Participants will learn about the current state of the association during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also receive in-depth information on current bills in the legislature that have a direct impact on the PT profession. You will receive outstanding advice on advocacy from our seasoned lobbyist and CPTA management team. You will have an opportunity to have all your important questions answered. And most of all, you will experience first-hand how CPTA represents YOUR best interest!
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the status of the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the PT profession.
- Identify COVID-19 resources for personal and business management purposes.
- Engage in legislative advocacy for the protection and advancement of the physical therapy profession and the patients we serve.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A
Richard S. Katz, PT, DPT, MA
Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and obtained his Physical Therapy certification from a combined program at CSUN and UCLA. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from CSUN and his DPT from E.I.M. Institute in 2013. Rick worked as a physical therapist in both hospital and outpatient settings where he developed programs for Cardiac, Pulmonary and Stroke patients along with a Sports Injury Clinic and a Coaches Clinic. In addition, he has held numerous elected and appointed positions at the national, state and local levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. He currently serves as CPTA President.
Chris Reed, PT, MPT, ATC, OCS is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with Agile Physical Therapy in Palo Alto, CA. He graduated with a BS in Exercise and Sports Sciences from Oregon State University in 1998 and received his Master of Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 2000 and his DPT from E.I.M. Institute in 2019. Chris has been an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist since 2006. He has served in leadership roles with multiple organizations, including CPTA, throughout his career. Currently Chris is the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, a Trustee of the CAL-PT-PAC, and Chair of the San Jose District for CPTA.
Carl London is CPTA's lead lobbyist. Mr. London has advocated on behalf of the CPTA for over fifteen years and has extensive experience in grassroots advocacy, public policy and political action committee development.
Recommended Reading: None
No Continuing Education Credits will be provided
Instruction Level: Basic
Format: Brief lecture with virtual Q&A. Text with the speaker during the live presentation.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Open to all CPTA Members
Free to CPTA Members