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Call for Abstracts for the 2021 Fall Meeting Research Presentations Session

August 27-29, 2021
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Baton Rouge, LA 

APTA Louisiana will host a Research Presentation section as part of the CEU session on the Friday evening of the upcoming Fall Meeting (August 27-29, 2021). The one-hour Research Presentations Session will consist of four platform presentations, and simultaneous poster presentations. All are encouraged to apply for participation including PTs, PTAs, PT students, and PTA students. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted by the Research Chair/Committee, with assistance from the APTA Louisiana Board as necessary.

Platform and poster presentations will be accepted based upon quality of the work, and the desire to provide a diverse selection of presentations. Completed research projects are preferred; however, case reports and proposed studies/theory designs are acceptable. Any submission that is not used in the presentation for CEU credits will be encouraged to be presented in poster format.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM

All abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to Daniel Flowers, APTA Louisiana Research Chair: dflowe@lsuhsc.edu

Formatting Requirements for Abstracts:

A structured abstract of no more than 250 words, with references provided, is required. The word count does not include title, author names, or references. Citations may follow any professional guidelines, as long as they are consistent and correct. For formal research projects, the sections should include: Background, Methods, Results, and Discussion/Conclusions. For Case Reports or Proposed Study/Theory, the sections should include: Background, Design/Case/Theory, and Discussion.

The abstract should include a title, all authors, the abstract itself, and references. The authors should indicate whether they are submitting for a platform or poster presentation immediately after the abstract, and if applying for a platform presentation, whether they would be willing to provide a poster presentation if not accepted for a platform. Only four platform submissions will be accepted due to time constraints.

All completed projects/reports with human participants must include a statement indicating the project received Institutional Review Board approval or exemption.

Respectfully submitted,

Daniel W. Flowers, PT, DPT, PhD
APTA Louisiana Research Chair

Happy Founders' Day, APTA!


Check out this video of APTA Louisiana Bylaws Chair, Paul Hildreth, in front of the Lapeyre-Miltenberger Building, part of the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA. This is the site of the first physical therapy school in Louisiana, where the first class started in September of 1952.
Don't forget to tune in to the virtual APTA Founders' Day Celebration at 7:00 pm Central Time this evening! Click here to read more.  
About APTA Founders' Day: 100 years ago today, APTA’s founders held their meeting at Keen’s Steakhouse in New York City to discuss launching an organization to represent physical therapy. Over the last century, APTA has become the voice of the profession and with its components and members, led its growth and evolution. Through two world wars and global pandemics across the last 100 years, APTA and its members have stepped up and met the challenges in the relentless pursuit of improving the lives of their patients. Happy birthday APTA!! Here’s to the next 100 years! #APTA100

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