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Courtyard Portland North Harbour 1231 N. Anchor Way Portland , Oregon 97217
Tel: (503) 735-1818
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NSC 2017 - National Student Conclave

Overview

Event Overview:

What an exciting time to be entering the profession of physical therapy! At National Student Conclave (NSC), you can begin to build your nationwide network, expand your knowledge by attending unique and cutting-edge lectures, and utilize resources to ease the transition from student to professional.

Join us at NSC where you will meet peers from across the country, make life-long connections, and experience the energy and excitement of a conference just for students. You will discover the newest and most innovative areas of physical therapy and have the opportunity to meet experts and distinguished leaders in the profession.

NSC Exhibit Hall

You'll have more than 5 hours to meet one-on-one with exhibitors! Visit with experts who will answer your questions, employers eager to speak with you, publishers showcasing the latest physical therapy publications, and APTA special-interest section representatives. Whether you are a first-year student or are approaching graduation, the NSC Exhibit Hall has something for you. Be sure to bring copies of your resume to share with exhibitors-one of them may be your future employer!

Exhibitor Information:

This 3-day event provides exhibitors with nearly 5 hours of unopposed exhibit time and the opportunity to meet physical therapy students from across the country. There is no better venue to reach prospective employees and to showcase products and services to these engaged and interested professionals.

While exhibiting, your company will enjoy unparalleled face time with more than 1,200 physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) of tomorrow, as well as physical therapy educators.

Who Should Exhibit?

  • Employers: Recruit the best and brightest of tomorrow's talent from across the country-your future employees!
  • Manufacturers: Get a jump on your competition by targeting up and coming physical therapy professionals hungry for information on products and services.
  • Publishers: Promote your publications to a group enthusiastic about advanced learning, research, and self-enrichment.

About the APTA:

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

Notes:
Sponsorship Details:
Expand your influence and recognition through high-visibility sponsorships that encompass and augment your exhibiting presence at NSC! Robust packages are available that meet every budget and deliver increased value before, during, and after the meeting.

Agenda

Oct 19   

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

GoBabyGo! Live Build with Husky ADAPT (Accessible Design and Play Technology)

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Attendee Registration

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday Night Ignite and Opening Ceremonies

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Community Service Project 

8:00 pm-11:00 pm

PT Pub Night/Mercer-Marquette Challenge

Oct 20   

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Attendee Registration

7:30 am-8:30 am

FREE Break(fast) Out of Your Bubble! Morning Mix and Mingle  

8:30 am–9:30 am

Keynote   

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open  

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Professional Headshots 

  • Visit the designated area right outside of the Exhibit Hall to take a free professional headshot while at conference.

 

12:00 pm-12:50 pm

Breakout Sessions: Unique Careers in PT I (Choose 1)

  • Beer Goggles - How a Beer Changed My Career Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is hosted by a former rock radio DJ turned physical therapist, as he recounts how he used his past experiences to create the popular podcast “PT Pintcast.” Particular focus will be given to how students can use their life experiences and unique skills and apply them to the physical therapy profession.
     
  • Living Out the Vision: Where Will You Be in 10 Years? Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT; Rebecca Fung, PT, DPT; Allison Daly, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session will deal with how physical therapy students can channel their unique interests into innovative and nontraditional career paths, and how students can benefit from early involvement and engagement with both APTA and the physical therapy profession. The presenters also will recount their own experiences and how they forged their career path in the 10+ years since they have graduated.  
      
  • Adaptive Sports: PTs Within the US Paralympics Stacey Pagorek, PT, DPT, ATC; Kathryn Lucas, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is designed to bring awareness to Paralympic sports, athletes with physical disabilities, and opportunities for a physical therapist to get involved with US Paralympics. 
      
  • Building a Successful Career in Traveling PT James Spencer, PT, DPT; Kate Spencer, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is presented by a married couple with more than 10 years of experience working as traveling physical therapists. Topics covered include advantages of working as a traveling PT, ways for individuals who choose the path of a travelling PT to be successful, and personal experiences from the presenters. There will be a heavy Q-and-A component to the session.

