Friday, March 29, 2013 Conference to Focus on Development of Systems in Physical Therapy Practice In his 2012 McMillan Lecture, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, challenged physical therapy professionals to ‘Face Into the Storm’ and boldly tackle the challenges of the new century. These challenges include a health care system that is increasingly data driven, and where reimbursement is tied to coordination of care and performance. To meet these challenges, physical therapists must develop critical systems skills to collect and examine clinical data to determine what works for which conditions, for which patients and in different settings in order to improve clinical practice and meet reimbursement requirements. A 1-day conference on June 7 in Boston, cosponsored by APTA and Boston University’s Health & Disability Research Institute, focuses on the need to develop systems skills as a critical component of physical therapy practice. The conference agenda includes a combination of key didactic presentations, case examples of innovative programs, and opportunities for discussion among attendees. The target audience for the conference includes innovators seeking to advance the development of systems skills in physical therapy practice. Register today to attend "Face Into the Storm: Gaining the System Skills Needed to Succeed in the Changing Healthcare Environment." If you are unable to travel to Boston, register for the virtual conference/webcast.