It may seem as if the 2013 elections for APTA offices were just completed, but APTA encourages members to begin considering candidates for the 2014 elections—including self-nominations—early to ensure time to complete the process by the November 1, 2013, deadline.
The online Nomination Form (NC 1) is available on the APTA website under Elections and Nominations. The APTA Nominating Committee is seeking recommendations for the 2014 Slate of Candidates for the following positions: treasurer, speaker of the House of Delegates, 3 directors, and 2 Nominating Committee members.
Three new APTA videos feature members talking about programs at their facilities that encourage clinicians to incorporate evidence-based practice into their patient care.
In Using Research in Clinical Practice-Steps to Success, Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA, associate professor at Washington University at St Louis, provides practical steps to starting a program that increased the use of evidence in a teaching facility, including starting a journal club and developing common examination items and outcome measures to collect.
In Major Projects at a Health System Level, Jenni Moore, PT, DHS, NCS, of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), describes several projects that encouraged evidence-based practice across the large RIC health system.
In Applying Lessons Learned From a Large Health System to Your Clinic, Moore continues, outlining a process that can be applied in smaller settings, highlighting how to address barriers and leverage facilitators for success.
Nearly 600 photos were taken at APTA Conference and the 2013 House of Delegates—want to see if you and your colleagues are in any of them?
To view and purchase images from APTA Conference, please go to www.nowpicturethis.zenfolio.com/p850501073, password "apta." Images are displayed in order of occurrence. To purchase prints, click on any photo, then look for the Buy tab in the upper righthand corner of your screen. Please contact Jennifer Rondon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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