The Academy of Physical Therapy Education, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association invite you to make a difference in the life of a student or educator by attending the Celebration of Diversity on Saturday, October 19, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

 The annual gala benefits the Minority Scholarship Fund, which has awarded more than $1 million to hundreds of students and faculty for their superior achievement, participation in minority affairs activities and services, and academic excellence.

Please consider attending this year's gala, or if you cannot attend, please donate to the scholarship fund.

Diversity Dinner Registration

 
 

 

 

Call for Academy of Physical Therapy Education Nominations

The Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE) is looking for energetic and dynamic members to serve the Academy in leadership positions. All terms are for 2 years unless otherwise noted and begin July 1, 2020.  Please read below for more information.

Position descriptions can be found in the Academy Policies and Procedures section of the website

 

 Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2019

 

OPEN POSITIONS

 

APTE Board of Directors Positions 

  • President (3 years)
  • Vice-President
  • Academy Promotion Representative at Large
  • Nominating Committee Member (3 years)

For questions, contact APTE Board of Directors Nominating Committee Chair, Dana McCarty, PT, DPT: [email protected]

 

Academic Faculty SIG Positions

  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Nominating Committee Member

For questions, contact AFSIG Nominating Committee Chair, Teresa Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP:[email protected]

 

Clinical Education SIG Positions

  • Academic Co-chair
  • Membership Secretary
  • Nominating Committee Member

For questions, contact CESIG Nominating Committee Chair, Susan Tomlinson, PT, DPT: [email protected]

 

PTA Educators SIG Positions

  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Nominating Committee Member

For questions, contact PTAESIG Nominating Committee Chair, Luke Markert, PTA, BS

 

Residency and Fellowship Education SIG Positions

  • Chair
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • Nominating Committee Member

For questions, contact RFESIG Nominating Committee Chair, David Gillette, PT, DPT, GCS: [email protected]

 

Scholarship of Education SIG Positions

  • Chair
  • Nominating Committee Member x2

For questions, contact SoESIG Nominating Committee Chair, Kristine Thompson, PT, PhD: [email protected]

 

Anatomy SIG Positions

  • Chair
  • Recording Secretary/Website
  • Nominating Committee Member

For questions, contact Anatomy SIG Nominating Committee Chair, David Ebaugh, [email protected]

 

Click Here For The Consent To Serve Form

  

 Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2019

 

Nominate either yourself or a qualified* member of the Academy for this service opportunity. Elections will be held in the spring of 2020.

Please forward nominations and requests for Consent to Serve and Biography forms to Sarah Berke at [email protected] or call (470) 737-3651.

 

* Qualifications

Only such members of the Section as are provided for the APTA bylaws, Article IV, Section 2, Sub-paragraph B.(3).b and who consent to serve shall be eligible for election to office. The rules of order for the CESIG, SoE, Anatomy, and the RFESIG indicate that persons must be in good standing for a period of at least 1 year and requirements for the AFSIG and the PTAESIG is 2 years.

 

 
 

 

 

The nomination/application deadline for all awards is October 15.

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for Academy of Physical Therapy Education Awards. Members are urged to consider these opportunities for themselves and for their colleagues. 

Adopt-A-Doc Scholarship Award. This award reflects the Academy's commitment to increase the number of doctoral prepared faculty teaching in PT and PTA education programs by supporting post-professional doctoral studies.

Award for Leadership in Education. This award is the highest honor given by the Academy and recognizes an individual who is widely renowned as a leader in physical therapy education.   

Polly Cerasoli Lectureship. This prestigious award acknowledges an individual who exemplifies the passion and commitment to the advancement of physical therapy education modeled by Dr. Polly Cerasoli. 

Distinguished Educator in Physical Therapist Education Award. This award honors an individual or team who exemplifies excellence in academic or clinical teaching in physical therapist education

Distinguished Educator in Physical Therapist Assistant Education Award. This award honors an individual or team who exemplifies excellence in academic or clinical teaching in physical therapist assistant education.

Linda Crane Memorial Lecture Award. This award acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to the practice of physical therapy as exemplified in the professional career of Dr. Linda Crane. This award is given by the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section. Criteria include membership in either the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, Academy of Physical Therapy Education, or Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Further details are available on the Academy of Physical Therapy Education website at https://aptaeducation.org/awards

Individuals who are current members of the Academy of Physical Therapy Education Board of Directors, the APTA Board of Directors, or APTA Staff are not eligible for these awards and may not participate in the nomination process.

 
 

Join Us For Educational Leadership Conference

October 18-20, 2019, in Bellevue, WA

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GREAT NEWS CALIFORNIA! 

Yes, California PT and PTA's will now be able to receive CEU for ELC. 

Don't miss out on 2019 ELC Conference

 

Click HERE 

to visit the ELC website for full details on:

 

Registration deadline is September 23, 2019

 

 

 

ELC Pre-Conference Courses

MERC:  Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

 

Course A - Questionnaire Design and Survey Research

Course B - Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

These (2) courses are in a series facilitated by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and are ideal for those interested in acquiring or revisiting education research skills. For further information including course objective, see: MERC-OBJECTIVES

 

MERC REGISTRATION

 

 

Education Research: How to Begin Your Journey

The purpose of this course is to support novice education researchers in their work and efforts to achieve their individual goals. This 1-day, pre-conference workshop will provide opportunities for participants to build on their education research question of interest, and engage in a participatory workshop with research mentors that leads to a plan of action for each participant.

 
 

Register

 
 

 

 
 

Action Alert! 

Proposed Reimbursement Reduction for Outpatient Physical Therapy Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a 15% reduction in reimbursement for outpatient physical therapy services when services are provided in whole or in part by PTA's. In 2022, payment for outpatient therapy services furnished in whole or in part by a PTA or OTA will be reimbursed at 85% of the fee schedule.

For further information and to see what you can do, please see CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule at  http://www.apta.org/RegulatoryIssues/TakeAction/.