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  • APTA's Innovation Summit Reaches 1,000 Virtual Attendees

    APTA's 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. 

    Onsite 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.  

    Innovation 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 country.

    Pictures of the summit are available at www.apta.org/InnovationSummit/.

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