Proffesional & Social
The 8th of September is World Physiotherapy Day. Since 2013 IPFQ is celebrating WPD in Qatar every year in the month of September. On September 13, 2013, IPFQ celebrated World Physiotherapy Day and to mark the event a public awareness program was conducted where people could directly ask health-related questions to a panel of 8 physiotherapists from different specialties. In 2014 we organized a talk and cake cutting ceremony. In 2015 we organized a public awareness campaign and screening camp for children.
On September 29, 2017, we conducted a seminar for 265 delegates accredited by QCHP for 5 CME points under category-1. This seminar had international speakers and highlighted the important role Physiotherapists play in encouraging healthy living by advocating “Movement as Medicine”
WPD celebrations have become the signature event defining the role of IPFQ in advocating the vital role physiotherapists play in the health care setup of Qatar. This year we are planning on a full-day Symposium and this will be followed by an 8-hour hands-on training in three different disciplines simultaneously. The event will be the biggest ever gathering of the medical fraternity to support physiotherapists and celebrate their contribution to Qatar’s health sector.
IPFQ is committed to bringing together the families of physiotherapists by organizing fun events. As expatriates, we realize the importance of having someone to turn to in difficult times. A family gathering was organized for members & their families on 12th December 2012. This tradition has been continued every year since then and the participation is increasing as the years go by.