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World Physiotherapy- Call for Network Facilitators


World Physiotherapy- Call for Network Facilitators

Future Network – a network for physiotherapist students and early career professionals

Call for Network Facilitators

Are you passionate about physiotherapy, interested in making a difference by representing your region, and connecting with the global physiotherapy community?

If you are a student or early career physiotherapist with energy and enthusiasm to engage with others, World Physiotherapy Future has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for you as a network facilitator.

As a network facilitator, you will have a chance to:

  • represent your region on the world stage
  • contribute to discussions in the profession
  • help amplify the voice of physiotherapy students and early career professionals
  • create engaging social media
  • develop your career and contacts with the global physiotherapy profession. World Physiotherapy Future is seeking facilitators from the following WorldPhysiotherapy regions:
  • Africa: 2 Facilitators
  • Asia Western Pacific: 1 Facilitator
  • Europe: 1 Facilitator
  • North America Caribbean: 1 Facilitators

The Future Network is for physiotherapy students and early career professionals. The aim of the network is to engage physiotherapist students and early career professionals with World Physiotherapy and their member organisations, encouraging, promoting and facilitating the interchange of ideas and activities of common interest.


All World Physiotherapy member organisations within the Africa, Asia Western Pacific, Europe and North America Caribbean regions and World Physiotherapy social media channels.

We are seeking recommendations for individuals from World Physiotherapy member organisations and applications from individuals who need to have the support of their World Physiotherapy member organisation.


Recommend/support individuals who could take on a leadership role within the network. More than one recommendation is welcomed from any organisation and World Physiotherapy will appoint from among the recommendations/applications.


Complete the online survey; Responses are required by 29 January 2021.

Informal enquiries:

Please contact Rachael Thomson at World Physiotherapy rthomson@world.physiopage2image23258880page2image23256384

Network facilitator

Job description:

  •   support the network by contacting and engaging with student physiotherapists and early career professionals in their region
  •   serve for a period of 2 years, renewable for one further period of 2 years (ie no more than 4 years in total)
  •   be an active contributor on World Physiotherapy Future’s social media platforms
  •   be available to contribute to regular teleconferencesPerson specification:
    •   physiotherapy student or early career professional (see definitions below)
    •   active, effective and professional engagement with their World Physiotherapy memberorganisation, where eligible for membership
    •   good connections and engagement with other physiotherapy students and early careerprofessionals
    •   active and effective communicator on social media platforms, specifically Facebook,Twitter and/or Instagram
    •   track record of delivering projects on time and gaining the support of others
  • DefinitionsStudentStudents enrolled on a physiotherapy professional entry level programme:
      • who, where eligible, are members of World Physiotherapy member organisation as a student member; and/or
      • who are eligible to join the national World Physiotherapy member organisation once qualified
  • Early career professional
  • Early career physiotherapist with less than 6 years’ experience and a member of a national World Physiotherapy member organisation.
  • Find more information on the Future Network:Website: Facebook: Twitter:

Press release: Key speakers for WCPT Congress 2021 announced


Press release: Key speakers for WCPT Congress 2021 announced

Key speakers for WCPT Congress 2021 announced

WCPT is pleased to announce the opinion leaders and innovators in physical therapy who will present the key sessions at the world’s largest gathering of the profession – the WCPT Congress, to be held in Dubai, 8 – 10 April 2021.

The congress programme includes 12 confirmed focused symposia featuring 55 speakers from around the world.  Focused symposia are core sessions where cutting edge relevant topics will be explored from an international and diverse perspective. High profile speakers will create insightful and engaging learning experiences that ultimately inform, inspire, involve and empower delegates. Details of the newly announced symposia, including speakers, are provided in the attached sheets.

« We were incredibly pleased with the breadth and quality of the many proposals we received. The focused symposia to be presented in Dubai combine truly global perspectives with content that we believe represents professional challenges that physiotherapists around the world are facing today. The topics cover a range of timely topics, such as pain management, services for refugees and migrants, health economics, and the role of technology, and are relevant to clinicians, managers, educators and researchers, » said Shane Patman, Chair of WCPT’s congress programme committee (CPC), which has responsibility for putting together the programme for the WCPT Congress 2021.

« Focused symposia are a great opportunity to hear from world-renowned speakers that are experts in their area and gain a unique global understanding and insight into a particular field.

« The CPC is excited to announce the first confirmed programming for the WCPT Congress 2021 and is looking forward to developing it further with relevant and innovative content. »

Each focused symposium is organised by a recognised expert in the field, who leads an international group of speakers working together and engaging with the audience to draw out the relevance, challenges, applicability and take-home messages.

Further details about the focused symposia for the WCPT Congress 2021 can be found at:

Please contact Mia Lockner if you have any specific queries:

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