During the Aquatic Section's Membership Meeting at CSM 2013 in San Diego, the section honored the hard work of its section leadership.posted: Feb-14-2013
During the Aquatic Section's Membership Meeting at CSM 2013 in San Diego, the section honored the hard work of its section leadership. Thank you to Outgoing, Director of Research, Abby Liebrand, PT, DPT for your leadership in the area of Aquatic Therapy Research and Outgoing Vice President, Education, Jennifer Weil, PT, for your leadership and direction in strengthening the section's webinar series.
Thank you to Emily Dunlap, PT; Bess Maxwell, PT, PhD; and Lori Thien Brody, PT, PhD, SCS for their commitment, vision, and hard work in creating the section's Assessment-Based Clinical Competency Certificate Program.
Outgoing Director of Research, Abby Leibrand, PT, DPT with Aquatic Section President Christine McNamara, PT, DPT
Outgoing Vice President, Education, Jennifer Weil, PT with Aquatic Section President Christine McNamara, PT, DPT
Emily Dunlap, PT and Bess Maxwell, PT, PhD with Aquatic Section President Christine McNamara, PT, PT
2012 Component Award Winners Recognizedposted: Jun-23-2012
During Sunday's Component Leadership Meeting, this year's 8 most inspirational and outstanding chapters and sections were recognized.
In the Inspirational category, the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section was recognized for its partnership with the National Swimming Pool Foundation in sponsoring the annual Aquatic Summit and for offering audio conferences and webinars. The Florida Chapter was lauded for passing temporary license permit legislation and for revitalizing chapter staff and headquarters, hiring a new CEO and embarking on new social media and web technologies. The South Dakota Chapter received honors for its incredible efforts to pass co-pay legislation, increase PAC funding and sponsor events with the Special Olympics and Senior Olympics.
In the Outstanding category, the Section on Pediatrics was recognized for organizing a host of highly successful professional development events including the Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference (SoPAC), research summit, ACP course for pediatrics and IDEA course. The Section on Research doubled its student membership, joined APTA in a federal funding fly-in and started a lab travel and grant program, earning it an Outstanding Section Award. The Neurology Section also received an Outstanding Section award for creating entry level curriculum guidelines, developing outcome measures for patients with stroke and multiple sclerosis, and surpassing its membership goals.
The 2012 Outstanding Small Chapter is the West Virginia Chapter. This chapter was esteemed for advocating for co-pay and PTA fair reimbursement legislation, improving relationships with payers, increasing sponsorship income and implementing "Go Green" efforts.
Finally, the Ohio Chapter was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Large Chapter Award for spearheading substantial member recruitment and recognition efforts, providing an abundance of quality professional development programs, engaging students and producing "Good Health Minutes" that aired on more than 80 affiliate stations of the Ohio News Network.
Front row, pictured left to right, Anthony DiFilippo, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS (President, Ohio Chapter),Jeanine Gunn, PT, DPT (Past President, Ohio Chapter),Sheila Nicholson, PT, DPT, Esq, MBA, MA (President, Florida Chapter),Eric Tarr, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS (President, West Virginia Chapter),Ron VanDyke, PT, OCS (President, South Dakota Chapter)
Second row, left to right: Scott Ward, PT, PhD (APTA President),Tad Fisher (Executive, Florida Chapter),Esther Haskitz, PT, PhD, ATC (Section on Research),Chris McNamara, PT, DPT (President, Aquatic PT Section),Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS (Section on Pediatrics Practice Committee Chair),Robin Dole, PT, EdD, PCS (Section on Pediatrics member), Lisa Saladin, PT, PhD (Neurology Section member and former leader). Missing: Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA (President, Section on Research)