Physical Therapy Conferences

CE For Therapy is continuously monitoring our sources for Annual Physical Therapy Conferences and Meetings that would be of interest to Physical Therapists and Assistants. If you are aware of any Annual Physical Therapy Conferences that we should add, please contact us. We will also post new additions on our Facebook page, if you would like to follow us there.

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Annual Physical Therapy Conferences and Meetings

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference 2019  Link to Conference 


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Academy of Integrative Pain Management Global Pain Clinician Summit 2018     

November 9, 2018 – Nov 10, 2018
Boston, MA
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The inaugural Global Pain Clinician Summit 2018 will take the place of our traditional Annual Meeting as a more focused and interactive assembly of clinicians who treat pain. It is still the country’s ONLY professional conference dedicated to integrative pain management. The 2018 Summit will include the Certificate in Nutritional Pain Management Program (CNPM) that was featured at the 2017 annual meeting. One full day will be dedicated to this program that presents evidence for food as a pain management intervention, and provides practical techniques to implement in your practice immediately.

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals 2019 Educational Conference 

September 1, 2019 – September 4, 2019
Nashville, TN
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Align Conference 2019 – Moving Pain ↗

March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019
Denver, CO

Align Conference is open to all rehab professionals! Join Therapists, Researchers, and Clinicians for a weekend in Denver, Colorado. With 6 keynote speakers, 8 lab-intensive sessions (you choose your favorites!) and 12 plenary lectures, we’ll see how physical, political, and psychological movement affects pain with our 2019 topic: Moving Pain.

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 73rd Annual Meeting ↗

September 18-21, 2019 in Anaheim, California

AAOP 2018 Mid-Year Sleep and Pain Conference “Understanding Sleep when Managing Pain” ↗

November 2, 2018 – November 3, 2018
Chicago, IL

In recent years the AAOP has been a leader in developing the interest of sleep as it relates to head, neck and facial pain and the outreach of this interest is well beyond orofacial pain dentists, as many neurologists, headache physicians and other assorted pain medicine practitioners now understand the importance of sleep management in pain patients. With that said, in many respects, the November conference will be very unique, dedicating a day and a half solely to the topics of sleep and pain and it could very well be the first of its kind, at least for head and face pain practitioners.

American Academy of Orofacial Pain 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting ↗

May 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019
San Diego, CA

AAOP’s Annual Scientific Meetings features cutting edge scientific knowledge with clinical take home value at a significant member discount. PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OVERVIEW AAOP 2019 : Sleep Medicine – Elmer Villalon, DMD et al,
Assessment/Prediction/Management of The Patient with Head/Neck Disorders Post Whiplash – James Elliott, PT, PhD, Orofacial Pain Review – Gary Heir, DMD, Head and Neck Dissection – Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

American Academy of Pain Medicine 35th Annual Meeting: State-of-the-Art Advancements in Pain Medicine ↗

March 6, 2019 – March 10, 2019
Denver, CO

The AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, March 6-10, 2019, will bring together members of the pain care team for five days of comprehensive pain education, presentation, discussion, and networking.
Educational sessions will focus on the AAPM theme, State-of-the-Art Advancements in Pain Medicine, which has been selected by AAPM President, Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, to advance clinical practice that is mechanism-guided, evidence-based, and personalized in nature.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 34th Annual Meeting ↗

September 18-21, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.


American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists 2019 Annual Conference ↗

April 25, 2019 – April 27, 2019 Austin, TX 

NCS Hands-on Workshop – NCS Hands-on Workshop will provide attendees with an interactive learning experience with experts in the field focusing on basic and advanced NCS techniques.Lecture Series – Comprehensive Lecture Series will feature keynote speakers designed to enhance your knowledge in the field of Nerve Conduction Studies. Up to 20 CE’s may be earned at this event. This is a new addition to the Annual Physical Therapy Conferences page.

American College of Medical Quality 2019 Annual Conference – Focusing on Quality and Safety Disparities in Value-Based Health Care ↗

April 11, 2019 – April 13, 2019
Bethesda, Maryland

ACMQ is now accepting abstracts for Medical Quality 2019, Focusing on Quality and Safety Disparities in Value-Based Health Care. The submission deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018 by 11:59 pm EST.


