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IFOMPT 2016 Glasgow - Latest News

All the latest news to keep you up to date and in the know about the exciting events that will take place in Glasgow in July 2016
As the countdown to the opening ceremony continues, the IFOMPT 2016 committee would like to keep you informed of activities that are a wider part of the conference. Over the last 4 years we have been working with the team in Glasgow to provide a lasting legacy to the city for hosting the IFOMPT 2016 conference. This legacy of IFOMPT is a feature that we are proud of in 2016 and will be continued by other host organisations in future IFOMPT conferences. The social media team of Jack Chew, Steve Nawoor and Helen Welch will be keeping you informed of the highlights  that delegates will expect at Glasgow 4th– 8th of July 2016
The Legacy of IFOMPT 2016
Glasgow Primary Schools  Poster Competition: As part  of the conference’s engagement  with the city  of Glasgow and the theme  of the conference health promoting a public health message to encourage healthy lifestyle and exercise, the IFOMPT 2016 committee are involving  school children of Glasgow in a poster competition to promote a healthy lifestyle for the conference.
The poster competition  is based around the theme of the “Benefits of Exercise” and fits  with the  education curriculum in the Glasgow schools to promote a healthy lifestyle. All poster entries will be displayed in the exhibition hall over the duration of the conference. The winning poster will be on display at the entrances to the conference, on the conference app, and on our partner site on Physiopedia. The winning school will receive £500, to be used for sports equipment for the school, with the winning child receiving a trophy at the welcoming ceremony.  The judging team look forward to the difficult task of deciding  on the winning poster and I would encourage anyone attending the conference to see the display  of posters  in the exhibition hall.

Glasgow Spine Checks: As a “thank you” to the people of Glasgow,  the IFOMPT 2016  are running free spine check stations throughout the city  of Glasgow. Supported by our sponsor MKnote, these spine checks will provide advice and information about backcare by international experts from the field of MSK physiotherapy.  We hope these Spine checks will raise the profile of MSK physiotherapy in Glasgow and in the UK, and encourage the people of Glasgow to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Social Media Team IFOMPT 2016
The IFOMPT 2016 committee and our conference partner Physiopedia would like to welcome Steve Nawoor 
and Jack Chew to the social media team for Glasgow 2016. Both Steve and Jack have a proven track record in 
the use of social media and will be providing entertaining and insightful blogs on the conference programme. 
The conference committee is delighted that they have agreed to join the team of Chris Mercer and Helen Welch
to provide daily input from Glasgow 2016. For up to date information on the conference follow @ifompt on twitter.

Have you been successful in your abstract submission?
Notification letters were issued by the scientific committee on Monday 8 February 2016
Authors were encouraged to submit an abstract under the five key areas that constitute the conference theme, Expanding Horizons. 
These were:
•    Advanced assessment/practice and managing complex patients
•    Integrating research into practice
•    Health promotion/public health
•    Changing roles and scope of practice
•    Teaching, learning and professional development
As we would expect from an IFOMPT conference, the standard this year was very high and it was a difficult decision for the scientific committee to choose the successful applicants.

We would love to hear if you have been successful in your abstract submission by using the hashtag #IFOMPT2016 in your tweets or by following us on Twitter or Facebook- @IFOMPT or @physioMACP

For more information regarding the conference visit the conference website at www.ifomptconference.org – or follow us on the IFOMPT Twitter account @ifompt – or on the IFOMPT conference pages on Physiopedia.
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