The Indaba offers delegates the chance to listen and interact in a relaxed and informal way.

Congress Indaba calls for your contributions

A new meeting and inspiration zone  at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town will facilitate networking and information sharing.

The Indaba, inspired by the tradition of meetings and gatherings in Africa, creates the chance to contribute to ‘kitchen table’ discussions and ‘points of view’ exchanges.

Whilst some sessions are already programmed some of the content is designed to be generated by delegates now, complementing the final programme.

“The Indaba offers delegates the chance to listen and interact in a relaxed and informal way,” says Tracy Bury, WCPT director of professional policy.

“We’re creating an exciting African themed meeting place in the exhibition hall that will offer a new way of sharing and networking. We’re confident that the global physical therapy community will embrace this opportunity and be ready to share challenges and opportunities, collaborate and find solutions.”

Registered delegates are invited to submit ideas for sessions they would like to present by Friday 2 June. Successful delegates will be notified by Friday 9 June. 

Delegates can choose from three session types:

Global thinking for problem-solving

If you have a problem to solve, use global thinking and the collective experience of delegates to address local challenges.

Do you want to find a solution for delivering services more efficiently and effectively? Is there an area of practice that you find it difficult to attract staff to? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to provide clinical education opportunities for students, or maybe you need to develop research capacity. These are just some ideas that could be explored.

Lightbulb moments

If you have had a professional ‘lightbulb moment’, share your insight and pivotal events which have helped you in your professional life.

Examples might include a patient, article, physical therapist or other professional that changed your way of thinking. Perhaps a meeting with someone totally outside physical therapy opened up new opportunities and innovations.

Different languages

If you have something to say and feel more comfortable speaking in your own language, the indaba supports discussions in different languages for delegates from all over the world.

“We’re really excited by this new format,” says Tracy. “We encourage delegates to submit their ideas to bring it to life.”

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