Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Overview

  • CSM 2016

    Ride the Wave to CSM 2016

    • Stimulating Days
    • Exceptional Programming
    • Unlimited Networking
    • Packed Exhibit Hall
    • 10,000+ Attendees
    • Disneyland & the Beach

    The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) will bring together over 10,000 of the brightest and most innovative physical therapy professionals in the nation. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections, you will not want to miss this signature event.

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    CSM 2016 programming will take place in 3 locations: the Anaheim Convention Center, the Anaheim Hilton, and the Anaheim Marriott. Onsite registration and the Exhibit Hall will be located in the Convention Center.

    While you are in the area enjoy nearby dining, shop at luxury shopping centers, visit world-famous theme parks, or stroll along the Orange County beaches. Whatever you choose, you can find usefull tips, discounts, maps, and more to help you plan your visit to the Anaheim area!


    Sessions will begin and end at the same time each day to allow for better session planning. There will be ample time between each session block for attendees to arrive at their next scheduled session. Go here to access the list of available programming.

    Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17 (preconference courses)
    8:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20 (education sessions)
    8:00 am–10:00 am
    11:00 am–1:00 pm
    3:00 pm–5:00 pm

    CEU Information

    Your attendance is equivalent to 1.9 CEUs (19 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs awarded for each session will be listed in the onsite program.

    Exhibit Hall & Poster Presentations

    The exhibit hall will feature more than 300 companies showcasing the latest and greatest in products and services available to physical therapy professionals.

    The exhibit hall will be housed in 2 halls – Halls A and B in the Anaheim Convention Center.

    Exhibit hall hours:

    • Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
    • Saturday, February 20: 9:30 am-3:00 pm

    Poster presentation hours:

    • Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Accessibility Information

    APTA complies with the American with Disabilities Act. Download CSM 2016 Accessibility Information (.pdf).

    For Students

    APTA student members have the opportunity to receive discounted CSM 2016 registration by volunteering for all 3 days of the meeting. Learn more.

    CSM 2017

    The abstract submission site will open in December 2015.