WPTA Events Calendar

May 6, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Course Description: 

This interactive course, Interprofessional Education:  Connecting Classroom to Clinic will provide the learner with an opportunity to define what inter-professional education is, how education is being transferred from the clinic to the classroom, and strategies to integrate physical therapy interns into the clinical education experience. The learner will walk away with an understanding of the educational requirements promoting inter-professional education, current clinical models of inter-professional education, and students’ perception of inter-professional education. 

 Course Objectives:     At the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

1.       Define inter-professional education (IPE)

2.       Examine various academic learning opportunities related to IPE.

3.       Identify inter-professional CAPTE standards and IPEC competencies.

4.       Define inter-professional practice (IPP).

5.       Discuss various professional models of inter-professional practice (IPE).

6.       Formulate a plan to provide inter-professional learning opportunities for students in the clinical environment.

7.       Value the continuum of IPE experiences from classroom to clinic. 

Program Cost:  $ 100.00 includes continental breakfast, snack, and lunch along with parking

Location:  Madison College

Truax Campus/1701 Wright Street/Madison, WI 53704

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Parking:  Parking is free in the visitor parking lot near the building. Additional information will follow upon course registration.

CEUs:  6 contact hours 

To register: Mail $ 100.00 check (made payable to WPTA–CESIG) and registration form to:

(no credit card payments or internal money transfers will be accepted)                                                                                

Vince Lombardo

5185 Medical Sciences Center

                                                1300 University Ave

                                                Madison, WI 53706-1532


Registration deadline:  April 29, 2016.  Click here for more information and to register online.

 For questions:  Contact Sue Wenker, Office:  608-265-8619 or wenker@pt.wisc.edu



May 6, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to May 7, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting:

* May 6-7, 2016 - Madison



May 7, 2016 @ 7:30 AM to May 8, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Course will be held in Appleton - open to PTs only, limited enrollment. For more information and to download the registration form, click here.


May 10, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WPTA: North Central District Meeting Agenda    Tuesday, May 10, 2016  (5:30 pm)

Please inform members and nonmembers at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA.  Videoconferencing with sites as listed:

  • Minocqua -  Marshfield Clinic Large Room
  • Park Falls – Marshfield Clinic Conf Room
  • Merrill – Marshfield Clinic Conf Room
  • Weston – Room 1B at Marshfield Clinic Weston Center
  • Wausau – Marshfield Clinic Room 1
  • Stevens Point – Oncology Room for Marshfield Clinic at St Michaels Hospital
  • Marshfield – Large Videoconference Room (Ground Floor past Urgent Care)
  • Wisconsin Rapids – Marshfield Clinic Conf Room
  • Rhinelander – no longer has a site. Email Dave Smith at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org for remote access using a browser.

CE/Presentation/Discussion: (end of meeting)

  • “What Messages Do Patients Remember? Relationships Among Patients' Perceptions of Physical Therapists' Messages, Patient Characteristics, Satisfaction, and Outcome”. Physical Therapy Journal, March 2016. 96(3):275-83

Officer Reports:

·         Review and approval of minutes from February 2016 meeting – (on website)

·         Treasurer report– Dave Smith


·         Membership Committee: Denise Kearns-Legoo and Cindy Koehler

·         Education Committee: (Wes Kurszewski-Vice Chair, Janice Devine-Ruggles, Karna Sandok) – presented by Wes Kurszewski

  • Report on Recent Courses:
    •  Upcoming course: Karna Sandok, Pelvic Floor Course; October 1-2, 2016 in Marshfield, WI  Shani Johnson, DPT
    • Fall Ethics Course: Wes Kurszewski
  • Ideas for future courses: Any other ideas – please get to CE Committee members (email Wes Kurszewski).

Old Business:


o   Developed a Membership Committee: Denise Kearns-Legoo and Cindy Koehler volunteered to run the committee, increase participation of the northern part of the district, and organize social events. Denise only available in spring, summer.

o   Will vote on a motion in future on how to best use district monies for this purpose

o   Working on a social gathering connected to the next NC District Continuing Ed course

·         WPTA News

·         WPTA Chapter Board:  update on current topics

·          WPTA News : next BOD meeting   March 5, 2016 in Madison

·         Strategic Planning BOD meeting   May 6-7, 2016 in Madison

o   New president, Connie Kittleson

o   Legislative Issues: x-ray bill: passed Assembly and Senate; waiting for Governor Walker for signature

o    Worker’s Comp bill (we are in support of this)

o   Marketing campaign

o   Continuing Education Task Force has been developed


New Business:

·         Spring Conference : Madison, WI April 14-15 2016

·         Fall Conference: October 20-21, 2016 in Waukesha, WI

·         WPTA Connections Article: Please share any news for this article.

Future Meetings: Note the meetings will be held on the SECOND Tuesday of the month in Feb, May, and October in 2016. Our next meeting date is Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Submitted by NCD Chair: Nicole Quarne, PT, April 7, 2016




June 8, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to June 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM



June 14, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Date: June 14, 2016

Where: UW Health at The American Center, Room: The Learning Kitchen, classroom 1, room 1900

Time: 6:00-6:30 pm social time, 6:30‐7:00 business meeting; 7:00‐8:00 1 hour CE and question/answer session to follow

Topic: “Physical Therapy Annual Wellness Exam” ‐how to implement wellness and a wellness exam into daily practice

Presenters: Kristi Hallisy and Becky Piazza

Please RSVP to Kelcie Wittman @ kwittman@uwhealth.org


July 16, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting:

* July 16, 2016 - Madison



August 20, 2016 to August 21, 2016

The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association is currently accepting registrations for the third co-hort of the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Professional Development Program.  The program is sponsored by the WPTA Northeast District as part of their Continuing Education Series but is open to all WPTA members across the state. The goal of the program is to provide quality and affordable continuing education in the form of a structured, professional development program. Specifically, it is designed to advance the skill set of the entry-level Physical Therapists in the management of orthopedic conditions.  The program is geared to rapidly help continue develop and expand entry-level PTs orthopedic manual physical therapy skill set.  The focus is on clinical reasoning and integration of EBP including lecture and heavy hands on lab in the form of manual therapy (mobilization, manipulation, muscle energy, etc.) and complementary therapeutic exercise and related treatment. 
The program is designed for entry-level WPTA PT members with three years or less experience treating in the orthopedic setting but open to all current WPTA PT members.  We ask if you have more than three years of experience you please contact the program coordinator (contact information below) before sending in your registration. 
The six weekend courses will take place over a two-year time frame worth roughly 90 total continuing education credits.  The total cost of the program is $1,200.00; $600.00 due prior to the 1st and $600.00 due before the 4th course.  The first course will be held in Green Bay, WI the weekend of August 20th and 21st, 2016.  The second course is tentatively planned for November 12th and 13th.   Participants unable to attend course are able to attend future courses as participants at no additional charge.
For more information, contact Joe Kucksdorf, PT, DPT, OCS, course coordinator, at Joseph.kuck@yahoo.com or 920/207-0824

To register and for more information about the program, click here.


September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 AM to September 18, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

September 17-18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA


October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 AM to October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

October 20-21, 2016 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha


October 21, 2016 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting:

* October 21, 2016 - Waukesha