Discover the wealth of content in the World Physiotherapy congress archive

The World Physiotherapy congress archive now includes material from our congresses in 2017, 2019, and 2021.

The archive holds a wealth of content, including under-represented areas of research from physiotherapists in different parts of the world. 

For example, when World Physiotherapy held its first congress in Africa, in Cape Town in 2017, there was a 71% increase in abstract submissions from physiotherapists in Africa and 26% of congress participants were from Africa, compared to only 3-5% in previous locations. This demonstrates the value and importance of the congress location in improving access to research and raising the profile of presenters and the work they are doing, as significant congress content does not get published in peer reviewed journals that struggle to reflect the diversity of research undertaken.

This issue was highlighted by Saurab Sharma in a session on equality, equity, diversity and inclusion during the World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online. Saurab explored the many challenges faced by physiotherapists from different parts of the world seeking to share their research and work in journals and academic publications.

Visit the congress archive to watch the Equality, equity, diversity and inclusion session from World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online.

You can search the archive to find recordings of sessions and presentations, videos of opening and closing sessions, ePosters, abstract presentations – and more. The archive can be searched by topic, session type, presenter, congress year and key words. Content from future congresses will be added to the archive.

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World Physiotherapy congress archive