AGPT Events

June 2017
 June 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM to July 31, 2017 @ 11:30 PM

Become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist! The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Geriatrics initial certification exam cycle.

Access to the online application and candidate materials are available through the ABPTS website at

The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Geriatrics is July 31, 2017.

For more information, contact the Specialist Certification Program at 800/999-2782, ext. 8520; or



July 2017
 July 28, 2017 @ 12:00 AM to July 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Unique conference promoting dialogue and discussion among leaders in research and clinical practice
• Live Patient Evaluations
• Master Clinician presentations on patient challenges
• Scientific lectures on cutting edge evidence
• Rich discussions where evidence and practice converge and contradict


Early Bird registration ends April 30th



 July 29, 2017 @ 12:00 AM to July 30, 2017 @ 12:00 AM


 July 31, 2017 @ 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM



August 2017
September 2017
 September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 AM to September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

The 2017 State Policy and Payment Forum will be held September 16-17 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.

This event is designed to increase your involvement in, and knowledge of state legislative issues that have an impact on the practice and payment of physical therapy, and to improve your advocacy efforts at the state level. Programming will focus on physical therapy payment & legislative issues at the state level and will include presentations on state scope of practice issues, payment issues, state legislative advocacy, Medicaid, infringement challenges, effective legislative testifying, state licensure issues, and much more!

You will hear from influential public policy makers and other physical therapy advocates; collaborate with colleagues in developing your chapter or section's advocacy efforts; and network with other professionals from across the country. Chapter presidents, legislative chairs, reimbursement chairs, chapter executives, lobbyists, students, and anyone interested in state-level advocacy should attend!



 September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 AM to October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 PM


October 2017
 October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 AM to October 14, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

After partnering with the Athletic Business Conference and Expo for it's annual conference in November for the past 15 years, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) will be holding it's own conference in October this year. The ICAA Annual Conference is always a great opportunity to interact with individuals and organizations from across the active aging spectrum and focus on real-world application of wellness. 

Please note the early-registration discount date is prior to June 5, 2017.

ICAA Conference and Trade Show
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
Orlando, Florida
October 12-14, 2017
For further information:




 October 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

25th Annual Celebration of Diversity – Save The Date!

The 2017 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and will be held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC).

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Columbus, OH
7:00 pm-11:00 pm



 October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 AM to October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Portland, OR


 October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 AM to October 29, 2017 @ 6:00 PM


November 2017
 November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 AM to November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training.  A variety of diagnoses commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles, treatment progression, and precautions.  A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities. Maximum number of participants is 60.

More info and registration is available at


February 2018
 February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 AM to February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

New Orleans, LA


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