From the Desk of the NSC Project Committee Chair:
Dear Student Assembly,
Have you registered for National Student Conclave yet? If your answer is yes, then you are in for an unforgettable experience! If your answer is no, then I’m going to tell you exactly why you should immediately register yourself for the conference of a lifetime.
NSC is going to be an all-new experience this year! We have kept the things that have been successful in the past and built upon them to make this conference better that it has ever been! We have up’d the ante with new, more advanced clinical programming so that students are receiving the most up-and-coming information from clinical experts in their respective fields. We also are providing endless programming to give you the tools that you will need when you finally receive that diploma, such as financial advice, why you should call yourself a “doctor,” and how to develop interview skills that will help you to get your dream job.
If those reasons haven’t convinced you, then think about the networking opportunities that are available when you’re placed in a hotel with approximately 1,500 of your closest peers who have as much passion and fire about physical therapy as you do! Well, I hope to see you all there! NSC 2013 is a weekend that you do not want to miss this year!
Kaitlyn Bianco, SPT
National Student Conclave Project Committee Chair
Why You Should Attend NSC:
Click on the video below to hear testimonials from your fellow students about why you should attend NSC!
One More Reason to Attend NSC:
As if you don’t need another reason to attend National Student Conclave…. You will soon be a busy clinician needing quick access to the most current evidence-based guidelines and access to key tests and measures. This is why APTA created PTNow.org—a one-stop shop for the most relevant research, guidelines, tests and measures, videos, and more. At NSC, don’t miss the presentation by editorial board cochair Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, on PTNow and how to use it! See what Annual Conference attendees had to say in the video below:
Select NSC 2013 Events to Be Livestreamed:
Physical therapy students unable to attend National Student Conclave (NSC), October 24-26, in Louisville, Kentucky, will be able to watch select events live online.
The first livestreamed session, “What It Means to Your Career to Be Connected,” features current and former members of APTA’s Board of Directors, APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS, APTA Vice President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, APTA Director Kathy Mairella, PT, DPT, MA, and former APTA Director and Treasurer Connie Hauser, PT, DPT, ATC. Using the “TED-talk” style of conversation and inspired by the life and friendship of the late Dave Pariser, PT, PhD, who was a board director, they will each discuss the importance of involvement with APTA. The 90-minute session is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, with an approximate start time of 5:30 pm, ET.
Also livestreamed will be the Friday, October 25, keynote address, “Transcending Limitation on Disability,” by Aaron Scheidies, PT, DPT, who hasn’t let a hereditary eye condition stop him from practicing physical therapy or from competing in triathlons and earning 8 paratriathlon national championships. The address is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm, ET.
Each event will be streamed live, and an archive of the sessions will be available for an additional month. A broadcast schedule and session descriptions can be found on the NSC livestream page.
Want a Good Lookin’ BOD? Check out the 2014 Slate of Candidates:
Not only is NSC a tremendous place to learn, network, explore, encounter and discover. It’s also a place to VOTE for your BOD! The candidate statements are now available, so the student assembly (that’s you!) and conference attendees (that’s ALSO you!) can familiarize yourself with those running for the Student Assembly Board of Directors (SABoD). All of these candidates are incredibly passionate about the direction of physical therapy, and we wish them all the best of luck throughout the election process. Thank you for stepping up and fulfilling leadership roles as we continue to expand the importance and influence of the Student Assembly!
If any PT or PTA student wishes to serve as a 2013-2014 Project Committee Chair, please familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities (ie, contact the current chairs to ask them questions!) A call for applications will be occurring within the next couple of months, so stay tuned!