 

1:00 pm-1:50 pm

Breakout Sessions: Unique Careers in PT II (Choose 1)

  • Research: the Road Less Traveled Laurie King, PT, PhD
    Brief summary: This session focuses on how PTs can develop a passion for research and the ways in which research offers value not only to individuals, but to the entire physical therapy profession. 
      
  • Going with the Flow—and it’s NOT Elephantitis! Nancy Paddison, PTA, BA; Tracy Eckett, PTA 
    Brief summary: This session is focused on giving students an overview of the anatomy and physiology of lymphedema, how PTs and can become certified to treat individuals with lymphedema, and a general overview of how PTs help individuals manage this incurable condition.  
      
  • Creating an Excitement to Work in Geriatrics Heather Cronin, PT, DPT; Kelsey Swope, MOT, OTR/L.
    Brief Summary: This session will detail the future of geriatric physical therapy and the fun, exciting, and challenging future of the field as the geriatric population continues to grow. This session seeks to address common misconceptions of working with the older adult, while addressing some unique career settings to treat the geriatric clientele. By shedding a positive light on working with the older adult, participants will have improved attitudes and enthusiasm towards working in the geriatrics field.

 1:50 pm-2:05 pmBreak

2:05 pm-2:55 pm

Breakout Sessions: Unique Careers in PT III (Choose 1)

  • Beer Goggles - How a Beer Changed My Career Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is hosted by a former rock radio DJ turned physical therapist, as he recounts how he used his past experiences to create the popular podcast “PT Pintcast.” Particular focus will be given to how students can use their life experiences and unique skills and apply them to the physical therapy profession.
      
  • Living Out the Vision: Where Will You Be in 10 Years? Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT; Rebecca Fung, PT, DPT; Allison Daly, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session will deal with how physical therapy students can channel their unique interests into innovative and nontraditional career paths, and how students can benefit from early involvement and engagement with both APTA and the physical therapy profession. The presenters also will recount their own experiences and how they forged their career path in the 10+ years since they have graduated.  
      
  • Adaptive Sports: PTs Within the US Paralympics Stacey Pagorek, PT, DPT, ATC; Kathryn Lucas, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is designed to bring awareness to Paralympic sports, athletes with physical disabilities, and opportunities for a physical therapist to get involved with US Paralympics. 
      
  • Building a Successful Career in Traveling PT James Spencer, PT, DPT; Kate Spencer, PT, DPT
    Brief summary: This session is presented by a married couple with more than 10 years of experience working as traveling physical therapists. Topics covered include advantages of working as a traveling PT, ways for individuals who choose the path of a travelling PT to be successful, and personal experiences from the presenters. There will be a heavy Q-and-A component to the session.

 

3:05 pm-3:55 pm

Breakout Sessions: Unique Careers in IV (Choose 1)

  • Research: the Road Less Traveled Laurie King, PT, PhD 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on how PTs can develop a passion for research and the ways in which research offers value not only to individuals, but to the entire physical therapy profession. 
      
  • Going with the Flow—and it’s NOT Elephantitis! Nancy Paddison, PTA, BA; Tracy Eckett, PTA
    Brief summary: This session is focused on giving students an overview of the anatomy and physiology of lymphedema, how PTs and can become certified to treat individuals with lymphedema, and a general overview of how PTs help individuals manage this incurable condition.  
      
  • Creating an Excitement to Work in Geriatrics Heather Cronin, PT, DPT; Kelsey Swope, MOT, OTR/L.
    Brief Summary: This session will detail the future of geriatric physical therapy and the fun, exciting, and challenging future of the field as the geriatric population continues to grow. This session seeks to address common misconceptions of working with the older adult, while addressing some unique career settings to treat the geriatric clientele. By shedding a positive light on working with the older adult, participants will have improved attitudes and enthusiasm towards working in the geriatrics field.

