World-renowned physical therapist Emma Stokes

Emma Stokes, a renowned physical therapist who travels the world inspiring patients and providers to rethink healthcare in the 21st century, will bring her ideas to the University during a weeklong visit.

Her keynote – “A Cabinet of Curiosities: How Opportunity and Innovation Can Shape Healthcare’’ – will include personal and professional examples about the impact of ideas and opportunities on the profession.
In this talk, she’ll encourage audience members – providers and patients – to consider how they can shape the swiftly changing healthcare field.

A senior lecturer at Trinity College in Dublin and vice president of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Stokes speaks throughout the world about health and wellness and international healthcare issues. She has worked as a physical therapist for the last 20 years.

During her visit, she will also meet with students, faculty and administrators:

• She will be the guest speaker for a meeting of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the Agnes G. Doody Auditorium at Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, on URI’s Kingston campus. She will talk about the different ways to collect and measure data for patient care. The public is invited as well.

The April 9 keynote speech is part of URI’s College of Human Science and Services Speaker Series, which showcases the range of the college’s academic diversity while connecting alumni with students, faculty, staff and the outside URI community.

URI’s Office of the Provost and College of Human Science and Services are sponsoring Stokes’ visit.

Those unable to attend the April 9 lecture can watch it live online at URI Live! 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm

Edwards Auditorium
64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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Special Event, Lecture


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