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The 2024 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture

on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7 pm ET - Contribute Today

This annual lecture, a collaborative effort by the Physical Therapy Learning Institute (PTLI), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT), the National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT), the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), and the APTA Academy of Education, is held annually on or around Juneteenth in honor of Dr. Lynda D. Woodruff, a co-founder of PTLI and a pioneer in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in physical therapy education and practice. Our intent is to ensure that her legacy lives on in a format that ignites action, innovations, and solutions on issues related to DEI and social justice. Importantly, we hope to create a platform to address systemic barriers to opportunity and access for underrepresented minorities (URMs) in our profession.

Presented By:  Julian L. Magee, PT, DPT, ATC

Date:  Thursday, June 13th, 2024 at 7:00 pm ET

Discussion Panel:

  • Rebeca Segraves, PT, DPT (moderator), board-certified women’s health clinical specialist and founder of Enhanced Recovery After Delivery, an obstetrics clinical pathway that maximizes mental and physical function during pregnancy and immediately postpartum with hospital and in-home physical and occupational therapy.

  • Wayne Brewer PT, PhD, MPH, board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and professor and coordinator of the Post-Professional PhD Program at Texas Woman’s University, Houston campus.

  • Shannon Richardson, PT, DPT, EdD, assistant professor for the College of Saint Mary's blended Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Talina S. M. Corvus, PT, DPT, PhD, is assistant professor at Pacific University, where she is the interim director for the Education and Leadership PhD Program, faculty to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and faculty to the Interprofessional Education Program.

Lecture Info:

On June 13, 2024 the link to the lecture will be uploaded to the 2024 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture page.  We recommend adding a reminder to your calendar to check for the link prior to the lecture at 7:00 pm ET.

Registration Fee:
We continue to welcome donations to the LDW Professional Development Sponsorship Fund on JEDI in PT so that we may continue to promote and grow researchers from historically marginalized and minoritized groups or others that are looking to conduct health disparities research. PTLI's goal is to raise a minimum of $2,000 per year to fund at least one sponsorship to a PT educational research workshop (GAMER or TIGERR). Please contribute towards our sponsorship efforts as part of the LDW Professional Development Sponsorship Fund on JEDI in PT using the PayPal Contribute button below. This contribution will be in lieu of registration for the LDW Lecture (live and recorded). For your tax records, please print the PayPal transaction receipt.

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