Regulation specialists prepare to pass on their expertise

It’s not too late to book for the Second World Health Professions Conference on Regulation (WHPCR 2010), organised by WCPT and the World Health Professions’ Alliance. The aim of the event, to be held on 18th and 19th February in Geneva, Switzerland, is to shape the future of health profession regulation.

Regulation is becoming an increasingly important topic around the world. The WHPCR 2010 will open with a presentation by Franz Knieps, Director General for Health Care and Long Term Care Insurance at Germany's Federal Ministry of Health. It will include regulation experts from across the health professions including Margaret Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Physiotherapy Council in Australia, and Lesley Bainbridge, physiotherapist and Associate Principal College of Health Disciplines at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

In addition to the main programming aimed at all those working in health professional regulation, there will be an opportunity to network with physical therapy colleagues from around the world at a profession-specific workshop where the relevance of the issues raised for each discipline at the main conference will be considered.

The conference will debate the future control and direction of health professionals’ regulation, examine the regulatory issues related to the international migration of health professionals and critically evaluate the relationship between health professional education, regulation and standards of practice.

For further details and to book your place, go to www.whpa.org/whpcr2010/registration.htm