Preparing a Mobile Generation for License Portability: PT Compact
FSBPT's Vice President, Richard Woolf, will be part of a presentation on the PT Compact at APTA's Educational Leadership Conference, held October 18-20, in Bellevue, Washington. The session will cover the history of the PT Compact, provide experiences of PT faculty educating students about the PT Compact, and examine the benefits and risks that come with license portability. Discussion will also include how the PT Compact may impact the future of physical therapy in terms of developing a diverse and culturally competent PT workforce. The session will also share legislative efforts to enact the PT Compact in non-member states as well as potential obstacles to implementation. Tarang Kumar Jain, a professor at Northern Arizona University, and Catherine Ortega, a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, will also present.
NPTE Workshop for Educators—Now on the West Coast!
FSBPT will host the NPTE Workshop for Educators Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport. Like the workshops held at the FSBPT offices, attendees should expect to receive valuable insights on how the NPTE is developed and how to prepare students for the NPTE as well as hands-on assistance in writing test items similar to those on the NPTE.
Please check the NPTE Workshop for Educators webpage for more information and registration resources as we continue to update and solidify details.
This Quarter's Question
What is INPTRA?
The purpose of the International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities (INPTRA) is to promote excellence in physiotherapy regulation around the world. FSBPT is the secretariat for INPTRA.
In May, physiotherapists, regulators, stakeholders, and accreditors from across the globe came together in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the biannual INPTRA Conference. The conference began with a warm welcome from William Hatherill, the chair of the INPTRA Board of Directors. There were several presentations, café sessions, discussion groups, and poster presentations on important topics such as regulatory challenges, digital practice, assessing entry-level competence, physiotherapy standards, and more. More detailed information is available on the INPTRA 2019 conference page.
INPTRA’s mission is to promote and contribute to the continuous development of leading regulatory practice through education, information sharing, and other collaborative activities with key stakeholders worldwide. This biannual meeting provides an important platform for members to meet, network, and share their research, challenges, and successes. If you are interested in learning more about INPTRA please visit www.INPTRA.org. We encourage you to support our cause and become a member!