IOPTP – Call for Focused Symposia at the WCPT 2021Congress

17 jan 2020
Submit a proposal for a focused symposia for the WCPT 2021

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020

Dale Scalise-Smith, the IOPTP Program Chair and a member of the WCPT Congress Programme Committee, and I are pleased to inform you that the call for Focused Symposia at the WCPT 2021Congress is currently underway.  We want to be sure members of the IOPTP were aware of the Congress Programme Committee priorities and request that you personally encourage your organization’s members to submit a proposal for a focused symposia for the WCPT 2021 Congress.  The requirements for a submission are included below and in the first attachment.  The second attachment includes a screenshot from the section on the WCPT webpage where you can access the submission platform. 

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Submission deadline: January 31, 2020


We hope to have several presentations related to pediatric physical therapy at the 2021 Congress. 

WCPT 2021 Congress

Location: Dubai, UAE
Congress Dates: April 8-10, 2021
Call for Focused Symposia

The Congress Programme Committee (CPC) is particularly interested in proposals that address any of the following areas identified through the WCPT congress market research survey:

  • professional challenges across all areas, such as diversity and inclusion, quality assurance, implicit bias, mental health, and wellbeing
  • how physical therapy needs to change to address global health issues, such as the demands of an ageing population, multi-morbidity and topics identified in the Rehabilitation 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • the unique contribution of physical therapists in the physical activity agenda
  • challenging perceptions of pain management across the lifespan and across all fields of practice
  • innovative approaches to address policy and advocacy issues, such as health system funding, cost-effectiveness and the unique role of physical therapy. 

**Submissions should address the topic from an international/diverse perspective by including presentations from a range of countries and preferably from three different WCPT regions. Where applicable to the topic, priority will be given to symposia that include perspectives from low-resource countries.