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

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    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.

    Special Events

    NEXT offers prestigious lectures from the profession's thought-leaders, plus lively events you need to experience to understand:

    47th Mary McMillan Lecture: "Our Future Selves: Unprecedented Opportunities" (Thursday, June 9)
    Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, GTC, MSG, FAPTA



    21st John H.P. Maley Lecture: "Pain Management: Roadmap to Revolution" (Friday, June 10)
    Steven Z. George, PT, PhD



    Oxford Debate: "All Hands On Tech" (Friday, June 10)
    "Resolved: Technology will advance the physical therapy profession more than our hands and eyes will."

    • Team Tech (arguing in favor of the resolution): Christopher Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Captain); David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA; J. Cole Galloway, PT, PhD
    • Team Hands (arguing against the resolution): Shirley A. Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Captain); John Childs, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, OCS; Edelle (Edee) Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA

    The 2016 Oxford Debate is sponsored by Brooks IHL.
    Brooks IHL

    Networking Events

    • Opening Reception
    • Honors and Awards Ceremony and Reception
    • Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    • Networking Coffee

    Alumni Events

    APTA offers available space to colleges and universities for alumni events, responding to space requests on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Alumni event space requests are open via this link; an APTA online account (such as a member login) is required to submit the request, along with a nonrefundable fee of $100.

    Please note: all events in conjunction with APTA and the NEXT conference must be approved by APTA regardless of location. Please email questions to conferences@apta.org.

    Preconference Courses

    Earn an additional 0.9 CEUs by registering for a June 8 preconference course:

    • Myofascial Pain and Pain Sciences: Natural Fit or Worst Idea Ever? (Sponsored by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association)
    • Residency/Fellowship 102: Develop, Design, and Accredit It
    • The Evidence-Based Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Approach: Theory and Practice of Posture and Balance

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    NEXT 2017

    NEXT 2017 will be in Boston, June 21-24. Session proposals are due by July 11, 2016. Poster abstract submissions are due September 26, 2016. Learn more.