Who: PTs, PTAs
When: January 23-26, 2019
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Why: “Join over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals in downtown Washington, DC, for the largest physical therapy conference in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, you will want to ChooseDC and amplify your learning in 2019!”
Education sessions of note from the Neuro Academy:
Implementing a Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults With Neurologic Conditions— practical applications of the CPG as discussed here.
Using Movement System Diagnosis and Functional Interventions to Address Mobility— as previously discussed here
Utilization of Knowledge Translation in Neurologic Physical Therapist Practice–how to use research in the clinic as touched on here
Up to 18 CCUs available and so many topics to chose from! Plus networking events and parties like the Neuro Academy’s Myelin Melter!
How: Cost varies depending on PT/PTA and membership status. Advance price ends on December 5 though, so take a look at all the programming, then sign up here! For those of you balking at the price, these types of conferences get a little pricey. I get that. BUT what these types of conferences are good for are exploring topics that you know little to nothing about or are completely uncomfortable with. These 2 hour sessions will give you a crash course and help you figure out if you are interested enough to learn more on the topic. That way you can better target what full day or multiday courses you want to spend good money on later. Or you can use them for topics like some of the above recommendations; topics that having a full blown understanding of them isn’t required in your current practice, but being able to speak intelligibly to/minimally use the topic will go a long way professionally!