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Donna Applebaum, PT, DPT, MS
Congratulations to Donna Applebaum, the 2023 Polly Cerasoli Lectureship Award winner. Donna was recognized at CSM 2022 earlier this month and will present at CSM 2023 in San Diego.

APTA Academy of Education presents this lecture at CSM each year. This award acknowledges an individual who has distinguished himself/herself as an educator, administrator, practitioner and/or mentor as exemplified in the professional career of Pauline "Polly" Cerasoli, PT, EdD.
Congratulations to the winners of our
CSM Exhibit Booth drawings!

Melinda Cumbaa, PT, DPT
Gulf Coast State College
$200 Amazon Gift Card

Emily Slaven, PT, PhD
University of Indianapolis
One complimentary registration to ELC 2022
Attention: Abstract Reviewers

It is that time of year when the Academy is seeking qualified individuals to volunteer time to review platform, poster, and/or educational presentations.

We appreciate your time and invite you to take part in the 2022 abstract review process by completing this form before Friday, March 11, 2022.

Completing this form will allow the conference program committees to determine and assign submitted abstracts to reviewers.
The review process is done electronically and each reviewer will have approximately 10-15 abstracts to review for a particular conference.

On behalf of Danille Parker and Cindy Utley (Academy ELC Chairs), Becky McKnight and Scott Euype (Academy CSM Chairs) and Michael Buck (CSM Poster/Platform Chair) thank you for your consideration.

We look forward to having you in our volunteer pool. If selected to be a reviewer, you will receive information by March 19, 2022.
Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
7:00 PM EST (US and Canada)

  • Presentation of the CE SIG Slate for upcoming election
  • Updates on Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)
  • Open forum for questions

Please register in advance for this Zoom Meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For questions, please contact:
Carol Beckel and Karen Bock, Chairs
APTA Academy of Education Clinical Education Special Interest Group

PTAE SIG March & April Webinars

The next webinar of our 2021-2022 series will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 7:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST and Michael Wong, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and Holly Tkackik, PT, DPT will present Modeling Professional Behaviors- Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management.

This presentation proposes an evidence-based approach that uses technology to develop these key skills prior to students beginning their clinical rotations. This strategy takes the mystery out of the affective domain by providing a framework for uniformity in student preparation prior to their clinical experiences. Utilizing this innovative curricular strategy will help to promote excellence in PT/PTA education, and ultimately, PT practice and patient care.
The final regular webinar of our 2021-2022 series will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 7:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST and Emily Reynolds and Nia Berner will present Powerhouse PTAs: Steps to Clinical Leadership.
In an ever-evolving healthcare arena, it can be easy to feel limited in your abilities to impact the world around you. This course will use the Core Values for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant as a scaffolding for building confidence in leadership and influence opportunities for PTAs in and beyond the clinical setting.

Please contact the Webinar Committee with any questions:

Visit the webinar page for registration:
Registration for both the March and April sessions is open.
Join us for a webinar outlining the International Nursing Association for Clinical Learning and Simulation’s (INACSL) newly-revised Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice.

Attendees will analyze a mock scenario for application of the Standards of Best Practice and leave with a solid foundation for developing their own simulation-based learning experiences based on widely recognized best practices.
CSM On-Demand 2022

Registration for APTA CSM On-Demand, March 1-31, is open through March 11. In-person attendees also get complimentary access to On-Demand content, although without the ability to attain additional CEUs. The On-Demand option provides more than 100 recorded educational sessions from the in-person event curated by conference program chairs from each section. Reduced rates are consistent with our standard online CEU pricing.
APTA CSM Abstract and Proposal Submissions

APTA CSM 2023 will be held February 22-25, 2023
in San Diego, California.

Session Proposals
Submission Deadline: March 14, 2022 (11:59 pm PT)

Submit Platform and Poster Abstracts
Submission Deadline: July 18, 2022 (11:59 pm PT)
. . . and watch for ELC 2022 Abstract Submission
Call opening March 14, 2022!
Physical Therapy Faculty Development Workshop
July 14-16, 2022 | Chicago, IL
Registration is now open!

The workshop will introduce novice faculty to their roles in the academy and facilitate their professional growth as faculty members. Participants will create a personal sustainable development plan that considers academic teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Additionally, the workshop will assist participants in initiating and cultivating a network of academic colleagues among workshop participants and faculty. The importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging will be themes throughout.

Capacity is limited to 85. Register today!
Thank you, PTA Education Summit
Phase 2 Participants!

Certificates of Completion are now available for Phase 2 of the PTA Education Summit course PTA Education: Engage, Envision, Evolve. Participants were emailed instructions on how to download the certificate from EdApp. Please check your junk/spam folders and contact if you need assistance.
GRJ Forum
The GRJ Forum recording from ELC 2021 is now available online.

Cultivating the Habits at the Heart of Patient Care: Compassion, Vulnerability, & Imagination
The best clinicians know that caring well for patients requires more than technical skill. Yet, too often this “something more” is reduced to ideas about “soft skills” or “bedside manner.” As a result, qualities like empathy, vulnerability, and connection—that is, habits of the heart—are seen as extraneous to the “real” work of patient care. This talk aims to show how habits of the heart are not mere “add ons” to clinical care but are essential to the everyday practice of assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients—and asks us to consider whether and how these habits can be cultivated among current and future clinicians.
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