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President’s Message (June, 2022)
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President’s Message (June, 2022)

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A Message From the President

As we head toward the Holiday weekend, I hope that many of you will be able to take time to relax, perhaps travel some, and enjoy time with family and friends.

The APTA Indiana PAC Golf Outing was held at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin on June 3, 2022. It was a fun afternoon, with an increase in teams attending from previous years, raising over $7,000 to go toward the PAC. A huge shout out to Brad Shupe, PT, DPT, for all of his work organizing this event. These funds go directly to supporting legislators who support our profession. Annually, we reassess how many legislators the APTA Indiana PAC can support. Over the last 2-3 years, the list of legislators has grown each year. Our relationship with these legislators and the support we are able to provide, is critical, as we look to the future and the possibility of legislative activity in the areas of prior authorization limitations and unrestricted access to physical therapy services in the state of Indiana.

This year, we are looking forward to hosting an in-person APTA Indiana Fall Conference in Fort Wayne on October 21-22. Currently, the APTA Indiana Conference Committee is finalizing the schedule. Registration and a call for posters and platforms will open in July.

As many of you might be aware, APTA is changing several of our national meetings. This year, there will be a Leadership Congress, August 12-16, 2022, where a variety of groups within APTA will be meeting. The Leadership Congress will include APTA’s House of Delegates (HOD). A list of Motions being considered for this year’s HOD can be found HERE. If you have any questions or comments about these motions, please contact the APTA Indiana Chief Delegate, Blair Frye at blairfrye@yahoo.com.

The impact of COVID on our lives, including our professional association, continues to be felt, two plus years since it began. Prior to COVID, APTA Indiana Districts were starting to explore the use of technology in connecting members across districts. The implementation went into warp speed due to COVID. Since we have returned to our new ‘normal’, the role of the geographic districts within our state has become a little blurred, as expectations on ‘how’ we connect have changed. In addition, the number of members willing to step up to volunteer to lead districts, has dwindled. APTA Indiana leadership would like to hear your thoughts about the current district structure and the value of districts. Please take a moment to complete the survey HERE.

Wishing you all a restful and safe Fourth of July.

Emily Slaven, PT, PhD
President, APTA Indiana
slavene@uindy.edu

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