The July issue of PT Connections is now available online!
Highlights from this issue include:
- Federal legislative updates
- DEI Committee resource recommendations
- Fall conference sneak peek
- Important payment updates, and so much more!
Get some face time with 300 Wisconsin PTs, PTAs and Students at the APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference!
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Noon - 2 pm
(Unopposed exhibit time)
Glacier Canyon Lodge and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
We'll bring the attendees to you with lunch and giveaways. A limited number of skirted banquet tables will be available for exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
A buffet lunch will be available from Noon - 2 pm for both exhibitors and attendees. Each 6' foot table will include an identification sign and up to two exhibitors are allowed per table (additional exhibitors are $15 each). Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed application.
Beginning on June 15, the APTA Wisconsin chapter office staff will be working 100% remotely! As part of our strategic plan, the APTA Wisconsin Board of Directors has made the decision to lease our office building to a small business for the next three years. This will provide additional non-dues revenue for the Association while still maintaining the same high level of service and support our members expect from the chapter office staff.
The new mailing address is P.O. Box 341 McFarland, WI 53558
The Association phone number and email addresses will remain the same. Please note, we are discontinuing our fax line. If you need to send something to the chapter staff please either mail it to the address above, or scan and email it to email@example.com.
Phone service may be spotty for the next week while we make the switch to remote, so please send an email if you have an urgent member isssue.
APTA Wisconsin student member Sam Zehnder, SPT, from Concordia University Wisconsin was named this year’s APTA Outstanding SPT by the Student Assembly Board of Directors. Sam will receive a $1000 scholarship from the APTA for his exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to APTA, the Student Assembly, and the physical therapy profession. Congratulations Sam!
We encourage all PTs and PTAs to talk to their patients about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients should visit their county health department's website to learn the process for obtaining the vaccine, as it may differ depending on the health insurance provider and health care system. The website planyourvaccine.com is also available to the general public to learn where and when the vaccine will be available to them.
The CDC has many resources for educating your patients, and engaging with them regarding the vaccine.
Answering Patients’ Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccination
If you have received your vaccine now is a great time to show your patients and colleagues! The CDC has free vaccine toolkits available for download that include sticker sheets, posters and social media template messages. You can find the toolkits at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-systems-communication-toolkit.html.
The APTA Wisconsin Academic Liaison Committee is excited to announce Christine Eble, SPT, as the winner of the Student House of Delegates Scholarship. Christine is a 2nd (soon to be 3rd) year DPT student at UW-Milwaukee. She will receive up to $1000 to cover the costs of her flight and housing at the APTA House of Delegates in September in Washington D.C. Congratulations Christine!
New in 2021 is the APTA Monthly Payment Plan for annual membership dues. This opportunity is phasing in for existing members upon renewal. We would like to encourage you to set up a monthly PAC donation at this time as well!
Please click the link below, enter your information and simply click the “make this donation recurring” box. You can choose from $5 to $100 per month!
Why is your support SO important?:
In honor of APTA's Centennial APTA Wisconsin members Gwyneth Straker, PT, MS, and Michele Thorman, PT, DPT, have created a timeline presentation detailing the founding of the Wisconsin chapter all the way through 2020 and our response to the COVID-19 epidemic.