National Student Conclave (NSC) Programming

  • Register for NSC to experience the conference specifically designed to prepare students for their physical therapy careers.

    NSC 2015 offers can't-miss lectures, numerous networking opportunities, an exhibit hall, and the chance to vote in student elections.

    Browse the highlights below and use the tabs above to explore what's waiting for you October 22-24, 2015, in Omaha.

    Highlights

    Bell, Stephania

    Keynote Address with ESPN's Stephania Bell
    ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell, PT, OCS, CSCS, will deliver the keynote address. Stephania provides a quick glimpse of her upcoming address to NSC attendees.
    Thursday, 5:30 pm

    Dunn, Sharon

    Town Hall with APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS
    Ask the APTA president anything, and learn about your association.
    Friday, 5:30 pm

    Money

    Financial Management Seminars
    Learn how to make your student loans affordable.
    Multiple sessions Friday and Saturday

    Resume

    Resume Reviews
    Get the feedback you need for your resume to stand out in a pile of applications.
    Saturday, 11:00 am

    To see all NSC 2015 programming, click through the tabs at the top of this page.

    NSC 2015: Call for Volunteers

    APTA is seeking clinicians, faculty, or private practitioners to volunteer as resume reviewers on Saturday, October 24 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. Reviewers will be asked to critique resumes, 2 at a time, in a face-to-face interview in 10 minute intervals. Volunteers will provide suggestions for improving format or editing. It's fast-paced and high energy. Applicants should be APTA members. Contact NSC@apta.org for more information.

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    NSC programming for Thursday, October 22

    3:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Attendee Registration

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Community Service Project
    Siena/Francis House
    The Siena/Francis House is Nebraska's largest shelter, providing food, emergency shelter & clothing, along with outreach/case management to homeless families and individuals from Omaha and surrounding communities. The Siena/Francis House also houses a residential chemical addictions treatment center, a day services center, an employment training program, and a medical clinic. The Siena/Francis House has an "open door" policy, in that we try to never turn away any person or family who comes to us in need, regardless of the circumstances that led them to seek our help.

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm

    Keynote & Networking Event
    Stephania Bell, PT, CSCS, OCS, ESPN Injury Analyst
    Get a sneak peek of Stephania's upcoming NSC presentation

    8:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Student Social
    The Session Room
    Join us to learn more about the Challenge and how your school can "Get on The List" to help support physical therapy research! Free admittance and drink ticket! Limited to 250. For more information on the event or the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge, contact Erica Sadiq.

    NSC programming for Friday, October 23

    8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Attendee Registration

    9:00 am– 10:30 am

    Opening Session: Ignite! 
    session details will be posted as they become available 

    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    12:30 pm-1:30 pm

    Plenary Session-Teamwork: The Most Important Thing about Patient Care You May Not Know
    Katherine Jones, PT, PhD; Kathleen Volkman, PT, MS, NCS; Andreia Nebel, PT, DPT; and Karen Abboud, PTA, MHA, CLT
    (lunch provided)
    session details will be posted as they become available 

    1:30 pm-1:45 pm

    Break

    1:45 pm-3:15 pm

    Educational Sessions
    (Choose 1)

    • Global Health Opportunities Post-Graduation
      Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD and Susan Klappa, PT, PhD
    • Clinical Reasoning to Optimize Movement for all Patient Populations: Neurological, Orthopaedics, Sports, and Beyond
      Ryan Johnson, PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT
    • The Missing Link in Concussion Rehab: Role of Vestibular/Ocular Rehabilitation
      Rebecca Bliss, PT
    • Moving Up the Ranks: Using Social Media to Thrive in Your Career
      Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT; Brooke McIntosh, PT, DPT; TJ Jannicky, PT, DPT; and Jason Bellamy, Director, APTA Web & New Media
    • What’s Next: An Interactive Guide to the National Boards, Job Hunting, and Becoming a New Professional
      Nick Gigliotti, PT, DPT, MTC; Lt Samantha Letizio, PT, DPT; Leiselle Pilgrim, PT, DPT, MPH; and Ken Swantek, PT, DPT
    • Own Your Future: Is an Opportunity in Private Practice for You?
      James Buenaventura, PT, DPT
    • Pain is Not a Thing: Moving Your Patient Through a Pain Experience with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
      Kory Zimney, PT, DPT
     

