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Section Information: Announcements

Section Information: Announcements

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Combined Sections Meetings

2003: Tampa, Fla, February 12–16.

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Annual Conferences

2003: Washington, DC, June 18–21.

2004: San Francisco, Calif, June 18–21.

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GRANT AWARDS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH PROPOSALS

A research development award of $1000 is available to Section members to assist in the development of research proposals that will be submitted to an institution or public or private agency for funding. The purpose of the award is to fund consultants who will assist the section member to develop a competitive grant proposal. Consultants may be individuals with content or research expertise in the proposed area of investigation. Consultants may also be individuals with expertise in measurement, research design, or statistics. Consultants do not have to be physical therapists.

The research proposal that will be developed must have potential for providing information that is meaningful to pediatric physical therapy. Applicants should submit a research plan which includes: 1) a purpose statement, 2) rationale for the study, 3) an explanation of why consultation is being requested and how the consultant(s) will contribute to the proposal, and 4) where the proposal will be submitted for funding.

Include a budget indicating how the award will be spent, an abbreviated curriculum vitae of the primary investigator, and the consultant(s), and a letter from the consultant(s) agreeing to provide services that are requested. The budget may include consultation fees, travel expenses, and costs incurred in the consultation process such as long distance telephone conversations and sending printed materials.

Send four copies of your proposal to Cindy Sliwa, Executive Secretary, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, PO Box 327, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Address any questions concerning the application guidelines to Sally Westcott, PhD, PT; US mail address: Lake Washington School District, PO Box 97039, Redmond, WA 98073–9739. Letter Service Delivery address: 1650 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: (425) 882–8170; Fax: (425) 882–8171; E-mail: swestcott@lkwash.wednet.edu.

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CLINICAL RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS

Clinical Research Grant Awards are provided to Section members who have submitted research proposals that have potential for providing meaningful information relevant to improving the clinical practice of pediatric physical therapy.

The research committee will be accepting and reviewing grant proposals in 2003 with April 1 and October 1 deadlines.

For 2003, the Section will be able to fund a minimum of four proposals with budgets of $1000 or less. The proposed study can be a thesis or dissertation. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Budgets cannot include overhead or indirect costs.

To request application guidelines contact: Cindy Sliwa, Executive Secretary, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, PO Box 327, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: (800) 999–2782, ×8588; Fax: (703) 706–8578; E-mail: cindysliwa@apta.org.

Address any questions concerning the application guidelines to Sally Westcott, PhD, PT; US mail address: Lake Washington School District, PO Box 97039, Redmond, WA 98073–9739. Letter Service Delivery address: 1650 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: (425) 882–8170; Fax: (425) 882–8171; E-mail: swestcott@lkwash.wednet.edu.

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RESEARCH AWARD

The Research Committee of the Section on Pediatrics is pleased to announce a call for nominees for the Section's Research Award.

The Research Award is to be given in recognition of a Section on Pediatrics member who has performed sustained and outstanding basic, clinical, and/or education research pertaining to pediatric physical therapy. Evidence must be giving that the published body of research material makes meaningful contribution to the scientific basis of pediatric physical therapy.

In addition, evidence of one or more of the following should be provided: 1) oral presentations and written articles of the research have been reported to the appropriate audiences, 2) there has been an active attempt to foster research of others, and 3) work has been recognized by receipt of grants.

Submit both the name and address of the nominee. The deadline for nominations is November 1. The research award is presented to the recipient at the business meeting of the Section on Pediatrics during Combined Section Meeting. Nominations should be sent to Cindy Sliwa; Executive Secretary, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, PO Box 327, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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THESIS AND DISSERTATION AWARDS

The Thesis Award is given as recognition to an active or student member of the Section on Pediatrics who has completed an outstanding research project as partial fulfillment for a master's degree.

The Dissertation Award is given as recognition to an active or student member of the Section on Pediatrics who has completed an outstanding research project as partial fulfillment for a doctoral degree.

Submit eight copies of the study abstract: seven (7) without name or address, and one (1) copy containing the name and address. Provide a cover letter with evidence that the thesis or dissertation was completed after January 2001, and a discussion of the relevance of the completed research to the practice of pediatric physical therapy. Research may be basic, clinical, or educational.

After screening, four (4) copies of the thesis or dissertation may be requested for review by the research committee. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 1. The thesis and dissertation awards are presented to the recipients at the business meeting of the Section on Pediatrics during the Combined Section Meeting.

Submit abstracts to: Cindy Sliwa, Executive Secretary, Section on Pediatrics, APTA, PO Box 327, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Address any questions concerning the application guidelines to: Sally Westcott, PhD, PT; US mail address: Lake Washington School District, PO Box 97039, Redmond, WA 98073–9739. Letter Service Delivery address: 1650 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052. Phone: (425) 882–8170; Fax: (425) 882–8171; E-mail: swestcott@lkwash.wednet.edu.

