Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2013 Call for Proposals: CPG/CPA Development As part of APTA's strategic plan, one of the goals for 2013 is to better enable physical therapists to consistently use best practice to improve the quality of life of their patients and clients. To achieve this goal, APTA is supporting the development of clinical practice evidence-based documents. This initiative aims to provide structure, process, and resources for the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and Clinical Practice Appraisals (CPA) that enable the translation of research into physical therapist practice. In order to facilitate the development of clinical practice documents and other high quality evidence summaries, APTA is offering financial and training support to sections for this purpose. Proposals for CPG/CPA development must focus on clinical practice areas that are important and relevant to the practice of physical therapy. The proposal must be supported and submitted by an APTA section. Each proposal will be considered individually and will be awarded in part or in full depending on the priorities of the association and the strength of the proposal. Proposals for the current review cycle are due on September 15. For more information or for a copy of the proposal submission document, contact Anita Bemis-Dougherty, director, Practice Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800/999-2782, ext 3176.