Archive: PT 2012: Research Design and Implementation Programming

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    Thursday, June 7

    PTJ Manuscript Cafe

    Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    Join a cutting-edge community of authors and reviewers for coffee, something sweet, and conversation about the issues that are of most concern to you. Come prepared with your questions. Authors want to reduce review time and get published; reviewers want to enhance their evaluative skills and build their scholarly contributions. This will be a valuable exchange for authors and reviewers of any journal.

    Putting Evidence Into Practice: Successful Models for Meaningful Knowledge Translation in the Clinic

    Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, ATC; Kristin Parlman, PT, DPT, NCS; Julie Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Translating research into clinical practice is a complex processes, and many strategies designed to move research evidence into practice show little effect. Barriers exist all along the continuum, from finding the evidence, sorting through the enormous volume of literature, critical appraisal of the literature, to integration of evidence into patient care. This panel will engage participants in critical elements of implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) changes in their work environment. The course will expand on foundational concepts of EBP as a framework for improving practice and patient outcomes. Various content areas and clinical settings will be represented on the panel.

    Friday, June 8

    PTNow Is in Beta! Help Us Set the Direction for Accessing and Using Best Evidence

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD, Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Find out what APTA's Web portal can do for you—and help shape its future! PTNow Beta ( was developed with section and member input to be an efficient pathway to need-to-know clinical information. Clinical summaries and cases focus on patient-centered care management and link to measurement tool repositories for easy use. Links to clinical practice guidelines and an intuitive search help you collect "best practice" evidence not just from PTNow but from other vetted sites. Learn more about how PTNow Beta was created and how YOU can get involved. After a brief presentation, attendees will break into small groups to discover PTNow content. Rotating groups will discuss ease of access, applicability of the information, and development of content and features that clinicians need most. If you’re interested in being a PTNow user or a contributor, this session is for you!

    Maley Lecture

    Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD

    CEUs: 0.1 (1 contact hours/CCUs)

    Could civilization have progressed if our ancestors had not agreed on what the things in our world would be called and how we would measure them? Standardization, a common set of terms, processes, and measurements, has been the key to progress since the beginning of humankind. This is an exciting time in physical therapy practice and research; we are coming together in agreement, standardizing through the development of patient classifications, clinical practice guidelines, and outcomes measurement to optimize the quality of our care. This talk will highlight what we have accomplished in the area of standardization and the important role that every one of us has as we "move forward" toward best clinical practice.

    Emerging Technologies: Implications for the Future of Physical Therapist Practice

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MP, Steven L. Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAH. Johnny Owens, PT, MPT, Christopher Dearth, PhD

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will highlight many of the exciting technologies involving physical therapist practice including regenerative medicine and robotics.

    Saturday, June 9

    CREATE: A Framework for Assessments of Learning in Evidence-based Practice

    Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Sandra Kaplan, PT, PhD; Julie Tilson, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    In response to a charge from the delegates of the Fifth International Conference of Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) Teachers and Developers in 2009, a concept paper was developed to provide guidance for purposeful classification and development of tools to assess evidence-based practice (EBP) learning across health care disciplines. One product of that concept paper is the CREATE framework, a rubric useful for categorizing the assessment aims of new or existing tools. This presentation will describe the background behind the CREATE framework and demonstrate its use in the development of EBP assessment tools and the assessment of EBP learning among physical therapist students and clinicians.