Pediatric Physical Therapy:
doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3182373dcc
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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Combined Sections Meetings

2012: Chicago, IL, February 8–11

2013: Nashville, TN, February 20–23

2014: Las Vegas, NV, February 3–6

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Annual Conference

2012: Tampa, FL, June 6–9

2013: Salt Lake City, UT, June 26–29

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Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference (SOPAC)

2012: Orlando, FL, October 5–8

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GRANTS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH

Clinical research grants are available to Section members to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question or questions of importance to pediatric physical therapy. The purpose of the grants is to provide funding to assist primarily new physical therapist investigators and to encourage research that will add to the body of knowledge related to improvement of pediatric physical therapy.

Details on grant submission can be found on the Section Web site at www.pediatricapta.org under Research & Awards. The due dates for submission are April 1 and September 1. Grants are awarded in the amounts of $5,000 and $10,000 twice per year to support post-professional research (monies not awarded after the April submission reviews may be awarded to September submissions). The Section also awards a $30,000 planning grant on a topic that is announced each summer. Details of all the grants can be found online.

To request application guidelines, visit the Web site or contact the Section on Pediatrics Executive Office at 1111 North Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; 800/999-2782, Ext 3254; e-mail: pediatrics@apta.org. Any questions concerning your proposal may be sent to the current Section on Pediatrics Research Committee Chair, listed in the current issue of the Section on Pediatrics newsletter or on the Website at www.pediatricapta.org under Contact Us.

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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 given to recognize a Section on Pediatrics memberwho has performed sustained and outstanding basic, clinical, and/or education research pertaining to pediatric physical therapy. Evidence must be given that the published body of research makes a meaningful contribution to the scientific basis of pediatric physical therapy. In addition, evidence of one or more of the following contributions should be provided: 1) oral presentations and written articles of the research have been reported to the appropriate audiences, 2) an active attempt to foster research of others, and 3) work has been recognized by receipt of grants. Further details can be found on the Section Web site at www.pediatricapta.org under Research & Awards. Submit the name and address of the nominee along with a curriculum vitae and the requested evidence. 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 the Combined Section Meeting. Nominations should be sent to the Section on Pediatrics Executive Office at 1111 North Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488 or via e-mail to pediatrics@apta.org.

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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. Submission details can be found on the Section Web site at www.pediatricapta.org under Research & Awards. The deadline for submission 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. Submissions should be sent to the Section on Pediatrics Executive Office at 1111 North Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488 or via e-mail to pediatrics@apta.org. Any questions concerning your application may be sent to the current Section on Pediatrics Research Committee Chair, listed in the current issue of the Section on Pediatrics newsletter or on the Web site at www.pediatricapta.org under Contact Us.

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