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WCPT e-update Oktober 13

October 2013

Submitted by mlockner on 23 October, 2013 - 12:28
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WCPT E-Update
October 2013
From the President and Secretary General
World Physical Therapy Day
WCPT Congress 2015: latest updates
World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014
Journal of Physiotherapy now open access
Call for scientific committee ER-WCPT
WCPT region and subgroup events
World Physical Therapy Day 2013, Fiji
From the President and Secretary General

The success of World Physical Therapy Day highlights the potential of a nominated day to raise awareness and have a positive impact on both the profession and specific health issues. During the coming month there are several world days and campaigns that are relevant to physical therapy.

As part of WCPT’s commitment to improving global health through collaboration with national and international organisations, WCPT is pleased to promote such events. Whether or not the day relates to our specific areas of work, we can all play a part in supporting these days drawing attention to important health issues affecting the health of people around the world.

World Diabetes Day (14th November) www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (17th November) http://bit.ly/1aQRllN. For information about the Decade of Action for Road Safety go to www.who.int/roadsafety/en/.

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day (20th November) www.goldcopd.org/wcd-home.html

19 Days of activism for prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth (1st - 19th November)http://19days.woman.ch/index.php/en/

Kind regards
Marilyn Moffat and Brenda J Myers

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World Physical Therapy Day
World Physical Therapy Day 2013, Indonesia

Thank you to all WCPT member organisations and physical therapists from around the world who have sent us their reports about activities held to celebrate World Physical Therapy Day 2013. The day has become an important yearly fixture in the profession's calendar, with enormous energy and effort dedicated to putting together the events held. Read about how the day was celebrated at www.wcpt.org/wptday13.

If you used this year's "Fit for the future" theme or any of the World Physical Therapy Day materials WCPT produced then we would like to hear from you! Please complete our brief survey atwww.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3TS3L7 - it will only take a few minutes of your time.

WCPT Congress 2015: latest updates

Call for proposals for pre- and post-congress courses is now open. The deadline for submission is 14th February 2014. For further information and to submit a proposal go to www.wcpt.org/congress/courses.

WPCT Congress 2015 video: watch now and be inspired to join us in Singapore! www.wcpt.org/congress/video

Singapore
World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014
World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2014, Geneva

An array of international leaders in their fields will be keynote speakers and panellists at this interdisciplinary conference on health professions regulation, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17th and 18th May next year. The conference is being organised by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), of which WCPT is a member.

The conference, entitled “Health professional regulation – facing challenges to acting in the public interest”, will provide new perspectives and debate about the challenges facing health professional regulation.

The full programme and details of speakers are available to view on the conference website at www.whpa.org/whpcr2014/.
 
To register go to www.whpa.org/whpcr2014/registration.htm.

Journal of Physiotherapy now open access

To celebrate 60 years of continuous subscription-based print publication the Australian Physiotherapy Association is making theirJournal of Physiotherapy available as a digital publication, and is opening access to editorials and the peer reviewed research content to all readers. This will be available from 1st January 2014 (back to Vol 1 No 1 1954). In addition, there will be no submission fees for authors.

Read more at http://bit.ly/19AcrqL.

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Call for scientific committee ER-WCPT

The 4th Congress on Physiotherapy Education of the European Region of WCPT (ER-WCPT) is calling for applications for members to serve on its Scientific Committee. The congress will take place 11th - 12th November 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.  

Download the call: http://bit.ly/16vEtpn

Download the terms of reference: http://bit.ly/18PeqrG

Applications must be received by 15th November 2013. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by end of January 2014.

WCPT region and subgroup events

South America Region of WCPT regional meeting will be held 21st - 23rd November 2013 in Quito, Ecuador. For further information contact rantolin@uol.com.br.

5th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health will be held 5th - 7th February 2014 in Utrecht, Netherlands. This conference is part of the activities of the WCPT subgroup IOPTMH. The deadline to submit an abstract is 15th December 2013. For more information about the conference go towww.icppmh.org

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