The APTA Combined Sections Meeting returns to NOLA in 2018, and you will see a strong drum beat of change and excitement as APTA builds to our 100th anniversary in 2 short years! Experience Networking Opportunity, Learning, and Acceleration in NOLA, one of the world's most culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and New Orleans charm captivates. Mardi Gras may be over, but, rest assured, the city will still be hitting the high notes and the the weather in February will be warm and enticing. Register now and reserve your hotel room!
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!
CSM 2018 Events & Programming
Programming will take place in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Hilton Riverside New Orleans, and the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center. Conveniently located within steps of the world-famous French Quarter and about 16 miles from New Orleans International Airport.
A Jazzed-Up Schedule
Sessions will begin and end at the same time each day to allow for better session planning. There will be ample time between each session block for you to arrive at your next scheduled session. Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes before your selected sessions as they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21
8:00 am–5:30 pm
Thursday, February 22, through Saturday, February 24
8:00 am–10:00 am11:00 am–1:00 pm
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Step Up Your Learning
Your attendance is worth 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 2018. The app will go live in January 2018.
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 2018 will provide more opportunities to view posters and to learn about products, services, and technologies that can enhance your practice.
Poster and Platform Presentation Hours
Thursday, February 21, through Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
NEW for NOLA
Step to the Beat campaign—join your fellow attendees in a walking challenge. If we can walk 100 million steps over 3 days, APTA will donate $10,000 to Shoes4Kids charity! Step up, step out, and let's do this together! More details to follow.
APTA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Download information (.pdf)
APTA student members have the opportunity to receive discounted CSM 2018 registration by volunteering for all 3 days of the meeting. The volunteer application site is now open.
Learn more about a special scholarship opportunity for physical therapist students funded by Kaiser Permanente's physical therapy education programs.
For Press/MediaMedia registration is now closed.
We look forward to welcoming you to jazz up the movement profession in the vibrant and fantastic city of New Orleans February 21-24, 2018! Register today!
Last Updated: 1/19/2018
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