Ready for CSM
SAN DIEGO -- Just like my fellow ADVANCE blogger Lauren, I'll be attending the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego. CSM happens this week so I'm already in my hotel. I've registered and picked up my materials. I attended my pre-conference workshop on item writing. I'm ready for things to begin.
Unlike most of my fellow therapists, the warm weather and sun aren't making much of an impression on me. Houston was almost the same temperature when I left. I'm not complaining. It's a bit of a walk from the hotel to the convention center so warmer weather is appreciated. Lots of people were outside enjoying themselves earlier.
I'm just glad to be here. I need to regroup and remind myself there is more to life than my little SNF. The presentations are usually the latest and greatest, things I've never heard before. I've already planned my schedule, including which booths to visit in the expo hall. I promised to bring back pens and post-it pads. Both will be plentiful in there.
Everyone might have different agendas but we're all here to learn and improve as therapists. The unofficial head count this morning was just under 11,000. It was 8,000 two years ago in New Orleans. That's a lot of people who take their profession seriously.
For me there's an added bonus. I'm around people who understand what I'm talking about when I get excited about neuroplasticity and motor learning. There are people here who've forgotten things I haven't learned yet. That's a good yardstick to remind me of where I am in skills and knowledge.