2018 NCPTA Election Results
 
Based on the by-laws passed last year, the election now takes place during the 2 weeks following the Fall Conference. The President, Tellers Committee, and Nominating Committee verified the results of the election yesterday, November 11. The newly-elected leaders will take office on January 1, 2019.

Treasurer
Number of votes cast: 227 
Number needed to elect: 114 
Keith Compson 152 *
Jocelyn Hardee 75 
 
Chief Delegate
Number of votes cast: 231 
Number needed to elect: 116 
Jason Harloff 231 *           

Director-at-Large Conference
Number of votes cast: 236 
Number needed to elect: 119 
Carla Hill 236 *

Director-at-Large Communications
Number of votes cast: 235 
Number needed to elect: 118 
Elizabeth Nixon 148 *
Tyler Shultz 87 

PTA Caucus Representative
Number of votes cast: 226 
Number needed to elect: 114 
Crystal Morris 226 *

Nominating Committee (1 to be elected)
Number of votes cast: 233 
Becky Bliss 89 *
Leigh Martino 56 
LaTanis Dickens Williamson 85 

Scholarship and Loan (2 to be elected)
Number of votes cast: 414 
Lacey Truelove Carter 48 
Anne Davenport 84 *
David Edwards 58 
Meredith Kelly 59 *
Brett MacLennan 37 
Leigh Martino 41 
Frank Tudini 33 
Diane Wrisley 54 

Delegate (4 to be elected, plus 2 alternates)
Number of votes cast: 961 
David Edwards 87 
Debby Givens 103 *
Erin Jacobson 79 
Terry Kienle 57 
Elizabeth Nixon 119 *
Patty Rode 86 
Michael Schmidt 125 *
Will Stokes 90 2nd alt
Vicky Tilley 102 1st alt
LaTanis Dickens Williamson 113 *
 
NCPTA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
 
Over 550 physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students, and exhibitors attended the NCPTA Fall Conference in Greensboro at the Koury Convention Center.NCPTA President Kyle Covington said,“The Fall NCPTA Conference was an exciting and energetic event as always.It is always wonderful to once a year gather with PTs, PTAs, and students from across the state to learn, grow, and lead our profession forward in NC.”The conference was highlighted by the Keynote Speaker Josh Cleland who discussed “Evidence about the Evidence," the Awards Reception and Founder’s Lecture, Quiz Bowl,PT PAC Pub and Disco night, and ended with a Town Hall/Meet the Candidates lunch.
Business Meeting
At the annual NCPTA Business Meeting, 3 proposed by-laws were passed by the membership. The by-laws that were passed included:
  • Adding an additional Director at Large to the Board of Directors which will be designated as a DAL of Communications.
  • Allowing PTAs to run for any chapter office except President, Vice President, andChief Delegate.
  • Eliminating the chapter Ethics Committee which is no longer required by APTA by-laws and has not been used in the last 10 years.
Awards Reception and Founder’s Lecture
 
Former NCPTA secretary and Wingate Program Director, Kevin Brueilly gave the Founder’s lecture stressing “be yourself and give it your all.”David Edwards was awarded the Founder’s Award and will give the Founder’s Lecture next year.
 
Others awardees were as follows:
 
Excellence in Clinical Practice– Michael Schmidt, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, GCS, OCS
Outstanding Physical Therapist– Stacia Britton, PT, DPT, NCS
Darlene M. Sekerak Award– Mary Kay Hannah,PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Outstanding PT Student– Yusra Iftikhar, SPT
Outstanding PTA Student- Morgan Hrabovsky,SPTA
President’s Award– Ken Tuley, PT and Eileen Carter, PT,DPT,MBA
Ben Massey Scholarship- Gillian McLean, SPT
     
Poster Awards

The awards for research posters were also presented at the Awards Reception. The following awards were given:

 
FIRST PLACE
ASYMMETRY IN HIP JOINT CONTACT FORCE DURING RUNNING OCCERS AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Authors: Taylor, K.1; Willson, J.1; Meardon, S.1, East Carolina University
 
SECOND PLACE
HIP JOINT LOADS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
Authors: Campbell, Caroline; Willson, John D.; Meardon, Stacey A., East Carolina University
 
THIRD PLACE
DO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS OVER-EMPHASIZE CERVICAL SAGITTAL POSTURE? NO CORRELATION FOUND BETWEEN CRANIOVERTEGRAL ANGLE AND NECK PAIN/DISABILITY
Authors: Lademann B, Powell M, Jennifer Schoulda; Emma White; Sara Migliarese. Winston-Salem State University
 
Annual NCPTA Falls Prevention Challenge
 
A new Award was presented for the first time this year, the Annual NCPTA Falls Prevention Challenge, which went to Western Carolina University.
Quiz Bowl
A fun competition was held at the Annual Quiz Bowl with 11 teams competing. The winning teams were:
 
1st Place: "The Resistance” GTCC (PTA)
2nd Place: "Bad Acetabulums” Western Carolina University
3rd Place: "Tiny Twists” Martin Community College
4th Place: “RangersofMotion" Western Carolina University
A fun and educational time was had by all with excellent presentations, chapter business being completed, and connecting with colleagues.
 
Please mark your calendars now for our 2019 Fall Conference which will be held in Wilmington on October 3 – 5!
 

Fall Conference course materials 
 

Conference Course Materials

Fall Conference 2018

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12/15/2018
Foothills District Workshop: Essential Documentation: Practice Act to Medicare

1/10/2019 » 1/13/2019
Total Body Balancing 1 (TBB1) January 10-13, 2019