Monday, December 23, 2013 Professional Regulation Will Be Focus of Global Conference The big—really, really big—picture of health professions regulation will be the topic of an international conference in May 2014, and physical therapy is one of the disciplines that will be joining the conversation. "Health Professional Regulation—Facing Challenges to Act in the Public Interest" will be held May 17–18 in Geneva, Switzerland, and will bring together health professionals and regulators from around the world to explore approaches to regulation including competency-based models. The meeting is being hosted by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) and will take place immediately before the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. More information and registration materials can be accessed through the conference website. WHPA is an alliance of global organizations representing more than 26 million of the world’s physical therapists, physicians, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists, in more than 130 countries. APTA is a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, which is a part of WHPA.