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The World Physiotherapy Congress Kicks Off Tomorrow in Dubai 01 June 2023
Under the patronage of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid ‎Al Maktoum ‎Award for Medical Sciences, the activities of the World ‎Physiotherapy Conference will take ‎place at the World Trade Center in Dubai, ‎from the 2nd to the 4th of June, 2023. Being held for ‎the first time in the ‎Middle East and the Arab world, the Conference will bring together a group ‎of ‎experts in the field of physiotherapy from all over the world to present the ‎latest technologies ‎in the field of physiotherapy.‎
Over the three days of the Conference, experts from all over the world will ‎discuss the latest ‎evidence-based medical studies in the field of physiotherapy ‎and other various and emerging topics ‎in these fields.‎
Naima Saleh, President of the Emirates Society for Physiotherapy, stated, "The ‎General Body meeting of the World Physiotherapy Organization, which takes ‎place every four years , was held on May 30th  and 31st at the Conrad Dubai ‎Hotel.  The meeting was to elect the new President and his Deputy as well as to ‎discuss the work of the past four years."‎
She added, "During the meeting, a vote was held to elect the new President of ‎the World Physiotherapy Organization. Dr. Michael Landre was elected for the ‎next four years, succeeding Dr. Emma Stock, who assumed the position of ‎President of the association for two periods of 4 years each. She will now hand ‎over all tasks to Dr. Michael Landre at the conclusion of the conference ‎activities.” Dr. Su Fang Jing from Taiwan was elected Vice President of the ‎Association.‎
The World Physiotherapy Organization includes five geographical regions ‎created in 1989, which are the European countries, the western Pacific ‎countries, Africa, the countries of South America, and the countries of North ‎America and the Caribbean. There will be a vote for the sixth region of the ‎Middle East and North Africa. The General Assembly is attended by members ‎from all countries. Members may attend in person or remotely
It is worth noting that the World Physiotherapy Organization is a professional, ‎non-profit organization registered as a charitable association. In this capacity, ‎it contributes to charitable works such as providing rehabilitation services in ‎areas that need these services and areas that are exposed to disasters. It also ‎assists countries that need support to establish physiotherapy programs with a ‎university degree by providing staff, and developing physiotherapy programs ‎such countries. It also provides health education programs for the community ‎on each World Physiotherapy Day. These educational materials are translated ‎into more than fifty languages. The organization also includes eight different ‎specialties. The organization aims to support countries that need rehabilitation ‎and have a lack of resources, as well as countries in which disasters occur by ‎sending Volunteer physiotherapists for those areas in order to provide ‎rehabilitation services.‎