Key Speakers Announced!

Save the date! WCPT Congress Geneva, Switzerland 10th-13th May 2019.

With less than a year to go the list of the prestigious focused symposia have been released. They are both impressive and inspiring and it’s going to be a real challenge deciding which ones to attend.

If you are new to conference life and are unsure what focused symposia are, they one of congress’s key sessions and a must go to event. They are one-and-a-half-hour sessions led by a chair who is a recognised expert in the field. The chair has the responsibility for inviting and leading a group of international speakers, from at least three WCPT regions, through a series of evidence based and critically reflective linked presentations, drawing out the relevance to practitioners, managers, educators, researchers and/or policy makers.

Focused symposia provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, drawing together different research and practice perspectives. As part of an international team, focused symposium chairs and speakers can explore the implications of the latest research and thinking as well as debate controversies and lay the foundations for future interactions and initiatives. As an example of what to expect the video below is a session from South Africa.

In 2019, the congress programme includes 26 focused symposia featuring 119 speakers from around the world. And here they are:

If you’ve got some top tips for how to make the most out of symposia sessions for our readers please let us know in the comments!