June 2016

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WCPT E-Update
June 2016
WCPT announces new CEO
World Physical Therapy Day: new materials for 2016
New amputee rehabilitation case study database
Healthcare Information For All
International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector
WCPT announces new CEO
Last week saw the announcement that Jonathon Kruger has been appointed WCPT's new Chief Executive Officer. He takes up the position in London on 1st August.
 
An Australian physiotherapist with almost two decades of experience in senior management, lobbying and advocacy, Jonathon joins WCPT following Brenda Myers’ retirement earlier this year. Jonathan is looking forward to taking on this role and creating connections with member organisations and other WCPT stakeholders, as well as physical therapists around the globe.
 
Access the full news story at: www.wcpt.org/news/wcpt-new-ceo-June16
Jonathon Kruger, new WCPT Chief Executive Officer
World Physical Therapy Day: new materials for 2016
Infographic for World Physical Therapy Day 2016
WCPT has launched materials for this year's World Physical Therapy Day on 8th September.
 
The message for 2016 is “Adding life to years”, emphasising physical therapists’ important role in healthy ageing.  This year's toolkit includes:
 
  • an infographic
  • graphics to post on social media
  • posters
  • a postcard
  • a leaflet
  • a guidance booklet
  • stickers
  • list of further resources, including research articles

World Physical Therapy Day is a fantastic opportunity for individual physical therapists and their organisations to showcase and celebrate the profession's contribution to global health. Hundreds of events took place around the world to celebrate the day in 2015. If you are an individual physical therapist planning to hold an event remember to also check with your national association so that any activities can be linked up.

Access the toolkit: www.wcpt.org/wptday-toolkit
Access Spanish versions: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters-spanish
Access French versions: www.wcpt.org/wptday-posters-french

New amputee rehabilitation case study database
WCPT professional partner, Physiopedia, has announced that it has published over 100 quality (peer reviewed) case studies on amputee rehabilitation.
 
The database represents the best 100 case reports, out of the more than 1,000 that were submitted as part of a massive open online course (MOOC) on lower limb amputees, and represent excellent examples of global practice on rehabilitation of individuals with limb loss
 
Thanks to support from the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR) this open access database is freely available at: bit.ly/28XVHOk.
 
© S.Lubrano / Handicap International
Healthcare Information For All
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As a supporter of Healthcare Information For All (HIFA), WCPT is encouraging organisations and individuals to lend their support and join the campaign.

HIFA has more than 15,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers, committed to accelerate progress towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.

To join and find out more go to: www.hifa2015.org

International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector

The call for abstracts for the 5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector is now open with a submission deadline of 1st August.

This largest world-wide conference dedicated to work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector will take place 26th - 28th October 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. To view the preliminary programme, submit an abstract or register go to: bit.ly/1SHcAkK.

 

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