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WCPT E-Update - November 2017

WCPT Eupdate
WCPT E-Update - November 2017
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World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is on 1st December. Using the slogan "Everybody counts", the World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating for access to safe, effective, quality and affordable HIV services, medicines, diagnostics other health commodities for all people who need them.

Access WHO campaign materials:

Find out about the WCPT Network for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care:

Strength training webinar
WCPT professional partner, HUR, is holding an educational webinar on Strength training in disease management and rehabilitation. This freely available presentation aims to provide the latest scientific based evidence using exercise as medicine in cardiometabolic diseases with special reference to strength training.

Date: 5th December 2017
Time: 12:00 - 13:00: Eastern European Time (EET), GMT+3
Presenter: Dr Arto Hautala

Find out more about the webinar:

The session will be recorded so if you are not able to view it at the scheduled time, a link will be posted on the WCPT website two days following the presentation so that you may view the video recording.
WCPT Governance Review Expert Working Group
Following the call to member organisations earlier this year, the WCPT Executive Board has approved the following members of the WCPT Governance Review Expert Working Group (GR-EWG):
  • Janet Bezner (USA)
  • Nozomi Chiwaki  (Japan)
  • Jo Hampton (UK)
  • Karen Langvad (Sweden)
  • Jean Damascene (Rwanda)
  • Roland Craps (Belgium)
  • Karim Alvis Gomez (Colombia)
Margaret Grant has also been appointed by the Board to work with the group as a consultant.

The GR-EWG will support and guide the project to review the governance of WCPT.  
WCPT Awards: call for awards committee
This week a call for nominations for membership of the Awards Committee for the WCPT Awards programme has been issued to all WCPT member organisations.

If you are interested in submitting an application please visit to view the terms of reference and download an application form. Applications can be submitted by individuals who are in good standing with their WCPT member organisation, in addition those member organisations must be in good standing with WCPT.

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to oversee the awards programme, review the nominations received and make recommendations to the WCPT Executive Board as to the recipients. The awards will be presented at the time of the WCPT General Meeting and Congress in 2019.
International conference on health professional regulation
The fifth World Health Professions Regulation Conference is scheduled to take place immediately before the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly in Geneva on 19-20 May 2018. It will provide participants with insights, perspectives and discussion on current challenges in health professional regulation.
Key speakers will explore the lessons learned from competence-based approaches to regulation, compare regulatory models and examine ways of promoting best practice in regulatory governance and performance.

Visit the website:
Submit an abstract  by 15 January 2018 deadline:
Register before early bird deadline 15 February 2018:
The 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health
Registration and the call for abstracts is now open for the 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 10th - 12th April 2018.

The conference aims to increase the knowledge of mental health issues and the connection between mental and physical health among physical therapists around the world.

Find out more and register:
Extension deadline for abstracts submission: 15 December 2017:

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