Important Date
  • Registration

    Late Registration Deadline:
    30th September 2016

  • Gala Dinner

    Join Our Gala Dinner Now
    Date: 7th October 2016; 7:00pm

  • Workshop Registration

    Pre Workshop: 5-6 October 2016
    Venue: HKL, UKM (KL), KPJ Tawakkal
    Post Workshop: 9-10 October 2016
    Venue: KPJ Tawakkal

  • Registration Day

    Venue: Level 14, Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    6th October 2016; 2:00pm

Call for Abstracts

We would like to announce the Call for Abstracts for the ACPT Congress 2016 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 7-8 October 2016.

Call for Abstract

Official Airline

Malaysia Airlines ( is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest, serving 40,000 guests on 330 flights to more than 50 destinations daily.

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MPA President Welcomes You

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to Malaysia. As President of the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association and Chairperson of the Asian Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2016 it is my pleasure to receive you to the ACPT 2016 Congress, which will be held from 7 – 8 October 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is an honour for us in Malaysia to host such an auspicious event. We hope we will make this a truly exciting journey of knowledge for all delegates. In view of the globalisation and its challenges, we have put together a thought-provoking scientific programme covering a myriad of current and pressing topics relating to physiotherapy industry.

I hope this Congress will provide opportunities for the exchange of scientific ideas via Keynote, Plenary sessions, Symposia, Scientific Track sessions, Young Researchers platforms, case study sessions and poster presentations. It is hoped that delegates will learn, share, and network with physiotherapists from all over the globe.

While enjoying the rich features of the various scientific presentations and discussions, we hope you will take some time to enjoy our beautiful Malaysia. Do explore the diverse cultures and various "colours" found in her amazing cuisine, wonderful shopping opportunities and friendly people. I wish you a delightful stay and hope that you take home the very best of memories from this Congress. Let me tempt you all with this – "Nasi Kandar, Char Koay Teow, reminiscing with old friends, a great scientific program and beautiful Kuala Lumpur". I hope these are enough to tempt you all to come and explore Malaysia.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur, a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city, 2016. To know Malaysia, is to love Malaysia. Have a pleasant day.

Thank you.

Yew Su Fen
ACPT 2016 President,
Malaysian Physiotherapy Association President


ACPT 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Movement "bridging health and function".


Greetings from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

The Asian Confederation for Physical Therapy (ACPT) is founded in 1980 and it is the oldest physical therapy international organization of the kind in Asia. After 35 years it was established, Malaysia is delighted to host the 13th ACPT Congress where it will be the second time for ACPT Congress held in Malaysia. We promise to make this reunion of ACPT countries for you an experience of a life time!

With the congress theme – Movement "Bridging Health and Function", ACPT 2016 will be held on 7 – 8 October 2016 in Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A comprehensive and ambitious scientific programme has been prepared which will include presentations by a range of knowledgeable speakers from within and beyond the region. Hence, apart from bringing international clinicians, researchers and educators who are engaged in various physiotherapy professions, the congress shall provide a platform for researchers to showcase their research findings, sharing knowledge and ideas through keynote session, plenary sessions, symposia, scientific tracks sessions, young researchers' sessions and poster presentations. It is intended that a number of priority recommendations and strategies will emerge and that these will be endorsed by the congress for intended action by individual member.

Apart from scientific programme, ACPT 2016 would like to invite you to join us at the congress gala dinner which provides maximum opportunity for sharing, networking and informal engagement.

The congress familiarization trip to some of the well-known institutions will also provide opportunities for the congress delegates to engage and meet up with our local professionals.

The ACPT 2016 sincerely invites and welcomes you to take this unique opportunity in sharing your professional knowledge, getting connected professionally and socially, and also to visit many of the scenic and cultural attractions in Malaysia, truly Asia!


