New congress education session deadline

Physical therapists wanting to attend the education sessions (part of the congress satellite programme) at this year’s WCPT Congress have a new deadline for registering – 15th March. These sessions are open to delegates who have registered for at least one day of the main congress. They are designed to actively engage participants in exploring issues in clinical practice, education, management, research or policy. There are sessions on: ankle injuries (Dutch and English), anorectal dysfunction, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular disorders, cervical spine, clinical reasoning, core stabilisation, critical appraisal in EBP (Spanish and English), education, electrophysical agents and wound healing, global health, ICF, motor control, occupational health, older people, osteoporosis, paediatrics, Parkinson’s disease, physical activity, prognosis, vertigo, and walking speed. 

Further details are available at www.wcpt.org/node/34557

South American educators meeting

The Third Latin American Conference of Professors for Physiotherapy and Kinesiology took place over two days in August 2010 in Santiago, Chile. This academic conference is the main event of the Latin American Center for the Development of Physiotherapy and Kinesiology (CLADEFK) and was hosted by the Chilean Schools Association of Kinesiology (ACKUCH). It attracted more than 130 physical therapy professors and researchers from universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

The main purpose was identifying goals and common strategies for the region based around WCPT’s new guideline for a standard evaluation process for accreditation/recognition of physical therapist professional entry level and post graduate education programmes.