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Find out about Cuban physiotherapy on a Frontline tour

13 April 2011 - 1:58pm

Frontline magazine is joining forces with a leading specialist travel company, Interchange, to bring readers the chance of a lifetime – a visit to Cuba to see how physiotherapy services operate there.

Havana good time: Frontline teams up with Interchange Travel to take CSP members to Cuba

Havana good time: Frontline teams up with Interchange Travel to take CSP members to Cuba

Cuba's medical system is renowned. Its unique political position, with more than 50 years as a socialist republic, makes it a fascinating destination for this trip.

You’ll visit physios working in polyclinics – a neighbourhood-based model of healthcare – a rehabilitation clinic, and a specialist orthopaedic hospital.

Planned highlights including meeting physios working with the Cuban 2012 Olympic team and the world-famous Cuban National Ballet.

The seven-day trip to Havana, on a direct flight from Gatwick, is due to take place from 30 November to 7 December 2011.

The highly-regarded physio and academic Lesley Dawson, PhD, FCSP, will be leading the trip and a member of Frontline staff will also accompany readers.

Dr Dawson has been a member of the CSP since 1963 and was a member of Council in the 1980s.

She is currently Chair of the ADAPT (the Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development) Professional Network and worked as a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton.

The trip, open to non-physio partners, is likely to cost around £1,800.

To register your initial interest e-mail your details (including your CSP number) to interchange@interchangeworldwide.com marking your email ‘Frontline Cuba trip’.

Or write to ‘Frontline Cuba trip’, Interchange, Interchange House, 27 Stafford Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 4NG, with your CSP number and contact details.

Please note that the exact itinerary may be subject to change or amendment.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is affiliated to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC), which campaigns in the UK against the US blockade of Cuba and for the Cuban peoples' right to self-determination and sovereignty.

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