Emory Division of Physical Therapy Alumni Weekend 2011

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Schedule of Events

Friday, March 4

6:00pm Meet and Greet Emory DPT Alums

 In the James B. Williams School of Medicine Building,
First Floor Commons Area
Light hors d’oeuvres provided
Casual attire

6:30pm Student-led Tours: Past and Present of Emory PT

Tours to begin and end at the School of Medicine Building at the social gathering

Saturday, March 5
8:00am – 6:00pm

Exploring the Future of Physical Therapy Symposium
Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform, Establishing Strategies to Foster Translational Research, and Identifying the Collaborative Roles of Physical Therapy to Address Societal Health Care Needs

Join physical therapy leaders in a creative and visionary discussion to explore strategies to address changes in healthcare reform, practice, education and research.

To convene a unique symposium to discuss creative and innovative strategies to explore future opportunities of physical therapy practice through a collaborative environment of rehabilitation leaders integrating findings from the recent Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) and the Vitalizing Practice Through Research and Research Through Practice Conference. Through active engagement of participants, recommendations will be developed to enhance the growth of the physical therapy profession in the areas of healthcare reform, clinical practice, education and research to ultimately foster integrated, innovative and collaborative responses to evolving societal health care needs.


R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD
President, American Physical Therapy Association
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Utah

Joanell A. Bohmert, PT, MS
Physical Therapist
Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Minnesota

Benjamin Braxley, PT, DPT
Physical therapist, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Andrew Butler, PT, PhD, MBA, FAHA
Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University

Vince Campbell, PhD
Chief Disability and Health Officer, Center for Disease Control
and Prevention

Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University
Editor in Chief, Physical Therapy, official publication of the American Physical Therapy Association

Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Associate Dean of Research, SHRS
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh

Marc Goldstein, EdD
Senior Director, Research, Executive Unit, APTA

Colleen Kigin, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Chief of Staff, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)
Chair, PASS Steering Committee

Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Director of Clinical Services, and Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Nate Thomas, PT, DPT, MBA
Associate Director, Federal Government Affairs, APTA

Steven Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University


Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Science Center Administration Building (WHSCAB), 1440 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

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Saturday, March 5, 2011  8:00pm – 12am

Second Annual Emory DPT Gala and Silent Auction

Emory University Division of Physical Therapy cordially invites you to attend its second annual fundraiser to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and entertainment. 100% of the admission ticket will be tax deductible and donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy to benefit physical therapy research.

March 5, 2011 from 8pm-12am
Location James B Williams School of Medicine Building, first floor lobby. 1648 Pierce Drive Atlanta, GA 303223
Cocktail attire

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Accommodations for the weekend

Lodging available at Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1013, (phone: 404-712-6000). We are holding reservations for a block of rooms at the following group rate: $109.00. The rate is based on standard occupancy per bedroom. Reference name: Emory Symposium/Gala – DPT Alumni Weekend; Reservation ID #20006019099


Please contact Shanna Holt for additional information about the Emory DPT Alumni Weekend:

Shanna Holt
Administrative Assistant
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
1462 Clifton Rd., NE
Suite 312
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-712-5660 – Main
404-712-5687 – Direct
404-712-4130 – Fax