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APTA National - APTA Future of Physical Therapy Summit Video Contest

What does the future of physical therapy look like to you? How will you contribute to our association’s mission of building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society?

We’re looking for students to submit short videos that answer these questions – and some of the best ones will be used during the Future of Physical Therapy Summit centennial event on September 13 and shared via APTA’s social media channels.

APTA is giving away APTA Centennial Journals to the first 50 students who submit videos that meet the contest requirements by the deadline.
Charlene Portee, PT, PhD, fellow of the American Academy of Physical Therapy, will deliver the second Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy on June 17 at 6 p.m. ET.

The title of the lecture is "The Road to Success: Are We Ready to Change Direction?"

Portee's lecture will be immediately followed by an online panel discussion moderated by Kai Kennedy, PT, DPT, and including Tiffany Adams, PT, DPT, MBA; Leon Anderson III, PT, MOMT; and Rachel Herron, PT, DPT.
The Impact of COVID on the NPTE
 June 30, 2021 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
 Speakers: Christine Sousa, Derek Trott, Lorin Mueller, Sean Mathias
This session explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the administration of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Speakers from FSBPT and our testing vendor, Prometric, will discuss the current status of the NPTE from scheduling examinations through scoring. We’ll share both how Prometric’s network is operating as of mid-2021 and their plans for the future. Specific Prometric topics will include their most up-to-date processes on candidate displacements, test center availability, and policies on social distancing and mask requirements. The FSBPT staff will cover COVID’s impact on exam administration, candidate performance, pass rates,
and waiting times to take the NPTE.
PTAE SIG Summer, Sun and Webinar Surfing!

We made it through this crazy year but Summer is upon us!
If you missed any of the PTAE SIG webinars during the past year, don’t worry!

You can still access these 1-hour webinars on the Academy of Education website.
Take the opportunity this summer as there is no better way to view them than poolside with a tropical beverage!

Our digital library has seven FREE webinars to choose from.
Five of them offering 0.1 CEUs.
You heard right! That is 0.5 CEUs for FREE.

Take advantage of this opportunity as it will not last forever.
Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Register Now

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APTA CSM Abstract and Proposal Submissions

APTA CSM 2022 will be held Feb. 2-5, in
San Antonio, Texas.

Submit Platform and Poster Abstracts
Submission Deadline: July 19, 2021

The Academy of Education in conjunction with the APTA formally invites abstract submissions for Platform and Poster presentation formats. The abstract proposal submission deadline is t 11:59 p.m. PT on July 19, 2021. Authors should go to for more information and links to the proposal submission portal.
Olle ten Cate & H. Carrie Chen (2020) The ingredients of a rich entrustment decision, Medical Teacher, 42:12, 1413-1420, DOI:

Katharine Boursicot, Sandra Kemp, Tim Wilkinson, Ardi Findyartini, Claire Canning, Francois Cilliers & Richard Fuller (2021) Performance assessment: Consensus statement and recommendations from the 2020 Ottawa Conference, Medical Teacher, 43:1, 58-67, DOI:

Christen Rachul, Benjamin Collins, Mariam Ahmed & George Cai (2021) Twelve tips for designing assignments that foster independence in learning, Medical Teacher, 43:1, 75-79, DOI:

Tufayl A. Hannan, Safwan Y. Umar, Zakaria Rob & Rakin R. Choudhury (2021) Designing and running an online Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) on Zoom: A peer-led example, Medical Teacher, DOI:
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