• APPTAC 2017

  • November 17-19, 2017

  • Cincinnati Ohio

  • Strength in Community!

  • Come Learn With The Leaders

Our Attendees

The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association is pleased to invite you to our Annual Conference:
APPTAC 2017: Strength in Community!

Vision Statement 

To optimize movement and maximize participation of all individuals and their families. 

Mission Statement 

To engage learners in exemplary, innovative, evidence-based educational experiences to support the mission of APPT. 

Goals and Objectives: 

  1. Provide an educational forum to challenge pediatric physical therapists to transform practice, research, and education. 
  2. Deliver innovative, evidence-based knowledge, skills, and intervention strategies for translation to practice, research, and education. 
  3. Promote the health and wellness of participants and the individuals they serve. 
  4. Integrate pediatric physical therapy practices with other health care providers through professional development and networking opportunities.   
  5. Promote APPT to pediatric physical therapists with a focus on engaging students and new professionals. 



Online Coming Soon! Download Paper Registration.

Our Sponsors

Exhibit at APPTAC 2016 by clicking here.


November 17-19 (preconference courses November 15-16)

Strength in Community!

Important News & Information

  • APPTAC Schedule
  • Would You Like to Have APPTAC Come to Your State?  The APPT Annual Conference Planning Committee is looking for locations for APPTAC 2020 (Midwest) and APPTAC 2021 (East).  If you'd like to bring APPTAC to your town and serve as a local coordinator, please contact Cindy Miles.
  • Click here to see information about this year's social event at APPTAC – make sure to sign up to join us when APPTAC registration opens this spring!


Plan to Exhibit at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference: November 17-19, 2017

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibitor Deadlines

Exhibitor Information

Speakers/Abstract Submission

The best speakers, the best topics, and expertise in the target areas you need to know about for your practice

About Our Speakers

Each year, the APPTAC Planning Committee assembles the most knowledgeable speakers from across a wide range of pediatric disciplines to instruct our attendees. Speakers originate from across the country to bring you the latest, most valuable instruction, and may be invited or selected using our online submission system.

Session submissions for APPTAC 2017 closed Jan 8. Poster Abstract Submissions will remain open until May 1. Click Link Here

Download APPTAC Speaker Toolkit

Speaker Deadlines

Housing & Travel


Cincinnati, Ohio

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Center Of Everything Cincy
Historic Beauty
Exceptional Facilities
Great American Cincinnati

APPTAC 2017 will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center (525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202), with a few sessions at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza (35 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, OH 45202).

To reserve your room at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza please visit:

BOOK HERE: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Website

Please book your room as soon as possible!

Fitness Events

Stay Fit in the New Year!

If you were part of our Fitness Challenge at SoPAC/APPTAC 2016, please continue in our APPT fitness club and encourage your colleagues to connect as well. If you were not, it is a perfect time to join us! It is easy, fun, and has no fees! All you need to do is download the Activity Club app and sync it to your personal tracking device (Fitbit, etc) or to your health app on your phone. This will then keep track of your physical activity each day and show you the leader board of your colleagues. You can even give each other high-fives!
For instructions on how to join, visit the SoPAC/APPTAC 2016 website and click on Fitness Events.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding use of the app, please direct them to Activity Club's tech support at foryourhealth@activity.club.