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Programme at a glance: Sunday 2nd July
08:30-10:00 Opening ceremony
10:00-11:00 Coffee break and poster walks
Focused symposium: A lifestyle-behaviour change tool kit and its integration into practice
Discussion session: Global entry level qualifications
Networking session: Acupuncture (International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists) (11:00-12:15)
Networking session: Amputee rehabilitation (WCPT Network for physical therapists working with individuals with limb loss or limb absence) (11:00-12:15)
How to...seminar: Outcome measures
Platform abstracts
12:30-14:00 Lunch: poster and exhibition viewing
12:30-13:45 Networking session: Cardiorespiratory (International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists)
Networking session: Mental health (International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health)
14:00-15:30 Focused symposium: Why rotator cuff tendinopathies become chronic?
Discussion session: Humanitarian response
Networking session: Oncology, palliative care and HIV (WCPT Network for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care) (14:15-15:30)
Focus on ... seminar: Pelvic floor assessment and treatment
WCPT professional seminar: Support personnel (14:00-16:00)
Platform abstracts
15:30-16:15 Coffee break and poster walk
15:40-16:40 Networking session: Managers
16:15-17:45 Focused symposium: Chest wall trauma: integrating evidence in physiotherapy management
Focused symposium: Physiotherapy and HIV: recent advances, future directions
Discussion session: Intellectual disability
Networking session: Manual therapy (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) (16:30-17:45)
Networking session: Neuroscience (International Neurological Physical Therapy Association) (16:30-17:45)
How to ... seminar: Publishing research
Platform abstracts
17:45-19:30 Welcome reception


Programme at a glance: Monday 3rd July
07:00-08:15 Networking session: History of physical therapy
Networking session: Aquatic physical therapy (Aquatic Physical Therapy International)
08:30-10:00 Focused symposium: The role of self-management in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
Focused symposium: Driving brain plasticity after stroke - novel clinical interventions and measures
Discussion session: Specialisation
Networking session: Early career researchers (WCPT Network for Early Career Researchers)
Discussion session: Accreditation
Focus on ... seminar: Assistive technology
Platform abstracts
10:00-10:45 Coffee break and poster walks
10:00-11:15 Networking session: Older people (International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People)
10:15-12:15 WCPT professional seminar: Professional associations
Focused symposium: Critical physiotherapy: new approaches for practice, education, research and policy
Focused symposium: Motor control in paediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction
Discussion session: Technology - Robotics and gaming
Networking session: Health promotion (WCPT Network for Health Promotion in Life and Work) (11:30-12:45)
Focus on ...seminar: Stroke prevention
Platform abstracts
12:15-13:45 Lunch: poster and exhibition viewing
12:30-13:30 Networking session: ICF (WCPT Network for ICF)
13:00-14:15 Networking session: Pain (WCPT Physical Therapy Pain Network)
13:45-15:15 Focused symposium: Physiotherapy in disaster response and recovery: starting with preparation
Discussion session: Prescribing
Networking session: Occupational health (WCPT Physical Therapy Network for Occupational Health and Ergonomics) (14:30-15:45)
How to ... seminar: Low back pain (LBP) stratified care
WCPT professional seminar: Health policy (13:45-15:45)
Platform abstracts
15:15-16:00 Coffee break and poster walk
16:00-17:30 Focused symposium: Fragility fracture prevention and rehabilitation: large trials in four countries
Focused symposium: Survivors of torture and trauma: applying modern pain science
Focused symposium: ‘...Be moved by statistics’: global health data to inform physiotherapy
Networking session: Animal practice (International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Practice) (16:00-17:15)
Networking session: Social media (16:00-17:15)
Focus on ... seminar: Causal inference
Focus on ... seminar: Oncology rehabilitation
Platform abstracts
18:30-late Social: Party night dinner and dance


Programme at a glance: Tuesday 4th July
07:00-08:15 Networking session: Regulation
Networking session: International work and study
08:30-10:00 Focused symposium: Optimising the continuum of care for intensive care unit survivors
Focused symposium: Men’s health: a global problem and new frontier for physiotherapy
Discussion session: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) issues
Networking session: Educators (WCPT Network for Physical Therapist Educators) (8:30-9:45)
Networking session: Sports physical therapy (International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy) (8:30-9:45)
Platform abstracts
10:00-10:45 Coffee break and poster walks
10:00-11:15 Discussion session: Career development (10:15-11:15)
Networking session: Electrophysical agents (International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy)
Focused symposium: From fitness-training to active lifestyle coaching in paediatrics: global applications
Focused symposium: Clinical practice guidelines in physical therapy: current state of play
Discussion session: Portraits in multiple sclerosis
Focus on ...seminar: Bone health and fall prevention
WCPT professional seminar: Advanced practice (10:45-12:45)
Platform abstracts
11:30-12:45 Networking session: Spinal cord injury (International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapists)
12:15-13:45 Lunch: poster and exhibition viewing
12:30-13:30 Networking session: Journal editors (International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors)
13:00-14:15 Networking session: Paediatrics (International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics)
13:45-15:15 Focused symposium: When emotions are painful: integrating neuroscience and subjective pain experience
Discussion session: Indigenous issues
Networking session: Intellectual and developmental disability (WCPT Network for Intellectual and Developmental Disability) (14:30-15:45)
Networking session: Private practice (International Private Physical Therapy Association) (14:30-15:45)
Focus on ... seminar: Rehabilitation
Platform abstracts
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:15 Discussion session: Physical therapy and public health
Networking session: Women’s health (International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health) (16:00-17:15)
Networking session: Students and Early Career Professionals (WCPT Future Network - a network for physical therapist students and early career professionals) (16:00-17:15)
17:30-18:45 Closing ceremony


Programme subject to change