    3:15 pm-5:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall

    3:30 pm-6:15 pm

    Financial Management: Making Your Student Loans Affordable
    (three 45-minute sessions, attendance is limited to 25)

    Leon Johnson, MBA, DEd 

    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Town Hall with APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS

    9:00 pm-Midnight  

    PT-PAC Late Night: Party at The Slowdown
    Come have fun with your friends at PT-PAC's late night event during NSC. This year, the event will take place at The Slowdown (a 5 minute walk from the conference hotel)! Tickets are $20 each. Photo ID required (must be at least 21 years of age to attend). Event always sells out so buy your ticket when registering for conference! Help protect your future and support PT-PAC on Capitol Hill.

    NSC programming for Saturday, October 24

    9:00 –11:00 am

    Leadership Plenary & Candidate Interviews
    Amy Arundale, PT, DPT, SCS and Kaitlyn Bianco, SPT, Student Assembly Nominating Committee Chair

    11:00 am-1:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open
    (lunch provided)

    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Financial Management: Making Your Student Loans Affordable
    (two 45-minute sessions, attendance is limited to 25)
    Leon Johnson, MBA, DEd

    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    Resume Reviews
    (ticket needed)

    12:30-1:30 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open: Raffles and Giveaways

    1:30 pm-3:00 pm

    Educational Sessions
    (Choose 1)

    • Global Health Opportunities Post-Graduation
      Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD and Susan Klappa, PT, PhD
    • Clinical Reasoning to Optimize Movement for all Patient Populations: Neurological, Orthopaedics, Sports, and Beyond
      Ryan Johnson, PT, DPT, CFMT, FAAOMPT
    • The Missing Link in Concussion Rehab: Role of Vestibular/Ocular Rehabilitation
      Rebecca Bliss, PT
    • Moving Up the Ranks: Using Social Media to Thrive in Your Career
      Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT; Brooke McIntosh, PT, DPT; TJ Jannicky, PT, DPT; and Jason Bellamy, Director, APTA Web & New Media
    • What’s Next: An Interactive Guide to the National Boards, Job Hunting, and Becoming a New Professional
      Nick Gigliotti, PT, DPT, MTC; Lt Samantha Letizio, PT, DPT; Leiselle Pilgrim, PT, DPT, MPH; and Ken Swantek, PT, DPT
    • Own Your Future: Is an Opportunity in Private Practice for You?
      James Buenaventura, PT, DPT
    • Pain is Not a Thing: Moving Your Patient Through a Pain Experience with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
      Kory Zimney, PT, DPT

     

    3:00 pm-3:15 pm

    Break

    3:15 pm-4:00 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (6 topics will be offered (2 times each), attendees will choose 1)

    a. Got Job? The Digital Portfolio Guide to Your 3-D Resume (Laura Romeo, SPT)

    b. Academia: The Good Life (Dawn Venema, PT, PhD)

    c. Cash Therapy Practice: Professional Freedom in the New Health Care Economy (Paul Potter, PT, BS, MS, MDT, CSMT

    d. I've Got Student Loans, Why Should I Join? (Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA)

     

    4:15 pm-5:00 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (Choose 1)

    a. Got Job? The Digital Portfolio Guide to Your 3-D Resume (Laura Romeo, SPT)

    b. Academia: The Good Life (Dawn Venema, PT, PhD)

    e. I’m a PT and a Lobbyist (Justin Moore, PT, DPT)

    f. Job Interviews: Finding Out More Than "Do I Have to Work on Weekends?" (Marilyn Dongilli, PT)

     

    5:15 pm-6:00 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (Choose 1)

    c. Cash Therapy Practice: Professional Freedom in the New Health Care Economy (Paul Potter, PT, BS, MS, MDT, CSMT)

    d. I've Got Student Loans, Why Should I Join? (Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA)

    e. I'm a PT and a Lobbyist (Justin Moore, PT, DPT, Executive Vice President APTA Public Affairs)

    f. Job Interviews: Finding Out More Than "Do I Have to Work on Weekends?" (Marilyn Dongilli, PT)

     

    6:00 pm

    Swearing-In of New Officers

    6:30 pm

    NSC Programming Concludes

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