National Conferences

APTA hosts three distinct national conferences each year.

Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)
A collaborative effort between APTA and our 18 specialty sections. Occurs every January or February.

NEXT Conference & Exposition
NEXT (formerly APTA Conference & Exposition), featuring the spirited Oxford Debate, the prestigious McMillan Lecture, the House of Delegates, and more. Occurs every June.

National Student Conclave (NSC)
APTA's premier meeting for students of physical therapy. Typically occurs in late October.

Exhibit at APTA's National Conferences

Exhibit at a National Conference

Additional National Events

National Governance

Board of Directors Meetings
The Board of Directors has several meetings annually that can be attended in person by members or watched online via livestream.

House of Delegates
The House of Delegates meets for 3 days each spring to make decisions on issues that may have far-reaching implications for the association and for the profession of physical therapy. Occurs prior to NEXT.


Federal Advocacy Forum
Learn how to be an effective advocate for your profession and your patients, and take your message to Capitol Hill. Occurs every April.

State Policy & Payment Forum
Increase your your awareness of state legislative issues affecting physical therapist practice and payment.

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