Annual Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2018 SCAPTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

”Better Together”

April 13 – April 14, 2018

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: September 15, 2017

The South Carolina Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA), a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, is accepting proposals for its 2018 Annual Conference in Charleston, SC. SCAPTA is the only professional organization representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in South Carolina. The purpose of SCAPTA’s Annual Conference is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. We will accept proposals through September 15, 2017. Speaking at the SCAPTA Annual Conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm. Proposals that support this year’s “Better Together” conference theme and represent transformative, bold vision and innovation are strongly encouraged.

SCAPTA encourages speaker participation and offers incentives such as discounted registration and honoraria for selected sessions. For selected sessions, we will offer flat honorarium that can be divided among the speakers of that session in whatever manner those speakers decide. PTs, PTAs, and all others with expertise in the topic of their presentation are welcome to submit a proposal for this conference.

Programming sessions are either 1 or 2 hours in length, with no breaks, or up to 4 hours in length with 1 to 2 15-minute breaks. Most educational sessions will be 2 hours in length. Depending on the perceived popularity of a topic, we may request that you offer it twice, as we will have multiple sessions running concurrently. Offering a presentation twice may increase the number of options for attendees to get the information they’re seeking.

Please note that the MUSC conference location provides flexibility in offering several lecture, lab-lecture and lab formats.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

All conference education presentations are limited to 2 speakers.

Primary Speaker:

Name, including credentials:

Title:

Organization:

Mailing Address:

City, State, Zip:

Country:

Telephone (list primary and secondary numbers):

Email:

Speaker Bio (max. 200 words):

 

Speaker Public Speaking Experience:

Briefly list the most recent 3 presentations you have made at regional and national meetings. Identify speaking organization, date, program and name of your presentation.

 

Secondary Speaker (if applicable):

Name, including credentials:

Title:

Organization:

Mailing Address:

City, State, Zip:

Country:

Telephone (list primary and secondary numbers):

Email:

Speaker Bio (max. 200 words)

 

Speaker Public Speaking Experience:

Briefly list the most recent 3 presentations you have made at regional and national meetings. Identify speaking organization, date, program and name of your presentation.

 

 AUDIENCE AND TOPIC SELECTION

Topic Categories

SCAPTA welcomes proposals on any topic fitting for this conference. Below are several topics of appeal based on recent attendee surveys. Your proposal does not have to be on one of these topics, however. 

o    Functional measures outcomes

o    Kinesiotaping

o    Pain management

o    Radiology

o    Balance/vestibular

o    Current state policies               

o    Documentation/billing/Medicare

o    Dry needling

o    Pediatrics

o    Pelvic floor

o    Myofascial release

o    Neurorehab

o    Intervention in acute care

o    Health promotion and wellness

o    Functional exercise

o    Student topics of interest

o    New Professional topics of interest

o    Other                                                  

 

Target Audience    

Early Career

Intermediate

Advanced

Any

Other (please list):

 

LEVEL AND FORMAT OF SESSION

Presentation Format (choose one):            

Lecture

Panel Discussion

Lab and Lecture

Virtual


Have you presented on this topic elsewhere?          

Yes

No

If yes, please describe:

 

Will you be presenting this topic in another forum prior to this Conference? ____ (yes or no). For Whom? When? Where? Audience? (please indicate reference names and contact info)

 PROPOSED SESSION CONTENT

Reminder: Programming sessions are either 2 hours in length with no breaks or 4 hours in length with1 to 2 15-minute breaks. The majority of educational sessions will be at the 2 hour length.

 How long is your presentation time?         

1 hour 

2 hours

3 hours

4 hours

 

Proposal Title (10 words maximum):

 

Provide a 30-word abstract/description (Note: SCAPTA may copy-edit your session description and learning objectives for the marketing):

 

Provide 3-5 single sentence learning objectives (Begin each sentence with a learning-action-verb):

Develop a detailed presentation description – 200 word maximum:

Include, for example, how the problem/issue was identified; the approach used to address the problem or issue; the challenges and barriers faced; the method analysis that was used; the conclusion or outcomes achieved and the recommendation(s) that you would offer.

PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

Strategies to promote knowledge translation for attendees

 

Strategies to determine whether attendees have attained the learning objectives

 

CONSENT

By completing this document, you are certifying that you are authorized to present the material proposed for your presentation and agree to the terms as outlined.

Printed Name:                     

Signature:

Date:

Return your submission to southcarolina@apta.org by September 15, 2017. For questions, email southcarolina@apta.org

 

On behalf of the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association, thank you for taking the time to submit a proposal for consideration!