CANADIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES CONGRESS 2021 TO BE HOSTED IN VANCOUVER, BC,
MAY 13-15, 2021

August 18, 2020 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is proud to announce that Congress 2021 will be hosted in conjunction with our friends at the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) in Vancouver, BC, May 13-15, 2021. We recognize that hosting in-person events will look different in 2021 and there remain a number of uncertainties, however, we look forward to bringing fresh perspectives, key learnings, safety standards, and best practices to hosting a hybrid event.

While the CPA and its members were disappointed not to host the 100th Anniversary event, Congress 2020, in Ottawa earlier this year, it has given the CPA’s events team time to collaborate with the PABC on fresh new ideas and concepts to inject a different approach to the event in 2021.

“Our 100th Anniversary event at Congress 2020 was sure to be a massive success. While we’re disappointed we didn’t get to celebrate our 100th Anniversary together in Ottawa, we’ll be taking a fresh approach at gathering our audience together in many different ways, in person and virtually, in 2021 to bring a whole new look to our annual event,” said Viivi Riis, President of the CPA. “We’re working with the PABC to explore ways to ensure our members, locally and across the country, have unparalleled access to education that supports them as a person, an employee and practitioner, and a member of the broader profession of physiotherapy.”

“On behalf of the PABC, we are thrilled to be hosting Congress in 2021! Those who are able to attend in person will find Vancouver to be a beautiful city with stunning outdoor activities right on our doorstep. For those who attend remotely, an excellent program of clinical and scientific presentations await. Although Congress will be different this year, we look forward to working with the CPA and with physios from across Canada to make it a success,” said Alex Scott, PABC President.

With the call for presentations scheduled to go out in September 2020, the Congress 2021 education will be aimed at ensuring the quality, scientific-program that people have come to expect from CPA Congress and delivered in a way that compliments and educates all the various aspects of working across the profession. In particular, the CPA is excited to be working with the PABC on Saturday, May 15, on “BC Day,” where keynotes, perspectives, and learnings from British Columbia will have an opportunity to wow the national audience.

More information about the schedule, host hotel, registration, and more will be available very soon. Stay tuned to physiotherapy.ca for more information as it becomes available.