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We are proud to provide the APTA Centennial Lecture Series, featuring recognized leaders on topics in clinical practice, practice management, payment, and innovation.


This session will be prerecorded and delivered virtually during this schedule:

  • Friday March 26, 2021: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday March 27, 2021: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

IMPORTANT: Attendance during the live broadcast is required to earn CEUs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how different emergencies create different rehabilitation needs.
  • Develop an “all hazard” rehabilitation preparedness plan for their context.
  • Understand the adapted clinical and interpersonal skills needed to work in an emergency.
  • Know the do’s and don’ts of responding to an international emergency, and who you can work with.
  • Understand the wide variety of roles that physiotherapists can play in different responses, and the common challenges they can experience.


Pete Skelton, PT, MSc, is Rehabilitation in Emergencies focal point for the World Health Organization. A Physiotherapist and one time medical anthropologist, he previously worked as rehabilitation lead of the UK Emergency Medical Team and Humanitarian Rehabilitation Advisor for a number of INGOs.

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