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SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ENCOURAGES WOMEN AND HEALTH PROVIDERS TO DISCUSS PRESCRIPTION FOLIC ACID

The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) recently released new data from their awareness campaign for women and their health care providers. According to the survey of 494 women with a history of spina bifida, only about 44% know that they need a prescription for folic acid, a common B-vitamin that reduces the risk of having a child with spina bifida. Women who have a child with spina bifida, have had an affected pregnancy, or have spina bifida themselves are at higher risk for having a child with spina bifida. A prescription dose of 4000 micrograms (4.0 mg) folic acid before and during early pregnancy reduces the risk for these women by up to 75%.

All women of childbearing age need 400 μg of folic acid daily before becoming pregnant and during the first trimester of pregnancy. Women at greater risk need 10 times this amount (4000 μg) by prescription. However, according to the awareness campaign data, only 58% of women at high risk report that a health professional has counseled them about folic acid. “I thin physicians are aware of the increased need for folate among these women, but I don't think they mention it enough,” said Dr. Allan Fisher, of the SBAA's Recurrence Prevention Advisory Committee in Washington, DC. “These are millisecond types of questions: Are you taking vitamins: How much folic acid are you taking?”

To encourage discussion between women and their health care providers, the SBAA's Recurrence Prevention Program has developed tailored materials for women and their healthcare providers. For more information, please call 800-621-3141 or visit SBAA's website at www.sbaa.org.

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SECTION ON PEDIATRICS

2003 Combined Section Meeting

Tampa, Fla

February 12–16

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Wednesday, February 12, 2003

8:30–4:30 PM Preconference Workshop: Valueing Diversity: Working with Families and Children. Speakers: Thubi Kolobe, PT, PhD, Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS, Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, PCS, and Maggie O'Neil, PT, PhD

5:00–7:00 PM Early Intervention Forum. Moderator: Mary Jane Rapport, PT, PhD

5:00–7:00 PM Research Roundtable: Constraint-Induced Therapy. Moderators: David Embrey, PT, PhD, and Jeanne Roof Charles, MSW, PT

7:00–9:00 PM Opening Ceremonies

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Thursday, February 13, 2003

7:00–10:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting

7:30–10:00 AM Regional Directors Meeting

8:00–10:00 AM Multi-Section Program:Developing and Managing Clinical Expertise in PT Practice. Speakers: Laurita Hack, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, Katherine Shepard, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Rosalie Lopopolo, PT, PhD, MBA

10:15–12:15 AM Research Platforms Presentations. Moderator: David Embrey, PT, PhD

12:30–2:30 PM Diane Cherry Forum:Teaching Differential Diagnosis and Prognosis in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Moderator: Lana Svien, PT, MS, Speakers: Toby Long, PT, PhD, Jan Tecklin, PT, MS, Meg Stanger, PT, MS, PCS, and Sue Migliore PT, MS, PCS

2:30–4:30 PM Research Platform Presentations. Moderator: David Embrey, PT, PhD

4:30–6:30 PM Unopposed Exhibit Hall Break

6:30–9:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting

7:00-9:00 PM Practice Committee Meeting. Chair: Mary Jane Rapport, PT, PhD

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Friday, February 14, 2003

7:00–8:00 AM Member Breakfast and Regional Meetings

8:00–11:00 AM Sensory Perception. Speaker: Karen Adolph, PhD

11:00–1:00 PM Unopposed Exhibit Hall Break

1:00–3:00 PM Pediatric Physical Therapy Editorial Board Meeting

1:00–4:00 PM Manual Guidance. Speakers: Joanne Valvano, PT, PhD, Trish Shewokis, PT, PhD, and Regina Harbourne, PT, MS, PCS

1:00–5:00 PM Professional Referral Relations. Speaker: Lynn Steffes, PT

4:00–5:00 PM Pediatric Sports SIG Meeting

4:00–5:00 PM Government Affairs Forum

5:00–6:30 PM Pediatric Business Meeting

7:00–10:00 PM 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Saturday, February 15, 2003

7:00–9:00 AM School Issues Forum: Moderator: Mary Jane Rapport, PT, PhD

7:00–7:30 AM Orientation to the Section: Options to Serve. Speaker: Sheree York, PT, MS, PCS

8:00–11:00 AM Current Concepts in Sensory Processing and Integration for the Pediatric Physical Therapist. Speakers: Rene Watling, OTR/L, and Tracy Jirikowic, OTR/L

11:00–1:00 PM Unopposed Exhibit Hall Break

1:00–3:00 PM Transportation of Students with Disabilities. Speakers: Bette Cotzin, PT, MS, and Judy Marks, OTR, MA

1:00–4:00 PM Strengthening in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy. Speaker: Diane Damiano, PT, PhD

2:30–4:30 PM Publishing Your Manuscript. Speakers: Ann VanSant, PT, PhD, and Editorial Board Members

5:00–7:30 Pediatric Post-CSM Board Meeting

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Sunday, February 16, 2003

8:00–11:00 AM Infants and Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI): A Model for Pediatric Assessment and Intervention. Speaker: Holly Cintas, PT, PhD, PCS

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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