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Rehabilitation, diversity and inclusion, and migrant health feature on WCPT Congress programme

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.

The WCPT Congress 2019 will include 26 focused symposia and 12 discussion sessions, featuring speakers from a range of specialisms and from across WCPT’s five regions. Focused symposia are core congress sessions providing a forum where cutting edge research and practice perspectives can be explored and debated.

WCPT Congress Programme Chair Charlotte Häger said: ‘Some of the subjects on the programme should be familiar to delegates but, in addition to presenting updates in important areas, we’ve also included some new topics, for example diversity and inclusion and migrant health. Rehabilitation is an important issue for physical therapists and I’m pleased we’ve been able to include a number of novel sessions exploring this, rehabilitation in humanitarian emergencies, strengthening rehabilitation leadership, and rehabilitation in low-resource countries.’

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