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SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM 2017 - October 20, 2017
CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS ON "#ChoosePT: Evidence for Physical Therapy Pain Management Without Opioids"
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of prescription opioid overdose, quadrupling since 1999. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is "urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy."As part of the #ChoosePT campaign, APTA advocates "before accepting a prescription for opioids, patients should talk to their health care providers about related risks and safer alternatives." Physical therapy professionals play a crucial role in providing evidence-based treatment of pain without the danger of opioid use.
OPTA’s 2017 Scientific Symposium will focus on the evidence to support physical therapy interventions for pain management —across the continuum (including all portions of the lifespan and in all practice areas, including but not limited to pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports physical therapy, neurology, oncology, cardiopulmonary, acute care, women’s/men’s health, wound care, etc.).
Evidence-based presentation proposals are now being accepted on topics related to:
Incomplete submissions will not be considered for review by the Conference Committee. Please gather all submission requirements prior to entering the submission portal below.
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Presentations will be reviewed by the Conference Committee during the month of June. Letters of acceptance or denial will be sent via email.
FUTURE DATES + LOCATIONS...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October 20, 2017 - Columbus Airport Marriott, Columbus, OH - Scientific Symposium 2017 - NEW LOCATION!
April 13-14, 2018 - Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, OH - Annual Conference 2018
The conference committee is seeking volunteers to serve as abstract reviewers for the 2017 Scientific Symposium. You must be an OPTA member in order to be selected. We are looking to select volunteers by May 1, 2017.