NEPTACON-2014

conference logoNEPTA Conference- 2014

WILL BE HELD IN THE LAND OF HIMALAYAS,  NEPAL, KATHMANDU. 

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. Two days of the conference will be broadly divided into four parts, namely:

  1. Pediatrics, neurology and disability
  2. Cardiopulmonary and fitness
  3. Orthopedics and Manual Therapy
  4. Women’s Health

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.

Who can attend?

Any health related professional who works in the field of rehabilitation and or who has interest in rehabilitation related to above mentioned fields.

  • Physiotherapist, physiotherapy assistants/ aids/ students
  • Occupational therapist/ students
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Educators in above mentioned specialties
  • Social workers
  • Consumers of physiotherapy services

 

Why attend NEPTACON-2014?

It is a wonderful platform to attend this scientific meeting in the Land of Himalayas. The highlights of the conference are listed below:

  1. Internationally recognized key speakers who will be presenting in the recent knowledge in their area of expertise.
  2. Chances to interact with these speakers and broaden your knowledge and clinical reasoning.
  3. Opportunity to present your research paper and or review article as platform or poster presentation, which will help you disseminate the information to international audience. These types of presentation will give you professional credibility as well.
  4. Opportunity to attend a separate hands-on workshop on 23rd of November, 2014 on “Manual therapy of Lumbar Spine” from the expert in the field, Prof. Joshua Cleland himself. This is the first time Prof. Cleland is conducting any workshop in this part of the world. You have the chance to learn from him and also improve your clinical reasoning skills (Please note that the registration fee does not cover the workshop charges, also the seats are limited).
  5. Other pre-conference workshops:
    1. Workshop on “Leadership for Physiotherapists”- by Jessica Less and Dr. Gillian Webb, PT, PhD,  Melbourne University Australia. This will be wonderful opportunity for physiotherapists and other health professionals to improve their leadership and managerial skills.  This will happen on 18- 19th of November, 2014.
    2. Workshop on “Theraband” by Dr. 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. The course is scheduled on 18- 19th of November, 2014; and will run simultaneously with Leadership workshop.
    3. Workshop on “Pelvic Pain Management- A Biopsychosocial Approach”. This will be conducted by Dr. Britt Stuge, PT, PhD, who is senior research at University of Oslo, Norway. (20th November, 2014)
  6. Interact with the experts in the area of your interest or specialty from all rounds the world, share knowledge and ideas, clear doubts.
  7. Opportunity to collaborate nationally and internationally with experts in education, clinical practice and research.
  8. Wonderful opportunity to visit this beautiful country at the time of the conference. This is the time when Kathmandu has the best of climatic condition.
  9. Conference organizing committee may help you organize your travel within the country, site seeing, stay and food. Note that conference fee does not cover any of these.

 

Click here for details: Overall plan for the conference 2014

 

How do I register?

  1.  Please complete the online form at here.

    Online registration

  2. Deposite the appropriate amount for the conference registration in favour of Suresh Kumar Shrestha (see the account details below).
  3. Please save the bank receipt which you will have to present at the time of registration just before the conference starts.

Accounts Details:

  • In favour of:                Suresh Kumar Shrestha (Treasurer of NEPTA)
  • Bank:                               SBI Bank (Nepal)
  • Account number:      1771 5241 4099 14
  • Branch:                          Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Swift Code:                    NSBINPKA
  • IFSC:                                sbin0004430

Call for abstracts:

Now you can send us the abstract at neptacon14@hotmail.com or to the Conference Secretariat, Saurab Sharma at saurabsharma1@gmail.com.  Please find the instruction for submission of abstract here.

Download Call for Abstract- NEPTACON 2014

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.

Registration charges NEPTACON 2014

Registration charges NEPTACON 2014

Highlights of the conference:

International Speakers from all round the globe including:

1. Dr. Joshua A Cleland, PT, PhD.  Professor, Franklin Pierce University, NH, USA. 2. Dr. Britt Stuge, PT, PhD, Senior researcher, Division for Neuroscience and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Norway 3. Dr. Kavitha Raja, PT, PhD, Principal and Professor, JSS College of Physiotherapy, India. 4. Dr. Gillian Webb, PT, PhD Associate Professor, Melbourne University, Australia 5. Dr. Senthil P Kumar, PT, PhD, Principal and Professor, MMIPR, Ambala, India 6. 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

Pre-conference Workshop 1a (18th – 19th November, 2014)

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

Pre-conference Workshop 1b (18th – 19th November, 2014)

Workshop on “Theraband” by Dr. 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   Theraband workshop

Pre-conference Workshop 2 (20th November, 2014)

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

Workshop on Pelvic Girdle Pain- Dr. Britt Stuge

 

 Post-conference Workshop (23rd November, 2014)

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 Workshop on Manual Therapy of Lumbar Spine

VISA requirements:

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.

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