Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, PhD, ScD, SCS, ATC, FAPTA, will present the 46th annual Mary McMillan Lecture, at APTA's 2015 NEXT Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland. For over 25 years Snyder-Mackler has been a leader in developing evidence-based approaches for the rehabilitation of knee injuries, educating new physical therapy professionals and mentoring future rehabilitation scientists. She has received almost all of APTA's distinguished awards and is an international leader in physical therapy.
Holding several positions and appointments at the University of Delaware, Snyder-Mackler is academic director for the physical therapy clinic, academic director for the graduate program in biomechanics and movement sciences, faculty and athletics representative, adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, and a department of physical therapy alumni distinguished professor. She also is a visiting researcher for the Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation and on the scientific board for the World Village of Women's Sports in Sweden.
Snyder-Mackler earned a BA from Johns Hopkins University, certificate in physical therapy and MS in organizational behavior from University of Pennsylvania, and ScD in applied anatomy and physiology from Boston University.
Named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow in 2003, Snyder-Mackler has earned many other APTA honors, including the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, Golden Pen Award, Chattanooga Research Award, Marian Williams Award, Helen Hislop Award, Orthopaedic Section Steven J. Rose Award, and Section on Research John H. P. Maley Award.