NEXT is leading-edge event for physical therapy professionals with trend-setting programming, innovative content, and exclusive access to the profession’s forward thinkers. Browse educational programming and see previews of select lectures and sessions below, and then register to attend NEXT.
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Featuring Keynote Speaker Billie Jean King
Walk the red carpet to the NEXT Opening Event, featuring a keynote address by Billie Jean King, who in her illustrious tennis career won 39 of Grand Slam tennis titles, defeated Bobby Riggs in 1973's famous "Battle of the Sexes," and was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by LIFE Magazine. A trailblazer throughout her life, King is a perfect fit for NEXT, which is defined by its innovative content and access to the physical therapy profession's forward thinkers. King was the first female athlete in any sport to earn $100,000 in a single season ($117,000 in 1971). She was the first female commissioner in professional sports (World TeamTennis in 1984). And she was the first female athlete to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009). King’s championship spirit stayed with her off the court, as a leader in the fight for LGBT equality and recognition, as an advocate for those infected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS, and as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, among other endeavors.The opening reception and event sponsored by:
PT Day on Capitol Hill (June 3-4)
Rally with your peers on Capitol Hill! Meet with your elected representatives. It's free! But you must register by May 14, 2015.
The Oxford Debate: Mind Your Business (Friday, June 5)
Is physical therapy a business? Must all physical therapists demonstrate comprehensive business management and marketing principles as an entry-level skill in all settings? Don't miss an entertaining debate!
For many years, several colleges and universities have held gatherings and meetings to reconnect with alumnae at APTA national meetings. APTA is pleased to offer meeting space at NEXT 2015. Space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To have your event listed on the NEXT 2015 App, you must apply for space by April 20, 2015. Learn more.
The Honors and Awards Ceremony and Reception are sponsored by:
Your attendance at NEXT 2015 is worth up to 2.0 CEUs (20 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.
The abstracts and proposals submission site for NEXT 2016 is now open. Review deadlines and resources.
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