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Issue No. 108

We are the cure

Written by Secili DeStefano, PT, DPT, President of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

I feel inadequate as I begin to discuss with you and consider the troubling times and events facing our society. We, as your APTA Pelvic Health Board, seek to console you, our members, at an inconsolable time. But as Sharon Dunn (President of the American Physical Therapy Association) said in her recent post, “We must be the cure.”

The recent prominent violence and deaths are extremely and profoundly disquieting to all of us. The impact of these events will have long lasting effects for all of us for many years to come, emphasized by the data showing the disproportionate impact, social disparity, and social determinants of health related to COVID-19 on African-Americans. “We must be the cure.”

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Obstacles and opportunities

Written by Secili DeStefano, PT, DPT, President of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is committed to its members. During the past few months of the COVID 19 pandemic, we pivoted and responded to meet your professional educational needs by creating and offering excellent, affordable and convenient virtual educational courses.

But, did you know we also have been representing you at the first ever virtual APTA House of Delegates (HOD). Why is this important to you? The HOD is the policy-making body PREVIOUSLY comprised of voting chapter (like your state) delegates, non-voting delegates (the APTA Board of Directors, section/academy, assembly, and PTA Caucus delegates), and consultants. Why “Previously”?

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Nominations close on June 15, 2020

The Academy is seeking members to run in the 2020 elections (July 1-31, 2020). Nominations close on June 15, 2020. Positions up for election: President-Elect, Director of Research, Director of Education, Nominating Committee Member and SIG positions: SSIG Director and EPSIG Director. 

Nominate yourself or a fellow member! If you have already been nominated, please remember to read the full position descriptions and complete the Candidate Application if you haven't done so already.

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