American College Of Perioperative Medicine 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic
Value-Based Care

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2019 Conference: Progress In Rehabilitation Research ↗

November 5, 2019 – November 8, 2019

Chicago, IL

The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, is comprised of the main CORE Conference and the Pre-Conference delivering a total of SIX jam-packed days of evidence-based educational content for the whole rehab team, patients and caregivers.Plan now to submit & be a part of this. The annual congregation of top rehabilitation researchers + clinicians and more and more other key stakeholders — hospital administrators, industry influencers — including passionate patients and caregivers.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2019 Spring Meeting

April 11-14, 2019

HILTON CHICAGO  720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Discounted for ACRM members, the ACRM Spring Meeting offers instructional courses with continuing education credits in your choice of 11 disciplines. This event is all about getting research into practice in a supercharged atmosphere and a friendly, collaborative, and inspiring environment.

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American College of Sports Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting - Bridging Research and Practice for Healthy, Active Lives ↗

May 28, 2019 - June 1, 2019
Orlando, Florida

At ACSM’s Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep you’ll find sessions covering virtually every aspect of sports medicine, exercise science and the benefits of physical activity. Internationally recognized as the place to hear leading experts and learn about the latest research, this conference brings science and practice together. More than 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe make the ACSM Annual Meeting their priority conference.

American College of Sports Medicine 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit ↗

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

The world’s top exercise science experts are headed to Chicago, Illinois in March 2019, and the American College of Sports Medicine invites you to learn from the very best. At the International Health & Fitness Summit, you’ll be given the tools you need to sculpt the life and career you desire and to be a trusted source of health fitness information.
Exercise both body and mind through inspiring keynote sessions, hands-on workshops, stimulating lectures, and vigorous Master Class workouts. A broad range of opportunities for continuing education credits will keep you at the top of your game.

American Hippotherapy Association Biennial Conference - On the Right Track ↗

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel & Spa, Lexington, KY

Join us March 21 – 23, 2019 as we host our 7th International Bieannial Conference in Lexington, KY! This year's theme is On the Right Track and our main speaker will be Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST. Another planned speaker will be Rhonda A. Rathgeber, PhD, DVM.

American Spinal Injury Association 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting ↗

April 2, 2019 - April 5, 2019
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki, Hawaii

The 2019 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Summit, American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Waikiki, Hawaii, April 2-5, 2019 will be here before we know it! The Planning Committee for the conference is excited to announce several features in this year’s program.
The Hawaiian location offers unique excursions and experiences for attendees. The program committee has included longer breaks of 2 to 3 hours at different times each day to allow for time to be spent exploring the area and enjoying all that Waikiki has to offer! New to the conference this year will be a State of the Science (SOS) Track which will include presentations from invited lecturers, courses on trending topics with recent scientific evidence, and a Neuromodulation .Symposium.

American Sports Medicine Institute's Injuries in Baseball Course ↗

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel Hoover, Alabama

The purpose of the course is to exchange information regarding all aspects of baseball healthcare including mechanisms of injury, conservative and surgical treatment of injuries, rehabilitation, conditioning, nutrition, mental, skill, and injury prevention. The course normally draws 300 to 400 participants along with a nationally recognized faculty. Baseball health related exhibitors provide attendees the opportunity to see the latest in equipment and materials.

Ascend 2018 ↗

September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Phoenix, AZ

Ascend is the ultimate business conference designed specifically for the ultimate healthcare discipline: rehab therapy. At this two-day event, attendees get insight and ideas to help boost business and improve their bottom line. We look to provide actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers, covering topics from leadership and development best practices to regulatory issues and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.
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Becker's 17th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference ↗

June 13, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Swissotel, Chicago, IL

140 Physician Speakers, Primarily Spine & Orthopedic Surgeons
230+ Speakers in Total
110 Total Sessions
More than 1,100 Attendees at this World-class ASC Event Focused on Orthopedics, Spine and Pain.
Hear from Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author; Associate Editor, The Washington Post.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting ↗

November 14, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Boston, MA

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice. GSA’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place November 14-18, 2018 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts and will focus on the theme, "The Purposes of Longer Lives" chosen by incoming GSA 2018 President, Dr. David Ekerdt, University of Kansas. The Call for Abstracts will open on February 1, 2018 with submissions due on March 15, 2018.

