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Event Details

ELC 2019



Setting Sail: Discovering a New World of Opportunities

The Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE) 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 2019.  Abstracts will be accepted from March 15 until April 18, 2019.  ELC 2019 will be held in Bellevue, WA October 18-20.

We invite academic administrators, faculty, and clinicians to engage with one another in the conference titled Setting Sail: Discovering a New World of Opportunities.  The conference begins with the annual Dr. Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovation where participants are encouraged to submit proposals that support excellence in the following sub-themes and topics:

All Hands-On Deck: Generations X, Y, Z Working as a Team
  • Educational Costs and Financial Burdens
  • Empathy and Burnout
  • Adulting 101- Financial Literacy and Career Planning 
  • Crucial Conversations: Communicating with each other
  • Coordinates for Change- Remediation Strategies for Success
Building Bridges for the Future through Curricular and Clinical Innovations
  • Educational Research- Steering Future Curricular Change
  • IPE in Academic and Workplace Learning
  • Enhancing the Role of the Clinical Educator as a Mentor
  • Collaborative models in clinical education 
Navigating Workforce Needs for Society
  • Telehealth: Licensure Compact Becoming a Reality
  • Developing a Diverse and Culturally Competent Physical Therapy Workforce
  • Proliferation of Programs: Passport of Entry
  • Relational Coordination in Healthcare
  • Attracting Talent to the Physical Therapy Profession: Ideas and Challenges for the Future
Charting a New Course
  • Blended/Hybrid Learning Models
  • Simulation-Based Learning 
  • Competency Based Education- Entrustable Professional Activities

Platform Presentations:  Platforms will be 15 minutes for presentation time plus 5 minutes for question and answer discussions. Thus, the total time is no longer than 20 minutes. A platform may be presented by no more than two (2) authors.

Poster Presentations: Multiple poster sessions are provided throughout the conference.  Each poster shall be presented by no more than two (2) of the author(s) during the scheduled poster session time frame. Poster dimensions are to be 3’ feet in height x 4’ or 5’ feet in length.

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 4 themes that meets the needs of one or more of these audiences, for both clinic and classroom educational environments.

Please be aware that, although authors may submit more than one proposal, each author may submit up to two educational session as the primary author.  We encourage all authors to limit their number of submissions to increase the diversity of topics and presenters.  Only the first two primary authors will be considered for scheduling purposes.

How to Submit Your Abstract: All presentations must be submitted through the conference abstract submission site when it opens. Please delete any identifying information in the body of your submission to assure a masked review.  There is a $30 charge per submission. 

Each abstract will need to identify:

  • Theme
  • Title (maximum of 15 words)
  • Content level (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Course description (maximum of 200 words)
  • Intended Audience (PT, PTA, DCE, SCCE, Clinical Instructors, Faculty – can select more than one)
  • Instructional Method (lecture/formal presentation, demonstration, video, active learning/role playing, reflection)
  • Assessment of learning (actual laboratory practice, case studies/problem solving, discussion of issues, Q&A, simulations, demonstrations – this is subject to change some)
  • Purpose
  • Methods and/or Description of Project
  • Results/Outcomes
  • Conclusions/Relevance to the conference theme
  • 3-6 course objectives
  • At least 5 current bibliographic references that are no more than 5 years old and that demonstrate integrated evidence

CEUs: For the purpose of securing CEUs, each author must submit his/her bio, CV no longer than 10 pages, and references in order for the submission to be considered.  Incomplete submissions will not be included in the review of abstracts to be considered for the conference program. 

Registration: All educational session, platform, and poster presenters are required to register for the conference. There is no waiver of registration fees for presentation of a poster or platform.

Notification of your abstract status will be sent to you at the email address you provided with your submission.  We anticipate notifications will be sent in late April/early May.  By submitting an abstract, you agree to take the date and time allotted by the ELC Program Committee.

Terminology to use:

Physical Therapy Education: references Physical Therapy education and one recognizes that this includes both Physical Therapist Education as well as Physical Therapist Assistant Education

Delivery of PT services: references both partners in the delivery of patient care; physical therapist as well as physical therapist assistants

DPT Education: references the education provided to Doctor of Physical Therapy students

PTA Education: references the education provided to physical therapist assistant students

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