2019 NYPTA Conference
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The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Conference is a statewide education event for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. Association members and non-members are welcome to attend educational sessions offering up to 13 hours of continuing education credits in two days. In addition to the educational seminars, we offer poster presentations, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall featuring suppliers from throughout the state and country who have services to offer our profession.


October 18-19, 2019

Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866


The conference presents a great opportunity for organizations and companies to showcase their information and services to an attentive audience of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students.





Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities at many price points are available making this event cost effective for all interested organizations and companies. 


For more information check out the 2019 Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus.





The vision for the 2019 Conference is to attract nationally recognized speakers that can provide outstanding educational experiences.


This year’s research presenter is Dr. Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, an internationally recognized physical therapist and educator, who is the Chairperson of the Physical Therapy Department at Duke University.


An outstanding slate of continuing education courses for practicing clinicians and students have been assembled.  The topics range from business management, to documentation, to using social media to grow your practice.  Clinical courses in pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, and orthopedics will also be presented.  The NYPTA has attracted such dynamic speakers as Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Dr. Karen Kemmis, Dr. Michael Mattia, Dr. Mark Amir, Dr. Ellen Godwin, Dr. Ethel Freese, Dr. Juanita Benedict, and Dr. Brittany Popkin.


For more information please visit the NYPTA Physical Therapy Conference 2019 event page!





            Friday 10/18                                                                            Saturday 10/19


Practice Management:

AM:Orthopedic Practice Management -- Optimizing Your Business

3.25 CE

Mark Amir, PT, DPT, MPH & Michael Mattia, PT, DPT, MS, MHA



AM: Development of a Clinical Practice Guideline on the Use of Instrumental Gait Analysis in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

3.25 CE

Ellen M. Godwin, PT, PhD


Full Day: Are You Pushing Aging Adults Hard Enough?

6.5 CE

Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA; Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT


Full Day: Rehabilitation of Non-Operative and Post-Operative Cardiac Pathologies

6.5 CE

Ethel M. Freese, PT, DPT, MHS, FAPTA


AM: Research: It’s Been a Bad Investment

3.25 CE

Chad E. Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA

PM: Research Poster Presentations

3.25 CE


Full Day: Physical Therapy Examination and Management of Nonarthritic Hip Pathologies

6.5 CE

Brittany Popkin, PT, DPT


PM: Medicare Documentation

3.25 CE

NGS Medicare

Practice Management:

PM: Using Social Media to Optimize Your Practice

3.25 CE

Juanita Benedict, PT, DPT




Keynote Speaker


Robert. B. Tucker, one of the top innovation speaker and future trend expert, will be speaking during lunch on Saturday, October 19th on “Managing the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces on Change.”

Robert is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. President and founder of Innovation Resource Consulting Group, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of strategic innovation. His highly interactive presentations lead audiences on a guided tour inside the world’s most creative companies. 


For more information on the course sessions and conference speakers click on the links below:



Register Today!





PTA 50 Celebration

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first physical therapist assistant (PTA) graduates.

A celebration event for 50 years of PTA's is being held on Friday October 18th, 2019 from

7:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M. This event is complimentary!  Register Here! 


Learn more about the 50 years of the physical therapist assistant:



Advocacy Workshop

Prior to the start of conference, on Thursday October 17th, 2019 from

2:30 P.M – 6:30 P.M, the workshop will be held to present a combination of lecture,

and lab-based interactive activities that will enable participants to become more

comfortable with the legislative process. This workshop is complimentary! Register Here!





Registrant Type

Early Bird

1 Day Price

through 9/20

Early Bird

2 Day Price through 9/20


1 Day Price



2 Day Price


PT Member





PTA Member





Life/Student Member





PT Non-Member





PTA Non-Member





Student Non-Member







Don’t miss the EARLY BIRD PRICES! Only available through September 20th!


After October 8th registration will only be available on-site. 



Register Today!



Stay-tuned for new information on other events/activities, Platform/Poster Presentation, Research and Vendors.


Questions? Email Erin Stack at: estack@nypta.org



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