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IPEC Event: Difficult Conversations— Your Professional Responsibility to Encourage Strong Team Communication

Panel Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Join Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA for an interprofessional discussion about the critical need for strengthened communication among team members in a healthcare setting. Q&A to follow. 


Nancy R. Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA received her PT degree from Temple University, her Masters in Health Education from Montclair University, Certificate in Health Administration from Seton Hall University, her PhD concentration in ethics from Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ), and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH. She practiced in a variety of settings including in-patient rehabilitation, acute care, long term care and home care. She owned a private practice for twenty years and currently practices in a school based setting. In addition she is the Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Nancy has been a member of the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners since 1990 and was chairperson of the board for 12 years. She served as an evaluator for FCCPT. Nancy has been involved with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in the following capacities. She served two terms on the Finance committee and also served on several task forces, in addition to the Board of Directors. Nancy has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association since she was a student. She served the New Jersey Chapter as Secretary and President, and as a delegate and chief delegate to the House of Delegates. She served the national association as a member of the ethics document revision task force. She also served a five year term on the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee and the APTA Reference Committee. She received the Lucy Blair Service Award and was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow from National APTA and received an Outstanding Service Award and the President's Award from the FSBPT.

A light lunch will be served on Portland Campus.

This event can be viewed from any computer via LIVESTREAM

Attendance at any of these events can be applied to the Interprofessional Honors Distinction. 


IPEC and UNE Physical Therapy Dept.



(207) 221-4491

12:00 PM1:30 PM
Pharmacy 109 (PC)/Decary Sutton Lounge (BC)

Both Campuses

Free and open to the public