 

 4:15 pm-6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Town Hall with APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD  

8:00 pm-10:00 pm

PT-PAC Late Night

Oct 21   

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Attendee Registration

7:00 am-8:00 am

Faculty Coffee

7:30 am-8:30 am

FREE Breakfast & Coffee

8:30 am–10:00 am

Plenary Session: From Taking Your Boards to the Boardroom – Why PTs are Fit for LeadershipJustin Moore, PT, DPT, moderator; Sandra Stryker, President and Owner, Life's Work PT; Todd Gifford, CEO, TAI; Mike Billings, CEO, Infinity Rehab

9:00 am-10:00 am

Student Assembly Candidate Interviews
  Review the Student Assembly Slate of Candidates and Candidate Statements

10:00 am-12:45 pm

Exhibit Hall Open (Lunch provided)

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Resume Reviews (Ticketed event)

12:30 am-1:45 pm

Workshop I (Choose 1)

  • Primary Care and the Role of Physical Therapy Tyler Cuddeford, PT, PhD; Jeff Houck, PT, PhD; Kevin Morikawa, SPT; Sarah Rahkola; Daniel Kang, PT, DPT; Jeri Turgesen; Daniel Sanders 
    Brief summary: This session has an interprofessional panel that will explore the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges unique to implementing and working as a PT within an interdisciplinary medical team. Perspectives from physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, and physical therapists will be presented. The session also will cover which individual strengths and skills are necessary to work in such an environment.  
      
  • The Mouth Trap: Strategies, Tips and Secretes to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth as a PT Brandon Seigel, CRP, SHRM-SCP 
    Brief summary: This session will cover the essential principals in communication as a physical therapist, along with examining the generation gap and the impact that it can have on communication. The session will facilitate understanding of strategies for conflict resolution, the role of communication in clinical outcomes, and common mistakes therapists make with their communication in the age of technology. 
      
  • Rev Up Your Engines: Innovative Approaches to Networking Jeff Konin, PT, PhD, ATC 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on ways PTs can expand their networking skills beyond the commonplace examples that are usually given. Attendees will learn how to employ creative ways to establish a strong network of colleagues throughout the professional career life span.  
      
  • Navigating your Post-Professional Education Options Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD; Michael Bade, PT, PhD 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on how PTs can advance their education and career beyond their physical therapist training. The major goal of this session is to discuss the costs, benefits, and impact of pursuing residency, fellowship, or PhD training in one’s career as a PT. Additionally there will be discussion on key differences and questions PTs should consider when choosing the right program and mentor.  

2:10 pm-3:10 pm

Workshop II (Choose 1)

  • Enhancing Professional Development through Specialist Certification Ronald Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD; Derek Stepp 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on specialist certifications and gives an overview on what they are and how students can pursue them once they enter the physical therapy workforce. Specific detail will be given on the benefits these programs provide and the specific requirements, maintenance, and renewal process for each program.  
      
  • Understanding the Exam and Licensure Process Jeffrey Rosa
    Brief summary: This session will allow students the opportunity to learn from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) experts on how to prepare for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), and how to navigate the exam registration process. Students will leave with being able to describe the 5 steps associated with the NPTE registration process, be able to identify NPTE preparation resources, and be able to differentiate between the FSBPT’s role and the role of the state physical therapy boards in the exam and licensure application process.

     
  • Evaluating and Classifying LBP: A cutting edge tool that puts you in the driver’s seatRyan Beck, PT, DPT; Keaton Ray, PT, DPT, ATC; Joe Oelfke, PT, DPT 
    Brief summary: This session involves an overview on the applicable tools to use as a new therapist treating lower back pain. The presenters will go in-depth explaining and contrasting the Treatment-Based Classification System and the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy system. The presenters also will explore how to synthesize examination findings to determine different categorizations of patients, according to patient response methods for assessment.  

3:10 pm-3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Workshop III (Choose 1)

  • Primary Care and the Role of Physical Therapy Tyler Cuddeford, PT, PhD; Jeff Houck, PT, PhD; Kevin Morikawa, SPT; Sarah Rahkola; Daniel Kang, PT, DPT; Jeri Turgesen; Daniel Sanders 
    Brief summary: This session has an interprofessional panel that will explore the benefits, pitfalls, and challenges unique to implementing and working as a PT within an interdisciplinary medical team. Perspectives from physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, and physical therapists will be presented. The session also will cover which individual strengths and skills are necessary to work in such an environment. 
      
