Programme format

What will be the format for the programme?

World Physiotherapy Congress 2021 online will feature more than 70 hours of live content, delivered across six parallel channels over three days. All key sessions will form part of the live programme allowing congress participants to directly interact with the event and ask questions. These will include focused symposia, discussion sessions, seminars, World Physiotherapy seminarsnetworking sessions and workshops, as well as inspiration sessions

In addition, hundreds of pre-recorded abstract platform and ePoster presentations will be available on demand. All live streamed content, except networking sessions, will be recorded and added to the on demand content. Registered participants have access to all content for three months until 8 July.

The congress will be delivered via a dedicated event platform which will work across all devices including PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones. 

Find out more about the different types of sessions.


The official language for the congress is English but, for the first time, World Physiotherapy will be offering a translation service using artificial intelligence technology. This will give participants the opportunity to see and hear real time translations in a number of languages. People with hearing loss will be able to use the real time transcription. Find out more about the translation service.

Time zones

All programme times below are in Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). The hours for the live content have been chosen to make it possible for as many people as possible, from as many parts of the world as possible, to take part in these sessions. Check your local time.