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APTA CSM Special Events

Don't miss these special events in Boston, including a signature lecture, can't-miss parties.

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Build your network and knowledge at the largest physical therapy conference of the year. Gain access to programming designed by APTA's 18 specialty sections and academies, special events exclusive to APTA CSM, and networking opportunities with your peers. Discounted registration rates end Jan. 10.

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For Everyone

McMillan Lecture and APTA Specialty and Proficiency Ceremony

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:30-9 p.m.
No ticket required.

Join us as we honor the physical therapists who achieved specialist certification from ABPTS in 2023, and the physical therapist assistants who were recognized for their advanced proficiency in a specialty area during 2023.

The recognition ceremony will be preceded by the 55th Mary McMillan Lecture, delivered by Judith E. Deutsch, PT, PhD, FAPTA. She is professor and director of the Research in Virtual Environments and Rehabilitation Sciences (Rivers) Lab in the Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy in the School of Health Professions at Rutgers University. Read more about Deutsch's research and work.

PT Fund Celebration of Diversity 

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts
Ticket price: $60

Save the Date for PT Fund Celebration of Diversity 

Join us for an unforgettable evening of cosmic harmony at the Museum of Science in Boston. Discover the mysteries of the universe through interactive exhibits, captivating presentations, and stargazing sessions. All are welcome to attend this fun and inclusive annual gathering, sponsored by APTA, A. Fassano & Company, CORA Physical Therapy, HPSO, and Washington University School of Medicine Program in Physical Therapy. Your ticket supports the PT Fund contributing to the Minority Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for underrepresented communities to help us advance and sustain the profession.

Guests will be able to explore the museum, which includes dedicated exhibits, omni and 4-D films, planetarium shows, and live presentations. At this casual event, you can expect to enjoy dancing, a delectable selection of food, and a variety of drinks all while learning about fossils, technology, and everything in between. Formal wear is not required.

The PT Fund Celebration of Diversity has provided more than $1 million in scholarships for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession.

Tickets can be purchased online during registration or at APTA CSM.


Friday, Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.
SPIN, Boston, Massachusetts
Ticket price: $100 for PTs and PTAs; $50 for students

Get Your Serve on at APTA CSM PTPAC Party

Join us in celebrating PTPAC's advocacy efforts for the profession at the PTPAC Party, held at the original ping pong social club, SPIN. Enjoy craft cocktails and delicious food all while playing ping pong and socializing with your peers. Your ticket includes drinks, dinner, DJ music, and, of course, ping pong! 

You can purchase your ticket online while registering for APTA CSM. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. All PTPAC Eagle club members receive one free ticket and should contact Michael Matlack to reserve that ticket.

Contributions to PTPAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Contributions are voluntary. Your contribution will be used to support candidates for federal office who support physical therapy issues. The amount given by the contributor, or the refusal to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited.

For Students

Student Networking Breakfasts

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-8 a.m.

This exclusive event is an opportunity for all students of physical therapy to connect, share experiences, and forge new friendships. Immerse yourself in a welcoming atmosphere where you can kick off your first day at CSM with coffee and a hearty breakfast, available until supplies last. Be part of a diverse gathering, meeting fellow students from across the country, and stay tuned for the exciting Q&A session at 7am with our special speaker—you won't want to miss this chance to gain valuable insights and make lasting connections. No ticket required. First come, first served. Capacity will be limited.

Additional details to come.