We are ready to kick off the Rudy’s Counting Steps program at the WPTA Spring meeting on April 21, 2017. This program will make pedometers, motivational calendars and physical activity guidelines available to the general public through the Health & Wellness Committee. If you have a patient or know someone we can motivate to walk more for better health with a free accurate Omron HJ-321 pedometer with start kit, inform your patient or friend about this special offer.
Download the request form and learn the story behind Rudy’s Counting Steps.
The WPTA Board is seeking volunteers for the Continuing Education Committee. This committee is responsible for the review and approval/denial of CE courses. The review process involves one in which the WPTA Executive Director forwards applications to committee members in accordance with their subject matter expertise. At least one subject matter expert committee member is needed for each of the following subject areas:
Those interested in serving on the committee are asked to contact Mike Edwards, Continuing Education Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Expectations of each committee member:
If you are interested, please act now! If you know a WPTA member who you believe would serve this committee well, feel free to forward his/her name and contact information to Mike.
April 20-21, 2017
Radisson Hotel, Green Bay, WI
Who: Students (PT & PTA), faculty, residents, and clinicians
When: The posters will be presented on the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th. Posters must be setup by Thursday at noon.
Types: Basic science, applied science, or case studies
Submission Deadline: March 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Review Process: After a peer review process, abstracts will be selected for presentation. The number of abstracts selected depends on space. Notifications will be sent via e-mail 1-2 weeks after submission.
Posters will be judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be announced at the awards reception.
Preparing your abstract:
· We strongly suggest that you begin your submission well in advance of the deadline.
· The body of your abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation (not spaces).
· Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations, spell out in full for the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate in the abstract title.
Authors: List all authors who contributed to the work. The presenting author should be identified as the primary author.
Title: Write your title in sentence case (first letter of the first word is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.
Abstract: Enter the body of the abstract in the space provided. Use Arial or Calibri font, size 10 or larger.
The abstract should include the following sections:
· Conclusions/Clinical Relevance