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 7, 2019.
  • Registration deadline is October 7, 2019. 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
  • Accommodations:
    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Madison Marriott West for registrants and their guests. Rates are $144 single/ double. Be sure to make your reservation by contacting the Marriott at 888/745-2032 by September 18, 2019. Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is prior to Noon. Room and rate availability are not guaranteed after September 18.
  • Cancellations/Refunds:
    Refunds less a 25% administrative fee will be given if requests are received prior to October 7, 2019. No refunds will be given after October 7, 2019. All refunds will be issued after the completion of the conference.
 
  Click here to download the Conference Brochure
Click here to Register Online
 
Thursday, October 10 Download Speaker Bios & Course Descriptions
 
7:30 - 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8 am - Noon Legal and Moral Aspects of Care - Ethics - Fulfills Wisconsin 4-hour ethics and jurisprudence requirement
8 am - Noon Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
8 am - 5 pm Gender Differences Across the Lifespan: Implications for the PT/PTA
8 am - 5 pm Is it Central or Peripheral? Acute Vestibular Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment
Noon - 2 pm Exhibit Hall/Buffet Lunch
2 - 5 pm Allowing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Show Your Value Without Working Harder
2 - 5 pm Pain Management: Clinical Decision Making, A Team Based Approach
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 11 Download Speaker Bios & Course Descriptions
 
7:30 - 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8 am - Noon Recurrent Lower Back Pain: Treating the Frequent Flyer
8 am - Noon Elevating Physical Therapy Outcomes for People Living with Dementia
8 am - Noon Return to Sport Following Hip Arthroscopy
8 am - 5pm The PT Practice Gold Mine - PPSIG sponsored course
Noon - 2 pm Business Meeting/Lunch
2 - 5 pm Student Course: Motivational Interviewing
2 - 5 pm Rehabilitation for the Tactical Athlete
2 - 5 pm Advances in Pain Medicine: Implications for the Physical Therapist
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 2019 Fall Conference will be held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton for registrants and their guests.

Rates are $144.00 single/double.

Be sure to make your reservation by contacting Marriott at 888/745-2032 by September 18, 2019 . Check-in is after 4 pm and check-out is prior to Noon. Room and rate availability are not guaranteed after September 18.

Dear Prospective Exhibitor,

Over 300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students and guests from throughout Wisconsin are expected to attend the WPTA 2019 Fall Conference in Middleton.



  Click here to download the Exhibitor Prospectus