Despite extensive efforts to raise awareness of and address the human toll of the opioid epidemic, Americans continue to be prescribed and to abuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for the long-term treatment of chronic pain via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.
You can learn about #ChoosePT and find ways to support APTA's efforts locally by visiting the online Campaign Toolkit.
After partnering with the Athletic Business Conference and Expo for it's annual conference in November for the past 15 years, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) will be holding it's own conference in October this year. The ICAA Annual Conference is always a great opportunity to interact with individuals and organizations from across the active aging spectrum and focus on real-world application of wellness.
Please note the early-registration discount date is prior to June 5, 2017.
ICAA Conference and Trade Show
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
October 12-14, 2017
For further information: http://icaa.cc/conferenceandevents/overview.htm
Making a difference in the lives of patients and clients is what physical therapy is all about. Yet, transforming lives does not stop at the clinic, we reach out to our communities and look for ways to give back. Join PTs, PTAs, students, and physical therapy staff from across the world Saturday, October 14, 2017, to participate in a day of service that gives back to the community.
As part of APTA's National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) celebration, staff is hosting events at its headquarters community. We are inviting local members, their staff, and families to participate in these activites. We also encourage members of the physical therapy profession, their staff, and families, globally to do the same in their communities.
The 2017 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and will be held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC).
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Due to the disruption caused throughout the state of Florida and overall poor timing, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Advances in Exercise in Aging Adults for the PTA which had been planned for November 18-19 in Altamonte Springs, FL. Anyone who had previously registered and paid will receive a full refund. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to reschedule this course again in the near future. Please watch for updates regarding when the course will be offered again on the AGPT website.