2022 Spring Conference

April 7-8

2022 APTA Wisconsin Spring Conference

Join Us For The 2022 APTA Wisconsin Spring Conference - April 7-8, 2022

APTA Wisconsin cordially invites you to attend the 2022 Spring Conference - The Way Forward: Critical Conversations for a Brighter Futureat the Best Western Premier in Oshkosh.

Two days of programming have been scheduled to meet your professional and personal needs. Register Now and reserve your spot today!

Be part of the discussion regarding the future of physical therapy even if you can't attend in person! A virtual live-streaming option is available for the Friday sessions with Bill Boissonnault, Ken Olson, John Childs and Gail Jensen.

 
APTA Wisconsin will follow the CDC recommended guidelines for COVID-19 and any rules and regulations in place by the State of Wisconsin, local health department, and conference facility.
Masks will be required in all continuing education sessions. Masks are recommended for all other meal and social events.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Attendee News

  • 2022 Fall Conference Student Mentorships

    2022 Fall Conference Student Mentorships

    All SPT and SPTA Students are eligible

    October 6-7, 2022

    This mentorship can be for 1 OR 2 days, depending on the interests/availability of the student, please specify this within your application.The mentee will be matched with a mentor who is in a leadership role within APTA Wisconsin, possibly practicing within the mentee's area of interest.

    Mentee/mentor will attend the Fall Conference together. This program will also be fluid and can be tailor fit to the mentee/mentor. The general idea is to interact as much as possible. It is recommended to attend classes and as many other activities together as possible i.e. lunch (a table will be reserved for the mentorship program), business meeting, issues forum, welcome reception, student meet/greet and possibly the APTA Wisconsin Board of Directors Meeting.

    To apply, write a concise essay (no more than 500 words) answering two questions:

    1. What is your recent history of involvement in your undergrad and/or PT program, community, church, job, etc.?
    2. What would they like to gain from this mentorship?

    Essays are due by 5 pm on Friday, September 16. The mentee will be notified within one week of this deadline.

    Please email essays in a Word Document or PDF to the APTA Wisconsin Academic Liaison Co-Chairs:

    Erik Gregersen at erik.gregersen@froedtert.com  and Matt Paluchniak at matthew.paluchniak@froedtert.com

    Be sure to include your contact info including:

    APTA ID, Name, Address, School (year in program) and Practice Area of Interest (ex: private practice, manual therapy, neuro, pediatrics, acute, etc.)

     

     

  • Call for Research Abstracts for Fall Conference

    If you would like to present a research poster at the upcoming APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference please see details below for submitting your research abstract for consideration.

    RESEARCH ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

    Who: Researchers, residents, clinicians, and students are invited to submit abstracts for review and possible presentation as a research poster at the 2022 APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference.

    When: Research posters will be presented on the afternoon of Thursday, October 6. If accepted for presentation, the first author must be in attendance to present their respective poster from 5:30 – 6:30 pm during the conference poster reception. However, other co-authors do not need to be in attendance.

    Where: Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center, 45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells

    Types: Basic/Applied Science or Case Study/Report

    Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm CST. 

    Abstract Submission Instructions: Complete the submission form that is relevant to your work and email it as an attachment to Sheri Bunyan, PT, PhD (sbunyan@uwsp.edu).

    Case Study Authors: 

     
     
     

     

    Research Study Authors: 

    Abstract Review Process: After a peer review process, abstracts will be selected for presentation as a research poster format. The number of abstracts selected depends on space. Authors will be notified of their acceptance/rejection by Friday, September 9.

    Abstract Guidelines:

    • Abstract body limited to 2,600 including spaces and headings
    • Abbreviations cannot be used in the abstract title.
    • Abbreviations in the abstract body must be spelled in the first mention followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
    • Sections indicated on the abstract submission form must be used.
    • A minimum of five recent (less than 10 years) references in American Medical Association (AMA) format must be included. References are not included in the character count.
    • Submit the form as a Word document. Please do not send pdf or jpeg files.

    Any questions regarding the abstract submission process can be directed to Sheri Bunyan, PT, PhD, APTA Wisconsin Research Chair, at sbunyan@uwsp.edu.

  • Exhibit at APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference

    Get some face time with Wisconsin PTs, PTAs and students at the APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference!

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 | Noon - 2 pm | Glacier Canyon Lodge and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells

    We'll bring the attendees to you with lunch and giveaways. A limited number of skirted banquet tables will be available for exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

    A buffet lunch will be available from Noon - 2 pm for both exhibitors and attendees. Each 6' foot table will include an identification sign and up to two exhibitors are allowed per table (additional exhibitors are $15 each). Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed application.

     

Deadlines

  • March 17 - Last day for room and rate availability guaranty. Hotel
  • April 4 - Deadline for receipt of registration.

Course Descriptions & Speaker Bios

 

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Conference Brochure

 

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Sponsor Information

Over 300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students and guests from throughout Wisconsin are expected to attend APTA Wisconsin 2022 Spring Conference in Oshkosh.

Contact Amy Reiter, to receive information about sponsorship opportunities: aptawi@aptawi.org or

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

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Best Western Premier in Oshkosh

Conference Venue
Conference Venue

A block of rooms has been reserved under "APTA Wisconsin"
at the Best Western Premier for registrants and their guests. Rates are $109.99 single/double. Be sure to make your reservation by contacting the Best Western Premier at 855/230- 1900 by March 17, 2022.

Check-in is after 3 pm and check-out is prior to 11 AM. Room and rate availability are not guaranteed after March 17.

address

1 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 230-1900

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