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  • Calling All PT Innovators – Innovation 2.0 Now Seeking Proposals

    APTA has opened its call for proposals from members interested in taking part in Innovation 2.0, a funding and mentoring program offering up to $150,000 to support new approaches to service delivery and payment. Members have until February 13 to complete the proposal process.

    Innovation 2.0 builds on the success of APTA's 2013 Innovation Summit by seeking out innovators who are connecting the dots from feasibility studies to meaningful outcomes and moving great ideas from small-scale use to wide applicability.

    Members interested in submitting a proposal should begin by visiting the Innovation 2.0 webpage. The webpage contains complete instructions, applicant requirements, a list of topics that will be considered, and a link to the proposal submission form. Proposals must be received by February 13. Winning applications will be announced on March 10.

    Successful applicants will attend a workshop May 8-9 to discuss their projects and receive feedback from researchers and other clinicians. After the workshop, APTA will announce which finalists will receive funding and in-kind services from APTA to pursue their projects.

    An optional letter of intent is due to APTA by January 20. The letter should be sent to Innovation 2.0 staff and should include contact information for the project leader, name of the organization, and a brief description of the model. Applicants who do not send a letter of intent may still submit proposals.

    Questions? Need more details? Contact the Innovation 2.0 staff.

    Foundation Researchers Will Share Results at CSM

    The role of comorbidities in physical therapist services and a study on day-to-day walking of older adults with knee pain from osteoarthritis will be featured during the Foundation for Physical Therapy's research briefing at this year's Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Las Vegas.

    Laurie King, PT, PhD, 2011 Clagett Family Research Grant recipient, and Dan White, PT, ScD, 2011 Geriatric Research Grant recipient, will present on their Foundation-supported research. Foundation President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, will also give an update on the current activities of the Foundation.

    The event is scheduled for Monday, February 3, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Venetian Hotel, Bellini 2102. Please RSVP by January 27 if you plan to attend the briefing.

    More information on the speakers and their research (.pdf) is available on the Foundation’s website.