7th Emirates Physiotherapy Conference Goes Virtual
The Biennial conference, originally planned for March, will take place now virtually in June 2020.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority.
Due to the growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in alignment with best practices laid out by the Health Ministry of UAE, World Health Organization, and other relevant entities, the organising committee of Physio 2020 conference has decided to run the event as a virtual event from 12 – 13th June 2020.
Amal Alshamlan, the President of the Emirates Physiotherapy Society, and Chairman of the Conference, said “ As we stand united against the ongoing distress caused by coronavirus COVID-19, we have decided to reinvent the physiotherapy conference as a virtual event using the latest technology platform. The Physio UAE 2020 virtual conference & exhibition will continue to present the latest outcomes in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy delivered by world-class speakers, researchers and clinicians.
She further added: “While many educational events got cancelled due to COVID19, we wanted to lead by example with a cutting-edge alternative to keep the action going. During these testing times, it is more important than ever to learn from and network with like-minded peers. With a fantastic line up of international and regional speakers, we’re encouraging our colleagues to get signed up and join us for this unmissable virtual conference.”
His Excellency Abdullah bin Sougat, Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, expressed his happiness to restart the activities of the 7th Emirates Physiotherapy Conference as a virtual event, stressing the Award support for this special event in such emergency times to continue to achieve the goals of the Award for the advancement of scientific research and upgrading the health sector locally and globally, as it has become a top priority.
He also extended his sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his permanent support to all scientific events that help contribute to finding best solutions to current health issues.
Physio 2020 will run for two days for healthcare professionals to discuss the ever-evolving field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Delegates and speakers will be assigned an online profile upon registration and available for contact, with meetings held via voice or video call through the event’s platform, harnessing the very latest in networking tools.
The live online conference will have the same content as the in-person version and will be CPD accredited. Same agenda will be maintained, involving the same course topics taught on each day as originally planned, with minor adjustments to the schedule. Participants will also have the luxury to get full access to recordings of every session even after the conference.
Physio UAE 2020 is organized by Emirates Physiotherapy Society (EPS) and is accredited with CPD points by Ministry of Health.
For more information, please visit www.physiodubai.com