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2018 CPTA Annual Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 9/22/2018 to 9/23/2018
When: September 22-23, 2018
Where: Map this event »
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, CA  95054
United States
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 ext 105

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Attend the 2018 CPTA Annual Conference with more than 1,100 fellow Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who will gather at the Santa Clara Convention Center to exchange best practices and establish new strategies that will help elevate the profession.

This year's conference features two days of educational programming. Select from 25 educational sessions and join the discussion on the latest physical therapy best practices and learn from leading industry experts. Looking to network? Mix and mingle at the CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews and the CAL-PT-PAC Dinner.

In addition, the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall showcases the latest products, platforms, and services helping to drive healthcare innovation and cost reduction forward.

Registration Fees

(Early Registration Ends July 15, 2018)
APTA PT member $260
APTA PTA member $175
Non-member $405
PT/PTA Student Member $149
PT/PTA Student Non-member $205


Single Day Rates

(Advance Registration Ends September 4, 2018)
APTA PT member $205
APTA PTA member $160
Non-member $275
PT/PTA Student Member $145
PT/PTA Student Non-member $175

Exhibit Hall Access Only

$50 Day/$100 for Saturday & Sunday (2 days)

Information & Forms

Registration Form  - Download the 2018 registration form!

Promotional Flyer - Post this flyer in your offices and break rooms to help spread the word!
Direct Mail Brochure - Available in June!
Select Handouts - Available online September 1, 2018
Mobile App - Download the app to network with other attendees, learn about sessions and more!


Schedule Overview

               2018 Pre-Conference Courses • Friday, September 21

         • Additional fees apply
7:30 - 8:00 am 
 8:00 - 5:00 pm

Diagnostics: Choose the Right Test

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT 



        Saturday, September 22

8:00 - 9:00 am  

 Keynote Address

9:00 - 9:30 am
 Presidential Address
9:30 - 9:45 am
9:45 - 11:15 am

Monitoring Health & Wellness

Sally Edwards, Founder/CEO, Heart Zones, Inc 


Tests and Measures for Meaningful Outcomes

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT


11:15 - 1:15 pm
Exhibit Hall with lunch served from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Awards Celebration by RSVP only (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)
1:15 - 2:45 pm
 CA PTEd Talks

Living with MS - Elizabeth Jaimeson

Becoming a Care Provider - Rick Ritter, PT, DPT

3rd speaker - TBD 
2:45 - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 4:30 pm




What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Annie Burke-Doe, PT, PhD

5:00 - 6:30 pm
 CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews
7:00 - 10:00 pm
 CAL-PT-PAC Dinner


                       Sunday, September 23

 8:00 - 9:00 am

 Keynote Address

 9:00 - 10:00 am   BREAK
10:00 - 11:30 am


Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, PhD, MPH


Payment Forum 

 11:30 - 1:00 pm  LUNCH / Exhibit Hall Break
 1:00 - 2:30 pm



Research Podium Presentations

Practice Issues Forum
 2:30 - 3:00 pm   BREAK
3:00 - 5:00 pm 


Christopher Powers, PT, PhD & Skulpan Asavasopon, PT, PhD

Private Practice SIG

Sandra Norby, PT, DPT 

Pelvic Floor: Men Have One Too

Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Laws, Ethics, & Regs Forum 


You can earn up to 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs) for attending the CPTA's Annual Conference this year. There are 9.5 Contact Hours that can be earned by attending educational sessions and 4 Contact Hours that are earned for attending a conference sponsored by the CPTA (1399.94. Authorized Pathways for Obtaining Hours)


Add a Friday Pre-conference course* and you will earn an additional 7.5 Contact Hours (0.75 CEUs).
*Additional fees apply

Session evaluations must be completed to receive your CEUs.
Evaluations will be available online September 23 - December 31, 2018. They can be accessed online. There will be an email sent immediately following the close of conference with links to the evaluations. Once you have completed an evaluation, your certificate will be immediately available to download.  For CPTA members, your certificates will uploaded to your profile no later than one week after you complete your evaluation.

Conference Events & Activities

CAL-PT-FUND Barrels & Brews

"Barrels & Brews" - A celebration held at the California Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference immediately following the close of educational sessions on Saturday. This year's event will be in Santa Clara, CA on September 22nd from 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Tickets are available for $40.


A year end celebration held at the California Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference following the educational sessions. This year's event will be in Santa Clara, CA at the -------- on September 22nd from 7:00 - 10:00pm. (Cocktail Hour from 7:00 - 7:30pm). Tickets are available for $100.

Professional Head Shots

2018 CPTA Conference Attendees are invited to make an appointment with our professional photographer to have a new professional head shot taken for just $25. There are limited appointments available so reserve your appointment today!



Exhibit Hall

Interested in exhibiting with us this year? Learn more by CLICKING HERE!


2018 Confirmed Exhibitors

- Check out who's coming this year!

Exhibit Hall Buyer's Guide

- Exclusive discounts, promotions and sales for conference attendees!

Transportation & Lodging

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 200-1234

(888) 421-1442



From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport SJC (5 miles): Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, then turn left onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North. Take Great America Parkway and turn right.
From San Francisco International Airport SFO (approximately 30 miles):
Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From North:
Take I-880 South and exit to Highway 237 West toward Mountain View. Turn left onto Great America Parkway. Hyatt and Convention Center are at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From South:
Take I-880 North to Highway 101 North and exit at Great America Parkway. Turn right onto Great America Parkway. Hyatt and Convention Center are at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From East:
Take I-5 South toward San Francisco / Los Angeles. Merge onto I-205 West toward I-580 / San Francisco; I-205 becomes I-580 West. Take the I-680 North exit toward Sacramento / San Jose, then merge onto I-680 South via the exit on the left toward San Jose. Take the Mission Boulevard West exit toward I-880 / Warm Springs District / UC Extension. Merge onto Mission Boulevard / CA-262 West, then merge onto I-880 South toward San Jose. Merge onto CA-237 West / Aliviso-Milipitas Road toward Mountain View. Take the Great America Parkway exit toward Lafayette Street, turn left onto Great America Parkway.


Maps and Directions 


Call for Research Abstracts

Research Abstracts for Poster & Podium Presentations must be submitted to the CPTA office no later than May 15, 2018. Download the submission form below.

Research Abstract Submission Form (word)

Research Abstract Submission Form (PDF)


See what we did in 2017!

Access last year's conference information here.

THANK YOU to Our Sponsors

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