WCPT President Marilyn Moffat appears in the new call for abstracts video.

Call goes out for WCPT Congress abstracts

WCPT is inviting physical therapists from all over the world, at every level of the profession, to put forward papers for presentation at the world's biggest and most prestigious physical therapy event, the WCPT Congress.
 
The International Scientific Committee which is organising the programme for the WCPT Congress 2015 in Singapore has officially issued its call for abstracts. It would like to receive proposals for both platform and poster presentations. The deadline for submissions is 31st October 2014.
 
As the call for abstracts is launched WCPT has launched a new video including testimony from physical therapists who found that submitting an abstract to a WCPT Congress had a career-changing effect.
 
One of those featured is Aliya Chaudry, Dean of the Physical Therapy School at Langston University, Oklahoma, USA, who remembers initially feeling intimidated when, with only five years experience in the profession, her manager suggested she submit an abstract to the 2007 WCPT Congress in Vancouver.
 
“It seemed scary, but I decided there has to be a first time,” she says. In the event she had two abstracts accepted. Not only that, but one of her presentations won a best abstract award at the end of the conference. 
 
“I couldn’t believe it – particularly since this was the first time I’d attended, and English was not my first language,” says Aliya, who was originally from Pakistan. 
 
“It gave me the confidence to keep on submitting abstracts, and to keep on presenting, and I haven’t looked back since.”
 
Details of how to submit an abstract for the WCPT Congress 2015 can be found on the call for abstracts page.