Archive January 2020

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Fair Co-Pay

Tom Bohanon, APTA Virginia's Legislative Chair, and Senator Peake presening the Fair Co-Pay Legislation.

CMS Update

See here. 

Anthem and AIM Update

See here. 

2020 Student Elections

2020 Meetings for Northern District

February 25 (Tuesday)
Treating Airway Obstruction
Speaker: Mark Misiaszek
Location: Inova Center for Personalized Health Fairfax, VA

March 23 (Monday)
Topic: The Effects of Cognitive Loading on Unplanned Turning Among People with Parkinson's Disease
Speaker: Caity Bryson
Location: George Mason University Gait Lab

April 16 (Thursday) 
Topic: Burnout in PT - Work Harder On Yourself Than You Do On Your Job
Speaker: Daren Moat, PT
Location: Inova Physical Therapy Center Alexandria

May 6 (Wednesday)
Topic: House of Delegates Discussion
Speakers: 3rd Year Marymount Students
Location: Marymount Physical Therapy Program

Meeting with Delegate Subramanyam

Meeting with Delegate Subramanyam from northern Virginia at VPTA Lobby Day at the General Assembly

From left: Dr. Lisa Shoaf, PT Program Director at Mary Baldwin University, Dr. Nitin Kalra, PT from northern VA, Victoria Agud, Emily Mitchell, and Marina Lee- 2nd year PT students at Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University Representing at Lobby Day!

Dr. Lisa Shoaf, Director of the PT program at Mary Baldwin University and 3of the 2nd year PT students met with Delegate John Avoli during the VPTA Lobby Day. Delegate Avoli represents the district where Mary Baldwin is located.

Left to right: Marina Lee, Delegate Avoli, Victoria Agud, Dr. Lisa Shoaf, Emily Mitchell 

Lobby Day 2020

Representing APTA Virginia in meetings with Virginia Delegates and Senators. 

Left to right:
Zach Lutz, PTA
Dr. Joe Spagnolo
Delegate Kathy Byron
Dr. Josh Bailey 

Career Center Discount

Great news!  Employers can get a one-time 20% discount on the 30 Day Premium Job Flash Package $549.00. Use Coupon Code: VPTA20 This is valid until March 31, 2020!

Valley District Meetings

The next Valley District meeting will be held at Radford University's Department of Physical Therapy on January 22nd at 7:00 -8:00. The address is:

Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital 6th Floor (Room 617)
101 Elm Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24013

Light refreshments will be provided. Dr. Michael Nowlan will be giving a talk:
"Language Function - special functions of the left and right hemispheres"

At this point, only two more meetings are scheduled in 2020. The schedule for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 meetings will be determined sometime in Summer 2020 as academic calendars for the schools should be published then. They are:

February 26th 2020 University of Lynchburg
April 8th 2020 Radford University 
Our next Facebook Live "Mini-meeting" will be held on 1/15 at 7:00. I have invited Erik Lineberry, the chair of the VPTA Early Professional SIG to speak about issues concerning early professionals. Though the talk will not be live, I will be on hand to answer any questions beginning at 7:00. Please tune in!  
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