Anne Moseley, co-founder of PEDro, received the Mildred Elson Award in the opening ceremony for World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2019.
The Mildred Elson Award is the highest honour the WCPT can bestow. It is awarded for outstanding leadership that significantly contributes to the physiotherapy profession.
Anne was recognised before almost 4,300 physiotherapists for her leadership and commitment to PEDro. Launched in 1999, when the term evidence-based practice was in its infancy, PEDro has grown into the pre-eminent evidence resource for the global physiotherapy community. In this time physiotherapists have performed over 22-million PEDro searches. While PEDro began in Australia, in 2018 it was used to answer over 2.6-million questions posed by users from 213 countries and territories (only 7% of searches being from Australia). PEDro now indexes more than 43,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and practice guidelines.
“The Mildred Elson Award celebrates the value of physiotherapists working together. PEDro is an exemplar of what is possible through collaboration,” said Anne in her acceptance speech. Examples of collaboration included obtaining industry support from 70 organisations, volunteers from 32 countries contributing ratings, and translating the web-site into 12 languages.
You can see some of the highlights from the WCPT opening ceremony in the video below