College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) Department of Physical Therapy faculty members Assoc. Prof. Donald S. Lipardo, Ms. Catherine Joy T. Escuadra, and Asst. Prof. Christian Rey D. Rimando participated as paper presenters and committee volunteer during the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress held from May 10 to 13, 2019 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.
The scientific program showcased the global perspectives and the best in physical therapy research, education and practice in over 170 sessions. Lipardo presented his paper titled, “Effect of Physical and Cognitive Training on Falls and Fall-related Factors in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment” in one of the platform presentation sessions. His presentation was well received by delegates from different WCPT member countries.
Escuadra was a speaker for an Indaba, a peer sharing and exchanges session in the congress, on managing a scientific journal. This was attended by journal editors and researchers.
Rimando served as one of the congress volunteers assisting the organizing committee in the different simultaneous sessions.
The three of them also served either as an abstract reviewer or poster and paper presentation judges. With the slogan “Where the world of physical therapy meets,” WCPT Congress is considered the leading and largest global meeting of physical therapists across the globe. More than 4,300 delegates from all continents of the world gathered in this biennial event.