APTA Oregon PT ED Talks 2021

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The APTA Oregon Continuing Education Committee has created a year-long PT ED Talk series for you.  

2021 PT ED Talks will be held virtually to allow more access for our valued members who live outside of the Portland Metro area.  All courses will be from 6:00 - 8:oo pm, PST, and links to the courses will be sent to registered attendees the week of the event.  Please check this page throughout the year as more courses are added.

2021 Pricing for PT ED Talks (per course)

  • $40 - APTA Oregon or APTA Member
  • $30 - APTA Oregon Service Member
  • $20 - APTA Oregon Student Member
  • $60 - Non-Member

APTA Oregon CE Credits are now electronic!   Beginning January 2021, attendees can track their CE through their database (also available for non-members by simply using the log in credentials created when registering for the course).  Any CE prior to 2021 will not be in this database, attendees can reach out to the APTA Oregon office for additional help on those credits if necessary at [email protected].  CE credits are applied in accordance with the guidelines established by the Oregon Board of Physical Therapy




Interested in Presenting a PT ED Talk?

We'd love to hear from you! 
The Continuing Education Committee makes course selections based on the following criteria:

  • Need to show actionable items
  • Need to show learning objectives
  • Need to show evidence based citations & medical literature references
  • 3 - 5 test questions that can be used at the end of the presentation to comply with Oregon Board of Physical Therapy requirements for virtual education courses. 

Please note that all 2021 educational opportunities will be held virtually.

Submit Your Presentation Proposal

Improving Health Outcomes as a PT through Clinical Informatics

October 13, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)

Presented by:
Jen Craft, PT, DPT, Clinical Informatics Specialist

Clinical informatics is a multidisciplinary field that uses data aggregation and analysis to improve healthcare delivery and support clinical decision making. This course is an overview of the field of clinical informatics and how physical therapists can become more involved in the development of their organization’s electronic health record system. Core competencies for informaticists will be presented, as well as a dive into what skills to develop when transitioning into non-patient facing career paths in clinical informatics and health information technology.

Download Flyer and Registration Form
Register for the October 13 PT ED Talk

Hands on Training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions: A Beginner’s Guide for Physical Therapists

October 27, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)

Presented by:
Brandon Eddy, MA, CCC-SLP
Kate Stribling, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical therapists (PTs) often work with clients who have complex communication needs and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Training PTs and other members of the interprofessional team as communication partners is necessary to maximize participation across areas of development and improve clinical outcomes for clients with complex communication needs. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare PTs to implement high-quality techniques to support AAC users with communication during PT sessions. The coaching model developed by Kent-Walsh & McNaughton (2005) and expanded upon by Senner & Baud (2016) will be used as a foundation for this presentation.

Download Flyer and Registration Form
Register for the October 27 PT ED Talk

The Challenge, the Success and Future Potential of Primary Care Physical Therapy

November 17, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

(Zoom info will be provided the week of the event)

Presented by: 

Robert Long, PT, DPT

Daniel Jenkins, PT, DPT

Ryan Jacobson, PT, DPT, PCS
Dan Kang, PT, DPT

Musculoskeletal diseases are among the most common conditions on why patients present to primary care providers. In 30-50% of visits to their practices, patients present because of musculoskeletal complaints. Primary care providers are challenged to meet the triple aim in this population including over imaging and medicalization. The physical therapist is uniquely positioned to be part of the primary care team. Physical Therapists working in primary care can lower imaging orders, improve outcomes for routine primary care visits and improve appropriate use of PT services for musculoskeletal (MSK) care.


  • Define the role of a physical therapist working in a medical home team in primary care.
  • Identify the unique challenges for a primary care practice as a physical therapist.
  • Demonstrate the importance of clinical decision making and treatment options for musculoskeletal (MSK) patients.
  • Explore future direction including expanding primary care physical therapy to non-musculoskeletal diagnosis
Download Flyer and Registration Form
Register for the November 17th PT ED Talk 

Interested in being a presenter at an PT ED Talk or other event?  Contact us at [email protected]!