RFP For JOPTE Editors
The Journal of Physical Therapy Education (JOPTE) is the official publication of Academy of Physical Therapy Education (APTE).  The Academy's mission is to advance PTs and PTAs as educators through professional development and research.
The JOPTE supports the Academy in all initiatives: 
  • Resources: Advance PT and PTA members in their role as educators.
  • Research: Elevate the educational research in physical therapy.
  • Advocacy: Promote the interests of PT and PTA educators through collaboration and advocacy.
  • Strength: Strengthen the Academy through sustainable infrastructure and transparent governance to foster a resilient community. 
Editor(s) participate in actively administering the JOPTE editorial processes and functions, including selection of members of the editorial board and peer reviewers. The Editor(s) make all final editorial decisions, utilizing the results of the peer review process, and communicate with prospective authors. The Co-Editor(s) are also responsible for editorial contributions within each of the four annual issues. Editor(s) are expected to enhance the JOPTE's reputation as the leading source for physical therapy educational research. Editor(s) are expected to be discerning, fair and timely in coordinating the peer review process and disposition of submitted manuscripts and ensure confidential, professional and timely handling of manuscripts. The roles of the Editor(s) have two main foci: publication of high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts that support the development of evidence for physical therapy education, and the administrative and management support necessary to assure production of such manuscripts.
Further detail can be found in the RFP, here
The Academy of Physical Therapy Education 
is offering 3 great CSM Pre-conference Courses on
 Wednesday, February 12, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Consider these:
Teaching Students to Learn: Facilitating Success and Developing Lifelong Learning Skills for the PTA Student - Courses # ED-1885
Speakers: Rebecca S. McKnight, PT, MS
This session will outline the benefits of explicitly teaching students about the neuroscience of learning and metacognitive strategies to enhance the learning process. Speakers will discuss contemporary evidence related to the neuroscience of learning, including examples from higher education research on the benefits of explicitly teaching metacognitive strategies to students. Practical application of the concepts will be presented including suggestions for how to embed these strategies into an existing PTA curriculum. Small-group breakout sessions will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the implications of these concepts on PTA education and to develop strategies that can immediately be incorporated into their program practices and curriculum
Merc: Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity & Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research - Course # ED-4059
Speakers: Judy A. Shea and Larry Gruppen
This session will introduce attendees to the principles of score reliability and validity, using a combination of didactics and review of medical education research projects. The session will be divided into 2 parts with group exercises designed to reinforce understanding of the main principles. Speakers will introduce attendees to fundamental principles of educational program evaluation, and provides educators with a strategy for developing an evaluation plan.
Welcome to the Academy: A Workshop for New or Aspiring Faculty Members - Course # ED-4195
Speakers: Steven Bryce Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdDJeremy Duane Houser, PT, DPT and Myla U. Quiben
This session is for new faculty members or those who are considering the opportunity to become faculty.  The speakers will provide a broad overview of the roles and responsibilities of new faculty in physical therapy education programs. This workshop will focus on fostering the development of an educator identity, which is a significant departure from one's clinician identity. Presenters will provide an overview of the academy and higher education, describe teaching strategies to facilitate student learning, identify the needs of learners, facilitate creation of a faculty development plan, and a suggest opportunities that will allow the new faculty member to thrive in the academy.
Click Here for a full list of Education Section Programming.
We hope to see you at the Academy of Physical Therapy Education Business Meeting, Awards, and Reception!
Date:         Friday, February 14
Time:        6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Colorado Convention Center (CCC) - Mile High BR 2 BC+3 BC
Upcoming deadlines/important dates:
Now:                    CSM Registration Open (Advanced Registration Ends 12/18/19)

Action Alert! 

Proposed Reimbursement Reduction for Outpatient Physical Therapy Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a 15% reduction in reimbursement for outpatient physical therapy services when services are provided in whole or in part by PTA's. In 2022, payment for outpatient therapy services furnished in whole or in part by a PTA or OTA will be reimbursed at 85% of the fee schedule.

For further information and to see what you can do, please see CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule at  http://www.apta.org/RegulatoryIssues/TakeAction/.