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, CSCS, OSC, will deliver the keynote address.
    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

    Onsite 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  

    8:00 pm

    Marquette Challenge Social

    NSC programming for Friday, October 23

    8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Onsite 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)
    session details will be posted as they become available 

    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)
     
    session details will be posted as they become available 

    5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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

    9:00 pm-Midnight

    PT-PAC Late Night

    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)

    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)
    session details will be posted as they become available

    3:00 pm-3:15 pm

    Break

    3:15 pm-4:00 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (6 topics will be offered, attendees will choose 1)
    session details will be posted as they become available 

    4:05 pm-4:50 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (Choose 1)

    4:55 pm-5:40 pm

    Snap Learning Spot
    (Choose 1)

    6:00 pm

    Swearing-In of New Officers

    6:30 pm

    NSC Programming Concludes

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