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2023 Annual Education Meeting

October 19-21| Jacksonville, Florida

The 2023 Annual Education Meeting is coming up soon, October 19-21, in Jacksonville, Florida. This year’s theme is “Bringing Regulation into the Sunshine.” We have excellent topics this year about regulation, including keynotes covering boundary violations; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; trauma-informed investigations; and the workforce cross-profession minimum dataset.


Keynote: Understanding the Process of Committing Boundary Violations: How Regulators Can Respond
Boundary violations, especially those that are sexual in nature, are among the most troubling types of unprofessional conduct committed by healthcare professionals. This session will present a framework for understanding how smart, well-meaning, well-trained physical therapy professionals can abandon rational thinking and commit both sexual and non-sexual boundary violations. By exploring this process-oriented framework, regulators will learn a range of approaches to this type of professional misconduct, including when and how to intervene and how to increase their regulatory reach after a remedial intervention is completed.

Update on Current FSBPT Initiatives
Learn the latest about initiatives FSBPT has been pursuing over the last few years, including new resources and efforts to help protect the public. What progress has been made? How can this work benefit your jurisdiction?

Impaired in the Age of Legalized Marijuana
This session will identify any potential challenges, share communication strategies from boards in states where marijuana use is legal, and explore lessons learned.

Putting the MPA to Work in Your Jurisdiction
You may have heard the Ethics & Legislation Committee refer to the Model Practice Act as the set of "Lego instructions" to help a jurisdiction update its statutes. Learn about the recent MPA Workshop and how jurisdictions are using the MPA to build their own "Legoland" and modernize their practice acts.

The Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development – Past, Present, and Future
In this session, representatives from FSBPT's Continuing Competence Committee will discuss the current status of the three elements of the Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development - Jurisprudence/Ethics Assessment, Practice/Work Self-Inventory, Healthy Practice Self-Inventory - and the next steps to get the Guidelines ready for use by member boards. A member of the research team from Colorado State University, who helped develop the Healthy Practice Self-Inventory, will also provide an update on the pilot testing and revision process for the Healthy Practice resource.

Safe Haven Programs – Alternatives to Discipline in Times of Burnout, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Members of regulatory boards are all too familiar with the challenges that mental health and substance use disorders bring to the table. Burnout and stress are a root cause of many of the disciplinary actions that boards take. Offering confidential resources as an alternative is an important step for boards to consider in helping get a license holder back on the right track.

Passport to Practice: Decoding Credentialing in Physical Therapy
Have you ever wondered how credentialing is done for non-CAPTE graduates? If so, this is the session for you as we decode the credentialing process for the non-CAPTE graduate. This session will review the document authentication process, services available at FCCPT, and how professional education courses are placed on the Coursework Evaluation Tool.

2023 NPTE Updates: Standard Review Outcomes and Alternative Item Types
This panel presentation consisting of FSBPT staff and NPTE volunteers will cover the transition of the NPTE to the 2024 Content Outlines and the introduction of video and scenario-based items. The presenters will discuss the overall process, progress in implementing the new content outlines, and the lessons we have learned. There will be plenty of time for questions and suggestions.

AI in Healthcare: Helping Regulators Navigate the Rapidly Changing Landscape
We are currently in the Wild West of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As practitioners and healthcare systems look to adopt in a resistant-to-change workflow, we will identify major roadblocks facing regulators, clinicians, and the wider community as we attempt to safely move toward a more patient-centric and digitally-enabled future. Learn how Large Language Models (LLMs) and other AI models are trained and participate in a bio-ethical discussion on actionable steps we can take today to protect the public.

The Public Protection “I.M.P.A.C.T.T.” of the PT Compact
The PT Compact has a direct impact on many regulatory aspects of physical therapy practice, including Interstate Mobility, Protection, Access to Care, Travel, and Telehealth (IMPACTT). This session will focus on the Protection piece and is for jurisdictions that are considering joining the compact, as well as those that have joined but have yet to implement the efficiencies of automation to improve compliance with ELDD participation. The principles are applicable to all jurisdictions. Learn from real world examples of how jurisdictions have implemented changes and added efficiencies to lighten the workload.

Breaking Down Barriers: Alternative Paths to Legal Practice
Historically, moving from one state to another to practice physical therapy was a linear and, at times, laborious process for the licensee. Learn about all of the alternate pathways to legal practice that have emerged in the past few years, as well as information on the newly updated Telehealth Policy paper.

Keynote: Moving from Discussion to Action: How to Win Friends Data and Influence People Policy
Regulators are poised to champion health workforce data collection and informed policy. This session will describe “hot off the press” resources available to regulators to help them champion this work in their state/jurisdiction. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the new national Cross Profession Minimum Data Set and explore the associated “Roadmap” that has been developed to support implementation.

Below is the general meeting schedule. Access the member portal to view the full schedule of sessions and speakers.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

9 a.m. Registration Desk opens
10:30 a.m. Council of Board Administrators Forum
1:30 p.m. Combined Board Chairs and Administrators Meeting
3:15 p.m. Jurisdiction Board Chair Forum
5:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Reception
6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception


Friday, October 20, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Annual Education Meeting events
(including the Candidate Forum)
Time TBD Board of Directors Liaison Dinner


Saturday, October 21, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting events
(Including the Awards Luncheon)


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