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Upholding a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires a dedication to continued learning and an openness to being challenged — two concepts at the heart of the APTA Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy. This year's lecture will continue that tradition with a presentation from Julian Magee, PT, DPT, ATC, on June 13 at 7 p.m. ET, followed by a live panel discussion.

Magee is the inaugural assistant director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he spearheads the leadership, development, and implementation of innovative and comprehensive initiatives aimed at cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants in the physical therapy program.

Again this year, the lecture will be followed up with a live panel discussion moderated by Rebeca Seagraves, PT, DPT, and featuring Wayne Brewer, PT, PhD, MPH; Shannon Richardson, PT, DPT, EdD; and Talina Corvus, PT, DPT, PhD. APTA's Lynda Woodruff Lecture webpage offers short bios of the participants.

The lecture, now in its fifth year, is co-sponsored by APTA, the Physical Therapy Learning Institute, the American Academy of Physical Therapy, the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, and APTA Academy of Education. The event is free, but sponsors encourage that in lieu of registration fees, viewers make a donation to the Lynda D. Woodruff Professional Development Sponsorship Fund on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Physical Therapy, American Academy of Physical Therapy, The Physical Therapy Fund, or the National Association of Black Physical Therapists.

A link to the event will be added to the Woodruff lecture page on June 13; APTA will share details on the lecture title and focus in the coming weeks. Both the lecture and panel discussion will be recorded for those who miss the June 13 event.

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