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APTA CSM Special Events

Don't miss these special events in San Diego.

For Everyone

McMillan Lecture and APTA Specialty and Proficiency Ceremony

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30-9 p.m.
No ticket required.

Join us as we honor the physical therapists who achieved specialist certification from ABPTS in 2022, and the physical therapist assistants who were recognized for their advanced proficiency in a specialty area during 2022.

The recognition ceremony will be preceded by the 54th Mary McMillan Lecture, delivered by Edelle (Edee) Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA. She is director of spinal cord injury research and the Hulse Spinal Injury Laboratory; professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy; and professor of the practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences.

PT Fund Celebration of Diversity 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-10 p.m.
USS Midway, San Diego, California
Ticket price: $60

Join us on the legendary USS Midway for an unforgettable evening under the stars! During this event, sponsored by Crōm Rehabilitation, guests will be able to explore the expansive aircraft, which includes dedicated exhibits and access to the hangar deck, flight deck, and below deck. Dancing, food, and drinks will be available.

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 the event.

PTPAC 50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m.-midnight
House of Blues: San Diego, California
Ticket price: $100 for PTs and PTAs; $50 for students

Celebrate PTPAC’s 50 years of advocacy for the profession at its evening event at House of Blues. Tickets include drinks, appetizers, and live music! 

Purchase your tickets online during APTA CSM registration or call 800-809-9565. 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 to reserve your ticket.

Contributions to PT-PAC 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 Thrive Event

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Price: $20 (proceeds benefit APTA’s PT Fund; no refunds for no-shows)

This limited opportunity for 300 students will provide special student-specific programming and set you up for a successful APTA CSM conference. Add this event to your registration!

Student Networking Breakfasts

No ticket required. First come, first served.

Hang out with other students and make meaningful, lasting connections. Coffee and breakfast will be available. Capacity will be limited.

Additional details to come.

For PTAs

PTA Town Hall

Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8 a.m.
No ticket required.

All are welcomed to this annual event, hosted by the leadership of APTA's PTA Caucus.

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