WCPT has learned of the death of Freddy Kaltenborn, one of the founders of WCPT’s first subgroup the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
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Conference planning and event management were the topics for a two-day workshop for WCPT member organisations and provisional member organisations in west Africa.
Education and engagement were the focus of a 3-day stakeholder workshop with representatives from local universities and the newly-founded Vietnam Physiotherapy Association (VPTA) in Ho Chi Minh City.
Esther Munalula Nkandu, WCPT Treasurer and Chair of WCPT's Finance Committee, has been appointed by the President of Zambia as the country’s ambassador to Belgium.
Responses to the latest World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) survey reveal direct access is available in 48 countries and there is no restriction on private practice in 77 countries.
A WCPT provisional member organisation, Association Ivoirienne des Masseurs-Kinestherapeutes (AIMK), treated almost 150 people during a cultural festival in Ivory Coast.
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.