Call for Focused WCPT Symposia
The call for focused symposia is now open. This is your opportunity to be involved in one of the key sessions at congress. The sessions include high profile speakers, draw large audiences, and aim to create insightful and engaging learning experiences that ultimately inform, inspire, involve and empower delegates. Lasting 1.5 hours, each symposium is organized by a recognized expert in the field who leads a coherent session with 3-4 speakers working together and engaging with the audience to draw out the relevance, challenges, applicability and take-home messages. The 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.
The submission deadline for focused symposium proposals is January 31, 2020.
All submissions will be notified of the outcome on 26 March 2020.
To access the online submission and download the submission guidelines go to: www.wcpt.org/wcpt2021/programme/call-for-fs
The call is open to any topic relevant to the profession. However, 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 well-being, how physical therapy needs to change to address global health issues, such as the demands of an ageing population, 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.