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IFSPT is a world-wide Federation, recognised as a subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), representing national organizations of Sports Physiotherapy. The efforts of IFSPT are directed towards Member Organizations and their individual members in serving athletes of all ages and abilities through excellence in education, research, practice, and clinical specialisation. The intention of the IFSPT is to be the international resource for Sports Physical Therapists all over the world.









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The 2015 IFSPT General Membership Meeting (GM) will be held in Bern, November 19, 2015 at the BernExpo, in conjunction with
The First World Congress on Sports Physical Therapy co-hosted by Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Group.

We'd like to share the schedule for our meeting and conference with you.  
Important Dates:
November 19, 2015
14.00 - 17.00  IFSPT General Meeting
The agenda will be sent to you no later than October 19.
18.30 pm  Delegate dinner in downtown Bern (please RSVP)

November 20-21, 2015
The First World Congress on Sports Physical Therapy
Program  9.00 - 18.00
Apero and Posters  18.00 - 20.00
Program 8.00 - 15.00

Member Organisations who plan to attend the General Meeting must send a reservation, along with the names of their attendees, to Maria Constantinou, IFSPT Secretary, promptly. As noted below, one voting delegate and up to five non-voting delegates may attend. 
Congress details may also be found on the Congress website and IFSPT website.

If you are a member organisation delegate, please be certain to book your rooms in Bern. The organizers highly recommend the Novotel, Ibis or Ibis Budget, across the street from the expo hall (all may also be booked by emailing here), or the Hotel Allegro, a short distance by tram from the expo hall. There are also other accommodations available in Bern if you so desire. 

Also, according to the articles, Member Organisations must...
Send one voting delegate to a GM at least every four (4) years.
Each Member Organization shall be entitled to one voting delegate and five non-voting delegates. The voting delegate must be a member of the Member Organization and have a written mandate from the Member Organization. Non-voting delegates have the right to speak.
All members of each organization are encouraged to attend the conference. It is a wonderful way for our member organizations to network with one another and learn at the same time. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicola Phillips or
Maria Constantinou 
The IFSPT Executive Board looks forward to seeing you in Switzerland!  

The International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy is pleased to announce its participation, in conjunction with the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (Sportfisio) and the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), the first World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy!

November 20-21 
Expo Bern 
Bern, Switzerland
Bern Expo 
The aim of the conference is to present the current evidence on Return to Play criteria and guidelines in different areas, where sports physical therapy plays a major role in helping athletes to come back at their highest level after injury or surgery.

A special presentation by Dr. Nicola Phillips, president of the IFSPT, will focus on the results of the current IFSPT project, the Return to Play Survey.

Clare Ardern, AUS
Ben Clarsen, Norway
Ann Cools, Belgium
Mark De Carlo, USA
Maurizio Fanchini, ITA
Phil Glasgow, Northern Ireland, UK
Borsi Gojanovic, SUI
Karim Khan, Qatar
Mari Lundberg, SWE
Nicola Maffiuletti, SUI
Havard Moksnes, Norway
Nicola Phillips, Wales, UK, IFSPT President
Viktor Rothlin, SUI
Robin Sadler, UK
Tony Schneiders, AUS
Ian Shrier, CAN
Karin Silbernagel, SWE/USA
Holly Silvers, USA
Kristian Thorborg, DEN
Simon Trachsel, SUI
Tim Tyler, USA
Mike Voight, USA
Kevin Wilk, USA
Erik Witvrouw, Qatar

The IFSPT biennial general meeting will also be held in Bern in conjunction with the conference. The general meeting will be held on November 19 from 14:00 to 17:00. More details will follow fro delegates, but save the date.

The link below will connect you with registration, more information about the conference, accommodations and the city of Bern.

Join us now for the IFSPT General Meeting and the World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy! 
Exhibitor space is now available as well! Follow this link for more information and to register!>