• NSC 2017 is being held October 19-21, 2017, in Portland Oregon. The online programming submission form is now open, submissions are due May 12, 2017. View the preparing your proposal submission webpage for detailed information on proposal requirements.

    NSC is a fun, high-energy conference that demonstrates the value of continued student membership through thought-provoking workshops, fun interactive learning, networking opportunities, and exposure to established members and leaders of APTA.

    We’re looking for topics that:

    • Provide knowledge, skills, or information that can be applied right away
    • Are not duplicative to what students are already learning in the classroom
    • Are hot, cutting-edge, or offer a new perspective
    • Pertain to both PT and PTA students
    • Reinvigorate and inspire
    Please consider submitting a proposal that fits into one of these planned programs:
    • Ignite Sessions: High energy, well-rehearsed, 5-minute talks accompanied by 20 slides that you create to automatically advance every 15 seconds on a topic of the speaker’s choice.
    • Unique Careers in Physical Therapy:  45-minute conversational sessions to highlight careers in Physical Therapy that are off the beaten path.   
    • Workshops: 60-minute sessions that focus on success in the classroom and in a career.
    • Interprofessional Panel (local to Portland): submissions are sought from PTs and/or PTAs local to Portland who work in an interprofessional setting to discuss interprofessional collaborative opportunities for preventative care, preventing biases, preventing medical errors, and IC modeled health care systems.

     Contact nsc@apta.org for questions about NSC 2017 programming or questions on submitting the form.