The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that physical therapists have until October 31 to submit abstracts for possible presentations at the 2015 World Confederation for Physical Therapy’s (WCPT) Congress in Singapore. The International Scientific Committee of the WCPT is accepting proposals for platform and poster presentations of research or special interest reports. The WCPT Congress is held every 4 years.

The APTA news release notes that platform presentations will be delivered in a “classic” format (a session of 8 platform presentations with speakers presenting for 8 minutes), “rapid 5” format (combinations of 10 presentations each delivering key messages using no more than 5 slides in 5 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion of all presentations), or a “state of the art” format (moderator leads a platform presentation session to include sequential high quality abstract presentations of 10 minutes).

The “state of the art” format is reserved for presentations “in cutting edge fields likely to influence physical therapy practice,” according to the WCPT. Posters will be on display for 1 day during exhibition hours, with presenters assigned a 45-minute period to discuss their poster with delegates.

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Source: APTA