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Event Details

ACAPT legal preconference at ELC 2022


Legal Precon at ELC 2022 - A deep dive into legally-sound policies & procedures

This workshop will provide expanded insight into the legal foundations underlying development of defensible policies and procedures designed to protect all stakeholders in academic physical therapy.

Discussions will center around contemporary issues within academic and clinical education that span both faculty and student affairs. Topics may include, but not be limited to:

  • Admissions practices
  • Student accommodations
  • Background checks
  • Medical marijuana
  • Remediation and/or dismissal practices
  • Misconduct
  • Academic freedom, and
  • Promotion and tenure

This workshop will take the form of recitation, document/case analysis, and group discussion.

Location: Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI

    Time & date: Thursday, Oct 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST (1-hour lunch break from 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.)


    • Register here.
    • To complete your registration, you will need to:
      • Log in to your APTA account or create a guest account.
      • Then, you'll be taken to the ELC registration site.

    Note: If you're already registered for ELC you can click here to log back into your profile then you can follow the same steps you used to register and you will see an option to select this preconference. 


    • $150 for ACAPT members
    • $275 for non-members

    Target audience: PT educators, Academic Faculty, Clinical Educators, and Clinical Instructors

    CEU: 0.80


    • Jennifer Becnel-Guzzo, JD (University of Delaware)
    • Anne Jannarone, (Georgia Tech) Director of Disability Services
    • Patrick Pabian, DPT, PhD (University of Kentucky) Chair and Program Director
    • Ellen Wruble, PT, DScPT (University of Delaware) Program Director

    Learning objectives: Through participation in the workshop, attendees will:

    • Explore the legal foundations of higher education that offer protections while minimizing risk to all stakeholders. 
    • Identify the essential policies and procedures required for program administration.
    • Critique policies and procedures for their strengths, weaknesses, and gaps.
    • Consult with University general counsel and the Office of Disability Services on nuanced scenarios.
    • Apply sound-decision making on complex scenarios related to student admission, matriculation (didactic and clinical education), remediation, and dismissal. 
    • Develop educational practices and policies that promote and support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
    • Determine needed documentation to ensure legally defensible policies and procedures.

    If you have any questions, contact events@acapt.org

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