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Get some face time with Wisconsin PTs, PTAs and Students at the WPTA Fall Conference!
Over 300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students and guests from throughout Wisconsin are expected to attend the variety of courses, meetings and social events during this 2-day conference October 4-5 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. We appreciate the tremendous support that our exhibitors and advertisers have given the WPTA in the past and are committed to making the 2018 Fall Conference an excellent investment in your future.
Available ONLY on Thursday, October 4 from noon-2 pm is the Exhibit Hall for those companies who are disseminating information, goods or services, and for recruiters. We’ll bring the attendees to you with lunch and giveaways. A limited number of skirted exhibit tables will be available for exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. This time has been set aside as unopposed exhibit time. The Exhibit Hall has sold out the past six years, so register early to assure your spot. A buffet lunch will be available from noon – 2 pm for both exhibitors and attendees. Each 6’ foot table will include an identification sign and up to two exhibitors are allowed per table (additional exhibitors are $15 each). Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of completed application.
For more information and to download the exhibitor registration form click the link below:
The WPTA is excited to announce the Move Live Play video contest! Move Live Play is the WPTA's consumer focused marketing campaign aimed at promoting physical therapy to the people of Wisconsin. We are looking for help from our members to promote our PT message through short videos. The deadline for video submissions is September 15, 2018.
Click the link below to learn how to enter your video into the contest and have a chance to win $1000!
Beginning in July, there will be an open position for a Public Member on the Physical Therapy Examining Board. The WPTA would like to recommend someone to the Governor to appoint to this position.
STATUTORY PROHIBITIONS: PUBLIC MEMBERS
Applications for appointments to the Board can be found at:
If you know of someone who wishes to apply for the position, please let WPTA know so that we can inform our lobbyists.
The WPTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to suspend an increase in 2019 dues scheduled to occur in accordance with our Chapter bylaws. The Board works diligently to increase revenue from other sources and carefully manages expenses, maximizing the benefits to our members while keeping dues increases to a minimum. We are fortunate to have members who are committed to creating a positive PT practice environment in Wisconsin and nationally through the leadership of the WPTA. Thank You!
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
2018 Fall Conference
STUDENT RESEARCH ABSTRACT COMPETITION
Who: All students (PT & PTA) who are WPTA members and submitted abstracts for review for presentation as a research poster at the 2018 WPTA Fall Conference will be considered eligible for the competition.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 5:00pm CST
Judging Process: All abstracts submitted by students (PT & PTA) will reviewed by a three member review panel, including:
These individuals will judge each abstract based on criteria provided by the Research Committee. Associated authors of all abstracts will be blinded to the review panel. In addition, individuals will not be allowed to participate on the review panel if they have a conflict of interest that may influence in the judging process (e.g., have a financial conflict, are co-authors on other abstracts, etc.).
Scores from this judging process will be totaled by the Research Committee and the abstracts with the three highest scores will be assigned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards, respectively. In the event of a tie, the Research Committee Chair will serve as the tie-breaking judge.
Winners: All winning abstracts will be announced, and respective primary authors will be recognized, during the poster viewing session on Thursday, October 4th. These winning abstracts will then be published in the January 2019 issue of the WPTA PT Connections newsletter.
In addition, the primary authors of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place abstract award winners will receive the following monetary prizes:
Note: If the primary author of a winning abstract is not in attendance to present their abstract as a poster, they will forfeit their award and the award will be given to the abstract with the next highest score.
For abstract guidelines click here
For abstract judging rubric click here
For an abstract submission form click here
For poster guidelines click here