In June 1995, Ruth Wood (right), former Speaker of the House of Delegates (1975-1981), introduces McMillan Lecturer and Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA Helen J. Hislop (left), at the plenary session of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) General Meeting in Washington, D.C. During her presentation, Hislop urged physical therapists to "… come together in a harmonious whole, united for the common good." [PT Magazine, 1995 (September); 3(9):56-61.]
In 1995 the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) convened its 12th Congress in Washington, D.C., marking only the second time it had met in the United States since its inception in 1951. At the 1995 gathering, which drew more than 8,000 delegates from the U.S. and overseas, attendees had an opportunity to choose among exhibits, forums, lectures, and platform and poster presentations prepared by some 1,300 individuals from around the world.
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