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The 2023 Annual Conference speaker application process has closed, but will open up again October 2023 for the 2024 Annual Conference. Please see below for details on what we will be looking for. 

Information on the 2023 Call for Proposals: 

Do you have a knowledge in a topic that would benefit the profession? Do you have a poster to present? Wish to promote your company and support the physical therapy industry? We want to hear from you!

This is the official call for proposals for the 2023 APTA Oregon Annual Conference, happening in-person!


We are soliciting a variety of one-hour presentations, and they may include single or multiple presenters. Formats may vary from traditional lecture sessions with one or more presenters to short-form case presentations such as complicated patient cases, or brief research platforms.  The committee is open to hearing unique ideas. If you have content exceeding 1 hour for an educational session you may submit two 1-hour sessions, designating in the title that this is Part 1 or Part 2.   

For the 2023 APTA Oregon Annual Conference which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The Continuing Education Committee is particularly seeking submissions on the following topics, although all topic submissions are welcome: 

General Topics

  • Interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Preventing professional burnout
  • Telehealth
  • Social determinants of Health and how they are being implemented into practice
  • Assistive Technology across the lifespan
  • Embedding functional and meaningful movement through a client’s day
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma informed care
  • Community health


  • Health & wellness in pediatric populations
  • Examples of knowledge translation of evidence-based practices into pediatric practice or natural childhood environments
  • Health promotion and PT management of childhood obesity
  • Physical Therapy for children with Visual or Hearing Impairments
  • Evidence Based Practice in School-based Physical Therapy
  • Development and implementation of school-wide wellness programs
  • COVID-19 in Pediatric Population – knowledge transference & Implications for treatment

Geriatric and Neurological Topics

  • Falls and concussions in older adults
  • COVID neurologic symptom management
  • Power training for older adults or neurological populations
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis management
  • Current clinical practice guidelines for geriatric and neurological conditions: ALS, stroke, etc. 

Orthopedic Topics

  • Merit based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Evidence based practice for treatment modalities and interventions
  • Current clinical practice guidelines for orthopedic conditions
  • Hip Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) and muscle inhibition.
  • ACL – Movement compensation and appropriate loading
  • Developing Explosiveness and rate of force development in the athletes
  • Plyometrics for injury reduction
  • Post-op consideration for orthopedic surgery
  • Interprofessional collaborations between surgeon and PT

Acute Care Topics

Topics Specific to Physical Therapy Assistants

PT Student Lead Content and Topics

Topics Specific to Early Career Physical Therapist

The APTA Oregon Continuing Education Committee will make the selection from the proposals for inclusion in the programming. Selection criteria include: evidence base and clarity supporting the proposal, probable interest to conference attendees, feasibility, and time constraints. If you would like to be considered to present, please complete and submit the below form prior to Friday, November 11, 2022.

Questions? Please contact the APTA-Oregon office at [email protected].

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