APTA centennial events are fast approaching, and the FOMO is real.
Fortunately, we make it easy to tune in virtually to some of the most notable parts of the happenings Sept. 10-14 in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia — including a very special Future of Physical Therapy Summit.
Here's a quick rundown of the centennial events that you can view via livestream. (Note: links to the Sept. 10 livestreams will be activated at the start time of each event).
John H.P. Maley Lecture by Tim Flynn, PT, PhD, FAPTA: "Why We Must Leave Medicine To Create Health Care," 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. ET
APTA's 26th Maley lecturer is an impassioned advocate for patient-centered care that challenges the basic assumptions around pain treatment, and a critic of systemic agricultural and other practices that have affected the overall function of many Americans. "What we believe about pain is killing us," he says. Not to be missed.
Presidents Forum, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
Join APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, as she shares the stage with former association presidents to discuss the past, present, and future of our association and profession.
APTA House of Delegates, Day 1, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
The association's policymaking body will gather for a day of debate on issues that can address everything from internal operations and bylaws to actions that have far-reaching implications for the association and profession. APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, will deliver her final House address as president early on in the day's meeting.
APTA House of Delegates, Day 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. ET
The House concludes its business on Sunday and acknowledges both newly elected leaders and those who will rotate off their positions at the end of the year.
Future of Physical Therapy Summit. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ET
The event promises to be one of the hallmarks of our centennial celebration. Physical therapy leaders from around the world will deliver insight and inspiration, with sessions organized around the three areas of impact featured in APTA’s mission statement: building community; advancing the physical therapy profession; and improving the health of society.