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WCPT E-Update - April 2019

WCPT E-Update - April 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - April 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
NEW for WCPT Congress 2019: live streaming sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
For the first time at a WCPT Congress, some key sessions will be live streamed so that those who are not attending the event will still be able to watch and listen live.  These 11 focused symposia will cover topics including:                                      
                                            
  • cardiorespiratory
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  • leadership
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  • stroke
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  • modern technology
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  • mental health
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                                    You can watch these sessions, regardless of where you live in the world, in real time and listen to the high profile speakers. After each live streamed session has finished, you’ll be able to watch a recording of the session at a time that suits you.
                                    
                                    For more information go to: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/livestream
                                    
                                    To view the focused symposia to be featured see all those taking place in Room A on the iPlanner: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2019/programme/iPlanner
                        
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Earlier this month the World Health Organization (WHO) released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.
                                    
                                    “Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”
                                    
                                    Read the press release: bit.ly/2PCsIGA
                                    
                                    Access the recommendations: bit.ly/2GIk7OC
                        
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
World health days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
The following world health days are taking place in May which may be relevant to physical therapists:                                     
                                            
  • World Asthma Day 7 May: ginasthma.org/wad/
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  • World Hypertension Day 17 May: ish-world.com/public/world-hypertension-day.htm
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  • World MS Day 30 May: worldmsday.org/
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© Brian Cassar
                        
            
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
WCPT region events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Asia Western Pacific Region of WCPT Congress: 6 - 8 June 2020, Hong Kong 
                                    
                                    Africa Region of WCPT Congress: 10 - 13 July 2020 Congress Center of Cotonou, Benin Republic www.wcptafrica.org
                                    
                                    European Region of WCPT Congress: 11 - 12 September 2020, Leuven, Belgium www.europeanregioncongress.physio
                        
            
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