Rehabilitation, diversity and inclusion, and migrant health are among the topics on the programme for the world’s largest and most influential gathering of physical therapists in Geneva, 10-13 May.
WCPT’s Executive Board has approved four physical therapy associations as provisional member organisations. These associations will be recommended for admission to full membership at the next General Meeting, which is due to take place in Geneva, 7-9 May 2019.
WCPT is aware that some speakers and delegates to WCPT Congress 2019 may have been contacted by companies, or individuals, claiming to be affiliated with the congress to discuss accommodation
WHO is seeking nominations for people interested in joining a steering group to help shape a rehabilitation framework. The steering group will review submitted frameworks and develop the WHO Rehabilitation Competency Framework.
WCPT, together with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), has undertaken some collaborative advocacy to ensure rehabilitation is a key component of any health care strategy that has a goal of maintaining functional capacity and independence.
Almost 2,000 people have registered at the super early bird rate for WCPT Congress 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
WCPT, as part of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), has welcomed the strong emphasis to strengthen health care systems and support the global health workforce set out in the Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.
WCPT, as part of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), has urged the UN member states to set clear and measurable commitments around noncommunicable diseases.
Engagement and advocacy were key highlights of WCPT activities during 2017, and feature heavily in the recently-published annual review.
Physical therapists in Nepal have launched an appeal to design, build, and equip a dedicated building for the Department of Physiotherapy at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
In October 2017 Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating hurricanes in the island’s history.
In some countries nearly 80% of health care equipment is donated or funded by international donors. But, according to WHO a large proportion (up to 70% in sub-Saharan Africa) of donated equipment lies idle because of a disconnect between recipients and donors around need.
Lorena Enebral Pérez, the amputee rehabilitation specialist who was shot and killed by a patient at a Red Cross rehabilitation centre in Afghanistan, has been honoured by the town in which she lived.
World Physical Therapy Day is on 8 September, and the theme for this year is physical activity and mental health
The Executive Board has regretfully terminated the membership of two physical therapy national associations, as they have not complied with the Duties of Membership as set out in the WCPT Articles of Association.
The WCPT Board appointed an Education Policy and Guidelines Expert Working Group (EPPG-EWG) to work with an external consultant on a review of the current education resources.