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!
APTA's Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC) features the more than 50 educational tracks in 8 pediatric specialty areas focused on pediatric physical therapy. In addition to fabulous programming, APPTAC features an Exhibit Hall, a Practice Fair, Poster Presentations, exercise initiatives, leadership events, and social events. APPTAC is a great chance to network with colleagues across the country and around the world and may be a helpful part of PCS prep.
To optimize movement and maximize participation of all individuals and their families.
To engage learners in exemplary, innovative, evidence-based educational experiences to support the mission of APPT.
Goals and Objectives:
November 17-19 (preconference courses November 15-16)
Plan to Exhibit at the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference: November 17-19, 2017
The best speakers, the best topics, and expertise in the target areas you need to know about for your practice
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.
Please book your room as soon as possible!
If you were part of our Fitness Challenge at SoPAC 2016, please continue in our APPT fitness club and encourage your colleagues to connect as well. (Also, see Kids Fitness Challenge below for some great news!)
If you were not part of last year's Fitness Challenge, now is the 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, click here. You can also sign up at the APPT booth at APPTAC 2017 in Cincinnati - just stop by!
This year at APPTAC, we will be launching our Kids Fitness Challenge! We will be giving kid-specific personal fitness tracking devices to members to use with kids in their own practices. This device will help you set fitness goals for the child, provide motivation for the child to reach their goals, and provide the child with fun feedback at the same time. To receive one, you must first have joined our Fitness Challenge (see above). Then, just stop by the APPT booth at APPTAC in Cincinnati to receive the device and further instructions.
Start your mornings at APPTAC with Yoga or Pilates. See the Schedule at a Glance for times and locations.