The outline of the programming below is for the NEXT 2017 held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 21-24.
The leading-edge event for physical therapy professionals with trend-setting programming, innovative content, and exclusive access to the profession's forward thinkers.
Conference educational programming is scheduled for the following days (Click on the links below to view sessions for that day):
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An Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga in the Health Care SettingSpeakers: 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 PracticeSpeakers: Kristin Archer, PT, DPT, PhD; Stephen Wegener, PhD
PTA Faculty Boot Camp: Strategies for SuccessSpeakers: Justin Berry, PT, DPT, MS; Tiffany Bohm, PT, DPT
Let’s Collaborate! Optimize Health Outcomes in an Emerging Healthcare MarketSponsored by American Physical Therapy Association of MassachusettsSpeakers: Cheryl Babin, PT, MHA, CAGS, Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS, Aimee Perron, PT, DPT, and Reginald Wilcox III, PT, DPT, MS
Creating Integrated Systems of Care: Promises and PitfallsSponsored by Center on Health Services Training and Research. Learn more and register (via CoHSTAR).
Full conference attendance is worth up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs). Learn more.
For many years, several colleges, universities, and other groups have reconnected with colleagues at APTA's national meetings by hosting events or gathering. Space requests are now being accepted and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more and reserve your space online.
Support PT-PAC Party at NEXT
9:30 pm-11:30 pmThe Barking Crab
Tickets: $40 (includes drinks and appetizers)
Support PT-PAC with your friends at PT-PAC's evening event during NEXT. This year's event will take place at the Barking Crab located on Fort Point Channel, a short walk from Boston’s Convention Center. You can buy your PT-PAC tickets when registering for conference online or call 877/585-6003. All PT-PAC Eagle club members receive 1 free ticket but please contact Ken Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket.
Contributions to PT-PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Contributions are voluntary. Your contribution will be used to support candidates for federal office who support physical therapy issues. The amount given by the contributor, or the refusal to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited.
The 48th Mary McMillan Lecture – Turning Over the Hourglass
Richard K. Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA Shields will articulate why we are a successful profession composed of dedicated physical therapists who have had a positive impact in health care. Calling upon his experience as a clinician, scientist, educator, and administrator, Shields will probe into key areas of research, education, and practice that he believes will be instrumental to meet the challenges beyond the year 2020. The role that academic physical therapy plays will be pivotal as new partnerships and commitments emerge in health care.
Catherine Worthingham Fellows Forum: Societal Issue – Non-Communicable Diseases Julie Fritz, PT, PhD; Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc (hon), FAPTA; Karen Paschal, PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA; and Lisa Saladin, PT, PhDAnnually APTA's Catherine Worthingham Fellows discuss an important societal issue using a framework that includes perspectives on education, research, policy, law/ethics, and clinical needs. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases that are not passed from person to person, of long duration, and generally slow progression. This forum will help physical therapists and physical therapist assistants gain important insights about NCDs in order to develop a comprehensive strategy to help alleviate the negative outcomes of NCDs.
Honors and Awards CeremonyJoin your colleagues as we celebrate members' outstanding achievements in the areas of education, practice and service, publications, research, academic excellence, the Catherine Worthingham Fellows of APTA, the Mary McMillan Lecture, and the John H.P. Maley Lecture.
Foundation's Boston PT PartyThursday, June 22 8:00 pm-Midnight
Join the Foundation for Physical Therapy for a nontraditional twist on the former Foundation Gala. Mingle, network, and dance while enjoying interactive dining options. Featuring PT Pintcast's Jimmy McKay as emcee, and DJ Brian from All Star Entertainment, we'll highlight and celebrate the impact of physical therapy research. This event is graciously sponsored for the 17th consecutive year by HPSO/CNA. Individual tickets, half-table sponsorships (5 tickets), and full-table sponsorships (10 tickets) are available. Reserve your table by May 1 or purchase individual tickets at any time. For more information please contact Kathleen Ott.
Rothstein Roundtable - Does Physical Therapy Need an Industrial Revolution?Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA It can be argued that one of the physical therapy profession's biggest challenges is its lack of integration into health care systems and community-based health care organizations. Representing the practice and policy arenas, the panelists will discuss the reasons for and consequences of this lack of integration and strategies to overcome it. The Rothstein Roundtable is held every year at NEXT in honor of PTJ Editor Emeritus Jules Rothstein, who never met an issue he couldn't argue from both sides.
The 22nd John H.P. Maley Lecture – Strike While the Iron is Hot
Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, FAPTA Manal discusses her view of the greatest challenge to the recognition of physical therapists value: the unwarranted variation in clinical practice. The universal application of guidelines and multifaceted outcome measures in physical therapy care generates the critical data needed to identify the most effective, efficient, and valuable patient practices. Consistent practice built on evidence and systematic measurement unburdens clinicians and provides a springboard for innovation. Now is the time. As Leonardo da Vinci noted, Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
The Oxford Debate: Jack of All vs. Master of One Celebrating 10 Years of Lively, Fun, Innovative, and Educational Debates on Topics Impacting the Profession and Your Practice
Resolution: Be it resolved that physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students will demonstrate expertise in a specific focused area of practice immediately upon graduation.
Moderator: Charles D. Ciccone, Chair, PT, PhD, FAPTA Pro Team (arguing for the resolution):
Team Captain: Scott Euype, PT, DPT, MHS
Jody Frost, PT, DPT, PhD
Frederick Gilbert, PT, DPT
Con Team (arguing against the resolution):
Team Captain: Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD
John DeWitt, PT, DPT, ATC
Shawne Soper, PT, DPT, MBA
First-Timers' Welcome: Navigating the Conference
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Oxford Debate Pre-Reception – 10th Anniversary Celebration
The abstracts and proposals submission site for NEXT 2018 is now open. Learn more.
Last Updated: 4/25/2017
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