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CSM Special Events

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Proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours are required for in-person APTA CSM events. Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking or speaking at a microphone.

McMillan Lecture and APTA Specialty and Proficiency Ceremony

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7:30-9 p.m.
Grand Hyatt
No ticket required

Join us as we honor the physical therapists who achieved specialist certification from ABPTS in 2020 and 2021, and the physical therapist assistants who were recognized for their advanced proficiency in a specialty area during 2020 and 2021.

The recognition ceremony will be preceded by the 53rd Mary McMillan Lecture, delivered by Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, PT, PhD. Swisher is professor emerita and former director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida and an APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellow.

PT Fund Celebration of Diversity Event

Thursday, Feb. 3, 7-11 p.m.
Marriott Rivercenter
Ticket price: $60

The Celebration of Diversity is a fun-filled event recognizing diverse perspectives, cultures, and values. Tickets, donations, and sponsorships for this event support the APTA Minority Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to PT and PTA students and faculty of ethnic and racial minorities. (The PT Fund includes the Minority Scholarship Fund.) Tickets can be purchased when registering for CSM.

Party on the Riverwalk With PTPAC

Friday, Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-Midnight
Pat O'Brien's
Ticket price: $100 for PTs and PTAs; $50 for students


Celebrate on San Antonio's historic Riverwalk. Your ticket includes drinks, appetizers, and music! You can buy your PTPAC tickets when registering for conference online or call 1-800-999-2782. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. All PTPAC Eagle club members receive one free ticket but please contact Michael Matlack at michaelmatlack@apta.org to reserve your 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.


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