Monday, May 02, 2011 Call for Abstracts: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Physical therapists are encouraged to submit abstracts for concurrent oral and poster presentations to be held at the 12th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference, March 19-23, 2012, in Orlando. The conference aims to identify 3 best practices for patient care ergonomics; assess technologies for safe patient handling given high risk tasks; use effective strategies to change attitudes and behaviors of direct care providers, students, managers, and administrators in support of safe patient handling; develop strategies to reduce risk to caregivers at local facilities; and use a business case approach for analyzing the cost and benefits of safe patient handling. Questions and Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Valerie Kelleher. The deadline for submission is July 1. APTA is a cosponsor of the conference.