Friday, May 10, 2019

SLU PT Students Make Connections at the MPTA Spring Conference

MSSIG 2019 Missouri Spring Conference Activities

Missouri Physical Therapy Association's Student Special Interest Group (MSSIG) recently held its 2019 Missouri Spring Conference in St. Louis on Saturday, April 13th. Physical therapy students and physical therapy assistant students traveled from around the state to discuss student activities and advocacy, including topics, such as Direct Access, Student Loans, National Health Services Corps, POPTs and more.

After the conference Saturday evening, MSSIG hosted its National Advocacy Dinner with special guest, State Level Director for the Missouri Physical Therapy Association, Niki Wallen, MOL, BS, PTA, who led an interactive activity surrounding leadership and teamwork. Attendees enjoyed a meal together, made new connections and explored their leadership styles.

The Friday evening before the conference, all participants met for a Statewide Kickball Tournament on SLU’s Vandeventer Field. The unusual trophy was a golden pelvis, handed down from the previous MSSIG Kickball Tournament which took place 5 years ago between Saint Louis University, Washington University in Saint Louis and Maryville University.

“This event was a really fun way to bring PT students together from different Missouri schools. The turnout was great, and while the competition was definitely intense, everybody was having a great time socializing, and it was all for a good cause!” stated Brandon Moseley, (DPT Class of 2021) Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy MSSIG Representative. Not only is the Missouri Spring Conference a chance to network and promote dialogue, but the tournament itself also helps raise money for student scholarships which defray the cost of attending APTA and MPTA conferences throughout the year.

Congratulations to MSSIG for accomplishing so much during the 2019 Missouri Spring Conference. We extend our gratitude for all the support and leadership that brought these events to fruition. Specifically, we would like to thank:

Jamie Brew (DPT Class of 2020): Vice Chair of Missouri Student Special Interest Group (MSSIG)

Kelsey Bequette (DPT Class of 2021): MSSIG Representative

Jessica Garland (DPT Class of 2021): MSSIG Representative

Sarah Melulis (DPT Class of 2021): MSSIG Representative

Brandon Moseley (DPT Class of 2021): MSSIG Representative

Caroline Lipic (DPT Class of 2021): Missouri Core Ambassador for American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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