Wednesday, April 16, 2014

International physical therapy leader to speak at GRU

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Marilyn Moffat, President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, will visit Georgia Regents University to speak about challenges presented by non-communicable diseases and aging. The program is planned for noon, Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Lee Auditorium, Health Sciences campus.

Moffat’s visit is the latest in the ongoing College of Allied Health Sciences Dean’s Research Seminar Series, which brings nationally and internationally known speakers to campus to discuss topical health care issues.

Moffat, an internationally recognized leader in physical therapy, is a practitioner, teacher, consultant, and author. In addition to her role with the WCPT, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Physical Therapy and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the World Rehabilitation Fund.

With the WCPT Task Force, she is developing international guidelines for physical therapist education and practice under an international definition of the field. She has given over 800 professional presentations and has taught and provided consultation services in Taiwan, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Panama, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Israel, Finland, Barbados, Trinidad-Tobego, and Nigeria.

Her many professional awards include the American Physical Therapy Association’s Mary McMillan Lecturer, the organization’s highest honor; the WRF Howard A. Rusk Humanitarian Award; and the United Cerebral Palsy Citation for Service. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women, and Who’s Who in the East.

The Physical Therapy Association of Georgia will honor Moffat with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the lobby of the Health Sciences Building, 987 St. Sebastian Way.

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