The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has announced a list of prominent international speakers for the world’s largest and most important physical therapy gathering, to be held in Singapore 1st – 4th May 2015. The programme for the WCPT Congress 2015 will include 25 focused symposia featuring speakers from across WCPT’s five regions. Focused symposia are core congress sessions providing a forum where cutting edge research and practice perspectives can be explored and debated.
“We’ve had more proposals for focused symposia than ever before, which means we have been able to select topics with high calibre speakers that physical therapists all over the world will be excited to hear from,” said Aimée Stewart, Chair of WCPT’s International Scientific Committee, which has responsibility for putting together the programme for the WCPT Congress. “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. “WCPT’s priority is to make the congress as engaging as possible for as many people as possible, whether they be physical therapists in clinical practice, research or education,” said Aimée Stewart.