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WCPT E-Update - November 2014



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WCPT E-Update

November 2014

From the President and Secretary General

WCPT becomes .physio founder

Get creative!

Report: State of the world's children

Patient solidarity day

UN Enable newsletter

CPD offer

2011 WCPT General Meeting

From the President and Secretary General

The papers for next year's General Meeting, to be held before the WCPT Congress in Singapore in May, will be made available to WCPT's member organisations this week. This is more than an administrative task. It marks the start of the run-up to the most important landmark in WCPT's calendar, where WCPT's members gather to give their views and perspectives.


For those who have never been to a WCPT General Meeting, it is hard to convey their unique atmosphere. They are truly where the world of physical therapy meets, conducting business and engaging in exchanges that could happen nowhere else. A sense of global professional unity, direction and respect pervades – even though discussions can be complex and sometimes difficult.


Among the subjects on the agenda for 2015 are changes to the WCPT Articles, motions from member organisations and elections. For us, attending a General Meeting is a privilege, and we are looking forward to working with so many of our professional friends when we gather for the meeting to be held from the 28th April to 1st May. 


Kind regards,
Marilyn Moffat and Brenda J Myers

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WCPT becomes .physio founder

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WCPT has become a founding member of dot physio, the new internet domain extension specifically for the physical therapy community. The .physio extension works in the same way as .com and .org extensions to website domain names.

The eligibility policy of .physio limits registration to people who are entitled to be members of a WCPT member organisation, so students, assistants, educators and retired practitioners may be eligible as well as practising physical therapists.  Organisations that service these people are also eligible to register .physio domain names.

Find out more, including how to register your own .physio domain name, at: wwwregistry.physio

Get creative!

There are just over two weeks left to the 15th December deadline to submit your entry for WCPT's art and health competition. The work of the finalists will be displayed in an art and health exhibition at the WCPT Congress 2015 in Singapore.


The theme of the competition is "fulfilling potential" and the original artwork must have been created as a photograph, painting, drawing or sculpture. The competition is open to all, with a maximum of three entries to be submitted by any one individual.


Find out more at: www.wcpt.org/congress/art-and-health 
See previous competition winners at: www.wcpt.org/node/42615

© David winner, 2011 competition winner (photography category)

Report: State of the world's children

© Unicef

Last week UNICEF launched the report: The State of the World's Children 2015. Marking 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the report calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children.

It is the first fully digital State of the World's Children, with interactive and multimedia content. You can personalise your experience by browsing through categories or by tailoring the content with a series of tags, allowing you to be connected to an innovation community and open-source ideas through an interactive world map.

Access the report at: sowc2015.unicef.org/

Patient solidarity day

The International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) has designated the 6th December as Patient Solidarity Day.


The theme of the day for 2014 is Universal health coverage. It centres on IAPO's core aims that every person, every patient is equal and all have the right to access the healthcare they need, when they need it.


To find out more about the day and to discover how you can show your support go to: iapo.org.uk/patient-solidarity-day.

Patient Solidarity Day logo

UN Enable newsletter

© WHO/Bernard Franck

The following items were published in last month's United Nations Enable newsletter which may be of particular relevance to physical therapists:

·         International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December 2014. Theme: Sustainable development: The promise of technology

·         Disability data and statistics, monitoring and evaluation: The way forward, a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond

·         High-level meeting on disability and development

Access the newsletter at: www.un.org/disabilities/

CPD offer

One of WCPT's continuing education partners, MedBridge, is offering the last chance of the year to join for US $200 (usually US $425).


MedBridge offers an evidence-based online curriculum and home exercise platform where you can learn from award-winning instructors with 200+ online courses, create custom exercise programs with integrated patient education, and keep up with the latest research with 30-minute video interviews by top clinicians.


To get 12 months of unlimited access to MedBridge subscribe at: www.medbridgeeducation.com/pricing and enter the promo code WCPTend2014.

MedBridge courses


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