Registration fees for WCPT’s flagship event, WCPT Congress 2019, have been announced, and online registration will open in July 2018.
In response to concerns raised by member organisations, WCPT has introduced three measures to enable as many people as possible to attend the profession’s largest international congress – where the world of physical therapy meets.
- introduced reduced registration fees for physical therapists from WCPT member organisations in low middle income and lower income countries
- maintained registration fees for congress in 2019 at the same rates as for congress in 2017
- introduced a Super Early Bird rate, recognising loyal attendees who attend whether they are presenting or not.
WCPT Chief Executive Officer Jonathon Kruger said: “I’m delighted WCPT has been able to offer these measures, specifically designed to make it possible for more physical therapists to attend, enjoy, and benefit from the range of activities at congress.
“The programme is already taking shape and the focused symposia offer a range of interesting and thought-provoking topics for physical therapists at all points of their career. Topics include big data and artificial intelligence, cardiorespiratory and technology, diversity and inclusion, rehabilitation, and mental health.
“Next year’s congress promises to be an exciting and vibrant event. We hope announcing the new fees initiatives now will help people in planning.”
WCPT will again be offering a bursary programme to attend congress. Details of the bursary programme will be announced in July 2018.
WCPT Congress 2019 will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10-13 May.
Feedback from past WCPT congress attendees shows just how much impact the congress had on them personally and professionally:
“The experience of WCPT surpassed my expectations. It was an honour to be invited to present and I would certainly like to come again. It was so well organised and it was great to be able to talk about physiotherapy issues with other colleagues. Thank you.”
“The WCPT Congress was truly one of the most inspirational experiences of my career…The insights, the connections and the knowledge I gained are things I will carry with me forever.”
“The overwhelming feeling here is that it is wonderful to be in such a global environment with delegates being able to learn from each other and constantly challenge local assumptions we make about what it is to ‘be a physiotherapist’.”
“The event was an eye opener, offering more learning, sharing and engagement opportunities than I had expected.”
“I had a chance to not only meet and network with PT leaders from a variety of countries, cultures, and practice settings, but also gain a new perspective on how physical therapists fit into the global healthcare picture.”
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