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Opportunities Exist in Projected Workforce Demand

APTA's new workforce analysis projects PT supply and demand through 2030. The imbalances offer opportunities for the profession.

What does the physical therapist workforce — both its numbers and its demographics — look like? How is it likely to change over the next 10 years? And why is this important for the profession, for patients, and for society?

APTA set out to address these and other questions in its recently released APTA Physical Therapy Workforce Analysis. Published in December 2020, the association's report explains that by analyzing and forecasting workforce supply and demand, it's possible to identify shortage areas, evaluate employment potential, and bolster advocacy that improves health care delivery.

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Financial Resources To Help You in Your Career and Your Life

After exploring the APTA Financial Solutions Center, I feel more comfortable and in control of my financial situation.

"As a physical therapy student, I often feel lost when it comes to understanding money. I don’t have a background in business or finance, and the topic is often quite daunting.

But there are resources out there to help students and clinicians alike. I recently explored the APTA Financial Solutions Center, and after a short time I already feel more comfortable and in control of my financial situation..."

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Save the Date for the 2021 Rocky Mountain Annual Conference & PT Expo

APTA Colorado's annual conference will be returning to IN PERSON this year and will be held September 24-25, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Central Park. Registration is expected to open in June 2021! 

To stay informed on the latest information and to book your hotel, please visit the conference website, here.

Call for Abstracts and Platforms
We encourage all PTs, PTAs, and students to submit abstracts and platforms on case reports, special interest reports, or research projects. Abstracts and platforms submitted will be selected for presentation that demonstrates quality research and clinical relevance.

Please submit the abstract no later than Friday, July 30, 2021 by e-mail to Michelle Rauzi, PT, DPT, Co-Chair of the Research Committee: [email protected] When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you are submitting for a poster, platform or both.

For more information on submitting abstracts and platforms, click here

 

The 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day (OAMHAD) SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 | 8AM – 3:15PM MT

This event is designed as a public discussion on the topics of mental health and aging, specifically related to the prevention, treatment, and recovery support options and solutions for older adults with mental health or substance use disorders. Registration is free: https://connect.ncoa.org/oamhad

 

Study Underway to Determine if Vaccines Prevent Transmission

At a White House news briefing on Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD said, "We hope that within the next 5 or so months, we'll be able answer the very important question about whether vaccinated people get infected asymptomatically," he said, "and if they do, do they transmit the infection to others." Read more in Medscape.

 
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