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Michel D. Landry, BScPT, PhD selected to speak at International Conferences; appointed WCPT Scientific Director for SUDA Conference; chosen as Visiting Professor at SingHealth

Awards and Recognition

We would like to recognize Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD, who has been selected to speak at the following international conferences:

Plenary Speaker at the 5th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference | Integrating Rehabilitation Care: From Hospital to Community; September 7-8, 2017 in Singapore

This is the only general Rehabilitation Conference held in Singapore and regionally on a regular basis. The demand for comprehensive, high-quality rehabilitation has increased exponentially over the last decade with an aging population and significant numbers of patients are surviving albeit with disability due to advances in medical care.

The theme for this conference is "Integrating Rehabilitation Care: From Hospital to the Community". The programme is designed to be wide-ranging and comprehensive and will not only cover the traditional fields of Neurological and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, but relevant contemporary fields in Geriatrics and Aging, Cancer and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. It will also focus on new systems and synergies in rehabilitation care which are practical and relevant, with inter-professional collaboration across all levels of rehabilitation services in acute hospitals, community hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient rehabilitation and rehabilitation in the community. The faculty comprises both renowned and experienced local and international speakers which span an interdisciplinary team including rehabilitation and general physicians, nursing, allied health specialists including physical, occupational and speech/language therapists, medical social workers, psychologists, music therapists, academics, scientists and health-systems administrators. 

Keynote Speaker at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference Momentum 2017; Oct 19 - 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia

Physiotherapists have always been innovators in health, pushing forward to deliver excellent patient outcomes. As the healthcare landscape becomes more competitive, it is important to keep moving with the changes. MOMENTUM 2017, the APA national conference, empowers those who attend to be part of the future of Australian and global physiotherapy.
 


We would also like to congratulate Dr. Landry for the following:

Appointment as World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Scientific Director for the SUDA Conference in Dakar, Senegal. The conference will take place from September 30 - October 4, 2017. The SUDA Project focuses on the strengthening of physical therapy as a profession in Mali, Niger and Senegal. It is implemented by Handicap International (HI) in partnership with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).

WCPT is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 350,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 112 member organisations. The confederation operates as a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK and has an office located in London, UK.

HI is an international non-governmental organisation that works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in order to respond to their essential needs, support development of health, rehabilitation, social and economic integration programmes, to improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and runs until January 2018. It has four main objectives:

1) Strengthening three national physical therapy associations;

2) Using WCPT standards to support three countries in improving physical therapist entry level education in order to advance towards WCPT accreditation;

3) Develop a WCPT policy paper related to physical therapy assistants (PTAs);

4) Augment Wheelchair Training within the physical therapy sector.

Visiting Professorship at SingHealth (Singapore) from September 6 - 21, 2017. The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible, quality healthcare. With 42 clinical specialties, a network of 2 Hospitals, 5 National Specialty Centres, 9 Polyclinics and Bright Vision Community Hospital, it delivers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and integrated care. In 2018, the Sengkang General Hospital and Sengkang Community Hospital will be completed to serve the community in the north-east of Singapore. To enhance community care, the new Outram Community Hospital on SGH Campus will be completed in 2020.