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  • 2018 House of Delegates Motions, Background Papers Posted

    Now available to APTA members: the complete first packet of motions, accompanied by background papers, to be considered by the 2018 APTA House of Delegates (House) when it convenes June 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
     
    Called "Packet I With Background Papers," the compilation contains 57 motions to the 2018 House of Delegates, including 4 bylaws amendments. This packet replaces "Packet I Preview." Besides minor editing and formatting changes and the addition of background papers, the new packet does not differ from the earlier version in any ways that affect the scope of motions.
     
    Proposed amendments to APTA bylaws are:

    • RC 53-18 Amend: Bylaws of the American Physical Therapy Association, Article VIII. House of Delegates, Section 3: Voting Delegates, A. Qualifications of Voting Delegates, (1) Chapter Delegates
    • RC 54-18 Amend: Bylaws of the American Physical Therapy Association, Article VIII. House of Delegates, Section 4: Nonvoting Delegates, A. Qualifications of Nonvoting Delegates, (1) Section Delegates
    • RC 55-18 Amend: Bylaws of the American Physical Therapy Association, Article VIII. House of Delegates, Section 4: Nonvoting Delegates, A. Qualifications of Nonvoting Delegates, (2) PTA Caucus Delegates
    • RC 56-18 Amend: Bylaws of the American Physical Therapy Association to Allow Sections to Vote in the House of Delegates

    Delegates wishing to amend a motion within Packet I With Background Papers should schedule a virtual Reference Committee appointment on Friday, June 8, or schedule an onsite appointment for Sunday, June 24 or Tuesday, June 26. For more information, refer to Make an Appointment with the RC found in the House Hub file library.
     
    Contact APTA's Justin Lini with any questions.

    PTs From the US Selected to Speak at International Physical Therapy Congress

    A total of 13 physical therapists (PTs) from the US will be among the main speakers at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress to be held in Geneva May 10–13, 2019.

    The American PTs will contribute to focused symposia on a wide range of topics including education research, the application of evidence to individual patients, improving mobility of hospital patients, big data, cancer survivor rehabilitation, and diversity in physical therapy. Each focused symposium is organized by a convener who leads an international group of speakers through linked research-focused presentations. A complete list of all symposia is available at the WCPT Congress website.
     
    "There were some very difficult choices; however, we are proud to present the focused symposia that we believe represent the best possible combinations of a range of timely topics with relevance to clinicians, educators and researchers, delivered by excellent speakers from all over the world," said WCPT International Scientific Committee Chair Charlotte Häger in a press release.
    Details about the symposia and the program for WCPT Congress 2019 may be found at the WCPT congress webpage.