Education Leadership Conference 2013

General Information

Save the Date!
October 4th to October 6th, 2013

Join us in Portland, Oregon for a national meeting for academic and clinical faculty in physical therapy education. Hosted by the Education Section and Academic Council of the American Physical Therapy Association

1.3 CEUs provided for attending the complete conference!


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   Download 2013 Programming Schedule (Updated 9/19/2013)


2013 ELC Sponsorship Opportunities are Limited!
Click here for more information.


The Portland Marathon will be taking place in Downtown Portland on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The marathon organization has put out information regarding various road closures around the city. It looks as though the race course will come right in front of the ELC hotel. The SW Naito Pkwy, which runs directly in front of the hotel, will be closed from 6:00am - 11:00am. Utilizing valet at the hotel that morning will not be possible because the driveway to the hotel enters and exits onto SW Naito Pkwy. There are alternative parking options available at other parking garages surrounding the hotel. If you did not drive to ELC but you need to return to the airport, there is no need to worry, the cab stand on Columbia Street will still be available. There are 2 major bridges within sightlines of the hotel that will remain open. A majority of the road closures occur north of the hotel. If you are needing to get out of the area before 11:00am, we recommend that you build in some extra travel time.


Funding Opportunities for Clinical Educators

To promote involvement of clinical educators in discussions of matters related to physical therapy clinical education, the Education Section and the Academic Council of the APTA have offered to sponsor registration fees for clinical educators or clinical administrators who support physical therapy clinical education to attend this professional meeting of academic and clinical educators. To be eligible, PT and PTA clinical educators must complete and submit the "Clinical Educator Application for Support" to Andrea Page at APTA on or before July 26th. Persons who are selected to receive support for registration fees will be notified by August 15th.

Whether a novice or experienced clinical educator, you are invited to apply for this support. If you are unable to attend ELC 2013, please forward this notice of opportunity to apply for sponsorship of registration fees to a colleague. The voice of clinical educators is essential to preserving the quality of clinical education experiences that are integral for assuring workforce readiness upon graduation. Please consider joining us in Portland to attend meaningful sessions and participate in visionary discussions about best clinical education practice. The future is what we make it!

Download Clinical Educator Application for Support


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