Key speakers for WCPT Congress 2017 announced

Key speakers for WCPT Congress 2017 announced

WCPT has announced the opinion leaders and innovators in physical therapy who will present the key sessions at the world’s largest gathering of the profession – the WCPT Congress, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on 2nd - 4th July 2017.

The congress programme includes 17 focused symposia featuring 75 speakers from around the world. Focused symposia are core sessions where cutting edge research and practice perspectives are explored and debated. Details of the newly announced symposia, including presenters, are provided in the attached sheets.

“We’ve been able to select some very high quality speakers, covering topics of vital importance for the profession across a wide variety of practice and research areas,” said Dina Brooks, Chair of WCPT’s International Scientific Committee, which has responsibility for putting together the programme for the WCPT Congress.

“We’re also delighted that we have such a good geographical representation in our speakers. So we can honestly say that the focused symposia will have something for everyone – wherever they work, and whether their interest is clinical practice, research or education.”

“Focused symposia are a very popular feature of our congresses, drawing large audiences. They provide the opportunity not just to hear from world authorities, but to engage with them in discussion.”

Each focused symposium is organised by a convenor, who leads an international group of speakers through linked research-focused presentations. The symposium ends with key take-home messages for practice, research, education, management and policy.

About the WCPT Congress

The WCPT Congress is held every two years by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. The last congress, held in Singapore in 2015, attracted 3,500 physical therapists from 114 countries.

Further details about the symposia and the programme for WCPT Congress 2017 can be found at:

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