WCPT was represented at a World Health Organization meeting considering a draft of the World Report on Ageing and Health, due to be published in October.
WCPT is using social media as key tools to keep all those interested in the WCPT Congress 2015 connected and well-informed about what's going on.
The World Health Organization has issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence.
Physical therapist Barbara Billek-Sawhney has received a Golden Apple Award from Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) for her commitment to improving global health through education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.
The NCD Alliance has published an advocacy toolkit to help health professionals and their organisations ensure that the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remains on the national and international agenda.
The Icelandic Physiotherapy Association (IPA) celebrated its 75th anniversary in March, holding a special day at the Harpa Conference Hall in Reykjavik.
WCPT’s newest network, for physical therapist students and early career professionals who have been qualified less than five years, has taken off – with 230 followers on Twitter and 180 on Facebook.
You'll see them everywhere, and they're instantly recognisable by their red t-shirts. They're the WCPT Congress 2015 volunteers, and there are an amazing 244 of them.
A preview newspaper for the forthcoming WCPT Congress is now available, providing vital information and insight about the event, advice on what to see and do in Singapore, and tasters of key congress sessions.
It’s time to smash the myths about electrophysical agents (EPAs) and put them back in the physical therapy toolbox where they belong. That will be the message from one of the profession’s leading names in EPA research, in an agenda-setting session at the WCPT Congress in May.
It’s one of the hottest issues in musculoskeletal physical therapy. How do you take all the complicated factors affecting low back pain and combine that knowledge to get the right treatment to the right patient?
In case you didn’t know, the WCPT Congress is being held in Singapore in May this year – the first time the Confederation has held its flagship event in the Asia Western Pacific Region since 1999. If you still haven’t registered, here are ten reasons why booking a trip to Singapore might be a very good move. And if you have... you have plenty to look forward to.
WCPT, as part of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), is launching a new award to recognise outstanding achievement in interprofessional collaborative practice.
The platform and poster sessions for the WCPT Congress this year have been announced – and there will be a massive 572 platform and 1,669 poster sessions on show in Singapore. The abstracts accepted for presentation at the congress come from all WCPT regions and cover a wide range of issues in education, global health, research, professional issues and professional practice.
Physical therapy has a new global advocate in Margareta Nordin, who has been appointed to the International Coordinating Council of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) – the global alliance for musculoskeletal health.
A group of health professionals from around the world is developing a mobile phone application (app) that will ensure a common understanding of care decisions and goals between different health professionals.
The United Nations will set a new agenda on sustainable development at a major summit to be held in September this year.
A focused symposium at this year’s WCPT Congress will involve physical therapists from around the world in developing tools to help them take a leading role in the global fight against non-communicable diseases.
New international networks are helping physical therapists with a special interest to link up and move their speciality forward. WCPT is encouraging physical therapists from around the world to engage with the Confederation’s networks and their online projects and discussions.