The scientific programme at WCPT Congress provides a good barometer of physiotherapists' interests and the things that it thinks are current or 'coming' in the profession. But when people pay their registration fee, they're signing up for everything, so it's not until after the event that we get to see what people attended and what they didn't. On the other hand, the pre- and post-congress courses can really show what physiotherapists are prepared to invest their money in, and so give us a very good indication of physiotherapists' interests. So with the call going out this week for pre- and post-congress course proposals, there's an opportunity to gauge whether radical shifts are … [Read more...] about Will next year’s WCPT Congress break new ground?
It's been a few months since we last gave you an update on what the Critical Physiotherapy Network is up to, so here's a short summary of things we've done recently and some of the projects we've got in the pipeline. As always, if you'd like to be involved in anything that we're doing, just get in touch. Add a comment to the post, send us an email, Tweet us (@CriticaPhysio) or message us on Facebook (@CriticalPhysiotherapyNetwork). Our first co-authored book - Manipulating Practices: A critical physiotherapy reader - has been an incredible success. Published by Norway's foremost scientific and technical publisher - Cappelen Damm Forlag - it has been downloaded more than any other book … [Read more...] about What’s going on with the CPN?
At last years WCPT Congress, the Critical Physiotherapy Network hosted focused symposium on critical thinking. Thanks to the generosity of CPN Exec member Viviana Silva, we now have a Spanish translation of the entire transcript. You can access the transcript here. Huge thanks to Viviana for all of the hard work she is doing to bring the work of the CPN closer to our Spanish-speaking colleagues. Mil gracias Viviana. … [Read more...] about Spanish translation of text from WCPT Focused Symposium
It seems we say this every year, but 2017 was another bumper year for the CPN. We've continued to grow in size, now with over 650 members. This year alone we've added 185 new members from 41 countries, thanks, in part, to the work we did at WCPT in Cape Town. The Focused Symposium that we ran was a huge success, and it's fair to say we were all a little surprised by the reception we received. Our one-day post-conference 'Salons' held simultaneously in Cape Town and Cardiff were also great opportunities to grow and support the CPN family. Perhaps the biggest achievement of the year, however, has been the creation of the first ever published collection of critical physiotherapy … [Read more...] about CPN End of Year Report Card
WCPT have just sent out a call asking for people to nominate things that they'd like to see at the next WCPT Congress in Geneva in 2019. There's an opportunity here for you to encourage more critical physiotherapy. Follow the link to the survey below, and let WCPT know that critical physiotherapy can be a 'positive force for an otherwise physiotherapy'. Text from message sent by WCPT on 10 October 2017 Complete our short survey to have your say and help us shape the programme for the WCPT Congress 2019. What are your top 5 topic choices? Do high profile speakers attract you to the event? What session types most appeal to you? What do you think the major issues … [Read more...] about How to get more critical physiotherapy at the next WCPT Congress
By anyone's estimations, the CPN events at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town this last week were a huge success. Thanks goes to a lot of people, not least Jenny Setchell, Michael Rowe and Nicky Wilson in Cape Town and Gwyn Owen in Cardiff, for organising and running things. Here are some highlights: The biggest face-to-face meeting of the CPN Exec we've ever been able to hold, as a time for reflection on the Network's future; A Focused Symposium that ran like clockwork and delivered to around 200 people, with four fantastic founding members of the Network delivering powerful, thought-provoking, and often challenging material; A series of workshops and papers presented by CPN … [Read more...] about Celebrations over, now back to work
As I write this, we've just completed the second of three main CPN events that were planned for the WCPT congress here in Cape Town. On Sunday morning, eight of the nine CPN members met up for a strategic planning meeting, where we talked about how the CPN might develop in the coming years. More on this after the CPN Salon on Wednesday. The second event was the Focused Symposium at the congress itself. To recap, the WCPT only awards a limited number of Focused Symposia at each congress, and so we were very fortunate that our application to hold a symposium on critical thinking was accepted. I chaired the session and Mershen Pillay, Viviana Silva, Jenny Setchell and Barbara … [Read more...] about CPN at WCPT – update