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Keynote Presentation - Time for Action: Physical Therapists' Role in the Opioid Epidemic

Keynote Speaker

Eric Chaconas, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

 

 

 

The United States is in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. Death rates caused by prescribed opioids have quadrupled over the past 15 years. Currently, drug overdose is the leading cause of death for those under age 50. Floridians make up a disproportionate number of these deaths prompting the State Government to create strict regulations on opioid prescriptions beginning in 2018. The physical therapy profession is in a key position to provide solutions to the opioid crisis and the time for action is now. This presentation will provide the framework for clinical practice, advocacy and public awareness related to the physical therapy profession as one solution to the opioid epidemic.


Oxford Debate

Join us on Friday afternoon for the annual Oxford Debate.

The Topic and Teams

Resolved: Mandatory Residencies: Yes or No?

Chairperson: Kathy Swanick,PT, DPT (FPTA President)

ProTeam: Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT; Amy Babb, PT, DPT and Nick Larghi, SPT

Con Team: Steve Ambler, DPT, PhD, MPH, OCS; Juan Jose Villeda, PT, DPT, OCS and Erica Parazo, SPT


Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the accomplishments of FPTA members! From research, service, advocacy, and leadership, members are recognized for their contributions to the association. Online cost is $25 for members.

Award Winners for 2017

Legacy Award: Catherine Patla (to be recognized at 2018 conference)
Scholarly Impact on Practice: Mark Bishop
Fred Rutan Award for Excellence in Service: Jamie Dyson
Outstanding PT/PTA Team: Crystal Gross and Tomas Urbanik
Emerging Leader: Paula Shulthiess
Excellence in Academic Teaching: Gloria Miller

 



Continuing Education Information

You can earn up to 14.5 contact hours for attending the FPTA Annual Conference this year. Attendance verification certificates will be emailed approximately two weeks following the conference. Credit will be posted in CE Broker for the classes attended.

 

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