Foundation Grants Now Open

The foundation grant is now open. Please find a link to this grant here. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary has a $40,000 grant available through the foundation.

Business/Membership Meeting 2023

Join us for the annual Business/Membership Meeting at CSM 2023!

2023 APTA Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy
Business/Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2023 ~ 4:30pm
Following Linda Crane Lecture
San Diego Convention Center - Ballroom 20D (Upper Level)

Combined Sections Meeting

Register Now for Combined Sections Meeting including the conference pre-conference course!  More information on section offerings at CSM can be found at:


VTE Guidelines

the Revised VTE Guidelines are currently accepted to be published  in PT Journal and should be available in early 2022.  Thank you to all who reviewed the document.  In addition there will be a presentation on Case Studies to understand the new VTE guidelines at CSM live and also ON DEMAND following the conference.

2021 Election

2021 Election - Voting is Open

Voting is open until October 31, 2021. 

Please visit the election page to read about the candidates and submit your ballot.  This page requires a login.

Behind the Board

Join Academy President, Angela Campbell, and Academy Program Chair, Melissa Bednarek on Thursday September 30th from 7:00-7:45pm Eastern (4:00-4:45pm Pacific) for a Behind the Board Virtual Town Hall. This Town Hall meeting will feature:

  • Re-cap of the 2021 APTA House of Delegates
  • Introduction of our new APTA CVP Academy 2021-2022 Strategic Goals/Plans
  • CSM 2022 updates

Plenty of time will be made for an open forum for both Q & A and member meet & greet. 

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Deadline for CCS Applications Extended!

The deadline for CCS applications has been extended to September 30!  If you still want to apply for your CCS in this cycle you have until the end of the month!  Visit ABPTS for more information: 

2021 Call for Nominations

2021 Call For Nominations

2021 Nomination Form ~ Due September 27, 2021

The Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2021 election. Newly elected officers will assume their positions after the CSM 2022 Academy Business Meeting.  We invite you to nominate yourself or other Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Academy Members to be slated for these positions.   

Serving as an elected officer or Nominating Committee member offers wonderful networking possibilities. Please see each position’s duties and responsibilities below. All nominations must be received no later than September 27, 2021.  

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Congratulations to New CCS!

Congratulations to the Newly Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Specialists for 2021!

Sophia Andrews, PT, DPT
Robert Ashmun, PT, DPT
Heather Bays, PT, DPT
Katelyn Beam, PT, DPT
Kathryn Brito, PT, DPT
Benjamin Carrion, PT, DPT
Shreena Chopra, PT, DPT
Kristin Davis, PT, DPT
Danuta Dembek, PT, DPT
Ellen Dilts, PT, DPT
Kari DiVito, PT, DPT
Craig Feinman, PT, DPT
David Felton, PT, DPT
Emily Fleisch, PT, DPT
Abigail Goulart, PT, DPT
Emily L. Grieshaber PT, DPT
Sarah Gurgal, PT, DPT
Alicia Johnson, PT
Mallory Kargela, PT, DPT
Ok Kyung Kim PT, DPT
Joyce Kishaba, PT
Stephanie Krug, PT, DPT
Melissa Lesser, PT, DPT
Aubrey Little, PT, DPT
Bryan Lohse PT, DPT
Lauren Miccile PT, DPT
Shanelle Middleton, PT, DPT
Ochuko Ojameruaye, PT, DPT
Christie Palagonia, PT, DPT
Krisanne J. Pederson, PT, DPT
Claire Pelletier, PT
Caitlin Polley, PT, DPT
John Scherry, PT, MSPT
Shaun Snyder, PT
Agata Stawarz-Gugala, PT, DPT
Lindsay Tucker, PT, DPT
Shivananda Venkata Reddy, PT
Casey Vogel, PT, DPT
Ingrid Valeria Zamora, DPT

Free Webinar - Roadmap to the CCS

Title: Roadmap to the CCS

Description: Please join us for a free webinar sponsored by the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. This Webinar is designed for people who are interested in taking the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty (CCS) Examination. Speakers will discuss eligibility, the application process and recommendations on how to successfully prepare for the exam. They will also go over some sample test questions and answer participant questions. 

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2021 Design Contest Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Reed Handlery, DPT, PhD for the 2021 winning design!  

Deadline extended to April 14, 2021 for CSM 2022 Submissions

Call for Session Proposals

Proposals for educational sessions and preconference courses must be submitted online through APTA's submission site. The decision as to whether to accept a proposal and matters regarding the final content, format, and scheduling of any presentation, rest with each academy/section as represented by that entity’s program chair.

Review instructions and guidelines

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