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Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, June 20
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Contact: ipta
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#THIRDTHURSDAY: LGBTQIA Culture Education for Health Care Providers


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, June 20th as we welcome Lauren Parsons, PT, DPT, CLT to share her knowledge and expertise on " LGBTQIA Culture Education for Health Care Providers. "


This program will introduce the physical therapy professional and students on LGBTQIA culture and identities with the intention of creating more inclusive health care practices.


What to expect: 

Objectives: :

  • To raise awareness and discuss bias, stereotypes, homophobia, transphobia, and assumptions that can impact personal and professional roles.

  • To define commonly used language and terms in order to understand a group of people in hopes of building affirming practice habits.

  • To examine the special needs of the youth and elderly LGBTIA populations in order to provide affirming services


About the Speaker

Lauren Parsons, PT, DPT, CLT is a  physical therapist with 10 years of experience. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Lauren Parsons graduated from Mississippi State University then went on to receipt her doctorate at University of Tennessee. Lauren is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and has a professional background and interest in endurance. She is a Orthopedic Pediatric Physical Therapist with training in Video Gait Analysis and is Graston Certified. Lauren currently lives in Andersonville on the north side of Chicago.








Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities.  Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: LGBTQIA Culture Education for Health Care Providers
Time: Jun 20, 2019 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or Telephone:
Dial:: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 463 413 1429


We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
Reserve your spot today!

Parking is available along Main St. (East of the building)

Remember, anyone is invited to attend #THIRDTHURSDAY events — members, colleagues, and students — so invite your friends!


Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!


Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

Thank you to our sponsors  


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On the third Thursday of every month, the IPTA invites you to stop by the Chapter Office for our open house events.

#THIRDTHURSDAY events provide a great opportunity for members and nonmembers in the community to meet, network, and hang out. 


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