If you believe that you have an important topic not covered by this list, first please send an expression of interest to congress@wcpt.org to seek advice on whether or not you should submit.

Call for abstracts opens soon

The call for abstracts for platform and poster presentations will open next month with a submissions deadline of 6th September.

The Congress Programme Committee will be inviting abstracts that:

  • report on the latest research with original scientific data
  • address new and unique developments
  • describe innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet changing needs

Information about the call for abstracts, and the abstract mentoring programme, will be available on the WCPT website later this month.

All submissions will be notified of outcome by 21st December 2018.