More than 1,000 delegates attended the WCPT Asia Western Pacific Congress, hosted by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) in Mumbai in January.
At the opening of the congress, Ali Irani, the IAP President, promised delegates that they would be pleased by the richness, colour and liveliness of Mumbai. “This was true both of Mumbai and of the congress itself and it was fantastic to see so much involvement by students, both at conference sessions and in their traditional dancing,” said Margot Skinner, the WCPT Executive Commitee member for the region.
The congress theme, “In service of global health and disease”, addressed the fact that many countries in the region are grappling with the health issues associated with non-communicable diseases.
The AWP Regional Meeting was held in conjunction with the congress.