Educational Summit

Educational Summit and Event Social


Our annual Iowa Educational Summit was recently held in September 2019.  This Education Summit discussed the potential role that physical therapists may play in reversing rural Iowa's obesity epidemic. An outstanding roster of presenters including Iowa legislators, rural health physical therapists, and leadership from APTA, IPTA, academic programs, and clinical practice were assembled. Attendees and presenters at the Summit identified the major barriers to exercise-based health initiatives and offered solutions to move the citizens of Iowa to a healthier "state of well being".  Physical Therapists are experts in the prescription of exercise and are embedded in communities throughout rural Iowa. We believe that our profession can play a critical role in reversing Iowa's dangerous movement toward the top of the nation's obesity statistics. This new priority, however, would require bold leadership and intense commitment by clinicians, educators, and policy-makers.  Following the Summit, attendees, alumni, and guests attended the 4th-annual Iowa Physical Therapy Scholarship Golf Outing and Social.

Please save the date for our next Educational Summit:  Friday, September 18, 2020