Arcadia University Hosts Physical Therapy Leaders, Sept. 10
Symposium on Creative and Innovative Strategies and Roles of Physical Therapists in Addressing Societal Health Care Needs
Glenside, PA—July 25, 2011— Arcadia University a national leader in Physical Therapy is hosting a symposium “Exploring the Future of Physical Therapy” with national recognized leaders in physical therapy on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Arcadia’s King of Prussia Campus located at 1150 First Ave., Suite 700, King of Prussia, Pa.
The symposium, open to practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, APTA members, non APTA members, and physical therapy students, will discuss how clinical practice, education, and research will ultimately foster integrated, innovative, and collaborative responses to evolving societal health-care needs, and will integrate findings from two meetings held by the American Physical Therapy Association: the Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) and the Vitalizing Practice Through Research and Research Through Practice conference.
The keynote address will be given by R. Scott Ward, PT, Ph.D., President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), followed by sessions/discussions led by leaders in the field of physical therapy.
Participants will identify and develop strategies that will encourage rehabilitation professionals to learn about health care reform and to participate in federal and state advocacy efforts that advance rehabilitation; discuss the potential effects of emerging policies in health-care reform on delivery system reform, including opportunities to advance rehabilitation and potential threats to rehabilitation; discuss the Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) goals, findings and outcomes, and the impact of these outcomes on APTA’s current and future strategic priorities; discuss the Vitalizing Practice Through Research and Research Through Practice conference and recommendations from this meeting to foster translational research in physical therapy practice; and to foster dialogue through an active engagement of participants to design future action plans addressing the support of translational research, the development of collaborative roles of physical therapy to address societal healthcare needs, and the response of the physical therapy profession to healthcare reform.
For more information on registration and fees visit www.arcadia.edu/PTsymposium, or contact Emily DePaul at 215-572-4689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Continuing Education Credits will be determined.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. The 2010 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the nation among regional universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and a “Top Up-and-Coming” school. The Physical Therapy program is ranked seventh in the nation.