The WPTA Fall Conference brochure has been placed on the website at http://www.wpta.org/userfiles/files/Fall%202014%20Conference%20Brochure%20Web.pdf
and is available to print out for those wishing to mail or fax in registration. Online registration will be available soon. In the meantime, if you do plan on attending the conference, we urge you to make your hotel reservations at the Madison Marriott West prior to the cutoff date of October 1st as the hotel will not honor our room rate after that date. We are excited to welcome you to our "Go Team PT" conference on October 23-24 in Middleton. It's a packed schedule with something for everyone including the Exhibit Hall/Lunch, Welcome Reception, Issues Forum and Student Meet and Greet on Thursday and Business Meeting and WPTA Board of Directors Meeting on Friday. Don't forget to wear your Badger or red garb on Thursday! We hope to see you there!
Best Practice in Documentation
Webinar Series: Progress Reporting/POCs
Presented by Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11am-noon CST
(Registration limited to 100 participants)
Please Note: This webinar will be recorded and offered for sale at a
later date for those who can't make the 9/17 date! Watch for details.
Course meets the WI Ethics and Jurisprudence Requirement - 1 Contact Hour
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT is the President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service based in Wisconsin. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nation-wide working with between 50-100 practices per year. In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Steffes is a frequent speaker at both National and State Meetings. She works as adjunct faculty member/guest faculty in the physical therapy programs of the Universities of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee. Her expertise ranges from professional referral relations, marketing & customer service and practice start-ups. In addition, she has addressed private practices, hospital systems, professional associations and therapy networks in over thirty states. Dr. Steffes is active in her profession as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on Board of Directors for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and the Wisconsin Chapter of APTA, serving as the Chapter Reimbursement Specialist.
http://www.wpta.org/userfiles/files/WPTA_Wbnr_2014%20progress%20reporting.pdf for registration information.
$50 for members and $125 for non-members. We will also record the webinar for those who can't make it on September 17th - watch for future details.
WPTA Nominating Committee seeking Candidates for the Upcoming Election
The Nominating Committee is requesting your assistance in slating this year's candidates for the following positions:
Chief Delegate (term 7/01/15- 7/01/18)
PTA Caucus Rep (term 7/01/15 – 7/01/17)
1 Ethics Committee Chair
1 Ethics Committee member
4 Nominating Committee members
The online election will take place this November and those elected will take office in April of 2015 unless otherwise noted. For more info about these positions or to request a paper ballot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by the Physical Therapy Examining Board
As of January 1, 2014 (insert correct date) the state of Wisconsin requires that all physical therapists applying for license renewal complete a total of four hours of ethics and jurisprudence education. To help therapists comply, the WPTA is offering this course through the interactive platform of EDUCATA. WPTA members receive a 10% discount, see details at the link below.
Help recognize facilities for their commitment to APTA membership. Facilities that attain 100% APTA membership of PTs and PTAs should submit a Facility Challenge application. Annual renewal is required. Qualifying facilities receive a certificate, are featured on APTA.org, and included on banner displays at Combined Sections Meeting and NEXT Conference and Exposition.
The WCD is looking for volunteers to help out at the St.Clare Health Mission located at 916 Ferry Street in La Crosse. The Mission is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm. Please contact Mary Kerrigan at email@example.com for more details. Thanks,
Please contact District Chair, Jonathon Weiss, by email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
4. Sponsorship amount being requested (Max limit of $250): ___________________________
(please list breakdown of league fees and t-shirt fees)