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  • PHYSIOTHERAPISTS CHARGED ON DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS TO TREAT PERSONS WITH COVID-19

    Read via the link below:

    https://tribuneonlineng.com/physiotherapists-charged-on-developing-solutions-to-treat-persons-with-covid-19/

    This interesting piece published on November 26, 2020 is a must read by all Physiotherapists!


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  • ACAPN VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020

    Congratulations to the Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria (ACAPN) for successfully hosting a virtual scientific conference with more than 200 participants fully registered, and over 45 abstracts presented. 

    The conference with the theme, "Telephysiotherapy: Exapanding the scope of Physiotherapy practice in Nigeria", and sub-theme "the role of Physiotherapy in infectious disease control and pandemic," started on November 13 and ended on November 14, 2020. It started with a fully loaded opening ceremony, followed by very powerful  plenary/scientific sessions, very interesting students/youth inter-university activities, and ended with an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

    It was indeed a record breaking event and one of its kind! 

    https://t.co/RMoIq5055t

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    ACAPN, the future of Physiotherapy Profession in Nigeria!

    Long live ACAPN

    Long live Physiotherapy Profession in Nigeria!


    PR-CREW, ACAPN

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  • ACAPN VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020

    Congratulations to the Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria (ACAPN) for successfully hosting a virtual scientific conference with more than 200 participants fully registered, and over 45 abstracts presented. 

    The conference with the theme, "Telephysiotherapy: Exapanding the scope of Physiotherapy practice in Nigeria", and sub-theme "the role of Physiotherapy in infectious disease control and pandemic," started on November 13 and ended on November 14, 2020. It started with a fully loaded opening ceremony, followed by very powerful  plenary/scientific sessions, very interesting students/youth inter-university activities, and ended with an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

    It was indeed a record breaking event and one of its kind! 

    https://t.co/RMoIq5055t

    Follow us on Twitter @ACAPN4

    ACAPN, the future of Physiotherapy Profession in Nigeria!

    Long live ACAPN

    Long live Physiotherapy Profession in Nigeria!


    PR-CREW, ACAPN

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  • IT'S A NEW DAWN IN ACAPN!

    The Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria (ACAPN) witnessed a transition of power during her just concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place on November 14, 2020.

    Professor R. A. Adedoyin handed over the office of the president to Dr. Chidiebele Ojukwu who has been the vice president of the great association. This transition of power is in line with the provisions of ACAPN Constitution (Section 17.11) which says that in an event that the office of the president is vacant, the vice president automatically assumes the office of the president. 

    Prof. R. A Adedoyin had declared during the AGM of Garden City conference Port Harcourt in 2019 after the election that he will serve only one year. Being a man of integrity and in keeping to what ACAPN is known for (dignity in professionalism), he kept his word in accordance with the Constitution of ACAPN which is supreme. This led to the emergence of Dr. Chidiebele Ojukwu as the acting president of the association!

    Ladies and gentlemen, behold the face that will pilot the affairs of the great association for the next calendar year. She was the Chairman, Central Organizing Committee (COC) of the just conclude ACAPN virtual conference 2020. She is a woman of substance; reliable, intelligent and articulate, tested, trusted and above all, a woman of great integrity. There's no doubt that ACAPN is safe in her hands! There's no doubt that she will take ACAPN to greater heights!

    Congratulations to you our President, Dr. Chidiebele Ojukwu, MACAPN. We wish you a very successful tenure!

    Long live ACAPN!

    Long live Physiotherapy Profession in Nigeria!


    PR-CREW, ACAPN.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS (ACAPNĀ® 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE)

    Congratulations to the Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria (ACAPN) for successfully hosting a virtual scientific conference with more than 200 participants fully registered, and over 45 abstracts presented. It was indeed a record breaking event. https://t.co/RMoIq5055t

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  • BRIDGING THE GAP IN KNOWLEDGE AND VALUE BETWEEN BPT AND DPT

    2020 WPTD was a great success as ACAPN let the voice of young physiotherapists across the country to be heard once again. The speaker, Dr. Seun Babatunde, DPT, who is also a young physiotherapist was able to do justice to the theme. The webinar was attended by more than 100 young Physiotherapists across the country! What a huge attendance. This is hardly all. There was interactive sessions too.  Young PTs asked questions and were properly guided by seasoned Physiotherapists in ACAPN! It was indeed great!



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  • ACAPN 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - CALL FOR ABSTRACT

    ACAPN is pleased to inform us that the last date for submission of abstracts for our 2020 Virtual Conference is 27th September 2020. Submit your ABSTRACTS now!






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  • ACAPN NATIONAL PRESIDENT GOES ON AN ADVOCACY VISIT

    It was an exciting time on the 9th of September 2020 as the national president of the Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria, ACAPN, Prof. R. A. Adedoyin visited LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo to advocate for better physiotherapists' welfare at the hospital. 


    The erudite scholar accompanied by Associate Prof. A.O. Ojoawo, Dr. T. O. Awotidebe and PT. O.B Omisore was warmly received by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. P. B. Olaitan a plastic surgeon of note.  In his speech, professor Adedoyin stressed the importance of physiotherapy across all levels of healthcare delivery. He further called for the procurement of more equipments for the department and also the employment of full time  physiotherapists and interns. 


    In his response, the CMD appreciated the visit and stated categorically that he has great respect for the physiotherapy profession and would like to work more with physiotherapists. Furthermore, he  allayed the fears of the physiotherapists on privatisation of physiotherapy services but that the hospital management will soon embark on a Public Private Partnership to procure equipment for the physiotherapy department. Lastly prof. Olaitan promised to employ physiotherapy interns as soon as they apply and full time physiotherapist in due course. Also in attendance at the meeting were Deputy Director Adeyemi O. A. and  Assistant Directors of Physiotherapy services at LAUTECH namely, Mr Ojeyinka A. A. and Mr. Lasisi K.


    PT. Ben Omisore

    For ACAPN PR-CREW

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  • UPTH HOSTS ACAPN's 3rd SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

    The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital hosted the Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria's 3rd Scientific Conference from the 14th to 19th of October 2019. 

    The five days event/conference had its theme "Technological Advances in Contemporary Physiotherapy Practice" which featured a memorial lecture in honour of late Dr B.N Birabi who was fondly called the Mother of Physiotherapy in Nigeria.

    The event climaxed as awards were given to individuals who had contributed immensely to its success and to the growth of Physiotherapy in the Hospital and Rivers State at large. Other recipients were the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, Prof Henry Ugboma and the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Prof Princewill Stanley who were both represented by Deputy Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Dr Oko-Jaja and the Director of Administration, Deacon Akie Hart. Elections were conducted to elect new Exco members of Association with immediate swearing-in to bring the conference to an end.

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  • Highlights of WCPT Congress 2019

    Highlights of WCPT Congress 2019 Watch the video shown at the WCPT closing ceremony sharing highlights of congress.

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