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Legislative Day

 Export to Your Calendar 3/26/2019
When: March 26, 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Map this event »
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
United States
Contact: Tameka Island
(916) 929-2782 x108


Online registration is available until: 3/25/2019
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Annual Physical Therapy Legislative Day

FREE TO APTA MEMBERS

  2 Contact Hours Awarded (0.2 CEU’s)

Please plan to attend the 2019 CPTA Annual Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 and make your voice heard in honor of the physical therapy profession. Don't miss out on a great networking event!

Course Description

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 leadership. 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.

Course Objectives

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.

Speakers

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.

Chris Reed, PT, MPT currently serves as CPTA's Government Affairs Chairperson and a CAL-PT-PAC Trustee. Chris is an advocate for the profession and a private practitioner in the South Bay Area. He frequently lectures at the state and local level for CPTA on topics related to advocacy, professionalism and legislative strategies.

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.

 

Course Schedule

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.           Registration

 

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                          Chris Powers, CPTA President

 

9:35 – 9:45 a.m.            Review Resource Materials and Introduce Group Leaders
                                          Tameka Island, CPTA Management Team

 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.          2019 State Legislative Update

                                          Chris Reed, Government Affairs Committee, Chairperson

 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.        Tips for Successful Legislative Meetings
                                           Carl London, CPTA Lobbyist

 

11:30 – 11:40 a.m.         CAL-PT-PAC “Advocacy Day”

                                            Paul Smith, CAL-PT-PAC Chairperson

 

11:40 – 11:50 a.m.         Question/Answer Session & Adjourn for Lunch
                                            Chris Reed, Government Affairs Committee, Chairperson

 

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.           Lunch (12:00-1:00) & Visits with Legislators (12:00-4:00)

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.             Legislative Reception at
                                       Cafeteria 15L
                                       1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Location

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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PATRON DIRECTIONS TO TSAKOPOULOS LIBRARY GALLERIA:
  • From the West: Take “Business 80” (E) into Sacramento. Take the J Street Exit. Stay straight on J Street. Use the parking garage on J and 8th/9th streets. If full, use Sacramento Public Garage on 10th and I streets.
  • From the East: Take “Business 80” (W) into Sacramento. Take the I-5 North Junction. Take the J Street Exit. Stay straight on J Street. Use the parking garage on J and 8th/9th streets. If full, use Sacramento Public Garage on 10th and I streets.
  • From the North or South: Take Interstate 5, exit at J Street. Take the J Street Exit. Stay straight on J Street. Use the parking garage on J and 8th/9th streets. If full, use Sacramento Public Garage on 10th and I streets.

CEUs

This course is approved for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) by the California Physical Therapy Association.

Target Audience

PT, PTA and student members are encouraged to join us for this event.

Registration Fees

This a free event for APTA members!

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