In This Issue
Region 5 Conference
Virtual Conference
Stay Connected
Resources to Help Centers
Quick Links
Contacts:Region Rep and State Chairs 
Stay Connected 

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Title Sponsor: Purina, the official feed of PATH Intl.
PATH Intl. Regional Conference Produced by Region 5 
August 4-6, 2017
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA

Call for Abstracts
Do you have a great idea you want to share with your PATH Intl. colleagues? Each year the PATH Intl. Region 5 Conference offers valuable learning opportunities for everyone involved in equine-assisted activities and therapies, including certified professionals, program administrators, volunteers, board members, participants, therapists and other medical professionals. Not only is there a variety of information shared through sessions, but attendees also have the opportunity to network with colleagues.

At this time PATH Intl. Region 5 is conducting a call for abstracts. Presentations vary and may include, but are not limited to, equine welfare, working with veterans, EFL, EFP, hippotherapy, personal development and administrative topics.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15, 2017

Click here to submit your abstract.
PATH Intl. Virtual Conference!
To be held online May 17th and 18th, 2017, this online experience is intended to make professional education more accessible for members. 

The Virtual Conference will consist of 10 total hour-long educational sessions delivered over two days by a variety of expert speakers. For more information on these first-rate sessions and speakers review the agenda. A total of 12 CEUs is available.

Member rate: $249
Nonmember rate: $309
Center group rate: $495

We look forward to your participation in the inaugural PATH Intl. Virtual Conference! If you have any questions or contact Ashley Inghram, Education and Membership Representative.

Individuals who register for the event will receive copies of the session recordings once the event is over. So if someone isn't able to watch some of the sessions they will still be able to view them after the event and receive those CEUs.
Stay Connected
Stay connected to your peers, state, region, and beyond.  ALL Members: Please review your PATH Intl. membership information to ensure that it is correct and current. If it is not, then you will be missing out on some of your membership benefits. Such as:
* Receiving important updates, news, and resources from your State/Area Chairs, your Region Rep, and PATH Intl. If you do not want to learn about what is going on and what resources are available, simply choose the "Email Opt Out" option.
* Being a part of the membership directory, where your PATH Intl. EAAT peers often search for other professionals for a variety of reasons including: They lost your contact info. and are trying to reconnect. You may choose not to be listed in the directory but please understand that by choosing not to be listed in our membership directory, your PATH Intl. EAAT peers will not be able to use this search to help them contact you.

Instructions on how to update your membership information including opting out options
* On the home page of PATH Intl. sign in at the top right of the screen, with your e-mail and password.
* Click on "My Account" at the upper right corner.
* You will see all the membership information that you provided. Only you can provide and edit this information. There is an email opt out option at the bottom if you do not wish to receive info from your state/area chair, region rep or PATH Intl. Please consider the disadvantages of this option.
* Choose "edit/view info".
* Update any information that is no longer current.
* You decide what if any contact information that you want to share I our membership directory. At the bottom of the screen you will see "Specify the information shared in the PATH International member directory. To list only your name, check all of the boxes. If you do not want to be listed in the directory, check the "Do Not Publish Info Online" box located in the Personal Information section."
Resources to Help Centers 
In response to member requests, PATH Intl. has provided three resources (attached) for centers so that they can easily include PATH Intl affiliation in all of their press releases. The resources provide an assortment of options so that centers can choose the verbiage that best matches their situations and news article/ center communication goals. The Fact Sheet provides information about specific info. that they may want to communicate.
Centers benefit by:
  • Providing additional value statement for their centers and staff
  • Setting them apart by educating the public about the difference between the centers and professionals that can demonstrate commitment to education, training, and industry standards and those who can't
  • Being part of a grass roots effort to make PATH Intl. Centers and certified professionals a more recognized "brand," which benefits all centers and certified professionals. 
**If every PATH Intl. Center and PAC included the info in their communications about their centers and certified professionals, PATH Intl. centers and certified professionals would become a more recognized distinction among the general public. Working together and including this information in all center communications, we can make PATH Intl. a distinguished and respected organization valued by the general public.
Alabama News 
King's Stables has joined the region as a new PATH Intl. Member Center! Located in Wilsonville, King's Stables is the equine therapy program for the residents of The King's Home. They are now excited to offer therapeutic horseback riding to the public!

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Events listed are for information purposes and do not necessarily reflect PATH Intl. policy, imply endorsement or comply with PATH Intl. Standards. They may or may not be eligible for PATH Intl. continuing education units on instructor compliance forms. For questions regarding CEUs, contact Bret Maceyak at the PATH Intl. office. 


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