October 2017
 October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Calling all NED members!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 19.  We’ll hold a district meeting beginning at 6:00 PM, with CE opportunity featuring JP Larson, PT, OCS, from 6:30-8 PM.  See below for details.

When:  Thursday, October 19 from 6 – 8 PM.

Where:  ThedaCare Medical Center- Berlin; 225 Memorial Drive, Berlin, WI 54923.  The Green Lake Conference Room is in the lower level of the medical center:  Enter the hospital through the main entrance (directly across the street from Berlin High School). Head through the entrance down the hallway to a set of double elevators located past the gift shop. Take the elevators to the lower level. Exit the elevators to the right and follow the hallway to the end. The Green Lake Conference Room entrances will be on the left.

What:  Our Chair, Joe Kucksdorf, will lead a brief district meeting highlighting important legislative updates.  Casie Korth and Zach Koepke have arranged an interactive CE opportunity:  Runners Video Gait Assessment.  As consumers of PT services become exposed to these performance technologies via retail settings and mobile devices, it’s important that PT’s understand the strengths and limitations and relate findings to APTA’s vision of “Optimizing Movement to improve the human experience”.

Costs and option to join the meeting via conference call:  There is no charge for attending the district meeting at 6 PM and members have the option to join via conference call.  For those requesting a CE certificate, a fee of $5 for members and $15 for non-members will be charged.

Questions?  Need conference call info?  Email Jennifer Gansen (Jen.Gansen@gmail.com).  Hope to see you on October 19!

 October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Social 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar (first drink free)

Location: The Pump House Regional Arts Center

Presentation 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fall Social and Issues Forum

Speakers: Connie Kittleson, WPTA President & Barb Helgeson, West Central District Interim Chair


2 CEUs for all PTs and PTAs

FREE to members, non-members and students!

 October 31, 2017 @ 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Advocating For Our Profession!

Join your colleagues in Madison and learn how the legislative process works at the state level,
receive updates on issues affecting physical therapy and have a chance to meet and talk with your
local elected legislators or their staff. One of the most important places to advocate for physical
therapy causes is in our state legislature. Establishing and maintaining a relationship with your
legislator allows you to communicate what is important to your patients, your practice and other
therapists in your district. It is also a perfect time to thank legislators for their past support.

8:30 am Registration and Check-In
9:00 am Welcome – Connie Kittleson, PT, DPT, WPTA President
9:30 am Speakers, panel discussion and meeting preparation to cover topics including Worker’s
Compensation, Medicaid and Licensure
11:30 am Networking lunch with Keynote Speaker and additional meeting preparation
1:30 pm Meet with your Assembly Representative (or staff)
2:30 pm Meet with your State Senator (or staff)

3 contact hours will be awarded to attendees.

(Note: Legislative appointments cannot be guaranteed if registration is received after the deadline)


November 2017
 November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

District meeting and Mary Pat Murray lecture.  6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Marquette University.  Contact Lauren Hogan at lauren.n.hogan@gmail.com for more information.

 November 17, 2017 to November 19, 2017

The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference (APPTAC) will be held November 17-19, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven pre-conference courses (1/2 day to 3 days in length) will be held November 14-16. APPTAC includes 17.75 hours of all-pediatric programming with concurrent sessions from all pediatric practice areas. The APPTAC schedule and registration information can be accessed at www.apptac.org.

January 2018
 January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

2018 WPTA Student Conclave hosted by the Student SIG.  More details to come.  

Location - Bryant & Stratton College, 10950 W Potter Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

February 2018
 February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 AM to February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Southeast District presents, "Mobilization of the Nervous System" at Bryant-Stratton College.  For more information contact Lauren Hogan at lauren.n.hogan@gmail.com. 

March 2018
 March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Southeast District meeting and ethics CE course at the Miller Inn 4251 W. State St. Milwaukee.  Meeting to begin at 6 pm, speaker to begin at 6:30 pm.  For more information contact Lauren Hogan at lauren.n.hogan@gmail.com.

April 2018
 April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 AM to April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Location: Country Springs Hotel - Waukesha

October 2018
 October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 AM to October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Location: Wilderness Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells