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Call for Abstracts

All Filipino physical therapists and physical therapy students are encouraged to submit an abstract from an original and novel research study which addresses new and unique developments in any of the stipulated scope of physical practice (WCPT, 2017).


Research may be related to direct patient care, public health strategies or advocacies, administration and management, teaching, research and health policy. High priority research topics include technologies in rehabilitation and education, mental health and well-being, and PT to address disaster and climate-related issues.


All selected and presented abstracts will be published in the Philippine Journal of Physical Therapy Issue 1, 2024.

General Guidelines

  • Only abstracts of studies completed in the past 2 years (January 2021 onwards) shall be accepted for review.

  • All authors of the study must approve the submission of an abstract for the conference.

  • A person may only submit and be a presenting author for a maximum of two (2) abstracts. Any changes to the presenting author must be notified directly and immediately by the Scientific Committee.

  • All abstract submissions will be reviewed by the designated Scientific Committee of the convention.

  • The presenter is responsible for securing his/her own funding and arrangements for registration for the convention, and any other costs related to preparing the presentation and attending the convention.

NEW FOR imPeTus 2023!!!

The Philippine Journal of Physical Therapy offers mentoring to those who may want to receive feedback regarding their abstracts prior to submitting them (deadline is 17 October 2023).

Please see the link below for additional details.

Important Dates 

  • Submission Opens: 04 October 2023

  • Submission Deadline (EXTENDED!!!): 10 November 2023

  • Notification of Results: 11 November 2023

  • Registration deadline for accepted abstracts who will present: 25 November 2023

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