Federal Advocacy Forum Scholarship
This scholarship is for two students to attend Federal Advocacy Forum Hill in Washington D.C. from March 26-28, 2017. This is an AMAZING opportunity to join physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from across the country in a rally on Capitol Hill and in meetings with your representative in Congress to advocate for physical therapy. There will be a group of PT’s and students from Wisconsin attending - it is a delegation that is welcoming and incredibly supportive of students.
For more information on the Federal Advocacy Forum: http://www.apta.org/FederalForum/
The recipients will receive $500 each to use towards attendance/travel/lodging for the Federal Advocacy Forum.
TO APPLY: PT/PTA students write an essay (no longer than 500 words) that should address and will be assessed in 3 areas:
1) School or community involvement including any job experience
2) WPTA/APTA involvement
3) Why do they want to attend the FAF? (this should be the focus of the essay)
• WPTA/APTA membership is required
• Students graduating in spring/summer 2017 are not eligible to apply
• Applications should include name, address, school, year in school, and APTA ID.
• Applications are due February 3rd, 2017
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
Student Emerging Leader Award Applications Due January 31
The recipient of the award will receive $1000 to be awarded at the WPTA 2017 Spring Conference.
Prerequisites: Current PT or PTA student and WPTA/APTA member
To apply: PT/PTA students will write an essay (no longer than 500 words) to apply that should address and will be assessed in 3 areas: school or community involvement including any job experience, WPTA/APTA involvement, and goals for professional development and strategy/plan to accomplish these goals upon graduation. Additionally, 2 professional letters of recommendation are required.
The applications should be sent to the WPTA Academic Liaison Committee co-Chairs, Erik Gregersen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Abby Inman at email@example.com by January 31. The application essay should be a word document or PDF. Please attach/send the two letters of recommendation and student application essay in one email. In the email also include full name, what school attending, year in school, APTA ID# and address. The winner will be chosen by the WPTA Academic Liaison Committee and notified within two weeks of the application deadline.
Are you a PT or a PTA? Click here to download the award flyer to hang in your clinic!
We had 375 attendees and a sold out exhibit hall at the 2016 Fall Conference last month -- a new WPTA record! A huge "thank you" to all who attended, and to those who helped make the event a success. Conference attendees received a link to an online survey and WPTA member Nikki Strick, PT, was the $50 Amazon gift card winner. Congratulations Nikki! Thank you to those who were able to provide feedback. We will use it to improve future conferences.
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