Next year's World Physiotherapy Congress will be in Dubai instead of Tokyo to guarantee it can go ahead as a in-person event.
The United Arab Emirates city has remained open to international visitors since July 2020 and has successfully hosted significant international events, including Expo 2020.
Emma Stokes, World Physiotherapy president, said: 'We recognise that no location is perfect and acknowledge that some of our member organisations would prefer a different location.
'The board believes changing the location for our congress in 2023 to Dubai offers the best chance for us to bring the global physiotherapy profession together – after a gap of four years.'
The congress will take place 2-4 June 2023.
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