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Event Details

Education Leadership Conference


Through the Looking Glass: Transforming Physical Therapy Education

ELC 2017 invites academic administrators, faculty, and clinicians to engage with one another in the Through the Looking Glass: Transforming Physical Therapy Education.  The conference begins with the 4th 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 will present educational programming based on five thematic areas:

  • Humanities: Bringing art and evidence into PT education
  • Walking the Talk: Leadership and advocacy
  • Using evidence and benchmarks in curricula planning
  • Strengthening clinical reasoning and interprofessional skills during internships
  • Admissions perspectives and challenges: Where are we now? 


Hyatt Regency - Columbus, OH

Modern Hotel in Downtown Columbus

Designed with a modern feel, Hyatt Regency Columbus offers luxurious rooms and spacious suites that make you feel right at home. Our stylish rooms feature amenities like luxurious bedding and chic, contemporary decor. Dine at Market Stand Café or enjoy signature cocktails at Big Bar on 2. Take advantage of our 24-hour StayFit™ Gym.

Before making your reservation!  Take a look at the Medical Education Research Certificate workshop being held at the conference site on October 11

Reservation Link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/APTA2017Columbus
Reservation Line: 888-421-1442 , Group code is KNEE

Additional Hotel Options

 Conference Program

Final Program (pdf of printed program)

Program Outline (excel listing originally posted)


Special thank you to the following sponsors! 

Cardon Rehabilitation & Medical Equipment Ltd.

Rehab Essentials, Inc.

Acadaware, Ltd

Certiphi Screening, Inc.
DxR Development Group, Inc.
Education Leadership Institute Fellowship
F.A. Davis Company
Federation Of State Boards Of Physical Therapy
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Ohio Kentucky Consortium Of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education
Performance Health
PT Cardiopulmonary Educators, LLC
SLACK Incorporated
Typhon Group, LLC
University of St. Augustine For Health Sciences


Registration online is now closed.  You may register onsite at the hotel.

Conference Program

The 2017 program will be provided at a later date

Conference Program

The 2017 program will be provided at a later date


Volunteers Needed

It is time to secure volunteers and moderators to assist with registration, introduce speakers for the educational presentation sessions, and moderate the platform sessions. These positions are simple and “guidelines” will be provided in preparation for the sessions.  Responsibilities include introducing speakers, moderating questions after presentations, assisting in finding late comer seating, etc.  Use the ELC 2017 Program above to find 1 or 2 sessions you would be interested in assisting during the conference. We will also need several people to assist with registration Thursday evening and Friday morning for a few hours. 

Following your review of the programming, please visit the google document to sign up for the corresponding sessions you would like to volunteer for.  The document is located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S7Ctd1nwkVbfDBdWk1M0OL4yrzXha1abH1JevVcygSc/edit?usp=sharing.  Please provide your name, email address, and an “on-site” contact phone number where you may be reached at the conference. If you have not utilized google documents before, you will need to create a Gmail address or Gmail account ID, prior to logging in (easy process).

Please complete the sign up by September 30, 2018.  If a session you would like to attend is full, feel free to add your contact information under the alternate space and we will contact you if your services are needed.  

Registration Open:  Deadline to register is Sept 29

Registration Open:  Deadline to register is Sept 29

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