Local Organising Committee

Chairperson Mdm. Yew Su Fen
Vice Chairperson Mr. Marc Daniel
Secretary Mr. Kuit Kheng Hiong
Mr. Joachim Fernandez
Scientic Committees Dr. Maria Justine
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Devinder Kaurajit Singh
Dr. Mohd Haidzir Abd Manaf
Mdm. Lim Khee Li
Registration Committees Julaida Embong
Ong Lip Qin
Sponsorship & Exhibition Committees Mdm. Sarkuna Devi
Mdm. Chelvi Muniandy
Mr. Marc Daniel
Dato' Dr. Bains Balwant Singh
Marketing & Publicity Miss Lim Yi Lin
Pn. Haironi Ismail
Social Programme Committees Hjh Hamidah
Protocol Committee Datin Hjh Asiah Mohd Hashim
Dato' Dr. Bains Balwant Singh

Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Towering over the skyline majestically, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is located in the heart and soul of the Kuala Lumpur city. Home to an eclectic mix of the old and new, embark on a city adventure and discover the diverse culture and heritage of this exciting city, with the adjacent Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall providing convenience. Combined with a shopping mall that houses over 1,000 shop lots, theme parks, cinemas, and more. This strategically located hotel is easily accessed via road or monorail to all major attractions in and around Kuala Lumpur.

It is also located 2 minutes walking distance from the famous Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur. The grand exterior of the hotel and its high standard of hospitality make this hotel regarded as among the preferred destinations for business and leisure travellers. The hotel is directly linked to all strategic location in the city which can be access via by the Monorail or LRT train. It is also easily accessible by road for those coming from southern part of Peninsular Malaysia which is via the Smart Tunnel.

Location Map


Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia 
1 Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel : +603 2117 8000
Fax : +603 2143 3352

Getting Here

By Driving/Taxi

50 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) – KLIA Sepang
30 minutes from Sultan Skypark Terminal Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) – SAAS Airport Subang
Taxi Fares from KL Sentral to Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur = approximately RM 20.00

By ERL Train / Monorail

30 minutes from KLIA to KL Sentral via ERL Train – RM55.00/ticket
25 minutes from KL Sentral to Imbi Station via Monorail – RM3.10/ticket
02 minutes from Bukit Bintang Station to Imbi Station via Monorail – RM1.30/ticket
30 minutes from Bukit Bintang Station to Chow Kit Station via Monorail – RM2.80/ticket
30 minutes from Imbi Station to Chow Kit Station via Monorail – RM3.20/ticket


  1. Imbi Station = Congress Venue
  2. Chow Kit Station = Nearest Station to Workshop Venue

Parking Fees

Weekdays – A flat rate of RM9.00 nett
Weekends/Public Holiday – A flat rate of RM 11.00 nett

*Note: Parking charges are subject to change without prior notice


Surau/Mosque is located at 7th and 8th floor of Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall.
Friday Prayers will be held at Masjid Al-Bukhary (Mosque)

  • 10 minutes walking distance away from the venue.
  • 02 minutes from Imbi Station to Hang Tuah Station via Monorail – RM1.20/ticket

*Note: Hang Tuah Station = Masjid Al-Bukhary (Mosque)

Scientific Committee

Chairman Dr. Maria Justine (Malaysia)
Vice-Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh (Malaysia)
Dr Mohd Haidzir Abd Manaf (Malaysia)
Secretary Bhavani Veasuvalingam (Malaysia)
Musculoskeletal and Sport Dr. Aatit Paungmali (Thailand)
Dr. Arun Balasubramaniam (Malaysia)
Neurological Science and Rehabilitation Dr. Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin (Malaysia)
Dr. Bala S. Rajaratnam (Singapore)
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Prof. Dr. Ayiesah Hj Ramli (Malaysia)
Prof Narasimman Swaminathan (Malaysia)
Mr. Vikram Mohan (Malaysia)
Geriatric Rehabilitation Assoc. Prof. Dr. Devinder Kaur (Malaysia)
Physiotherapy Education Assoc. Prof. Chan Sook Chin (Malaysia)
Mr. Pramod D. Shenoy (Malaysia)
Miscellaneous (Biomechanics, Pediatrics, Women's Health) Dr. Haidzir Manaf (Malaysia)
Dr. Goh Hui Ting (USA)
Dr. Jagatheesan A. (India)
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