NEXT Conference & Exposition Programming

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

    Preconference Courses - Tuesday, June 2

    • Mobility Innovation Village
    • Musculoskeletal Imaging Made Easy: Simplifying the Complex Field of Imaging to Enhance Professional Collaboration
    • Psychological Informed Physical Therapy Practice: Pragmatic Application
    • Residency/Fellowship 102: Develop, Design and Accredit It

    Educational Sessions - Wednesday, June 3 - Saturday, June 6

    To accommodate Capitol Hill Day preparation on Wednesday and participation on Thursday, the conference educational programming is scheduled as follows:

    • Wednesday, June 3: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Thursday, June 4: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
    • Friday, June 5: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Saturday, June 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    CEUs: Full conference attendance is worth up to 2.0 CEUs (20 contact hours/CCUs).

    NEXT programming is arranged into education tracks. A sortable database with speaker names and session descriptions will be available in March.

    Clinical Classroom

    • Differential Diagnosis of Vital Signs Across Practice Settings
    • Fostering Orthopedic Clinical Reasoning Skills in the Physical Therapist Student
    • I Have a Patient With... -- Using in Daily Practice
    • Improving Outcomes through the Recognition and Prevention of the Unexpected
    • Integrating Clinical Experiences in the Curriculum
    • Power of Partnership between Academia and Clinical Education, Part 1
    • Power of Partnership between Academia and Clinical Education, Part 2
    • Smarter Searching in 90 Minutes or Less
    • The Catherine Worthingham Fellows and Physical Therapy Journal Forum on Moving Research Findings into Practice
    • The DCE Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Integrated Clinical Experiences, Part 2 of 2
    • The Latest Research in Tone Management

    Collaborative Care in Pediatrics

    • Collaborative Care Beyond the NICU for Successful Outcomes into Adulthood
    • Competencies, Continuing Education, and Mentoring Needed to Provide Care in the NICU
    • Engaging Parents in Supporting Development in the NICU, and Beyond
    • Getting To Know You: Applying Concepts of Relationship-Based Interventions and Neurobehavioral Observations With Families Of High-Risk Infants
    • Implementation of the Physical Therapy Clinical Reasoning and Reflection Tool (PT-CRT)
    • More Effective Care through Patient and Family Participation and Engagement
    • Posture Evaluation Concepts for Children with Severe Motor Impairment
    • Treatment Concepts for Children with Severe Motor Impairment

    Emerging Practice

    • Going on a Diagnostic Journey in Physical Therapy
    • Hot Topics at NIH on Innovative Interventions
    • Hot Topics at NIH on Rare Disorders
    • How to Find and Use Research
    • Innovative Approaches to Seating and Mobility Options
    • Patient Handling Technologies from Clinic to Classroom through the Continuum of Care, Part 1 of 2
    • Patient Handling Technologies from Clinic to Classroom through the Continuum of Care, Part 2 of 2
    • Payment for Physical Therapy Care is Changing
    • Telehealth Implementation into Your PT Practice
    • The Human Movement System: Our Identity, Our Vision, Part 1 of 2
    • The Human Movement System: Our Identity, Our Vision, Part 2 of 2

    Health Policy and Payment

    • Are You Ready to Move from ICD-9 to ICD-10?
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Effective Patient-centered Practice
    • Does Anti-Obesity Policy Make A Difference?
    • Emerging Issues in Medicare and the Health Care Landscape
    • Latest & Greatest from Inside the Beltway
    • Physical Therapist's Role in Chronic Disease Management
    • Transforming Care Through the Use of Clinical Practice Guidelines and Outcomes Data
    • Understanding Value in Healthcare and Physical Therapy


    • Integrating Ultrasound Imaging of the Trunk Musculofascial System to Improve Lumbopelvic Function
    • Use of Imaging to Guide Care, Part 1 of 2
    • Use of Imaging to Guide Care, Part 2 of 2

    Prevention and Wellness

    • Spiritual and Health Implications for Physical Therapy Practice
    • The Fitness Paradigm Shift for People with Intellectual Disability
    • Your Role in Healthy Lifestyles is Imperative for Today's Health Care Providers

    Professional Issues

    • APTA's List of Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question
    • Beyond Networking: Steps to Developing Strong Mentoring Relationships
    • Coffee and Donuts with the New Editor in Chief of PTJ
    • Innovation Workshop, Part 1 of 2
    • Innovation Workshop, Part 2 of 2
    • Leadership Transforming Society: Engaging the New Vision
    • Rothstein Roundtable
    • The 20th John H.P. Maley Lecture
    • The 46th Mary McMillan Lecture
    • The Oxford Debate

    The Female Athlete

    • An Interprofessional Approach to the Female Athlete Triad
    • Management of Concussions in Female Athletes
    • Treatment Considerations for the Athlete Who is Pregnant or Postpartum
    • Utilizing Functional Performance Levels to Decrease Risk of Re-injury

    The Hip Athlete

    • ACL Injury and Long-Term Joint Health
    • Current Management of Hip Intra-articular Impairments - Surgical and Conservative Interventions
    • Introduction to Functional Movement Systems, Part 1 of 2
    • Introduction to Functional Movement Systems, Part 2 of 2
    • The Role of the Hip in Lower Quarter Injuries

    The Older Adult

    • Age Tells Us Nothing about Mobility and Fitness for the Older Adult
    • Cognitive and Motivational Considerations With the Older Adult Create Dilemmas and Opportunities
    • It's Not Just for G-Codes! Measuring Patient Outcomes to Guide Intervention
    • Tangles: An Interactive and Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Working with Persons with Dementia
    • Unique Musculoskeletal System Considerations for the Older Adult

    Special Events

    NEXT offers prestigious lectures from the profession's thought-leaders, plus lively events you need to experience to understand. More details on these events will be provided in March.

    • 46th Mary McMillan Lecture (Friday, June 5)
    • Oxford Debate (Friday, June 5)
    • 20th John H.P. Maley Lecture (Saturday, June 6)

    Networking Events

    • Opening Reception (Wednesday, June 3)
    • Lunch in the Exhibit Hall (Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5)
    • Networking Coffee (Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6)

    Abstracts and Proposals

    The abstracts and proposals submission site for NEXT 2015 has closed. Information on submissions for NEXT 2016 will be posted here in early March.


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