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2020 Annual Meeting Webinar Series

FSBPT provided some educational content that would normally occur during the Annual Meeting via a series of webinars throughout the year. Webinar recordings are available below. 


Who can attend?
Anyone is welcome to register and attend the webinars!

Will the sessions be recorded?
This depends on the speaker. If speakers approve of having their sessions recorded, those recordings will be available on the FSBPT website. 

Is this the complete schedule of webinars?
No, we are still working with some speakers to finalize details and will share new webinars as they are confirmed.


It's Not Burnout! It is Moral Injury: Why Should Regulators be Concerned?

July 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Nancy Kirsch

The concept of Moral Injury is relatively new to health care but closely related to the notions of burnout and moral distress. This presentation will explore moral injury as it relates to physical therapy. In addition to introducing the concept of moral injury, we will explore the impact on patients and clinicians. Recognizing the potential risk and harm of moral injury, we will identify action strategies the regulatory community may consider to manage moral injury in the provision of physical therapy services.

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Navigating Troubled Waters: Charting a Clear Course for Licensure Exams during the Pandemic

August 11, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Lorin Mueller and Kimberly Swygert

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives, and high-stakes licensure exams are no exception. This presentation focuses on how the NPTE has been impacted, what steps were taken to address these issues, and what the near future holds for the NPTE. The presenters will also discuss how similar testing programs have been affected, and what changes they anticipate in the long-term for assessing entry-level competency for health care practitioners.

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Changing Hats: Conflicts Between Professional Interests and Public Protection in Board Decision-Making

August 25, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Rebecca Allensworth

A licensing board's mandate—to protect the public—can conflict with a profession's interest in maintaining its identity, autonomy, pay, and prestige. This potential for conflict is problematic because most boards are dominated by members of the very profession they must regulate; often members have spent years advocating for their profession through an association. The presentation will identify blind spots and problem areas for board members hoping to "change hats" and truly serve the public as a board member.

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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Physical Therapy: Exaggerated Hype or Paradigm Shift?

September 8, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Anthony Chang

The history of artificial intelligence and its recent role in many sectors in society, including medicine and healthcare, is discussed. The myriad of AI tools available and their current utilization is also discussed. Finally, a possible role of AI in physical therapy is discussed for now and in the future.

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Physiotherapy Otherwise? What are the Challenges Facing the Profession and What will this Mean for its Consumers, Regulators, and Practitioners?

September 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: David Nicholls

This session will look at some of the changes taking place in global healthcare that are having a direct impact on physical therapy. We will try to use the session to garner thoughts about what this will mean for the regulation of physical therapy, and the possible issues this will create for consumers, regulators, and practitioners.

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Using the Board Assessment Resource (BAR) as Part of Strategic Planning

October 14, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Steven Scherger and Erin DeTomaso

This session is a case study example of how using the information from the FSBPT BAR can improve board performance as well as individual board member knowledge and engagement. The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy had used the early framework of the BAR to assess board performance during strategic planning to improve operations, orientation of board members and staff, and retention of information. As early adopters of the BAR, this webinar will share the board's experience regarding how the BAR can complement strategic planning and allow board members to be more informed and engaged.

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Components of High Quality Telehealth: Now and in the Future

October 27, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Trevor Russell

COVID-19 has led to a high volume of telehealth activity within physical therapy. The experience of this has been mixed within the profession with many returning to in-person services as restrictions allow. In this session we will explore the components of a quality telehealth service from multiple view points (e.g., organizational, clinical) and discuss essential components for a successful service. We will also take a look at upcoming developments and how technology such as machine learning, wearables, and virtual reality are likely to impact the profession.

This member-only webinar is available in FSBPT Member's Area . Please contact if you are a member and you have issues logging in.

Don’t Cross That Line! The Regulator’s Role in Prevention of Boundary Violations

November 4, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Susan Paul and Leanne Loranger

Boundary violations are not new within physiotherapy regulation. Conduct once perceived as acceptable is increasingly viewed negatively as societal expectations regarding professional conduct have evolved.

How can regulators proactively help registrants understand the principles of professional boundaries, recognize and reset boundaries when they have been blurred and avoid significant violations? Why should state boards consider getting upstream on the issue of boundary violations? What can be learned from the experience of one physiotherapy regulator that faced major legislative changes related to this issue?

The session will provide food for thought for state boards that are considering addressing this risk.

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A Discussion of Diversity in Physical Therapy Regulation

December 10, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Anne Wallestad, Ruggie Canizares, Nancy Kirsch, and Adrienne Price

This panel discussion, with BoardSource CEO, Anne Wallestad, and three members of the FSBPT Board of Directors, will focus on diversity and inclusion as it relates to physical therapy regulation. The session will probe various issues including “what elements of diversity should physical therapy boards be working on,” “what do we lose without diversity,” and “what do we gain with diversity.” The goal of the panel is to bring awareness of these issues to FSBPT’s members and get individuals thinking about how they can increase diversity in their own settings.

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