Physical Therapy Students Gather to Move Profession, Careers Forward

18th Annual National Student Conclave Features Latest in Physical Therapist Practice 

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 11, 2010 — Physical therapy students from across the nation will learn the latest in physical therapist research and treatment techniques during the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA's) 18th Annual National Student Conclave (NSC) at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, October 29-31, 2010.

"This is an exciting time to be entering the physical therapy profession," said APTA Student Assembly President Allie Wehunt, SPT. "National Student Conclave will provide a unique opportunity for students to build a nationwide network and expand their knowledge through educational programming and exhibit hall resources. It's a superb way for students to get a jump start on their careers."

Seminars will focus on areas of physical therapy specialization such as aquatics, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, clinical electrophysiology and wound management, hand rehabilitation, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports physical therapy, and women's health. Sessions will include advocacy for legislation, private practice, business aspects of physical therapy, clinical education standards, cultural competency, clinical skills, financial planning, global health initiatives, risk management, reimbursement, and much more. Workshops will be offered on résumé writing, interviewing skills, and small-group debt evaluation and there will be an exhibit hall featuring employers, manufacturers, and publishers. Elections for the 2010-2011 Student Assembly Board of Directors and Nominating Committee will also take place.

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