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2019 TRI State Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 10/11/2019 to 10/13/2019
When: October 11-13, 2019
Where: South Point Hotel and Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89183
United States
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

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Attend the 2019 CPTA Annual Conference with more than 1,500 fellow Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who will gather at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV 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 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 & Brews; then support your chapter PAC with an elegant dinner with colleagues.

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

Registration Type Early Registration Rate
(Ends August 5, 2019) 
Advanced Registration Rate
(Ends September 23, 2019) 
On-Site Registration Rate
(After September 23, 2019) 
   Full Conference  Full Conference Saturday Only  Sunday Only   Full Conference Saturday Only  Sunday Only 

APTA PT Member

APTA PTA Member   $200 $300
 $185 $400
Non-Member  $460
PT/PTA Student Member  $175
PT/PTA Student Non-Member $235
 $335 $200
Exhibit Hall Only  $150
 $75  $180 $95


Information & Forms

Registration Form  - Download the 2019 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 online September 1, 2019
Mobile App - Download the app to network with other attendees, learn about sessions and more!


Schedule Overview

                              2019 Pre-Conference Courses • Friday, October 11

                                    • Additional fees apply
7:30 - 8:00 am 
8:00 - 5:30 pm


Kathleen Dickinson, PT

Segmental Lumbar Stabilization Progression into Functional Mobility

Yousef Ghandour, PT

Advanced manual and movement interventions in the overhead athlete
Drew Morcos, PT, DPT and Manny Yung, PT, DPT
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 Reception/Awards Recognition


                          Saturday, October 12

8:00 - 9:30 am  

 Keynote State of the Association: Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, APTA President

Panel Discussion with 3 Chapter Presidents: Christopher Powers. PT, PhD (CA); TBD (AZ); Jennifer Nash, PT, DPT (NV)
Facilitated and recorded discussion by Jimmy McKay, PT Pint Cast

9:30 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 12:00 pm

Interprofessional Collaboration


Aging in Place

Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT

Dancers, Showgirls and Entertainers

Steve Liaos, PT

Mindfulness/Holistic Health

Dan Rhon, PT, DPT

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Break
Lunch served from 12:30 - 1:45 pm
2:00 - 3:30 pm

PTEd Talks

Bridging Bionics - Amanda Boxtel

My journey from Care Provider to Care Taker - Rick Ritter, PT, DPT

Olympic Swimmer w/ Spinal Injury - Amy VanDyken

3:30 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 5:15 pm

Telehealth (with Interpersonal Emphasis)

Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD
Merrill Landers, PT, DPT, PhD
Robert Nitham, PT, DPT  

Anang Chochki, PT, DPT

Built Environments

Christopher Trumbel; Carleen Jogodka


Michael Laymon, PT, DSc

Motivational Interviewing

MarySue Ingman, PT, DSc

5:30 - 7:00 pm
 CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews
7:00 - 10:00 pm
NV PAC Event
 CAL-PT-PAC Dinner
AZ PAC Event


                         Sunday, October 13

 8:00 - 9:00 am

Keynote Address: Chronic Pain and the PT Role
Tim Flynn, PT, PhD

 9:00 - 10:00 am BREAK
10:00 - 11:30 am

Chronic Pain

Tim Flynn, PT, PhD

 Animal Rehab

David Levine, PT, DPT, PHD

Research Podium Presentations

Payment Policy Forum


 11:30 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH / Exhibit Hall Break
 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dry Needling

Edo Zylstra, PT, DPT

Student SIG Business Meeting

Jade Sano, SPT

Research Podium Presentations

Practice Issues Forum


 2:30 - 3:00 pm   BREAK
3:00 - 5:00 pm 

Congenital Muscular Torticollis Guidelines

Sandra Kaplan, PT, PhD

Manual Therapy

Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD

Private Practice SIG


Five-Dimensional Model of Ethics

Mary Ann Wharton, PT, MS; Laura Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD; Bruce Greenfield, PT, PhD, MA


You can earn up to 14.5 Contact Hours (1.45 CEUs) for attending the TRI-STATE PT Conference this year. There are 10.5 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)


Add a Friday Pre-conference course* and you will earn an additional 8 Contact Hours (0.8 CEUs).
*Additional fees apply

Session evaluations must be completed to receive your CEUs.
Evaluations will be available online October 13 - December 31, 2019. They can be accessed online. There will be an email sent immediately following the close of 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

Barrels & Brews

"Barrels & Brews" - A celebration held at the TRI-State PT Conference immediately following the close of educational sessions on Saturday. This year's event will be in Las Vegas, NV on October 12th from 5:30 - 7:00pm.
Tickets are available for $50.


PAC Dinner

A year end celebration held at the TRI-State PT Conference following the CAL-PT-FUND "Barrels & Brews" reception. This year's event will be in Las Vegas, NV on October 12th from 7:00 - 10:00pm. Tickets are available for $120.


Professional Head Shots

2019 conference attendees are invited to make an appointment with our professional photographer to have a new professional head shot taken at a highly discounted of 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!


2019 Confirmed Exhibitors

- Check out who's coming this year!

Exhibit Hall Buyer's Guide

- Exclusive discounts, promotions and sales for conference attendees!

Transportation & Lodging

South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89183


Parking: Complimentary


Group Code: CAP1010 (1st three are letters, last four are numbers)
Dates: October 10 - 14, 2019
Reservation Deadline: September 19, 2019

Reserve your room today!




Call for Research Abstracts

Research Abstracts for Poster & Podium Presentations must be submitted to the CPTA office no later than May 15, 2019. Download the submission form below.

Research Abstract Submission Form (word)

Research Abstract Submission Form (PDF)


See what we did in 2018!

Access last year's conference information here.

THANK YOU to Our Sponsors               


Don't forget to follow us @CPTATweets and use the official hashtag #TRIStatePTConference!

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