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WCPT e-update janeiro 2016

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WCPT E-UpdateJanuary 2016
European Region of WCPT
WHO survey on assistive products
Journal of Physiotherapy: now open access
Ending Childhood Obesity
WCPT Region and subgroup events
Other international events
European Region of WCPT
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Last week the ER-WCPT Executive Committee announced that its Chairman, Sarah Bazin, signed with CPME (Standing Committee of European Doctors) the first European MoU between both professions. The MoU focuses on patients’ rights, professional practice, healthcare delivery, education, CPD and professional regulation. Read the MoU at:
New European Professional Card
Physical therapists can now pursue their professions more freely in other EU countries thanks to the European Professional Card (EPC). Find out more at:
Sarah Bazin and Dr de Hallen signing the Memorandum of Understanding
WHO survey on assistive products
© S.Lubrano / Handicap International
The World Health Organization (WHO) is carrying out a global survey to identify the top 50 priority assistive products. The survey is open to all stakeholders, but users or potential users of assistive technologies, their families and organisations are particularly being encouraged to participate. 
The online survey may be accessed in 37 different languages
Journal of Physiotherapy: now open access
From 1st January 2016 the Australian Physiotherapy Association's(APA) Journal of Physiotherapy became a fully open access journal. With no need to register to access the content, it is being made freely available to anyone anywhere in the world from the day it is published. The APA is offering this as a service to international
Ending Childhood Obesity
Cover of Ending Childhood Obesity report
The WCPT subgroup, the International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics (IOPTP), is conducting a survey to explore the involvement of physical therapists in the area of childhood obesity.  In order to address the challenge of childhood obesity it is essential that all health workers are confident in providing education, support and evidence-based treatment. Physical therapists play a key role in the promotion of health in all individuals regardless of their physical ability, shape or size. 
To help inform the future work of IOPTP please complete the short online questionnaire at: The survey is open until 1st March 2016.
Earlier this week the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented its final report to WHO. The report proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight and obese. Find out more
WCPT Region and subgroup events
ER-WCPT Congress: the deadline for the call for abstracts is 29th February. The congress is taking place 11th - 12th November 2016 in Liverpool, UK .
International Conference of Physical Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health (ICPPMH): co-hosted by the WCPT subgroup, the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health (IOPTMH), 9th - 11th March 2016 in Madrid,
International Neurophysiotherapy Conference: hosted by the WCPT subgroup, the International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA)  and ACPIN, 17th - 18th March 2016 in London, UK .
IFOMPT Conference 2016: organised by the WCPT subgroup, the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT),  4th - 8th July 2016 in Glasgow,
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Screenshot of MedBridge website
One of WCPT's education partners, MedBridge, is offering a yearly subscription at a discount of more than 50% until 29th February. A yearly subscription gives you unlimited access to:
  • continuing education: 400+ courses taught by industry-leading professionals
  • patient education: 80+ animated videos and 3D models explaining common conditions, customisable for all levels of health literacy
  • home exercise programmes: 300+ exercises to create easy-to-build HEPs
To take advantage of the current offer go or use promo code WCPTWINTER at checkout.
Other international events
World Health Professions Regulation Conference 2016: 21st - 22nd May 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. Register at the early bird rate before 15th February and view the full programme at:
World Parkinson Congress 2016: 20th - 23rd September 2016 Portland, Oregon, USA.To submit an abstract and to register go to:
5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: 26th - 28th October 2016, Dublin, Ireland. To submit an abstract and to register go to:

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