Physical therapists (PTs) interested in participating as presenters at the next World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress (Congress) in Singapore will need to pay close attention to their calendars over the coming weeks: WCPT has set February 14 as the deadline for submission of proposals to conduct a pre- or post-Congress course and has announced that it will open its call for presentation abstracts on March 17. The event will be held May 1-4, 2015.
Congress courses are organized by recognized experts, and focus on applied knowledge and skills. According to the announcement from WCPT, the selection committee "is particularly interested in seeing proposals that are evidence based, address significant contemporary issues and innovations in physical therapy, and include perspectives from low-income countries." Submission information is available at the WCPT website.
Abstract presentations during the Congress will range from standard 8- and 10-minute platform sessions to poster presentations and a new "rapid 5" format that limits presenters to 5 slides in 5 minutes. Information on the proposal process is available from WCPT. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.
Also set for February: the release of details on the focused symposia to be featured at the Congress. The 90-minute sessions are intended to draw together researchers and practice experts to "explore the implications of the latest research and thinking as well as debate controversies," according WCPT.
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