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Updated April 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM

LPTA Spring Pain Symposium Now Offered as Virtual, Pre-Recorded Sessions

As many of you know, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus crisis and recommendations by the Governor, WHO and CDC. Given the increasing uncertainty of the future ahead of us, and following the recommendations from experts and government authorities, the LPTA Board has decided to cancel the in-person component of our 2020 Spring Pain Symposium. This has been a most difficult decision, but we believe that it is the only responsible action to take during these extraordinary times.

SESSIONS ARE RECORDED AND WILL BE SENT VIRTUALLY TO REGISTRANTS

The course sessions are now in pre-recorded video format and will be sent to registrants via email. The Louisiana Physical Therapy Board has relaxed the number of online hours for the 2020 renewal period, and will allow licensees renewing this year the ability to use our "online" Symposium course to help meet their total number of required hours for the upcoming renewal. The Board has also extended the license renewal deadline to May 30, 2020. Please click here to read the official Board Resolution outlining the 2020 Renewal Waivers.

Those renewing in 2021 will still have to meet the "onsite" requirement of a minimum of 15 hours, but can take part in our Symposium course to earn online hours (maximum 15 hours) toward their required total hours for 2021.

LPTA will distribute the video presentations of our Pain Symposium course to you via email 1-2 days after you register. Once you sign into the sessions, you can work at your own pace and will have several days to complete the course. Once you have completed the number of hours you have registered for and send in your verification questionnaire and survey (to be sent along with the course access), we will send you a certificate via email for the amount of hours you have completed. 

Please note that you will only receive credit hours for the sessions you are registered for.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is open for the virtual component of the Symposium courses. If you planned to register onsite at the meeting OR if you were registered for other live courses that were cancelled, we invite you to register for the virtual Symposium. We still offer 15 credit hours, with an additional 2 hours for Ethics. 

After you register for the course, you will be emailed a link to the course videos that you have registered for. Registration will close at 11:59 pm on May 13th. If you register on May 13th, you will receive access to the courses the next day via email. Please note that the links to access the course videos will close at 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020. 

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LPTA 2020 Spring Symposium In-Person Component CANCELLED;
Converting to Virtual Conference for Live Credit

As many of you know, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus crisis and recommendations by the Governor, WHO and CDC. Given the increasing uncertainty of the future ahead of us, and following the recommendations from experts and government authorities, the LPTA Board has decided to cancel the in-person component of our 2020 Spring Pain Symposium. This has been a most difficult decision, but we believe that it is the only responsible action to take during these extraordinary times.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

We are working closely with the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board exploring our options for offering the educational courses to registrants in alternate formats that will allow for the earning of CEUs to meet licensure requirements. Our desired plan is to offer an "online" version of our Pain Symposium available by Saturday, March 21, 2020, and have the hours count as "live hours."

More details will be available by Tuesday morning and we will update you promptly.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The DoubleTree will cancel all of the reservations they have booked in our block, but you may want to cancel personally and if you don't receive a confirmation from the LPTA Office or the DoubleTree by Tuesday afternoon, you should contact the DoubleTree personally on Tuesday to cancel your reservation.

QUESTIONS

We are sure you have questions! Please be patient. We will continue to communicate with everyone involved in the Symposium and LPTA members.

UNCHARTED WATERS

This is a huge disappointment to all of us, including all the volunteers who have worked so hard to bring the Symposium to life. Yet these are uncharted waters, and everyone's health and safety matter most.

Thank you,

Joseph Shine, LPTA President