Spring Meeting

A Free Member Event to THANK YOU  for Your Membership and Support.
($50 for non-members)

Thank you to everyone that joined us virtually and live at our watch party at HCC .

APTA Maryland Spring Meeting

March 26, 2022

Howard Community College
COVID - 19 Protocols - Masks Required

General Information

8:00-11:00 am 2 A-Mazing Virtual Course Options 

11:00-11:15 am Break

11:15-12:00 pm Member Meeting

12:00-12:30 Grab and Go Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Special Presentation
2-1-1 and Social Determinants of Health – The Missing Link to Improved Health Outcomes.

You can’t address SDOH if you don’t know how to link patients to #SDOH resources. 2-1-1 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services.

2-1-1 MD oversees a statewide network of call centers, providing essential connections to Marylanders when they need it most. 211 is available 24/7.

Special Events at the Spring Meeting

It's All About Connecting at our Member Meeting and Special Presentation on 2-1-1

Watch the courses at HCC or at home.
Want to join us after the courses? Jump in your car and connect with colleagues and friends for our special in person events.

Location - Howard Community College
Watch Party for the Courses - Health Sciences Building Rms 110 and 162
Member Meeting & Special Presentation - Health Sciences Building Rm 163
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
Parking: Lot B or C across from the building and next to Little Patuxent Pkwy

Poster Presentation

4 Stage Cone Stepover Method for Balance and Gait in an Elderly Female

Lauranne Gordon SDPT, PTA, MBA
Sharon Fleming Wals PT, DSC, MA, PCS

The purpose of this case report was to introduce and examine the efficacy of the 4-SCSM to improve gait, balance, and reduce fall risk in an elderly female subject.


March 26, 2022
8:00-11:00 am

Course Options

  1. Addressing Social Determinants of Health
  2. Updates on Payment, Policy, and Federal Affairs with APTA Staff and Experts

Course Format The courses will be offered virtually due to speaker location. 

View Courses after March 26 The courses will be added to our webinar catalog following the spring event. The catalog includes over 40 hours of content (Free for Members | $200 for Non)

Educational Credit Each course meets the criteria for three credit hours (0.3) CEUs by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Virtual Poster Presentations Available throughout the month of March

Member Meeting #StrongerTogether

March 26, 2022
11:15 am -12:00 pm

Join us for DEI Updates | Legislative Updates | Opportunities to Make an Impact in Your Community

We serve you through advocacy and public awareness. We empower you to make a difference through advocacy and engagement. We achieve this through your feedback and participation in our member meetings. 

Special Member Event – A member townhall to guide our future – stay tuned for a special townhall in March to help inform our new strategic plan. As a member organization, you set our goals and activities. We are looking to our members to share ideas and thoughts on:

  • What is our role in public health?
  • What does our DEI future include?
  • What should we be considering for future advocacy in Maryland?
Course & Presentation Descriptions

12:30-1:30 pm

Join us to learn more about 2-1-1 and the impact you can have on your patients and their families.

Special Guest Speakers: Kenyn Benjamin, 2-1-1 Director of Operations, and Quinton Askew, 2-1-1 CEO

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions in the environments in which people were born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.1 These include factors such as safe housing, transportation, racism, discrimination, education, job opportunities, access to nutritious foods, and physical activity opportunities, etc. SDOH contributes up to 80% of a patient’s health outcome  and contribute to wide health disparities and inequities.2  In our current system, patients’ health-related social needs frequently remain undetected and unaddressed.3 Efforts are emerging to integrate social and environmental needs into the health care system and match patient needs with community resources.4 An inventory of resources was identified as an important component of linking health care delivery sites to social and community resources. The most cited current resource inventory was United Way’s 2-1-1.5

2-1-1 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services. 2-1-1 MD oversees a statewide network of call centers, providing essential connections to Marylanders when they need it most. 211 is available 24/7. Callers are automatically routed to their regional call center for assistance, and 2-1-1, Press 1 callers are connected to a larger group of crisis centers.


  1. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-of-health
  2. https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/contributed-analyzing-social-determinants-health-data-improve-patient-outcomes
  3. http://hbex.coveredca.com/stakeholders/plan-management/PDFs/CMSAccountable-Communities-NEJM-2016-January.pdf
  4. http://kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/beyond-health-care-the-role-ofsocial-determinants-in-promoting-health-and-health-equity/
  5. http://www.211.org/

8:00 – 11:00 am

Course Outline

  1. Level set – basic definitions & what are social determinants
  2. Bias and how it impacts health outcomes
  3. Race IAT Break out sessions
  4. Mitigating the impact of bias
  5. Race and racism in health
  6. What does it look like in PT
  7. Poll and Break out sessions
    * structural oppression and systemic racism embedded in your current organization
  8. Addressing SDOH and Disrupting systemic inequity
    * Things to do immediately
    * Long term solutions –culture change

Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH – Professor and vice-chair of the department of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific
Tamiko Stanley – Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer for Luminis Health

8:00 – 11:00 am

2022 brings numerous changes to Medicare regulations related to payment under the Physician Fee Schedule, the PTA differential, remote therapeutic monitoring codes, and more. 

This course includes a 1- hour pre-recorded webinar and 90 minute live component. 

Part I: Access a pre recorded update on commercial and Medicare changes and the latest in CPT coding 


Kate Gilliard, JD – Director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA’s Public Affairs Unit 
Alice Bell PT, DPT – Senior payment specialist at APTA

Part 2: Join APTA Federal Affairs and Congressional Staff as they review the latest on Telehealth, the PTA Differential, Workforce Diversity Bill, PT Student Loans, Prior Authorization and other hot topics. 

Steve Postal, JD – Senior regulatory affairs specialist at APTA
Brian Allen – 

This course will be available on demand through our online webinar catalog free for members and available for purchase for non.