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  • Manuscripts Sought for Physiotherapy Canada Series on Transitioning Youth

    Physiotherapy Canada is seeking submissions for a special series of journal articles that will consider transitions for youth with chronic conditions or disabilities. Children with disabilities and chronic conditions are living longer, and there is increased interest in designing interventions that will help youth transition to adulthood. Key transitions include not only the move from pediatric to adult health care services but also gradual changes in social roles and activities, such as completing high school, leaving the family home, and working.

    Topics of most interest for the series, which will run over the next 2 years, include:

    • Empirical evaluation of transitions models, programs, and services
    • Youth and family experiences of transitions
    • Critical engagement with transition theory
    • Analyses of transition policies
    • Global perspectives on transitions

    Qualitative or quantitative empirical studies are preferred, but high-quality commentaries or reviews will be considered.

    Find author and submission guidelines on the "For Authors and Reviewers" page at www.utpjournals.com/ptc. Direct any questions you have to guest editor Shauna Kingsnorth, PhD, at skingsnorth@hollandbloorview.ca or 416/425-6220, ext. 3547.

    CA Couple Challenges Donors to Match $50,000 for Foundation Center of Excellence Campaign

    Longtime supporters of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and her husband Fred Byl, MD, of Oakland, California, have challenged other individual donors to match their $50,000 gift in support of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Health Services/Health Policy Research.

    Donors who contribute at least $10,000 within 2013 (including first payments on multiyear pledges to the campaign) will be recognized as part of the Byl Matching Gift Challenge in Foundation publications and donor recognition events. Donors should reference "Byl Matching Gift Challenge" on their donation correspondence, or contact Foundation Executive Director Barbara Malm for more information.

    The Foundation recently surpassed the $2 million benchmark, raising more than two-thirds of the $3 million in funds needed to launch the nation's first center dedicated to expanding the number of physical therapy scientists in the field of health services and health policy.

    Read the Foundation's press release for comments from Nancy Byl and Foundation President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, about the challenge and the COE initiative.