16th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference: Aging In Place: Promoting independence and planning for the future of our aging population
September 24‐25, 2018
More details at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2331618
Flash Action Strategy (FAS) is an annual student-led advocacy campaign conducted in collaboration with APTA. This year's FAS works to advance the use of person-centered care using multidisciplinary approaches that include physical therapy and other safe nonpharmacological approaches to pain management, consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Please download the free APTA Action app, where you can find out more about APTA's legislative priorities, congressional directory, talking points, and more including an opportunity to donate to PT-PAC. Members may also visit APTA's Legislative Action Center to find a prewritten letter or email copy, or to send a tweet to their designated legislators.
Research poster presentation submissions are due October 1, 2018.
Americans continue to be prescribed and to misuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions 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 tool kit.
Be a part of NSC 2018 and experience the only national conference designed for physical therapy students by physical therapy students! Network with other PT and PTA student peers and mentors! Attend educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career.
AGPT is a proud Gold Sponsor for the 4th Annual PT Day of Service on October 13th!
All sponsorships this year will benefit Move Together, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to quality rehab medicine around the corner and around the world. Move Together is the parent organization of PT Day of Service, meaning that it handles all of the operations, expenses, and volunteer work performed.
Move Together was co-founded by Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT and Josh D’Angelo, PT, DPT, OCS in January 2016. Efosa and Josh share the passion of improving lives through movement and believe that everyone deserves access to high quality rehab medicine. Move Together strives to provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to serve in a structured, sustainable, and responsible fashion.
AGPT encourages all members to participate in PTDOS by creating events to focus on older adults or joining with other groups in your area. Register or create an event here: http://ptdayofservice.com/
Let us know what are you doing for PTDOS at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and is held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC). The event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Jackson, Florida.
Sleep is a critical piece of prevention and health as sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body. Sleep quantity and quality can change with aging, and the prevalence of sleep disorders increases with age. Therefore, knowledge about sleep and skills to screen for common sleep disorders and to promote quality sleep are necessary for physical therapists to optimize health in older adults. This session will provide an overview of sleep, how sleep often changes with aging, and a discussion of the impact of sleep on body structures and functions. The presenters will also provide practical guidelines for PTs to screen for the most common sleep disorders in older adults and information that can be integrated into PT practice to promote sleep health.
1. Discuss why sleep is a critical component of prevention and health promotion
2. Select and implement appropriate screening tools for the most common sleep disorders in older adults
3. Incorporate strategies into practice to promote clients’ sleep health
To register, please visit: https://geriatricspt.org/events/webinars/?recID=9BFC666F-5056-A04E-37D5D6F6E7391FF2
Save the Date!
The Residency/Fellowship SIG will be meeting at CSM on January 25 at noon. Location TBD.
Register before 31st October 2018 to take advantage of the new Super Early Bird rate and save up to 35% on your registration fee. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the profession’s largest international congress – the place where the world of physical therapy meets.