ESP goes WCPT 

Our ESP colleagues Miriam Wijbenga, Jan-Jaap Voigt, Mel Major and Maarten van Egmond will visit the WCPT Congress in Geneva this May! They will represent ESP and present their research, while being full-time ambassadors of ESP. They are looking to meet many international people at the congress to discuss about the profession, clinical internships and other collaboration to further develop our profession and our curriculum through our students! We are inviting all alumni and clinical instructors for two special meetings, so please come and meet us at the congress!

Saturday (May 11)

  • 12:15 – 13:45 Alumni Reunioncoffee bar next to the global village
      • Miriam Wijbenga
      • Jan-Jaap Voigt

How are you? Come and meet us for a chat, to share memories and have good coffee!

 Sunday (May 12)

  • 8:30 Platform presentation by Maarten van Egmond on “Pre-operative physiotherapy in esophageal cancer patients”
    • Maarten van Egmond (presenting)
    • Jan-Jaap Voigt
    • Miriam Wijbenga
    • Mel Major


  • 12:15 – 13:45 Clinical Instructor Meeting @ coffee bar next to the global village
      • Miriam Wijbenga
      • Jan-Jaap Voigt

We would like to discuss high quality internship possibilities for our students and the online clinical instructor course we have prepared for you!

 Monday (May 13)

  • 8:30-10:00 Seminar with Anna Tupetz on “Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Global Implications, Opportunities and Responsibilities in Physical Therapy” (SEM-11 Room E)
  • 12:20 Poster presentation by Mel Major titled: “When hospital discharge hits home. A qualitative study on discharge experience in survivors of critical illness and their relatives”
    • Mel Major
  • 15:45-17:15 Platform presentation by Anna Tupetz on “Spinal cord injuries in Bangladesh: acute care management and the long-term impact of scarf injuries in female survivors” (PL-1518 Room F)

Come and speak to us to discuss our new insights, related to physiotherapy and ICU-patients

INTERESTED IN COllaboration?

Let us know what you would like as we have a lot to offer! From online courses, to student projects and from clinical internships to research projects. Our mission is to deliver world-class physios, so if you would like to contribute and see what our students or faculty can also do for you, come and see us at the congress or contact us via email or social media! #espamsterdam

How to contact us during the congress?

You can contact us via phone or email:

You can contact via social media and use #espamsterdam and #WCPT2019 for any of your social media posts and photos!

I am looking forward to the congress and get inspiration for our curriculum. Hopefully many of our alumni will stop by for a little reunion and a nice ESP alumni group photo!

Jan-Jaap Voigt

Excited to see some of our dear colleagues present their research work. As clinical coordinator, I hope to see many of our clinical instructors and to get them excited about taking our online clinical instructor course!

Miriam Wijbenga