  • The Mouth Trap: Strategies, Tips and Secretes to Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth as a PT Brandon Seigel, CRP, SHRM-SCP 
    Brief summary: This session will cover the essential principals in communication as a physical therapist, along with examining the generation gap and the impact that it can have on communication. The session will facilitate understanding of strategies for conflict resolution, the role of communication in clinical outcomes, and common mistakes therapists make with their communication in the age of technology. 
      
  • Rev Up Your Engines: Innovative Approaches to Networking Jeff Konin, PT, PhD, ATC 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on ways PTs can expand their networking skills beyond the commonplace examples that are usually given. Attendees will learn how to employ creative ways to establish a strong network of colleagues throughout the professional career life span.
     
      
  • Navigating your Post-Professional Education Options Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD; Michael Bade, PT, PhD 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on how PTs can advance their education and career beyond their physical therapist training. The major goal of this session is to discuss the costs, benefits, and impact of pursuing residency, fellowship, or PhD training in one’s career as a PT. Additionally there will be discussion on key differences and questions PTs should consider when choosing the right program and mentor.

4:40 pm-5:40 pm

Workshop IV (Choose 1)

  • Enhancing Professional Development through Specialist Certification Ronald Barredo, PT, DPT, EdD; Derek Stepp 
    Brief summary: This session focuses on specialist certifications and gives an overview on what they are and how students can pursue them once they enter the physical therapy workforce. Specific detail will be given on the benefits these programs provide and the specific requirements, maintenance, and renewal process for each program.  
      
  • Understanding the Exam and Licensure Process Jeffrey Rosa 
    Brief summary: This session will allow students the opportunity to learn from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) experts on how to prepare for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), and how to navigate the exam registration process. Students will leave with being able to describe the 5 steps associated with the NPTE registration process, be able to identify NPTE preparation resources, and be able to differentiate between the FSBPT’s role and the role of the state physical therapy boards in the exam and licensure application process.  
      
  • Evaluating and Classifying LBP: A cutting edge tool that puts you in the driver’s seatRyan Beck, PT, DPT; Keaton Ray, PT, DPT, ATC; Joe Oelfke, PT, DPT 
    Brief summary: This session involves an overview on the applicable tools to use as a new therapist treating lower back pain. The presenters will go in-depth explaining and contrasting the Treatment-Based Classification System and the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy system. The presenters also will explore how to synthesize examination findings to determine different categorizations of patients, according to patient response methods for assessment. 

5:45 pm

Presidents Past and Present: Envisioning and Engaging in the Future Megan Roos, PT, DPT; Dan Dale, PT, DPT; Josh D’Angelo, PT, OCS; Kate Hamilton, PT, DPT, OCS; Allison Bourassa, PT, DPT (via video); Matt DeBole, PT, DPT (via video) 

Brief Summary: Former Student Assembly presidents from the past 10 years and the current Student Assembly president gather to share their thoughts with students on where the association and the Student Assembly have been, where they see it going, and where physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students can continue to succeed and innovate in their future profession. This session will be presented in unique and varied ways including recorded presentations, live dialogue, cinematic presentations, and PowerPoint presentations. Participants will leave with a passion for their future profession, a desire and confidence to innovate, and a new-found respect and knowledge of the benefits of APTA membership and the work of the Student Assembly.

  

 

6:30 pm

Student Assembly General Membership Meeting and Swearing-In of New Officers  

7:00 pm

NSC Programming Concludes

7:00 pm-1:00 pm

Mentor Mixer: Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and Move Together

Keynote Speakers

Alysia Montano

Alysia Montano competes with a trademark flower in her hair, but it's her heart that stands out. Over a distinguished career that includes 6 outdoor championships, Alysia has overcome injury, battled against runners linked to doping scandals, suffered a devastating fall in the Olympic Trials, and memorably competed in the USATF outdoor championships while 8- and 5-months pregnant, winning a national title in between.

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