July 2009 Physical and Occupational Licensure Examination Results

The wait is over. The results are out!!!

The licensure examinations for Physical and Occupational Therapists was held last 25 to 26 July 2009 and a total of 390 out of 873 passed the examinations given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Cebu, the Professional Regulation Commission announced Wednesday.

Top 10 Occupational Therapist Examinees
1. Maricris Malabad Malaki, University of the Philippines-Manila – 85.60%
Roi Charles Sarmiento Pineda, University of the Philippines-Manila – 85.60%
2. Lorraine Venice Chua Ocampo Tan, University of Santo Tomas – 84.60%
Elouise Jane Buenaventura Timbang, University of Santo Tomas – 84.60%
3. Sheena Flor Blancaflor Astilla, University of Santo Tomas – 84.40%
Jenniveth Natasha Agutaya Hamili, University of Santo Tomas – 84.40%
4. Crismae Mangahas Olay, University of Santo Tomas – 84%
5. Attria Mayo Batoon, University of the Philippines-Manila – 83%
6. Kristine Ann Villarico Dahilig, University of the Philippines-Manila – 82.80%
7. Constantine Lim Yu Chua, University of the Philippines-Manila – 82.40%
Aaron De Vera Ramos, University of Santo Tomas – 82.40%
8. Miguel De Castro Marañaga, University of Santo Tomas – 81.80%
9. Jessica Joanna Quisumbing Pulhin, University of the Philippines-Manila – 81.40%
10. Kristine Ann Martinez Carandang, University of the Philippines-Manila – 81%

Top 10 Physical Therapist Examinees
1. Mark David Sales Basco, University of the Philippines-Manila – 87.10%
2. April Aguilar Sascot, University of the Philippines-Manila – 85%
3. Raphael Ricardo Cruz Cudera, Cebu Doctors University – 84.70%
4. Fatima Carrillo Pamplona, University of the Philippines-Manila – 84.20%
5. Christina Jane Ladera Sanchez, Cebu Doctors University – 84%
6. Mikhail Mabuti Ayunan, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – 83.85%
7. Ronald Rodriguez de Viana, University of the Philippines-Manila – 83.65%
8. Linnelle Stacy Tan Lao, University of Santo Tomas – 83.35%
9. Ervin Anog Dela Cruz, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – 83.30%
10. Luis Miguel Eugenio Angeles, University of the Philippines-Manila – 83%

Click here to view the complete list of successful Physical and Occupational Therapist examinees for July 2009.

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World Physical Therapy Day 2009 Toolkit Now Available

September 8th is World Physical Therapy Day and to help in the campaign for awareness about the crucial contribution of the profession of physical therapy, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is offering a toolkit available now for download so event organisers may plan ahead their activities.

The toolkit includes materials divided into four categories:

  • Advice sheets
  • Ready-made information sheets
  • Information about clinical areas
  • Ready-made visual materials

The theme for this year is Movement for Health, which focuses on the vital role physical therapists play in combating lifestyle diseases and, in particular, the worldwide obesity crisis. This year, the WCPT is also providing extra factual materials to help you focus on particular types of lifestyle diseases that are relevant to your location and the contribution physical therapists make in combating them. The new areas covered are:

  • childhood obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes

Find out more information on this event and download the WCPT’s toolkit for free now by clicking here.

Workshops from Zi Mei

Australia-based Zimei Events is inviting everyone to a couple more of their workshops for the year, which are now open for registrations.

A. Play and Literacy in the Early Years
Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th November 2009 – Sydney
Speaker: Dr Karen Stagnitti

This two day workshop focuses on the assessment and intervention of children’s play, including an understanding of how Pretend Play is related to narrative language & literacy.

Early bird Registrations Close – Friday 2nd October 2009 – $425
Registrations Close – Friday 13th November 2009 – $495

B. OT Practice for School-Aged Children: “A Real World Approach”
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th November 2009 – Brisbane
Speakers: Dr Jodie Copley, Chrisdell McLaren & Dr Jill Ashburner

This two-day workshop aims to provide therapists with a functional performance based framework to conceptualise and base their assessment and intervention. It will focus on the clinical reasoning used to make practice decisions for school-aged children who are having difficulty succeeding in their learning environment.

Early bird Registrations Close – Friday 25th September 2009 – $395
Registrations Close – Friday 30th October 2009 – $450

For more information on these events, click here.

Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury

When & Where
10-14 March 2010
Washington, DC, USA

Aside from the wonderful scientific program with world renowned experts in the field of brain injury, we are also continuing other special features including scientific poster and paper presentations, candlelight sessions with experts, and IBIA’s various awards, including the Henry Stonnington Award for best review article in Brain Injury (IBIA’s officially endorsed organizational research journal), the Jennett & Plum Award for Clinical Achievement in the field of brain injury medicine, as well as The Safe Car of the Year Award.

There will also be a post-conference symposium on disorders of consciousness in addition to workshops on neuropharmacology, neuroethics, controversies in neuropsychology, visual assessment and rehabilitation, community reintegration, educational reentry issues, as well as return to work. There will also be some new features added to the conference which we hope all attendees will find educationally beneficial.

Nathan Zasler, M.D.
Chairperson, IBIA

Ross Zafonte, D.O.
President, IBIA

Registration and call for abstracts are now open. For more information on this event, click here.

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