February 2013

WCPT Congress Update
WCPT Congress 2015
Welcome message from WCPT and Singapore Physiotherapy Association
International Scientific Committee
Help us shape the congress programme
Start planning now
Tell a friend
WCPT Congress 2015

Held just once every four years - don't miss this opportunity to attend the world's largest international physical therapy congress, 1-4 May 2015, Singapore.

Welcome message from WCPT and Singapore Physiotherapy Association

The WCPT Congress is the largest international gathering of physical therapists. Bringing together clinicians, educators, researchers, managers and policy makers, it is truly where the world of physical therapy meets. So we are delighted that the next congress will be in Singapore, a vibrant cosmopolitan destination for a vibrant cosmopolitan profession.

The congress promises a high quality programme along with a major international trade exhibition and plenty of opportunities for networking. Physical therapists in Singapore are extending a very warm welcome to their international colleagues. The last congress in Amsterdam saw over 5,000 physical therapists participating. Help us make this event even more of a success.

Regular issues of Congress Update will give you all the information you need to know:

  • key topics and speakers
  • calls for sessions and abstracts
  • registration
  • exhibition and sponsorship
  • social programme
  • hotels
  • information about Singapore

We look forward to welcoming you all to Singapore in 2015.

International Scientific Committee

WCPT is pleased to announce the International Scientific Committee (ISC) which has been appointed by the WCPT Executive Committee. The eight members of the ISC will be responsible for shaping and developing the scientific programme, designed to showcase the best in physical therapy research and practice via thought-provoking interactive sessions.

The ISC consists of a Chair, a member from each region, a member representing WCPT subgroups and a member from the host organisation:

  • Aimée Stewart (Chair)
  • Jonathan Quartey (Africa Region)
  • Rob Herbert (Asia Western Pacific Region)
  • Charlotte Häger (European Region)
  • Dina Brooks (North America Caribbean Region)
  • Jefferson Cardoso (South American Region)
  • Ann VanSant (WCPT subgroups)
  • Celia Tan (Host organisation, Singapore Physiotherapy Association)

To find out more about the ISC members please see the press release: bit.ly/XetNlt.

Aimée Stewart


Help us shape the congress programme

What topics would you like to see addressed at WCPT Congress 2015? This is your opportunity to have your say - complete our survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCPT2015_indiv and tell us what your hot topics are. The results will help us to identify your needs and shape the programme. It’s open until 28th February 2013.

Start planning now

Save the date: Make sure the 1-4 May 2015 is in your calendar!

Your research projects: Are you involved in research or is there a new project that is due to start this year? Don’t forget that your current research and innovation projects may provide an opportunity for you to present in 2015.

Start saving: Why not start setting aside some money each month now for your registration and travel costs.

Tell a friend

Help us spread the word! If you have any colleagues who may be interested in attending WCPT Congress 2015, please forward this e-letter to them and ask them to register their interest on the WCPT website and sign up to receive Congress Update at www.wcpt.org/user/register.

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