IPTOP conference summaries

IPTOP encourages collaboration between its member organisations, both to provide opportunities to network and to learn. The IPTOP Committee attempt to provide educational opportunities for members every two years by organising stand-alone Conferences or by participating in the programme of the WCPT Congresses. IPTOP seeks invitations from its member organisations willing to collaborate so members can attend such conferences.

The events section of the WCPT website provides an expanded conference/events list including conferences that may be of interest to physical therapists working with older people. To include your event on the list or enquire about an advertisement please contact Rachel Moore at WCPT.



20 April

Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care

Manchester, UK
Web: www.openforumevents.co.uk/event/dementia-implementing-better-care/

Discussions on the quality and consistency of dementia care across England, and initial outcomes of pilot programmes and innovations to ensure high standards of care and support for those with dementia and their families.

2-4 July

WCPT Congress 2017
Networking Session: Older People - International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People

Cape Town, South Africa
Web: www.wcpt.org/congress

The programme of WCPT Congress will include several Networking Sessions that will address topical issues, challenges, opportunities and directions for the physical therapy profession. They offer an informal opportunity to meet and talk with colleagues who share a common interest.

Sunday 2 July, 20:00
IPTOP Social
Restaurant Gold

Monday 3 July, 10:00-11:45
IPTOP Networking session (NWS-18)
Meeting rooms 1.61-1.62, CTICC

Tuesday 4 July, 12:30-13:30
IPTOP General Meeting
Meeting rooms 1.43-1.44, CTICC

9-11 July

World Conference on Movement

Oxford University, Oxford UK
Web: movementis.com

The purpose of this conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement. The conference will address issues related to gait, motion, kinesiology, disorders of movement, movement rehabilitation, motion and balance, movement and cognition, human factors and ergonomics, as well as optimized movement in elite athletes, developmental issues of movement and coordination. Workshops on physiotherapy of movement impairment will also be provided.



11-12 November

4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy

Liverpool, UK
Web: www.liverpool2016.com/

IPTOP will be at ER-WCPT in Liverpool! Look for our booth and conference presentations on topics pertinent to older adults.

The IPTOP Executive is hosting a breakfast networking session on Saturday 12 November, 07:45-08:45 in Room 11C of the Conference Centre. All delegates interested in older adult health are invited to attend.

An IPTOP members social event has been organized on November 10, 2016, 7:30 PM: an evening of dinner and conversation at Olive Restaurant and Bar, followed by a Beatles tribute band playing at the Cavern Club. Please RSVP with Janet Thomas as soon as possible if you are able to attend.