Global Pain Clinician Summit 2018: Transforming How We Care for People with Pain ↗

Boston, Massachusetts

Join us on November 9-10, 2018 as we bring together all members of the pain care team in one place for two full days! Connect with hundreds of other pain clinicians to swap lessons learned, and to find out about the latest best practices for helping people with pain using a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Back by popular demand, the 2018 Summit will include the Certificate in Nutritional Pain Management Program (CNPM) that was featured at our 2017 annual meeting. One full day will be dedicated to this program that presents evidence for food as a pain management intervention, and provides practical techniques to implement in your practice immediately. By successfully completing a post-test after the Summit, you will earn a certificate attesting to your mastery of the content of this innovative program.

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Symposium (HOPS) 2018 ↗

August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ

This exciting, in-depth program will focus on critical topics in healthcare performance and across the spectrum of orthopedic specialties through a dynamic mix of didactic presentations, interactive case-based discussions, and lively debates. Ample opportunity will be provided to ask our expert faculty any questions you have and get the answers that will improve your practice. Sessions will be devoted to Payor Reform Strategies and the Business of Medicine, Medicolegal and Compliance Issues, and Current Musculoskeletal and Neurological Topics Across All Orthopedic Subspecialties.

Ignition 2019 ↗

April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Fort Worth, TX

Early Registration has started.

Injuries in Football Conference 2019, Presented by Andrews Research & Education Foundation ↗

May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Omni Frisco Hotel 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX, 75034

This is a two and a half day conference designed for athletic trainers, biomechanists, coaches, sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiologists, therapists and others who work with athletes in football. Various sessions will review current concepts of assessment, treatment and functional rehabilitation of the medical and musculoskeletal problems in football players. Featuring some of the most knowledgeable health care professionals in the NFL and NCAA football including:
James R. Andrews, MD
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS
Director of Sports Medicine/University of Georgia
Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT, FAPTA
Associate Clinical Director/Champion Sports Medicine
Daniel E. Cooper, MD
Team Physician/Dallas Cowboys

Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2019 Annual Conference ↗

February 21, 2019 - February 23, 2019
New York Hilton Midtown, NY

At the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, practitioners from all facets of traditional and non-traditional medicine unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, network, and return to their practices with an enhanced appreciation of the modern patient’s full range of healthcare options. The 2019 schedule includes lectures led by Drs. Josh Axe, Jeffrey Bland, Mark Hyman, Jay Lombard, David Perlmutter and Joseph Pizzorno to name a few!


International Congress for Integrative Rehabilitation 2019 ↗

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Hyatt Regency at LAX Airport 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

This incredible four day event features some of the world's leading experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation for hands-on workshops, education sessions and presentations from three schools of thought.
There are four pre-congress two-day workshops to choose from:
Track 1: DNS Rehabilitation and Training of Athletes -
Presented by: Professor Pavel Kolar, PaedDr, PhD (developer of DNS) and Professor Alena Kobesova, MD, Ph.D.
Track 2: Fascial Anatomy and Manipulation -
Presented by: Professor Carla Stecco, MD
Track 3: Motor Control Training for Low Back and Pelvic Pain -
Presented by: Professor Paul Hodges, DSc PhD MedDr BPhty(Hons) FACP
Track 4: Assessment and Treatment of Baseball Athletes - An Integrated, Multi-Modal Approach
Presented by: Brett Winchester, DC assisted by Neil Rampe, M.Ed, ATC, CSCS, LMT, PRT (Los Angeles Dodgers), PJ Mainville, Jr, MS, ATC (Chicago Cubs) and Andrew Hauser, ATC, CSCS (Los Angeles Dodgers).

International Council on Active Aging Conference 2018 ↗

October 18, 2018 - October 20, 2018
Long Beach, California

Step away from the day-to-day at this year's International Council on Active Aging Conference. Connect with your colleagues and reinvigorate yourself—mind, body and spirit—with a more holistic learning and networking experience.
From preconference workshops to special events to general and regular sessions, delve into an educational program developed with our industry's needs and goals in mind.

