Continuing Education

Attendees will receive contact hours for courses attended in their entirety. These contact hours qualify as continuing education as defined by the Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Professional Services. See course descriptions for specific contact hours.

Online Handouts

Handouts will be online ONLY! Online handouts allow attendees to access materials not only for the courses they attend, but for every course offered at the conference!

Dress in Layers

Air temperatures can be difficult to adjust in large conference rooms. For your comfort, we suggest dressing in layers.

Thursday Events

Exhibit Hall: 12 - 2 pm, Welcome/Poster Reception: 5 - 6 pm, Hot Topics/Professional Issues Forum: 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Student Meet & Greet: 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Friday Events

Business Meeting/Lunch: 12 - 2 pm, BOD Meeting: 6 - 10 pm

Registration deadline is October 1, 2018.
Online Registration Soon!
  • Registration deadline is October 1, 2018. After that, you can register for an additional $20 fee ($10 for students).Conference registration includes continental breakfasts, morning and afternoon breaks, luncheons, Welcome Reception, Business Meeting, Exhibit Hall and conference materials
  • Cancellations/Refunds: Refunds less a 25% administrative fee will be given if requests are received prior to October 1, 2018. No refunds will be given after October 1, 2018. All refunds will be issued after the completion of the conference.
 
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Thursday, October 4 Download Speaker Bios & Course Descriptions
 
7:30 - 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8 am - Noon PT/PTA Team: #BetterTogether
8 am - 5 pm Imaging: A Primer for Physical Therapist Practice - 1.5 Day Course - Fulfills Wisconsin requirement allowing PTs to order x-rays
8 am - 5 pm Harnessing Technology in a Clinical Setting - 1.5 Day Course
8 am - 5 pm Applying Psychologically Informed and Cognitive Behavioral Concepts in PT - 2 Day Course
Noon - 2 pm Exhibit Hall/Buffet Lunch
2 - 5 pm Pharmacolgic and Exercise Considerations in Older Adults with Diabetes
5 - 6 pm Welcome/Poster Reception
6:30 - 8:30 pm Hot Topics/Professional Issues Forum
8:30 - 10:30 pm Student Meet & Greet
 
Friday, October 5 Download Speaker Bios & Course Descriptions
 
7:30 - 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8 am - Noon Therapeutic Alliance: A Moral Imperative and Just Good Practice - Fulfills Wisconsin 4-hour ethics and jurisprudence requirement
8 am - Noon Imaging: A Primer for Physical Therapist Practice - 1.5 Day Course - Fulfills Wisconsin requirement allowing PTs to order x-rays
8 am - Noon Harnessing Technology in a Clinical Setting - 1.5 Day Course
8 am - 5 pm Applying Psychologically Informed and Cognitive Behavioral Concepts in PT - 2 Day Course
Noon - 2 pm Business Meeting/Lunch
2 - 5 pm Student Course: Manual Therapy and Effective Patient Communication
2 - 5 pm So My Patient Has Heart Failure: What Do I Need to Know?
2 - 5 pm When Exceptional Service Becomes Your Marketing: Taking Cues from Disney - PPSIG sponsored course
6 - 10 pm WPTA Board of Directors Meeting
 
It is the position of the WPTA that course material is directed toward an audience of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and PT/PTA students. Participants may only use the course material if it falls within their scope of practice. In addition, elements of courses used for patient/client management may only be defined as physical therapy when performed by or under the supervision of a physical therapist in accordance with American Physical Therapy Association policies, positions and standards. The opinions expressed by the speakers do not necessarily represent the opinions of WPTA. WPTA does not guarantee the accuracy of the advice given by any speaker, and members of the audience must make their own determination whether to rely on such advice.

The 2018 Fall Conference will be held at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wilderness Hotel - Glacier Canyon Lodge for registrants and their guests.

Rates are $99.99 single/double.

Be sure to make your reservation by contacting Glacier Canyon Lodge at 800/867-9453 by September 3, 2018 with Group #524039. Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is prior to 11 AM. Room and rate availability are not guaranteed after September 3.

Dear Prospective Exhibitor,

Over 300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students and guests from throughout Wisconsin are expected to attend the WPTA 2018 Fall Conference in Wisconsin Dells .

Gold Level

Silver Level



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