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Scholarship to Educational Leadership Conference

This October 13th - 15th, the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) will come to Columbus, Ohio!

What is ELC you might ask? ELC is an annual conference put together by the Education Section of APTA, ACAPT, and their supporting partners. It is the premier conference for educators, including clinical educators, and includes inspirational keynote speakers, social gatherings, meetings, an exhibit hall, poster sessions, platform sessions on innovative research, and educational sessions on contemporary topics.

This year the conference is entitled, "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. This year's educational programming will follow and is 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?

If this sounds interesting to you, there are two ways that your attendance might be supported. First, I encourage you to apply for one of the APTA sponsored scholarships.

Clinical Scholarships Available: The Education Section and ACAPT has offered to sponsor registration fees for up to 40 clinical educators and/or clinical administrators to attend the 2017 ELC. Sponsorship will be awarded at the Education Section member registrant rate of $295. Any additional registration fees and/or travel costs are the responsibility of the registrant. Application deadline will close on July 24. Awardees will be notified by August 1st and will receive a registration fee waiver of $295. Click here to complete the application,

Second, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship that will assist with covering registration costs at the APTA Education Section member rate, up to $300. Details on this application will be coming soon!

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