The 13 courses include sessions with George Ntoumenopoulos, Annelie Gutke and Catherine Granger

Courses in Cape Town offer unique learning opportunities

The WCPT Congress in Cape Town includes a series of 13 exclusively-designed courses which compliment the scientific programme and offer the chance to learn directly from experts.

The courses, which take place on the 1st and 5th of July, are optional but open to all delegates attending at least one day of the Congress. Each course includes a small fee, with the timetable of courses now online

The full list of courses includes topics such as exercise and ergonomics, paediatrics and women's health, with a mixture of learning formats and the opportunity to meet fellow delegates with a special interest in the respective fields. 

On Saturday 1st July, Catherine Granger from Australia and Morten Quist from Denmark lead the course on exercise and lung cancer, while the course on exercise and older adults takes an in-depth look at exercising, aging and intensity.

Courses taking place after Congress include an introduction to collaborative practice, with Joseph Day and Dennis Fell from the USA, who look at developing interprofessional medical and rehab services in low-income countries.

Meanwhile, the course on leadership and advocacy aims to support academic educators and clinicians interested in developing their potential to promote the profession. 

All 13 courses aim to offer learning and development opportunities for clinicians, researchers, educators and therapists at all stages in their careers, focussing on applied knowledge drawn from the latest research and practice advances.  

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