The World Confederation for Physical Therapy is launching its call for abstracts for the WCPT Congress 2017 in South Africa, with the online submission system to open in August.
Physical therapists from all over the world are encouraged to send proposals for platform presentations and posters for the world's most prestigious physical therapy event, which takes place in Cape Town on 2nd-4th July 2017.
Guidance and information can be downloaded from the WCPT Congress 2017 website, and delegates are encouraged to prepare before the online submission system opens. The deadline for abstract submissions is 31st October 2016.
The 2017 Congress is the first in a new two-yearly cycle, following the success of the 2015 Congress in Singapore. Delegates at last year's event, including first-time presenters, were enthusiastic about their experience of presenting.
“It gave me the confidence to keep on presenting,” said one delegate. “I haven’t looked back since.”
“For me, it's the first time,” said another. “I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of people and networking.”
WCPT has launched a new video to support the call for abstracts, encouraging physical therapists to present their work on the world stage. The WCPT Congress takes place in the Africa Region for the first time, with a programme developed by the International Scientific Committee under the guidance of Professor Dina Brooks.
Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by international reviewers, asking whether abstracts address significant and important issues, whether the methods enable questions to be answered rigorously, and whether findings are clear and correctly-interpreted.
All physical therapists are encouraged to develop abstracts, whether they work as clinicians, managers, researchers, students or educators. The event aims to showcase the best in physical therapy research and practice, while providing excellent opportunities to make new contacts and network.