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Call for Abstract Proposals for ELC

Jun 14, 2016, 01:42 AM by Jeffrey Braxton

The Pursuit of Excellence in Physical Therapy Education


The Education Section and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) hereby issue a call for educational session, platform and poster presentation proposals for the Educational Leadership Conference 2016.  Abstracts will be accepted until midnight, Eastern Standard Time, April 18, 2016. 

ELC 2016 invites academic administrators, faculty, and clinicians to engage with one another in the Pursuit of Excellence in Physical Therapy Education.  The conference begins with the 3rd Annual Dr. Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovation where participants are encouraged to reconsider the future of physical therapy education through a lens of excellence.  We seek proposals that support excellence in one of five thematic areas:

  • Fostering Clinical Reasoning: Classroom to Clinic to Residency
  • Outcome Assessment in Physical Therapy Education
  • Instructional Strategies for the Classroom and Clinic
  • Building our Educational Research Capacity
  • The Voices of PT Revisited: Platform Responses to the 2015 ELC Forum on Innovation

Platform Presentations:  Platforms are approximately 15 minutes in length with the opportunity for 10 minute question and answer discussions.

Poster Presentations: Multiple poster presentations are provided throughout the conference.  Each poster shall be presented by one (1) of the author/s during the scheduled poster session time frame.

Educational Sessions:  Sessions are approximately 1.5 hours in length with opportunity for Q & A. 

The ELC Abstract Review Committee strives to select a balanced representation of abstracts to meet educational leadership programming needs for the intended audiences of academic and clinical faculty in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education.  We invite submissions focusing on one of the 5 themes that meets the needs of one or more of these audiences, for both clinic and classroom educational environments.

All presentations must be submitted through ScholarOne at (https://apta-elc2016.abstractcentral.com/)

Please delete any identifying information in the body of your submission to assure a masked review.  There is a 3000 character limit for the body of each platform/poster abstract and a 9000 character limit for the body of each educational session submitted.  Author information and references are not counted in the character limit.  There is a $30 charge per submission.  (payable by check – mail to: Education Section, 1055 N. Fairfax St., Suite 205, Alexandria, VA  22314).

Authors are invited to submit more than one (1) proposal, although only one (1) educational session from the primary author will be accepted for presentation.

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