Welcome to the WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017
“Moving towards health, longevity, and sustainability”

On behalf of the Organising Committee and the Physical Therapy Association of Thailand, we are honoured to invite you to the WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017 which will be held from 27 to 30 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference is an opportunity for physical therapists in the Asia Western Pacific Region to present their works and share experiences with peers that would enhance collaborations of physical therapists in the region and worldwide.

The Conference theme of “Moving towards health, longevity, and sustainability” highlights the fact that Physical Therapy profession is one of the most growing profession and contributing to the health service all over the world. Achieving the longevity and sustainability goals are challenging and require the profession to integrate our wisdom, knowledge, and great practice skills. Through the regular meetings and conferences, considerable progress has been made but many challenges remain.

The Conference format will include panel discussions, symposia, oral and poster presentations, and workshops on many aspects of physical therapy profession and will highlight the efforts being made to escalate physical therapy knowledge through learning and sharing. It will give all participants the opportunity to discuss the current situation and come up with proposals on how to develop a way forward collaboratively to accelerate high quality physical therapy services in all countries.

We look forward to learning from your experiences and insights pertaining to various facets of physical therapy profession including policy, advocacy, clinical practice, and research. Your participation will contribute immensely to the success of the WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017. We look forward to welcoming you to Bangkok, where you will find both constructive discussions at the Conference and warm Thai hospitality.

Kanda Chaipinyo, PT, PhD.
Chair, WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017

Tentative schedule

28th-30th June, 2017
WCPT-AWP & PTAT Congress 2017:
“Moving towards health, longevity, and sustainability”

Date/time
28th June, 2017
  • Opening ceremony (HRH Princess Sirindhorn)
  • Keynote by Gillian Webb & Rik Gosselink
  • Panel discussion
  • Focused symposia / Parallel sessions
  • Banquet
29th June, 2017
  • Keynote by Shirley Sahrmann & Wichai Eungpinitpong
  • Focused symposia / Parallel sessions
  • Panel discussion
  • Group interest meeting & Award presentation
30th June, 2017
  • Focused symposia / Parallel sessions
  • Awards announcement
  • Closing ceremony

Assoc. Prof. Wichai Eungpinitpong
PT, PhD.

Prof. Shirley A. Sahrmann
PT, PhD, FAPTA

Prof. Rik Gosselink
PT, PhD, FERS

Associate Professor Gillian Webb
PT, PhD.

Professor Suh Fang Jeng
PT, PhD.

Key dates

***Extended deadline for abstract submission for poster presentation only***

1 May 2016Call for abstracts opens
May - 15 November 2016 (extended)Call for symposium
May - 15 November 2016Call for reviewers
1 August 2016Early bird registration opens
30 January 2017 (extended)***Deadline for abstract submission (poster only)***

15 February 2017

30 April 2017***

Notification of outcome

Notification of outcome (extended for poster only)***

15 March 2017Deadline for early bird registration
31 May 2017Deadline for advance registration