Why should I attend the WCPT Congress?

What's unique about the WCPT Congress 2017?

  • It is the profession’s largest international congress – where the world of physical therapy meets.
  • World experts and leaders in their field share their latest findings with you.
  • Global perspectives on the profession’s hot topics are presented, reflecting low, middle and high resource experiences.
  • New ways of thinking are discovered and the latest research implications are shared to inform changes in the way you practice.
  • New contacts and friendships are made - over 55% of delegates stated networking and making new contacts as a main benefit of attending the last congress.
  • It connects the profession globally in an inspiring and unique event.
  • #globalPT on Twitter has grown as a way of connecting the profession on social media as a result of WCPT Congress 2015.
  • Diverse programming ensures that every specialty is represented, no matter your area of expertise, interest or role in the profession.
  • A large trade exhibition alongside the scientific programme brings you the latest innovations and services.
  • Cape Town and the Western Cape are considered the most beautiful areas in the continent – make the most of your visit here and include a Winelands tour, safari or even a shark dive.

Demonstrate the return on investment to your employers and funders

Make the most out of your attendance at WCPT Congress 2017 and give you and your funding supporters a return on the investment you have made in being there.

  • Emphasise how your entire organisation will benefit from your attendance.
  • Connect your professional development and the goals of your organisation to the education at the WCPT Congress 2017.
  • Share the advance programme with your leaders or supervisors and highlight the sessions you plan to attend.
  • As the one representative from your organisation you can strengthen your entire team if you take notes and present an educational summary to your colleagues post-conference
  • Download the "Making the most of a WCPT Congress" pdf for more tips
  • Download the letter template for you to give to your employers/supporters to demonstrate the return on their investment

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