WCPT is pleased to announce the following in relation to the 19th General Meeting to be held in Geneva, 8-9 May 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Programme is calling for organisations, associations and institutions to share their rehabilitation-related competency frameworks. The shared competency frameworks will help WHO develop resources to support countries seeking to strengthen their human resources for rehabilitation.
WCPT’s Executive Board has approved six 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 has learned of the death of Brian Davey, who served as the WCPT Executive Committee member for the Western Pacific Region (1982-88) and WCPT President (1988-91).
You can register to attend individual days or the full programme, 10-13 May 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. When you register, you’ll also be able to book:
Physical therapists from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s (CSP) LGBT+ network took part in the annual Pride in London parade on 7 July. The parade is a celebration of LGBT+ pride and raises awareness of LGBT+ issues
WCPT Chief Executive Officer Jonathon Kruger recently spent nine days in Taiwan advocating for physical therapy and the role of WCPT.
WCPT provides an important service by collating data about the global state of the physical therapy profession. For a number of years WCPT has published data from its membership organisations on a range of issues, including professional regulation, practice, education, and the number of employed physical therapists. This data provides a comprehensive and valuable global profile of the profession.
Members of the Ecuadorian Society of Physiotherapy (SEF) have been taking part in a humanitarian support team, to provide physical therapy to people affected by the recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala. More than 100 people have died and more than 300 people have been injured as a result of the volcano.
Registration fees for WCPT’s flagship event, WCPT Congress 2019, have been announced, and online registration will open in July 2018.
Facing challenges to acting in the public interest was the theme of the fifth World Health Professions Regulation conference, held in Geneva in May 2018.
WCPT President Emma Stokes and the Danish Minister of Health Ellen Trane Nørby were among the guests at the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Association of Danish Physiotherapists, Danske Fysioterapeuter.
A Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) to reduce physical inactivity by 15% was launched in Lisbon on 4 June. The launch was co-hosted by WHO, Portugal’s Ministry of Health, and the Portuguese Football Federation, and was attended by the Prime Minister of Portugal and the Director General of WHO.
More than 90 physical therapists from nine countries attended the first international conference held in Ivory Coast
Developing education programmes in rehabilitation was the key theme for the WCPT’s recent week-long visit to Tajikistan to meet with representatives of government, education, hospitals, and other stakeholders
WCPT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – confirming a long-standing collaboration between the two organisations
The Global Rehabilitation Alliance (GRA) was launched in Geneva on Tuesday 22nd May and WCPT President Emma Stokes has been elected as Vice President of the Alliance’s inaugural board.
WCPT Vice President Margot Skinner delivered a powerful message committing the global physical therapy community to supporting improved access to assistive technology at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on Monday 21st May.
Congress Programme Committee members offer abstract submission tips in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.