• This is archived programming for APTA Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    Thursday, June 27

    The Wellness Equation: Exploring the Healing Connection Between Yoga and Medicine

    Time: 8:00 am-9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Michelle S. Lindsey, PT, MBA, CPT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    There has been recent widespread recognition of yoga's conatribution to health and the ability of the mind, body, and spirit to improve health. This course will focus on using Kundalini yoga for healing clients. The speaker will present a way to connect the yoga model and the medical model. Becoming more aware and practicing simple yet highly effective yoga techniques will bring clients more peace and greater enjoyment. Attendees will learn how to apply yoga practices within the physical therapy process as well as how to receive optimal reimbursement when implementing therapeutic yoga.

    The 44th Mary McMillan Lecture: The Next Evolution

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

    Speakers: Roger M. Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    CEUs: .1 (1.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Evolution is a word that can evoke passionate debate, signal development, or inspire innovation. The evolution of physical therapy will accelerate as we identify and meet patients’ needs. When asked why they want to become PTs, students often answer: "I want to help people." This outward focus can prepare PTs for the dramatic changes on the horizon, including new models of patient care, better patient access to information, a greater emphasis on cost containment, and an increased demand for evidence-based practice. This talk will highlight a vision for the profession's next evolution.

    Incorporating Spiritual Care into a Physical Therapy Plan of Care: A Road Map

    Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Darina M. Sargeant, PT, PhD; Carol Y. Boerding, MA

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Inclusion of spirituality in patient care is supported by the America Physical Therapy Association's core value of caring/compassion and Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence, the Joint Commission, and the World Health Organization. This session will increase the PT's comfort with the components of spiritual care and present current evidence that supports, negates, or cautions about inclusion of spiritual care. The speakers will offer tools to assess spiritual needs, provide the opportunity to examine personal beliefs about spiritual care and practice skills necessary to incorporate spiritual care in the physical therapy plan of care, and identify challenges and opportunities for future research.

    Catherine Worthingham Fellows Forum: The Challenges and Opportunities of the Future of Physical Therapy: What We Need to Do

    Time: 3:45 pm-5:15 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Peter Towne, PT, FAPTA; Colleen Kigin, PT, DPT, MS, MPA, FAPTA; Brian R. Duncan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA;  Diane Jette, PT, DSc, FAPTA; Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    This forum will be presented by APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows and Emerging Leaders to provide the historical and current status of the clinical practice of physical therapy, as well as to project where clinical practice will be in the future based on emerging trends in health care.

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Friday, June 28

    The 2013 Rothstein Roundtable-Medicare Mandate for Claims-Based Functional Data Collection: Opportunity to Advance Care, or Just Another Regulatory Burden?

    Time: 8:00 am-9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Moderator: Linda J. Resnik, PT, PhD, OCS

    Speakers:  Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Mary Stilphen, PT, DPT; Dan Ciolek, PT;

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    The rehabilitation community has been buzzing with activity as clinicians and administrators implement Medicare’s mandated claims-based functional data collection. This year’s Rothstein Roundtable consists of a panel of administrators and health services and health policy researchers who will debate the potential benefits—and the potential pitfalls—of this regulation.  Join researchers and providers to discuss how functional status data collection might ultimately impact the provision of and reimbursement for outpatient therapy services. Participate in the conversation to share your opinions and concerns and to strategize.  Can the mandate be an opportunity? The Rothstein Roundtable is named in honor of Physical Therapy (PTJ) Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Jules Rothstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who believed passionately in the importance of scholarly debate and dialogue.

    The 18th John H.P. Maley Lecture: Residency Education in Every Town-Is It Just So Simple?

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

    Speakers: Kornelia Kulig, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

    CEUs: .1 (1.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    A set of structural and attitudinal attributes independently and collectively contribute to the growth of a clinical profession. Residency education aims to build on the foundation of clinical and professional education. As such, it has a tremendous potential either to enhance or suppress the trajectory of growth in the physical therapy profession. This lecture will reflect on current and past experiences and identify the existing untapped opportunities that need to be strategically addressed by our profession in residency, fellowship, and preprofessional clinical education.

    PTJ Symposium: Advancing the Evidence Base in Rehabilitation for Military Personnel and Veterans

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Moderator: John D. Childs, PT, PhD, OCS

    Speakers: Alice Aiken, PT, PhD, CD; Helen Brown, PT; Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, OCS

    CEUs: .25 (2.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    PTJ’s upcoming special issue on military rehabilitation captures the latest research and international perspectives on physical therapy in the military-- specifically on the implications of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the physical therapy and rehabilitation professions. In this symposium, the authors share some of their research, clinical cases, and evaluations of existing rehabilitation programs and new technologies. As US military personnel return home with a wide array of long-term injuries, this symposium offers insights that physical therapists in all settings can apply to patient care.

    The 2013 Oxford Debate

    Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Charles D. Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Debate Chair); LeeAnne Carrothers, PT, PhD (Team Captain); Ira Gorman, PT, PhD, MSPH (Team Captain); Brad Cooper, PT, MS, MBA, MTC, ATC, CWC; Thomas G. Walters, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS; Jason Craig, PT, D Phil

    CEUs: .10 (1.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    An Oxford debate is a formulated, interactive debate in which audience participation is a key feature of the occasion, providing a rare opportunity for the public to voice their opinions. The debate focuses on a challenging, sharply defined motion over which 2 debate adjudications teams, both pro and con, dramatically address the motion in a systematic process. Voice your opinion and challenge those of the 2 teams of debaters.

    Saturday, June 29

    Presentation of Complex Patient Cases: Management Discussion with Clinical Specialists

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

    Moderator: John Lowman, PT, PhD, CCS

    Speakers: Robin Myers, PT, DPT, NCS; Michael Lescallette, PT, DPT, ECS; Konrad Dias, PDT, DPT, CCS; Natalie Housel, PT, EdD, GCS Emeritus

    CEUs: .3 (3.0 contact hours/CCUs)

    Two different case studies, one on clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy and the other on cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, will be presented by physical therapists from 2 different specialties (neurology and geriatrics). After an overview of the proceedings, small groups will be used to discuss the cases and devise likely interventions and speculate on outcomes. Speakers will present their interventions and outcomes for the case studies.

    A Roadmap to Intentionally Develop International Collaboration

    Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speaker: Dennis W. Fell, PT, MD

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    Have an adventure while you advance the academic mission! Academic and clinical PTs are increasingly interested in things international! Maybe you have also wondered how you could get involved in physical therapy in another country. Do you desire to serve the PT profession and the public in another country, short-term or long-term, through teaching or clinical practice, but don't know where to start? Maybe your intellectual and professional curiosity is aroused by the idea of developing global relationships with PT colleagues? The possibilities are endless. This brief course will provide tips and strategies to help you address each question and be optimally positioned to engage globally. The expected benefits and challenges, including strategies to mitigate the risks, will be presented, with a focus on recent literature. Case examples will be presented with specific application of the steps and principles that you can apply to your individualized situation. Expand your horizons! You can do it!

    Ten Tips for Better Accounts Receivable Management

    Time: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Stacey Abelman

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    In this session, discover how to better manage the entire accounts receivable process, from patient appointment to payment collection. The speaker, an expert in gathering, analyzing, and defining business and functional requirements as well as workflows and technology solutions for healthcare systems, has led numerous seamless electronic medical records and billing implementations. She will share best practices and ten tips for better accounts receivables management.


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