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  • Final Call for Poster Abstracts for NEXT Conference 2014

    There are only 2 weeks left to submit abstracts for poster presentations for APTA's NEXT Conference, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 11-14. The following types of presentations are being sought:

    • Research reports: presentations of original scientific data collected by the author(s)
    • Special interest reports: presentations of innovative concepts, ideas, devices, or products developed to meet the special needs of patients and clients
    • Theory reports: presentations of a theory, idea, concept, or model that describes a foundation for the practice of physical therapy
    • Multimedia technology programs: presentations that include demonstrations of computer software and/or web-based programs for instruction, research, and management

    Individuals may submit up to 2 abstracts as the presenting author; unlimited submissions are allowed as a secondary author. The deadline is September 23, 2013.

    For further information and to access the online submission site, visit www.apta.org/Conference/Submissions.

    Healing After the Boston Marathon Bombing; What Are the Lessons for PTs?

    Physical therapists (PTs) worked with many survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing in the days and weeks following the April attack. Read about their experiences and the myriad ways they helped the injured in September's PT in Motion. Many of the runners and spectators still need physical therapy; some will for years to come. This remarkable feature story recounts not only the immediate experiences of those PTs but also presents valuable information for other PTs on topics ranging from acute care to wound care.

    Two Ways to Contribute to MoveForwardPT.com

    In case you missed the announcement a few weeks ago, APTA’s MoveForwardPT.com consumer website wants your help in 2 areas:

    • If any current or former patients are willing to share their physical therapy success stories, Move Forward Radio may want to interview them in upcoming episodes.
    • Two vacant Editorial Board positions are waiting to be filled by members with strong clinical backgrounds, proven writing skills, and interest in developing evidence-based, consumer-friendly content.

    Follow the links above for details.