The Anatomy of a Clinical Practice Guideline
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2B-7142
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room: 223

Speaker(s):   Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD
  Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, FAAOMPT
  Eileen Johnson, PT, DPT, WCS
  Jenny LaCross, PT, DPT, WCS, ATC, CLT-LANA
  J. Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, Med, OCS
  Adrienne Simonds, PT, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

APTA and the specialty sections have joined together to support the development of clinical practice guidelines to reflect robust evidence for physical therapist clinical practice. The Section on Women's Health has been actively working to achieve this goal for the past 5-6 years. There are several guidelines under development that have received funds and sponsorship from the section and APTA. This session will introduce attendees to the what, why, and how of the developing clinical practice guidelines for the Section on Women's Health.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify the difference between a systematic review and a clinical practice guideline.

2. Explain the process for the development of a clinical practice guideline.

3. Report on the preliminary findings of the current guidelines under development.

4. Explore topics for future guidelines.

CEU: 0.2

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