International Physical Therapists for HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Care (IPT-HOPE)

Members of IPT-HOPE at Congress 2019

About the specialty group

The IPT-HOPE specialty group vision is to advance physiotherapy management and prevention of HIV/AIDS, oncologic, and hospice and palliative related functional impairments throughout the world and across cultural groups.

The group provides individuals from member organisations with opportunities to advance evidence-based physiotherapy management in these areas through educational opportunities, networking, research dissemination and collaboration, and clinical practice information sharing and skill development.

The goals of IPT-HOPE are to:

  • provide peer support through networking opportunities for its members (List serves, websites, online meetings, and education and research sessions.)
  • provide continuing professional development opportunities
  • establish mechanisms for promoting evidence to enhance practice
  • enhance the international awareness of the benefits of physiotherapy management for individuals with oncologic, palliative care, or HIV/AIDS related conditions

Get involved

IPT-HOPE is very interested in collaborating and networking with physiotherapy leaders in oncology, palliative care, and HIV/AIDS from many countries so we may continue and move forward the care of our patients. Initial contact can be made with Jackie Drouin, president of IPT-HOPE, at [email protected]

If you are working in this field, or represent an organisation that is likely to want to become involved, then please contact Jackie Drouin at [email protected]

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