Allied Health Education Summit
In corresponding with the ATRA president, Missy, I discovered that ATRA currently is not planning to send a representative to the allied health education summit due to costs involved. To me, this is a shortsighted decision.
In the early years of the profession, if there was a lack of financial resources for someone to attend a critical meeting, our national organization would find an individual whose agency or university would help support their travel -- or an individual from the area (in this case, Chicago) would attend on behalf of the profession.
I would encourage ATRA leaders to reconsider their decision. If finances are lacking, then seek alternative strategies such as those mentioned above.
It is critical that today's leaders step forward to show leadership just as their predecessors have in the past.