Please forward this email to your members January 2015 From the President and Secretary General Interprofessional collaborative practice is a subject close to WCPT's heart. We know that health professionals working effectively together around the world can bring improved health services.In May 2013, the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) launched its statement on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, affirming that it would bring about and strengthen interprofessional collaborative partnerships. Such partnerships will be encouraged to share their experiences and serve as examples to others, thus spreading the knowledge of best practice. The WHPA, which brings together the professional bodies for the world's dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians, is itself a fine exemplar of the benefits of collaboration between professionals. Through regular meetings and information sharing, we support, link and add value to each other's work – moving ahead on such issues as collaborative practice more effectively than we could individually.In recognition of the importance and to further stimulate the development of interprofessional collaborative practice WHPA will launch an award to celebrate and promote those values. We will announce details very soon.
Marilyn Moffat and Brenda J Myers
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2014 report on NCDs
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a Global status report on noncommunicable diseases. It looks at the nine global targets and, for example, reports on results of national policies and programmes to improve physical activity. Download the full report at: bit.ly/1HicxXF
New student network
A new WCPT Network is being launched for physical therapist students and early career professionals: www.wcpt.org/students.If you would like to get involved, WCPT is looking for volunteers who are student physical therapists/early career professionals for the roles of primary contact person and regional facilitators. The closing date for submissions is 13th February 2015. All applications/recommendations need the support of a WCPT member organisation. To find out more and access the application form go to: www.wcpt.org/students.WCPT also has 11 other networks covering areas from amputee rehabilitation to spinal cord injury. Each has a LinkedIn discussion group or other online forum. View the full list at: www.wcpt.org/networks. WCPT Congress 2015
Last chance to attend a congress course: 6th February is the deadline to register to attend a pre- or post-congress course. These courses offer a rare opportunity to gain skills from world experts, giving participants an opportunity to learn practical skills based on the latest evidence. See the full list of courses available at: www.wcpt.org/congress/course/sessions. Reserve your space now as places are selling fast! www.wcpt.org/congress/registration
Final programme: poster and platform presenters are now confirmed - the final programme will be available during February.
With a large range of session formats covering all areas of practice, a WCPT Congress is designed to appeal to all physical therapists. Find out what we have planned for Singapore at: www.wcpt.org/congress.
Exercise programmes free to all
Last week's WCPT News included an article announcing WCPT's new professional partnership with Physiotherapyexercises.com – a web-based service run by physical therapists that enables colleagues around the world to generate exercise programmes for their patients. The website, available in multiple languages, provides access to over 1,000 exercises for people with different injuries and disabilities.
Find out how you can benefit and read the full article at: bit.ly/1DgAtok.
Access free case studies
One of WCPT's continuing education partners, Educata, has announced a new website featuring patient case studies: www.ptcasestudies.com. The first case looks at the treatment of a patient presenting with central cervical pain.
The whole case study is available to view at no charge, with a paid-for option to earn continuing education credits and access the full suggested bibliography.
UN General Assembly drafts resolution on disability
The Third Committee of the 69th session of the General Assembly negotiated a draft resolution on disability entitled: "Realizing the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities towards 2015 and beyond". The resolution will work to promote the mainstreaming of disability in development, as well as in international cooperation, national development strategies and official statistics.
Access the resolution and the report of the UN Secretary General at: www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=36.
Registering a .physio domain name
Internet users are all familiar with the ubiquitous '.com' and even '.org'. There is now an alternative '.physio' with the world's physical therapy community in mind. Opportunities that will help raise your professional profile include:
To register your own domain go to dot.physio
Forthcoming events Applied Ergonomics Conference 2015: presented by the Global Organization of Ergonomics, this global conference is a forum to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management. 16th - 19th March 2015, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. www.iienet2.org/Ergo/Conference/default.aspxER-WCPT 4th European Congress on physiotherapy education: you can now register your interest in attending the 2016 ER-WCPT Education Congress: Advancing physiotherapy: demonstrating value and impact. 11th - 12th November 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom. www.liverpool2016.com/registration
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Quality and diversity mark final entries to the congress programme Plug into WCPT networks and advance practice New physical therapy representation on global musculoskeletal body Read more articles... Quality and diversity mark final entries to the congress programme Plug into WCPT networks and advance practice New physical therapy representation on global musculoskeletal body
Physical therapy has a new global advocate in Margareta Nordin, who has been appointed to the International Coordinating Council of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) – the global alliance for musculoskeletal health.
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