7th International Conference of Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA) will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal from 18th to 23rd November, 2014. This physiotherapy scientific meeting will bring the physiotherapists from all round the world in the land of Himalayas, the land of Lord Buddha and place with numerous historical values. Along with the conference, you will get to enjoy the glory of the beautiful country. This conference will be a General Physiotherapy Conference, where papers from any specialty will be accepted.
Each part of the conference will have distinguished speakers in the respective fields with in depth clinical and research experience. Platform presentations of the topic will be moderated by these experts themselves.
The scientific committee of the conference invites for abstract submission for platform and poster presentations. Please note that number of presentations is limited. Abstract submission will be closed early as soon as we reach our requirement. So please submit your abstracts early. Also, indicate during the abstract submission if the submitted application is for poster or platform presentation.
Applicants need to present the original research or a review paper using PowerPoint. Total EIGHT minutes will be provided for the presentation. Speaker will be notified about the time two minutes before the time ends. TWO minutes will be allocated for the discussion and questions from the audiences.
Posters are reports summarizing information using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as graphs, charts, figures and photographs mounted on a poster board, the dimensions of 6 feet X 4 feet. Posters will be on display for one day during the conference time. Presenters will be given FIVE minutes time to present in front of the moderators with TWO minutes of question and answer time. Delegates are free to attend the poster for discussion during the break time.
Who can present?
*Prizes will be given to the best presenters by assessment of the presentation under above mentioned categories.
Each submission must be via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc to email@example.com made electronically via the NEPTA website. All correspondence will be with the person who submits the abstract. The presenting author does not have to be the first named author listed in the abstract.
Submissions should include the following:
a) Title of abstract.
b) Names of presenter and co-authors.
c) Contact details of all authors to include: full name, organization/ institution, city and country, email address.
d) The completed abstract [maximum 350 words]
The abstract should be divided into following subheadings:
Note: Word count excludes Keywords, funding, conflict of interest, ethical approval and clinical trial registration. Please do not include any references, pictures, tables, and graph in the abstract.
Also Note that there are no scholarships or grants for both the paper and poster presenters from the conference team. All the presenters will need to pay the registration charge of the conference for confirmation of their paper/ poster presentations. However, presenters may apply for grants to the institute they are affiliated with.
To find the details about registration charges, please click on the link to download the registration details. Please hurry up, there are limited registration seats.
Click here for brief profile of the speakers, Key speakers profile- compiled
Dr. Britt Stuge, PT, PhD, Senior researcher, Division for Neuroscience and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Dr. Gillian Webb, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Melbourne University, Australia
Dr. J Haxby Abbott, PT, PhD, DPT, Research Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic section of the Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand
Dr. James H McAuley, PhD,Full time Researcher at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Sydney, Australia
Dr. Jessica Less, DPT, Melbourne University, Australia
Dr. Joshua A Cleland, PT, PhD, Professor, Franklin Pierce University, NH, USA
Dr. Kavitha Raja, PT, PhD, Principal and Professor, JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore, India
Dr. Senthil P Kumar, PT, PhD, Principal and Professor, MMIPR, Ambala, India
Dr. Ton A.R. Schreuders, PhD, Hand therapist, Board member of Hand Across the Borders, Netherlands
This workshop will cover leadership for physiotherapists. Apart from sound clinical skills, background knowledge and being updated with recent evidences, physiotherapists also require leadership skills. Learn this from the expert herself, Gillian Webb, PT, PhD. Another expert in the field of Leadership, Jessica Less, DPT will co-instructor the workshop.
Workshop on “Theraband” by Mahendra Yadav, MPT, Faculty- Sikkim Manipal University, India. He is a Silver Level Instructor, Theraband Academy, US. This course will include scientific and clinical application in Elastic resistance training, Exercise ball training, Balance and Proprioceptive training and Injury specific rehabilitation. At the end of the course you will receive Internationally recognized certificate and earn 8 credit hours. This course is scheduled on 18- 19th of November, 2014; and will run simultaneously with Leadership workshop. theraband workshop Nepal
The workshop will cover “Pelvic Girdle Pain- A biopsychosocial Approach”. Workshop will be covered by Britt Stuge, PT, PhD, who is a senior researcher at University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Stuge has numerous papers on Pelvic Pain especially on women during pregnancy. Please click on the link beside for the details of the workshop. Pre conference Britt Stuge Workshop
The workshop will be conducted by Joshua A cleland, PT, PhD himself on Manual therapy of Lumbar Spine. This is the first time Dr. Cleland is conducting any workshops in this part of the world. Please click on the link for the details of the workshop. Josh Cleland Workshop on Lumbopelvic Manual Therapy
Indian delegates will not require any visa to visit Nepal. Delegates from elsewhere can receive their visas upon arrival at the immigration office, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal.
It is a wonderful platform to attend this scientific meeting in the Land of Himalayas. The highlights of the conference are listed below: