PPTA Cebu Congress 2012

Theme – Future Begins Now: Physical Therapy for Cebu and the Visayas

Overview
PPTA Cebu Congress 2012 aims to provide a venue to discuss the present significant issues being confronted by the physical therapy profession and its individual professionals regarding regulation, education, service delivery, and professional organization representation. A featured forum aims provide an opportunity for major stakeholders of the physical therapy profession in the country to present their views regarding the future state of profession in the areas of licensure and regulation, undergraduate and post-graduate education, service demand and supply, and professional organization. The program also provides an opportunity for physical therapy research to be presented by local practitioners.

Participants
Jointly organized by PPTA and the three schools of physical therapy in Cebu, it will be the highlight of their joint celebration of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Week. The congress will be attended by students and faculty, aside from being opened to local professionals. Physical therapy schools and practitioners of neighboring provinces are also invited to this whole-day event.

Program
The following are presenters and panel members for the congress:

  • Professional Regulation Commission, represented by the members of the Regulatory Board for Occupational and Physical Therapy;Commission on Higher Education, represented by the members of the Technical Panel for Physical Therapy Education;
  • Philippine Physical Therapy Association, represented by its Board of Directors and Board of Officers;
    Association of Philippine Physical Therapy Students, represented by its Board of Officers; and
  • Representatives of the Cebu schools of physical therapy: Cebu Doctors’ University, Southwestern University, and Velez College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Schedule
Saturday, 18 February 2012
8-845 Registration; Opening of Cebu Doctors’ University College of Rehabilitation Science Month Exhibits
845-9 Opening Program
9-930 Philippine Physical Therapy Association, Inc. (PPTA) presentation || G Manalang Jr., PPTA President
930-10 Commission on Higher Education (CHED) presentation || C Ramos-Peralta, Committee Chair for Physical Therapy Education
10-1040 Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) presentation || Hon. B Reyes and Hon. R. Agustin; Members of the Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
1040-1115 BREAK
1115-1145 National Health Trends || R Mercado, Member of the PPTA Board of Directors
1145-1215 Association of Philippine Physical Therapy Students (APPTS) || JA Vergara, APPTS President
1215-130 LUNCH
130-215 Local Perspective: Physical Therapy Trends || Representatives of Cebu Doctors University, Southwestern University and Velez College
215-330 Open Forum || ME Grageda, Moderator
330-5 Research Forum || EJ Gorgon, Forum Chair
Schools and researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts (See call for research papers)
5-520 Closing program; Invitation to upcoming PPTA activities

Pre-congress activities will be held on 4 and 17 February 2012 at Southwestern University.

For more information, click here or visit the PPTA website.

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