• Connect. Learn. ChooseDC!

    The Combined Sections Meeting heads to DC 1 month earlier than usual in 2019! Mark your calendar for January 23-26, and come together in the nation's capital to connect and learn. We are excited to bring over 12,000 caring and committed professionals to DC for the largest physical therapy conference in the country.

    At CSM 2019 in DC, you will find your people and connect with the physical therapy community. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections, you'll get the information and tools you need to learn and grow.

    Experience DC's award-winning cuisine, world-class museums, and a comprehensive public transportation system. Check out this guide to 100+ free things to do when you ChooseDC!

    This year will bring together over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals for the largest conference on physical therapy in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections, you will not want to miss this upbeat conference!

    Housing will open Monday, August 6, so make sure to book your accommodations early! The conference headquarters hotel will be the Marriott Marquis, adjacent to the convention center.

    Registration will open Wednesday, August 22. Mark your calendar now, and we will send an email to all members to notify them when registration goes live.

    CSM 2019 Events and Programming
    Programming will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and at the Marriott Marquis in downtown DC.

    Preconference Courses
    Immerse yourself in hands-on learning at our 1- or 2-day precons, Tuesday, January 22, and Wednesday, January 23, 8:00 am–5:30 pm each day.

    Educational Sessions
    Sessions run Thursday, January 24, through Saturday, January 26, at these times each day:

    • 8:00 am–10:00 am
    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm
    • 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

    Learn While You Collect CEUs!

    Your attendance is equivalent to up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs awarded for each session will be listed in the "Schedule at a Glance" available each day and in the APTA Conferences app under CSM 2019. The app will go live in December 2018.


    Handouts will be available through the CSM app in January 2019.

    Exhibit Hall

    The CSM exhibit hall in the convention center will feature more than 450 companies showcasing over 1,000 products and services available to physical therapy professionals. Look for many after-hours product demos.

    Exhibit Hall Hours
    The exhibit hall hours at CSM 2019 will provide you with opportunities to view posters and to learn about products, services, and technologies that will enhance your practice.

    • Thursday, January 24: 9:30 am–4:00 pm
    • Friday, January 25: 9:30 am–4:00 pm
    • Saturday, January 26: 9:30 am–3:00 pm

    Poster Hours

    • Thursday, January 24, through Saturday, January 26: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    Accessibility Information

    APTA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessibility information will be posted in September.

    For Students

    APTA student members have the opportunity to receive discounted CSM 2019 registration by volunteering for all 3 days of the meeting. The volunteer application site will open in late August 2018.

    SAVE THE DATE Registration Opens Wednesday, August 22!

    We look forward to welcoming you to DC to connect and learn in the nation's capital January 23-26!

  • Last Updated: 6/25/2018
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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