PT Legislative Day
Online registration is available until: 2/27/2015. Register now.
Bus loads of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students plan to attend the 2015 PT Legislative Day! During this event attendees learn about bills in the legislature that have a direct impact on the therapy profession. Attendees receive outstanding advice on advocacy from our seasoned lobbyist and public relations firm. Everyone in attendance meets with legislators and their staff members who represent our home cities. And most of all, attendees experience first-hand what a strong grassroots advocacy program can do!
Please plan to attend the 2015 CPTA Annual Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and make your voice heard in honor of the physical therapy profession. Don't miss out on a great networking event!
Participants will learn about bills in the legislature that have a direct impact on your profession. You will receive outstanding advice on advocacy from our seasoned lobbyist and public relations firm. You will meet with legislators and their staff members who represent your home cities. And most of all, you will experience first-hand what a strong grassroots advocacy program can do.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify how a bill becomes law.
Design a comprehensive legislative strategy for the advancement of the physical therapy profession.
Schedule meetings with legislators and their staff members who represent your home cities.
Dr. Christopher M. Powers PT, PhD, FAPTA, CPTA President is an Associate Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers is an active researcher, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles. He frequently lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to lower limb biomechanics and the pathomechanics of orthopaedic disorders.
Stacy DeFoe, MA, CAE is CPTA Executive Director. Named Executive Director in 2007, Ms. DeFoe has been employed with CPTA for over twelve years. Actively involved in CPTA Government Affairs, she continues to play an integral role in the advocacy efforts of the association.
Dr. Sheryl Low, PT, DPT, DSc serves as Board Liaison and Chairperson to the CPTA Government Affairs Committee. Dr. Low has served as a member of the committee since 2009 and led the association in achieving consumer direct access in California.
Carl London is CPTA's lead lobbyist. Mr. London has advocated on behalf of the CPTA for over nine years and has extensive experience in grassroots advocacy, public policy and political action committee development.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions – Stacy DeFoe, Executive Director
9:10 – 9:30 a.m. "Moving the Profession Forward" – Chris Powers, CPTA President
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Political Climate in California – Carl London, Rose & Kindel
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 2015 CPTA Legislation – Sheryl Low, GAC Chairperson
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker: Member of California Legislature
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Tips for legislative meetings – Carl London, Rose & Kindel
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Question & Answer Session – Sheryl Low, GAC Chairperson and Carl London, Rose & Kindel
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Visits with Legislators and Staff in the Capitol - See Schedule
• Lunch (12p-2p) in the adjoining ballroom
• During your free time, we suggest that you sit in on an open legislative hearing.
Legislative Reception at MIX (Upper Level Lounge)
1525 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
5:00 – 7:00p.m.
CEUsThis course is approved for 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) by the California Physical Therapy Association.
Target AudiencePT and PTA members are encouraged to join us for this event.
Registration FeesThis a free event for CPTA members!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Tameka Island at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 929-2782 ext. 108 if you have any questions. Watch your email for additional updates on advocacy opportunities.