Could this be your chance to run one of the key sessions for the WCPT Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017? WCPT is inviting recognised experts in their fields to submit proposals for focused symposia – sessions which are central to the congress programme and which explore cutting edge topics.
Nearly 700 people have responded to WCPT’s third poll as part of its strategic plan consultation – and the Confederation is encouraging new contributions as more translations of the poll questions become available.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy today launches the third online poll in its WCPT Look Forward Together consultation – and it wants to hear your opinion on what the priorities should be for the Confederation over the next four years.
What actions do you think WCPT should take over the next four years? With the first two online polls in the WCPT Look Forward Together consultation about to close, a new poll will be posted at the end of this week asking for your views about priorities for action.
The importance of physical therapy in the care of older people was recognised at a major World Health Organization meeting on its global ageing strategy in Geneva.
WCPT today launches the first of a series of online polls to gain opinion from member organisations and the physical therapy community. This is part of the WCPT Look Forward Together consultation, and will inform a new strategic plan to determine the Confederation’s direction to the year 2021.
WCPT has begun a major new conversation with the world of physical therapy to gather ideas on how the Confederation can continue to serve the needs of its member organisations and the profession globally over the next five years.
The United Nations has formally adopted a new agenda for sustainable development, with a set of 17 global goals to end poverty, fight inequality, bring good health and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
Physical therapist Philip van der Wees has been honoured by the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) for his contribution to the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.
Around 1,850 physical therapists, assistants and students in 27 countries united to contribute to their communities on Saturday, in the first ever Global PT Day of Service.
A new web-based content creation project on spinal cord injuries (SCI) is drawing in physical therapists from around the world to build a new resource for the profession and the SCI community.
From wheelchair tryouts to public education booklets, from Nordic walking to screening for fall risk, WCPT has received reports of hundreds of activities organised by physical therapists to raise the profile of the profession on World PT Day.
The World Health Organization has published a new framework for public health action on ageing around the world, rejecting the stereotype of older people as frail and dependent. At the same time, it is consulting on a new action plan on ageing and health – and WCPT is encouraging physical therapists to take part.
WCPT has signed up as a supporting organisation of the campaign Healthcare Information for All, better known as HIFA.
Planning for the 2017 WCPT Congress in Cape Town began in September with the first meeting of the committee organising the event’s scientific programme.
Thousands of physical therapists around the world got in the spirit of World Physical Therapy Day – organising activities, talking to the public, engaging in debate and celebrating the profession’s achievement.
By Emma Stokes, WCPT President
As World Physical Therapy Day has approached, I have been thinking a lot about its theme, “Fulfilling potential”, and how we as a community work together to fulfil the potential of our profession.