The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2019 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 10-13 May 2019. As a WCPT Professional Partner, PEDro will be participating in the Congress scientific program and exhibition.
At 16:00-17:30 on Sunday 12 May 2019 a seminar entitled “Consumption of research reports: how to find reports of reliable clinical research” will be conducted in Room E. Lead by Mark Elkins, Rob Herbert, Mark Kaizik and Carsten Juhl, this seminar will update conference delegates on strategies that can be used to find reports of high-quality clinical research.
The “Application of evidence: strategies to improve the application of evidence to individual patients” focused symposia will run in Room A at 8:30-10:00 on Sunday 12 May 2019. Featuring Mark Elkins, Philip van der Wees, Leonardo Costa, Rebecca Craik and Sallie Lamb, this symposia will provide participants with strategies to overcome challenges to evidence-based practice.
Four “Rapid 5” style papers relating to PEDro will be presented on Monday 13 May 2109. The session times and rooms are listed below, but please consult the Congress iPlanner for more information.
Monday, 13 May 2019 10:45-12:15, Room P
Research methodology & knowledge translation session (PLR5-11)
- PEDro searching has improved over time: a comparison of search commands from two 6-month periods 3 years apart (PLR5-722)
- The number of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy interventions doubles every 6 years: a survey of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PLR5-3351)
- Meet PEDro’s partner, DiTA, a database of studies of diagnostic test accuracy relevant to physiotherapy (PLR5-1109)
Monday 13 May, 15:45-17:15, Room V
Professional issues session (PLR5-12)
- PEDro: tackling the language barrier to translating research into practice (PLR5-2119)
A half day post-congress course entitled “Research in the clinical setting: understanding and applying randomised trials” will be run on 14 May 2019. In the course, participants will develop knowledge and skills in using randomised controlled trials to guide clinical practice. The value of randomised trials will be explored. We will delve into some key design features used in trials, including random allocation, concealed allocation, intention to treat analysis, reporting of between-group comparisons, and blinding of therapists, subjects and assessors.
Please come and visit PEDro at stand T12 in the Exhibition Hall. The PEDro team will be available during the Welcome Networking Reception plus the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks to give guided tours of PEDro and answer any questions you may have.
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