We are excited to welcome our attendees to the Educational Leadership Conference 2021 in Atlanta, GA, from Oct. 22-24, 2021.
The APTA Academy of Education (The Academy) and American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) ask for your help to ensure the safety of all attendees at this event, which will operate consistent with CDC, state, and venue guidance and restrictions related to COVID-19. Participants will receive a logistics email on October 7 with this and additional information.
These are our expectations for participation based on existing rules and best practices:
In addition to the above, the Academy and ACAPT will take the following actions:
The above approach is consistent with current guidelines.
We are looking forward to seeing you in October, and we thank you for your cooperation to enable everyone to have a healthy experience.
ELC 2021 Discounts To Atlanta, Georgia
Travel Dates October 16 -26 2021
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for ELC 2021
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUQD
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
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Group Name ELC TWENTYONE
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For questions regarding Ticketing, please call Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790.
Cultivating the Habits at the Heart of Patient Care: Compassion, Vulnerability, & Imagination
The best clinicians know that caring well for patients requires more than technical skill. Yet, too often this “something more” is reduced to ideas about “soft skills” or “bedside manner.” As a result, qualities like empathy, vulnerability, and connection—that is, habits of the heart—are seen as extraneous to the “real” work of patient care. This talk aims to show how habits of the heart are not mere “add ons” to clinical care but are essential to the everyday practice of assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients—and asks us to consider whether and how these habits can be cultivated among current and future clinicians.
GRJ Forum Lecturer: Nicole Piemonte, PhD
Nicole Piemonte is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and a faculty member in the Department of Medical Humanities at Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Regional Campus. She also holds the Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair in Medicine at Creighton University. Nicole received her PhD in Medical Humanities from The University of Texas Medical Branch where she studied continental philosophy, medical ethics, literature and medicine, and medical pedagogy. Her current teaching and research focus on incorporating the humanities into medical education in order to cultivate future physicians who are attuned to suffering, mortality, vulnerability, and social justice. Her first book, Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice, was published in January 2018 with The MIT Press, and her second book with The MIT Press, Death and Dying, will be released in September 2021.
Many volunteers are needed for the registration table and as moderators for the platform sessions. Please click the link below to volunteer if you are interested.
ELC 2021 Social Media Contest
If you use social media, here's your opportunity to earn a free lunch for your institution's entire PT program faculty!
First, start using #ELC2021 in your personal social media posts now - including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - to encourage your peers to register for the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC). Be sure to tag your institution's PT program within your posts too.
Then during the conference (Friday, October 22 - Sunday, October 24), we'll track the number of posts with #ELC20201 and the PT university tagged. The institution with the most total #ELC2021 posts will receive $500 from UberEats to share with the PT administrators and faculty. Sponsored by: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
ELC is co-hosted by the APTA Academy of Education and American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).
Here's what we encourage you to post:
*Registration Clinician Only - 20% Discount
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The Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel awaits our arrival! Locating in the Heart of Atlanta on the famous Peachtree Street. The hotel is minutes from attractions like the Georgia Aquarium King Center, World of Coca-Cola and College Football Hall of Fame - plus Ponce City Market, Piedmont Park, the Belt-line walk and bike path, eighborhood shops and outdoor dining. Located 10 miles/17 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | ph: 404.577.1234
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