• The outline of the programming below is for the NEXT 2017 held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 21-24. Full programming will be posted here in March, as well as further details on sessions, events, and speakers.

    The leading-edge event for physical therapy professionals with trend-setting programming, innovative content, and exclusive access to the profession's forward thinkers.

    Here's What's NEXT:

    Wednesday, June 21, One-Day Preconference Courses:

    An Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga in the Healthcare Setting
    Speakers: Janet Carscadden, PT, DPT, OCS, E-RYT 200; Andrea Trombley, PT, E-RYT 200; and Meagen Satinsky, PT, PYT

    Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Skills into Clinical Practice
    Speakers: Kristin Archer, PT, DPT, PhD; Stephen Wegener, PhD

    PTA Faculty Boot Camp: Strategies for Success
    Speakers: Justin Berry, PT, DPT, MS; Tiffany Bohm, PT, DPT

    How to Thrive in Collaborative Models of Care
    Sponsored by American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts.

    Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24, Educational Sessions:

    Conference educational programming is scheduled for:

    • Thursday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm
    • Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm
    • Saturday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm


    Full conference attendance is worth up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs), learn more.

    Educational Sessions

    Educational sessions are organized by content. Here are the programming topics. Full education session details will be posted here February 8.

    • #ChoosePT
    • Early-Career
    • Education - Interprofessional
    • Innovation
    • Leadership
    • Movement
    • Older Adult
    • Patient Client Management
    • Practice Management
    • Prevention and Wellness

    Signature Events

    Thursday, June 22

    The 48th Mary McMillan Lecture – Turning Over the Hourglass, Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    Catherine Worthingham Fellows Forum: Societal Issue – Non-Communicable Diseases

    Honors and Awards Ceremony

    Friday, June 23

    Rothstein Roundtable – Will Physical Therapy Survive as a Cottage Industry?

    The 22nd John H.P. Maley Lecture – Strike While the Iron is Hot, Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, FAPTA

    The Oxford Debate, Moderator: Charles D. Ciccone, Chair, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Topic and team captains will be posted here as they come available)

    Networking Events:

    Wednesday, June 21

    First-Timers' Welcome: Navigating the Conference

    Opening Reception

    Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

    Thursday, June 22, Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24

    Networking Coffees

    Friday, June 23

    Oxford Debate Pre-Reception – 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Abstracts and Proposals

    The abstracts and proposals submission site for NEXT 2017 has closed. Information on submissions for NEXT 2018 will be posted here in early March.

    NEXT 2016

    NEXT 2016 CEU Information

    Your attendance at NEXT 2016 is worth up to 1.9 CEUs (19 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs awarded for each session will be listed in the onsite program. Learn more about NEXT CEUs, transcripts and direct access hours.

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  • Last Updated: 2/13/2017
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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