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Physical therapy leaders from around the world delivered 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.
  • Improving the health of society.

Our speakers

Alice Aiken, CD, PhD, MSc, BScPT, BSc
Vice President, Research & Innovation, Dalhousie University

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PT, PhD, MPT
Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Director of Rehabilitation, UPMC International

Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH
Chief Health Officer, Special Olympics

Laurence (Larry) Benz, PT, DPT, MBA, MAPP
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
President and CEO, Confluent Health

Natalie Beswetherick, OBE, MCSP, MBA
Director of Practice & Development, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Martin Chadwick, DHS, MHS
Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

François Desmeules, PT, PhD
Associate Professor & Head of the Advanced Physiotherapy Practice Programs
School of Rehabilitation, University of Montreal

Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, Louisiana State University Shreveport
President, American Physical Therapy Association

Antony Duttine
Regional Advisor, Disability and Rehabilitation
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization

Laura Gull, PT, DPT
Clinical Director, Professional Physical Therapy

Efosa L. Guobadia, PT, DPT
CEO, Move Together and FFITT Health
Co-founder, Global PT Day of Service

Sowmya Kumble, PT, MPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Clinical Resource Analyst in Acute Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jessica Lees, PT, DPT
Early-Career Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Kelvin Lorenzo Rivera, PT, DPT
APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors President 2019-2020

Terry Nordstrom, PT, EdD, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt University

Cruz Romero, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Manager, EXOS

Amy Smith Hamel, PTA, BS
Regional Director of Operations, Restore Therapy

Kathryn Sutton, PTA, MA
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Kent State University at East Liverpool’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT
Director, Explore the Magic of Motion, LLC

Scott Willis, BAppSc (Physio)
National President, Australian Physiotherapy Association

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