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Kaleckas Lecture

 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Using Clinical Data to Drive Improvement, Demonstrate Value and Support Payment for Physical Therapist Services

 

Please join us for our 13th annual Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture on Monday, March 28 featuring Jay Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA. Jay will present on "Using Clinical Data to Drive Improvement, Demonstrate Value and Support Payment for Physical Therapist Services."

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3:00-4:30pm

DPT Student Poster Presentations
Ryan Family Atrium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611

4:30-5:30pm

Reception
Ryan Family Atrium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611

5:30-6:30pm

Keynote Presentation with Jay Irrgang
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611

  

James Irrgang HeadshotJames Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA, is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He also has secondary appointments in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute in the School of Medicine. Currently, Irrgang serves as the Scientific Director of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry. His research interests include development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures as well as clinical research related to the knee and shoulder. Current active studies include a: 1) multicenter randomized clinical trial to determine the effects of timing of surgery (early vs. delayed) and post-operative rehabilitation (early vs. delayed) for the treatment of multiple ligament knee injuries on time to return to pre-injury activity; 2) prospective observational study to determine the outcome and factors influencing the effects of exercise therapy for individuals with a full-thickness supraspinatus tear; 3) randomized clinical trial to examine four methods of exercise for treatment of degenerative meniscus tears. His areas of clinical expertise are related to evaluation and treatment of the knee and shoulder. Irrgang is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, he served as President of the Orthopaedic Section from 2007 to 2013 and was presented with the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the Section in 2015.

 

Ann Putnam HeadshotAnn Putnam Kaleckas was born in Chicago. She was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science in physical therapy from Northwestern University in 1982 and a Masters in Health Science from the University of Indianapolis in 1990. Mrs. Kaleckas pursued her passion and worked as a physical therapist at Gottlieb Hospital, Baxter Healthcare, and a Naperville Clinic before co-founding DuPage Physical Therapy in 1996. Her practice in orthopedic and spine rehabilitation brought her much pride. Devoted to her family, friends, coworkers, patients, and community, Mrs. Kaleckas’ generous and kind spirit enabled her to help improve the lives of countless individuals. Ann’s dedication to her practice allowed her to freely open her heart to others and give of herself in significant ways. She is remembered as one that went the extra mile in all her endeavors.

After a challenging battle, Mrs. Kaleckas succumbed to multiple myeloma in 2004. Upon her passing, her husband Mr. Rich Kaleckas, along with many family and friends, chose to memorialize her life within the Department of Physical Therapy. In 2008, the inaugural Ann Putnam Kaleckas Lecture was held by the department. The Feinberg School of Medicine is grateful to Mr. Kaleckas as well as Ann’s friends and family for their extraordinary commitment to honor Ann’s legacy of giving.

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