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When: Wednesday, April 29th
Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting Platform
United States
Contact: Matthew Nicholas, Director of Student Activities

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IPTA SSIG Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 7:00-9:00 PM


The Illinois Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) will hold its annual business meeting, virtually using the zoom platform on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Learn what your Illinois Student SIG leadership has been up to and help develop the plans for the coming year, discover new opportunities to get involved with the IPTA, and connect with other student members from across the state!

This meeting will be presented virtually via Zoom. Prior to the meeting, you will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities. 

This meeting is open to student members of the IPTA.

Annual Student SIG Meeting Draft Agenda


Call to Order


Approval of Agenda


Approval of April 6, 2019 Minutes


Reports from Executive Committee (Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Special Events Coordinator, SPTA Director)


Other Reports


New Business - Motions**


Short Title: Sunset Transition to New Professional Committee


Short Title: Student Mentor Position Description


Short Title: Additional Responsibilities of the SSIG Vice President


Short Title: Additional Responsibilities of the SSIG Secretary/Treasurer


Open Discussion





** In accordance with Article XIV Section 1 of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association SSIG Bylaws, the SSIG hereby announces the amendments to the SSIG Bylaws & Standing Rules that will be brought forward during the SSIG Annual Meeting.

All IPTA Student members are encouraged to review and comment on the motions through the 2020 SSIG Motion Discussion Forum on the IPTA website by clicking here. Please review the proposed motions, and provide comments and feedback.

ZOOM Virtual Meeting Instructions:

This meeting will be presented virtually via Zoom. Prior to the meeting, you will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities. 

Plan to sign in promptly at 7:00 pm and enter your name. 

Topic: SSIG Annual Meeting
Time: Apr 29, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Questions? Contact your current SSIG Leadership: 

Betsy Miller Tolisano, SPT
SSIG President 
Aayush Shah, SPT
SSIG Vice President 
Kimberly Ramirez, SPT
SSIG Secretary/ Treasurer 
Jessilyn Gibas, SPT
SSIG Special Events Coordinator 

Nia Green, SPTA
SSIG SPTA Director

Mandy Marsh, SPT
SSIG Transition to New Professionals Chair

Dena Kontos, SPT
SSIG Communications Liaison

Melina Clark, SPT
SSIG Student Mentor to Executive Committee
Matthew Nicholas
IPTA Director of Student Activities
Lindsay Ardiff, SPT
IL Core Ambassador to APTA Student Assembly

Student SIG Mission 

IPTA's Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) provides a means by which physical therapist student and physical therapist assistant student members, having a common interest, may meet, confer, and promote the interest of its membership category in the Chapter and the Association. The SSIG helps students develop a professional network, optimize communication skills, strengthen their knowledge base, and refine their interests

SSIG Elections: Voting Opens April 29th!

Voting for the SSIG Elections opens on April 29th and will close at 11:59pm on May 20th. Results will be published on May 26th and those elected into position will take office on June 1st, 2020.

Learn more about those students on this year's ballot and cast your vote by visiting:


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