Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Forward or Backward Thinking?
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are common discussions due to recent events. The assumption is that the topic is synonymous with forward thinking. However, some will argue that the topic is dividing us more than ever and taking us backward. This session will discuss the two thoughts and the impact on the physical therapy profession, particularly in Wisconsin. Collectively, we will discuss and develop strategies to unite physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students around common DEI goals that will protect the public and the profession. This course, along with the activities completed in the pre-course manual, will fulfill the four hour ethics and jurisprudence requirement for Wisconsin licensure.
About The Speaker(s)
Aaron Embry, PT, DPT, PhD, MSCR, is a PT at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC in Charleston, South Carolina. After attending both Howard and Clemson Universities during undergraduate education, he completed four graduate degrees at the Medical University of South Carolina (Masters in Rehabilitation Science and Clinical Research, transitional DPT and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science). He currently serves on the APTA DEI Committee, chairs the APTA SC DEI committee, and was the President of APTA South Carolina from 2016-2020. He aims to improve individual awareness and spark systemic change in the areas of diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor and program director for the physical therapy department at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Dr. VanHoose has practiced oncologic physical therapy since 1996 and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. Dr. VanHoose investigates physical and psycho-social factors responsible for health disparities in diverse groups of cancer survivors. She was recently recognized as a 2021 APTA Societal Impact awardee.