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Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at  





Attention TPTA Members

Call for Research Poster Presentations


The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is excited to offer the opportunity to showcase the high quality research that is being conducted in Tennessee. Accepted research posters will be displayed at the TPTA Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Exhibit area. Presenters must be present to answer questions at the “poster review” time during the exhibitor break from 11:30-noon. Information for submission of an abstract for the TPTA poster presentation is listed on the TPTA website as “Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Poster Presentation.” The deadline for submission of the proposal is March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm CST. Send the completed abstract, following all guidelines, to with “TPTA Spring 2018 Poster Presentation” in the subject line of the email.


Poster abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the TPTA Research Committee.  Decisions regarding acceptance of posters for presentation will be sent via e-mail to the primary author by March 15, 2018 to allow time for preparation of the posters.

 Guidelines for Submission of Abstract for Poster Presentation.

Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)

Research Committee


Call for Research Proposals:

Call for Research Proposals:

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is soliciting applications for research grants to assist TPTA members with the cost of conducting research.  Two research grants are available.


1.                  Seed Money Grants – designed to assist with initiating new research

2.                  Dissemination Grants – designed to assist with dissemination of information gathered from a completed project


All TPTA members are eligible and encouraged to apply for either grant; however, preferential consideration will be given to students and new investigators/researchers.  TPTA supports and encourages new research initiatives related to physical therapy.


Applicants should review the Guidelines for Research Grant Proposals (Revised October 2015) and must complete and submit the TPTA Research Grant Application Form and Checklist (Revised October 2015). 


Application deadlines are October 1 at 11:59 CST for the fall cycle and extended to May 1st  at 11:59 CST for the spring cycle.


Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the TPTA Research Committee Chair, June Hanks, PT, PhD, DPT at The subject line of the email must state “TPTA Grant Application”. Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of receipt of materials.  Incomplete applications will be returned without review.  All applicants will receive written notification of funding decisions.  Funding decisions are at the discretion of the TPTA Research Committee and all decisions are final.  Awards will be announced at TPTA State meetings.

Click here for the TPTA Guidelines for Distribution of Research Committee Funds

Click here for the TPTA Research Grant Application Form and Checklist

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