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Understanding Science, Pseudoscience, and Protoscience: Applications to Physical Therapy Practice
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Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the complexity of the scientific process and how it applies to medicine 2. Describe the deceptive nature of pseudoscience 3. Develop strategies to avoid confirmation bias and sharpen critical thinking

4/22/2014
When: 4/22/2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Dallas Fort Worth Marriott
8440 Freeport Pkwy
Irving, TX  75063
Presenter: Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS


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This quarterly district meeting and dinner will feature elections of 2015 district positions for Vice Chair, Treasurer, Nominating Chair and HOD Delegate.  The featured event of the meeting is the presentation by Erik Meira on Understanding Science, Pseudoscience and Protoscience.

 

Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

1.  Understand the complexity of the scientific process and how it applies to medicine
2.  Describe the deceptive nature of pseudoscience

3.  Develop strategies to avoid confirmation bias and sharpen critical thinking

 

Presenter:

Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Lead physical therapist and clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation.  Erik Meira has extensive background in lecturing and authoring in sports related topics and leadership involvement in the APTA and is the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science.

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