WCPT Secretariat representatives pictured with members of the SPA Executive Committee and Singapore physiotherapy managers

Singapore physiotherapists sign congress agreement

The Singapore Physiotherapy Association (SPA) has formally signed an agreement with WCPT confirming their collaboration for the WCPT Congress, to be held in Singapore in 2015.

The congress, the world’s biggest and most important international event for physical therapists, will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre over four days in May 2015. The previous WCPT Congress, held in the Netherlands in 2011, attracted over 5,000 delegates.

The agreement between WCPT and the SPA was signed at a high tea at the Fairmont Hotel, during a visit to Singapore by WCPT representatives Tracy Bury, Director of Professional Policy, and Rachel Moore, Project Manager and Membership Coordinator. 

The SPA’s President, Dinesh Verma, and Vice President, Vivian Lim, signed the agreement, which sets out how WCPT and SPA will cooperate to create a successful congress. Also present were Singapore physiotherapy managers who will host clinical visits during the congress, and members of the SPA Executive Committee. 

Tracy Bury said the event was an opportunity for Singapore physiotherapists to find out about the WCPT Congress, and to get an idea of what it will be like to open their doors to members of the profession coming from all over the world.

“It was clear how committed our hosts are to welcoming physical therapists and giving them a taste of Singapore,” she said. “This was a wonderful opportunity to meet face to face, and recognise all the work on planning the congress that has already been taking place over the past 12 months and prepare for more intensive planning to come.”

Dinesh Verma knows the physical therapy spotlight is going to be on Singapore in 2015. He said: “Singapore physiotherapists are thrilled to be hosting colleagues from around the world at the WCPT Congress and we know what a wonderful opportunity this will be for the profession in Singapore to benefit from networking and learning from international experts.” 

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