Invitation to Evidence-based Practice Activity at UP-CAMP

Here is an important announcement from the Department of Physical Therapy and Association of Physical Therapy Students (APTS) of the College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP), University of the Philippines Manila. Don’t forget to wear your Asgi shoes as there are probably other special events for World Physical Therapy Day!

In celebration of World Physical Therapy Day the Department of Physical Therapy and Association of Physical Therapy Students (APTS) of the College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP), University of the Philippines Manila will be holding poster presentations on Critically Appraised Topics in Physical Therapy Practice.

This activity is the culmination of the course OPST 199 Methods of Research. One of the course objectives is to develop knowledge and skills in evidence-based physical therapy practice. Faculty members provided practice background to the students that served as groundwork for the process of asking a practice question, searching the literature for evidence, critically appraising the evidence, and making a practice decision. Faculty mentors provided the students guidance and professional knowledge into the decision making.

The purpose of the poster presentation is to provide awareness to physical therapy practitioners and other health care practitioners on the feasibility of teaching evidence-based physical therapy practice. We would like to share our experience in teaching and motivating undergraduate students to develop basic skills required for this type of practice.

The activity will be held on 13 September 2008, Saturday, 9.00 AM at the Damian Hall, UP Manila – CAMP grounds. We have prepared a simple program that will commence with ribbon cutting and opening remarks and will be followed shortly by the poster presentations and simple refreshments. Students and their faculty mentors will be standing beside the posters to answer questions from guests. Posters will be exhibited until 12.00 PM of that day. We encourage you to bring your faculty, colleagues, staff members, and senior PT students to this event.

We would like to request you to inform us of your intention to attend the presentations by 05 September 2008, Friday. This would allow us to estimate the compendiums and refreshments that we need to prepare.

Should you have questions regarding this activity, please do not hesitate to contact me through the CAMP telephone numbers or via mobile phone (0917 8074708) or electronic mail (edward.gorgon@hotmail.com) . You may also contact Prof. Mia Rotor (coordinator of OPST 199) or Ms. Mary Grace Jordan (adviser to the APTS) through the CAMP telephone numbers.

We look forward to seeing you on this event. Join us in celebrating World Physical Therapy Day!

Sincerely yours,
Edward James R Gorgon MPhysio PTRP
Assistant Professor, Chairperson
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Allied Medical Professions
University of the Philippines Manila
Damian Hall, Padre Faura Street, Ermita
Manila 1000, Philippines
Phone: 63.2.5267125, 63.2.5245113
Fax: 63.2.5262271
Mobile: 63.917.8074708
E-mail: ejrgorgon@post.upm.edu.ph

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