I got the chance to spend this past weekend at the annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). The event was excellent and my hat is off the the planners from AAOMPT who put together a seamless conference packed with incredibly useful programming, leaders in the field, pleasant receptions, and some awesome research platforms.
One of the more interesting moments occurred during the business meeting when a motion pass a position statement against referral-for-profit arrangements was passed without so much as a quip of debate. This, from a group who then proceeded to debate the appropriate use of the word "Evidence" vs. "Research" for more than 20 minutes! To me, this speaks to the ethical and rigorous standards the AAOMPT and its members are known to hold itself to.
This year's conference marked the addition of a Student Association into the AAOMPT family ( AAOMPT-SA ). The
students who attended were well received and played a very significant role in the conference. Congratulations to them and to those students interested...join up! The networking and career growth that can occur from a conference like this is great.
Next year, we're off to Seattle, Oct 29 - Nov 2. Convention center and all, it will be big time!