VA HSR&D Deputy Director Andrew Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA, presented the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Mary McMillan Lecture at the APTA Annual Research Meeting on June 17, 2010.
The McMillan Award was established in honor of Mary McMillan, a dedicated pioneer in the field of physical therapy, and the founding President of APTA. This prestigious award acknowledges and honors an APTA member who has made a distinguished contribution to the profession, and provides the recipient with an opportunity to share his or her achievements and ideas with members through a lecture presented at the Association's annual conference.
Dr. Guccione's lecture, entitled "Destiny is Now" focuses on physical therapy's potential to reconstruct, restore, and preserve health. This capsule description offers an overview of the lecture's main theme:
Dr. Guccione's lecture will be published in Physical Therapy, appearing online in July and in print in November 2010.