2017 CPTA Annual Conference

9/16/2017 to 9/17/2017

When: September 16-17, 2017
Where: San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbour Drive
San Diego, CA  92101
United States
Contact:
Rita Pierson (Sign in to view e-mail address)

Event Details
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
       Attend the 2017 CPTA Annual Conference with more than 1,100 fellow Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who will gather at the San Diego Convention Center to exchange best practices and establish new strategies that will help elevate the profession.

This year's conference features two days of educational programming. Select from more than 25 educational sessions and join the discussion on the latest physical therapy best practices and learn from leading industry experts. Looking to network? Mix and mingle at the CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brew and the CAL-PT-PAC Dinner.

In addition, the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall showcases the latest products, platforms, and services helping to drive healthcare innovation and cost reduction forward. Registration Fees (Early Registration Ends July 9, 2017)
APTA PT member $250
APTA PTA member $165
Non-member $395
PT/PTA Student Member $139
PT/PTA Student Non-member $195
  Single Day Rates (Advance Registration Ends September 4, 2017)
APTA PT member $195
APTA PTA member $145
Non-member $270
PT/PTA Student Member $105
PT/PTA Student Non-member $145
Exhibit Hall Access Only $50 Day/$100 for Saturday & Sunday (2 days)

Information & Forms Registration Form  - Download the 2017 registration form! Promotional Flyer - Post this flyer in your offices and break rooms to help spread the word!
Direct Mail Brochure - Available in June!
Select Handouts - Available September 1, 2017
Mobile App - Download the app to network with other attendees, learn about sessions and more!   Call for Abstracts The Research Council invites all members to share with us your research projects. The Call for Abstract for Research Poster and Podium Presentations is due May 15, 2017.    Call for Abstract form (.doc)
Score Sheet Sample Abstracts
  Schedule Overview                2017 Pre-Conference Courses • Friday, September 15          • Additional fees apply •
7:30 - 8:00 am 
  Registration
8:00 - 5:00 pm
 The Hip Joint: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
Yousef Ghandour
Evidence-Based Observational Running Analysis Rich Souza & Chris DaPrato
 Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Cervical Spine: the Role of the Shoulder Shirley Sahrmann
 
        Saturday, September 16 8:00 - 9:00 am  
 Keynote Address: Technology Debate Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA
9:00 - 9:30 am
 Presidential Address
9:30 - 10:00 am BREAK 10:00 - 11:30 am
 Acute Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Alan Lee  Preoperative Neuroscience Education for Lumbar Radiculopahty Adriaan Louw
What Therapies Positively Alter Patterns of Brain Activity After Stroke Lara Boyd
Serving the Underserved Kathy Sullivan
11:30 - 1:30 pm
  LUNCH / Exhibit Hall Break
1:30 - 3:00 pm
 Awards Celebration including the Noland Lecture by James Syms
3:00 - 3:30 pm
BREAK
3:30 - 5:00 pm
 Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (I-CARE) Carolee Winstein
It's All About that Base: Gluteal Function and Activation After Stroke Walter Weiss
 Mechanisms of Manual Therapy Todd Davenport
Cultural Competence in LGBT Karla Bell
5:00 - 6:30 pm
 CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews
6:30 - 9:30 pm
 CAL-PT-PAC Dinner
                         Sunday, September 17  8:00 - 9:00 am  Keynote Address Ola Grimsby   9:00 - 10:00 am    BREAK 10:00 - 11:30 am  Using FES and Whole Body Vibration to Treat Children with CP Susan Hastings  Elbow, Wrist, and Hand TBD
 LAMP Peter Kovacek  Payment Forum Physical Therapy's Unappreciated Superpower: Opportunities in Prevention and Health Promotion Dianne Jewell   11:30 - 1:00 pm   LUNCH / Exhibit Hall Break  1:00 - 2:30 pm  FUNctional Fashion & Wearable Technology Michele Lobo   CA PT Ed Talks Terry Nordstrom Matt DeBole Jay Cramer  Cash Based Physical Therapy Aaron LeBauer
Practice Issues Forum   Research Podium Presentations   2:30 - 3:00 pm    BREAK 3:00 - 5:00 pm   School Based Physical Therapy Services Susan Effgen  The Role of Physical Thearpy in Professional Sports Stan Conte    The Customer Experience in Health Care: The Game Changer Jerry Durham & John Woolf  Ethics Forum  Nancy Byl, Dawn James, Chris Reed, James Syms  Advancing Rehabilitation Research in Today's Environment Carolee Winstein & Sam Ward   CEUs You can earn up to 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs) for attending the CPTA's Annual Conference this year. There are 9.5 Contact Hours that can be earned by attending educational sessions and 4 Contact Hours that are earned for attending a conference sponsored by the CPTA (1399.94. Authorized Pathways for Obtaining Hours )

Session evaluations must be completed to receive your CEUs . Evaluations will be available online September 16 - December 31, 2017. They can be accessed via the mobile app or online. There will also be a reminder email sent the week after conference with links to the evaluations. Once you have completed an evaluation, your certificate will be immediately available to download.  For CPTA members, your certificates will uploaded to your profile no later than one week after you complete your evaluation.

Conference Events & Activities CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews
"Barrels & Brews" - A celebration held at the California Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference immediately following the close of educational sessions on Saturday. This year's event will be in San Diego, CA on September 16th from 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Tickets are available for $40. CAL-PT-PAC Dinner CAL-PT-PAC Logo A year end celebration held at the California Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference following the educational sessions. This year's event will be in San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quater hotel on September 16th from 6:30 - 9:30pm. (Cocktail Hour from 6:30 - 7:00pm). Tickets are available for $100. Professional Head Shots

2017 CPTA Conference Attendees are invited to make an appointment with our professional photographer to have a new professional head shot taken for just $25. There are limited appointments available so reserve your appointment today !
Exhibit Hall Interested in exhibiting with us this year? Learn more by CLICKING HERE!
2017 Confirmed Exhibitors - Check out who's coming this year! Exhibit Hall Buyer's Guide - Exclusive discounts, promotions and sales for conference attendees!

Transportation & Lodging
Hotel Reservation Links #1 - Hilton Gaslamp Reserve Online
  #2 - Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Reserve Online
  #3 - Residence Inn Downtown/Gaslamp Reserve Online
  #4 - Omni San Diego Hotel Reserve Online   #5 - Courtyard San Diego Gaslamp

Directions Driving South on Interstate 5
    Take Front St. exit. Continue on Front St. until you reach Harbor Drive, turn left. Follow signage to parking entrance
Driving North on Interstate 5
    Take Cesar Chavez Pky. exit, turn left. Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right. Follow signage to parking entrance.
Driving West on Interstate 8
    Take Highway 8 (West) to 163 South. Follow into city (will turn into 10th.) Follow 10th Ave. to Market St., turn right. Take Market St. to Front St., turn left. Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left. Follow signage to parking entrance.
Driving West on Interstate 94
    Take 94 West into the city. 94 West will turn into "F" St. Follow "F" St. to 8th Ave. Take 8th Ave. to Market St., turn right. Take Market St. to Front St., turn left. Take Front St. to Harbor Drive, turn left. Follow signage to parking entrance.
From Coronado
    Cross Bay Bridge staying in the right lane. Take the National Ave. exit. Turn left on Cesar Chavez Pky. Follow Cesar Chavez Pky. to Harbor Drive, turn right Follow signage to parking entrance.
From the Aiport
    Drive out of parking lot. Follow signs to Interstate 5/Downtown. The ramp will put you on Harbor Drive going south. Follow signage to parking entrance.
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