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WCPT Congress Update - March 2018

WCPT Congress Update - March 2018
                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Call for courses opens
Closing date: 26th April 2018
                        
                        The call for proposals for pre- and post-congress courses is open. With a focus on applied knowledge and skills, congress courses are uniquely designed to complement the main scientific programme and offer the delegate the chance to:                         
                                
  • explore issues in depth 
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  • gain practical experience
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  • listen to the latest research and practice advances
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  • learn directly from experts via a range of learning formats
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  • meet fellow delegates in their field of interest
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                        The Congress Programme Committee is open to some courses that could ideally be run in English as well as an additional language. Consideration will also be given to courses run purely in another language; French, German and Spanish are the languages of most interest. Course submissions must be made in English.
                        
                        Find out more at: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/courses
                         
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Course proposals: list of topics
Please note that the call for courses is a restricted call for the following specific topics.                         
                                
  •  Ageing population: falls prevention and rehabilitation.
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  •  Health promotion, primary prevention and public health.
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  •  Advocacy and leadership skills for all physical therapists.
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  •  Business skills eg communications, marketing, preparing business plans.
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  •  Research in the clinical setting: generating practice informed evidence.
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  •  Communicating with patients.
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                         Proposals for courses in clinical topics in the following areas are also being sought:                         
                                
  •  musculoskeletal: particularly tendon injuries and the prevention and management of osteoarthritis
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  •  cardiorespiratory
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  •  neurology: particularly stroke rehabilitation and Parkinson’s Disease
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  •  paediatrics
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  •  mental health: particularly dementia
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  •  pain management
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  •  aquatic physical therapy: of relevance to different populations.
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                        If you believe that you have an important topic not covered by this list, first please send an expression of interest to congress@wcpt.org to seek advice on whether or not you should submit.
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Record number of focused symposium proposals submittedCongress session types
A record 103 focused symposium submissions were received. This is a hugely exciting start to the WCPT Congress 2019 and builds the foundations for an innovative, topical and relevant programme in Geneva. Thank you #globalPT!  
                        
                        Watch out for announcements in May when the selected focused symposia will be published.
                         
See what session types will be on offer in Geneva: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/session-types.
                        
                        Whether or not you have previously attended a WCPT Congress, take a look to familiarise yourself with the range of formats, each one offering a unique way to interact and learn from your international colleagues. 
                        
                         
            
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