REPORT FROM THE FIELD: APTA’S STUDENT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON WOMEN’S HEALTH Claire Hamnett, CUDPT 2019, reflects on her experience as Assistant Director of Programming

Posted by vanessa on March 12, 2018

By Claire Hamnett, CUDPT 2019   

In the last year since I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Section of Women’s Health Student Special Interest Group (SSIG), I have been fortunate to be a part of a truly amazing group of leaders that has accomplished so much. Each month, as a board, we read and discuss a current research article related to Women’s Health on our monthly call. We invite an expert to join us and answer some of our questions. In November 2017, we were lucky enough to have Dr. Cynthia Chiarello join us and talk about one of her recently published papers, "Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Diastasis Rectus Abdominis."
 
As the Assistant Director of Programming, I worked closely with the Director of Programming for the SSIG as well as the Section to create an education session for CSM 2018. Together, we planned a Women’s Health residency panel with most of the residency directors from across the country, which involved coordinating a group of eight very busy and inspiring women. In addition, I helped set up and run the Section’s booth and helped plan other events at all three major APTA conferences in the last year.

I have worked extremely hard this year with the SSIG on a variety of projects and have learned so much at every step of the way. I am excited to build upon what this board has accomplished and look forward to another successful year!



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Claire Hamnett (CUDPT 2019), a member of Dr. Chiarello's research group, works on a patient in Dr. Chiarello's study.
L-R: Dr. Cynthia Chiarello with student subject Samantha Jakucionis (CUDPT 2019); seated on the right, Claire Hamnett (CUDPT 2019).
 
The Board of Directors of the Section on Women's Health Student Special Interest Group at CSM 2018. Top left: Julia Rosenthal, DPT 2017; top right, Claire Hamnett, CUDPT 2019. 

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