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Committees - Descriptions & Responsibilities
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Below are a list of the MPTA committees followed by a short description of their purpose within the association.  For a full explanation of a committees description and responsibilities click on the title of the committee.


Membership: To promote recruitment and retention of membership in the M.P.T.A. and A.P.T.A. and to promote effective participation of chapter activities by members.


Government Affairs: To monitor, inform members of and respond to legislation and regulatory issues pertaining to health care, particularly those which have potential impact on physical therapy practice.


Education: To initiate and plan the education programs offered at the M.P.T.A. State Meetings and to approve Continuing Education Programs offered in Missouri.


Student Liaison: To create an environment which emphasizes MPTA concern and commitment to students as an investment in the future of our profession, to promote, expand and coordinate MPTA/Student Liaison network for membership recruitment and retention, and providing guidance to graduates in transition from the educational environment to the professional practice environment, and to promote student interest and involvement at local/state levels through appropriate educational offerings at state meetings.  .

Communications: To provide a means of communication to Chapter members, and A.P.T.A. regarding physical therapy and Chapter activities.


Public Relations: To provide extensive and explicit coverage to health care providers and consumers concerning the scope of physical therapy services.


Research: To promote the use of research-related knowledge and skills by members of the Chapter.


Practice: To be responsible for exploring, cataloging, and disseminating information concerning the practice of Physical Therapy in Missouri and to assist by giving direction when questions of practice and the ramifications of practice arise.


Finance: To review and make recommendations regarding: All financial policies and practices, the annual budget, and methods of fundraising

Nominating: The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to prepare a slate of candidates for chapter officers, directors, Affiliate Delegate, and members of the Nominating Committee, (to conduct elections) and works cooperatively with Chief Delegate to solicit recommendations for national offices from the Chapter membership.


Ethics: Keep the membership updated about ethical issues of practice and process formal complaints that have been submitted to the committee following the President’s approval.

Social Media: Actively participate in a wide variety of social media activities such as blogging, community development and management, social bookmarking, commenting etc. and is well-connected with the broader social media world

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4/17/2020 » 4/19/2020
CANCELLED - MPTA 2020 Spring Conference - Rockhurst University, KC, MO

CANCELLED - Exhibitor Opportunities for the 2020 Spring Conference

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