inaugural Innovation Summit on March 8—a groundbreaking event that brought together
physical therapists, other health care providers, large health systems, and
policy makers to discuss the current and future role of physical therapy in
integrated models of care—was viewed by more than 1,000 virtual attendees. The
virtual attendees participated in the event via a web portal with a virtual
lobby and exhibit hall; innovative panels and speakers were livestreamed in a
virtual auditorium. More than 40 viewing parties, held primarily at
universities and health care facilities, watched the event. Further, the
Innovation Summit generated significant social media buzz, with 1,099 tweets
posted using the #PTSummit hashtag.
attendance was by invitation only. The 150 onsite attendees included 17 APTA
physical therapist innovators who were nominated by APTA chapters and sections
to attend the event.
Summit: Collaborative Care Models was APTA's first interactive virtual event.
With strong attendance, engagement from both the onsite and virtual audiences,
and robust discussions from the summit panels, APTA believes the summit will
further the role of physical therapy in innovative models appearing across the
of the summit are available at www.apta.org/InnovationSummit/.