International DNS Symposium ↗

September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Chicago Marriott, Oakbrook, IL

​DNS Yoga Part II, DNS, Exercise Course: Part II, DNS Exercise Course Part III, DNS Women's Health, DNS Manual Therapy, DNS Course: Throwing Athlete
Robert Lardner PT, Brett Winchester DC, Petra Valouchova PHD PT, Alena Kobesova, M.D., Ph.D.,, Professor Pavel Kolar, P.T., Paed. Dr., Ph.D. ​Martina Jezkova MPT

International Pelvic Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting On Pelvic Pain 2018 ↗

October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Chicago, IL

The IPPS Annual Meeting provides practitioners and researchers with an expanded and topical understanding of the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and research of disorders associated with chronic pelvic pain. The meeting emphasizes the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the management of chronic pelvic pain. Presentations will combine research findings and clinical care patterns and practices important to the care of women and men. For providers who need a more broad understanding of pelvic neuroanatomy, physiology, and available treatments, additional workshops are available.

International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience 2019 ↗

May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Orlando, FL

On May 24-26, 2019 top scientists and clinicians from around the world will be sharing the stage with Carrick Institute faculty at the International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience. The International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience’s (ISCN) annual conference gathers the leading physicians and researchers in the field, to share their work and understandings of pivotal concepts in clinical neuroscience, which will allow us to further assist our patient populations.

Interventional Orthopedics Foundation 2019 Annual Conference - Controversies in Orthobiologics ↗

February 6, 2019 - February 9, 2019
Broomfield, Colorado

Registration Coming Soon

North American Spine Society Evidence & Technology Spine Summit ↗

February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Park City, UT

The NASS Evidence & Technology Summit provides both surgical and medical interventional perspectives on spine care. Expert faculty moderate this highly interactive meeting that provides spine specialists with a forum to discuss and debate new technologies, techniques and treatments as well as collaborate with peers on how best to improve patient outcomes.
The Spine Summit takes place in a smaller, relaxed resort setting that provides the perfect atmosphere to openly discuss today’s most important and controversial issues in spine care.

Private Practice Summit 2018 ↗

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Private Practice Summit 2018 is designed to provide physical therapy private practice owners with specific strategies for marketing, documentation and billing, and the tools needed to become better leaders and business owners. It will forever change the landscape of your private practice. You’ll walk away with a precise blueprint for marketing, documentation and billing. You will lead with power, conviction, clarity, and authenticity, the factors that make you (and your practice) legendary, iconic, and transformational. Private Practice Summit 2018 is insightful, intense and immersive.

Regenerative Rehabilitation - 7th Annual International Symposium ↗

October 11, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Seattle, WA

Through careful planning, thought leaders in rehabilitation and regenerative medicine fields will come together with trainees in multiple innovative platforms throughout the meeting to learn about the latest developments, share ideas, and create sustainable collaborations in this new and cutting-edge field.
There will be presentations covering a range of methodologies and biological systems, social and networking opportunities, a poster session, workshops, and trainee opportunities. This year’s symposium also includes a number of new opportunities to enhance your learning experience, including a day focused on clinical applications of regenerative rehabilitation research for both researchers and clinicians.

Rehab Summit Vegas 12th Annual Rehab Summit Conference & Expo ↗

July 25, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Rehab Summit Offers:
-A comprehensive opportunity to learn from some of the nation's top rehabilitation professionals
-A chance to discover cutting-edge products, services, and technology from exhibiting companies
-The flexibility to tailor your learning experience with 35 sessions
-The unique opportunity to network with professionals from various specialty areas within the field of rehabilitation therapy
-New ideas and products to better serve your clients
-The opportunity to earn up to 22 Hours of Continuing Education
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RockStock 2018 ↗

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
Miami, Fl

RockStock 2018 will create a community of ideas and discussions centered around building RESILIENCE through a variety of mind-body strategies. We will foster dialogue centered around the psychosocial factors related to pain perception, human performance, and recovery. Helping our patients and athletes become more RESILIENT starts with us. RockStock’s unique conference style attracts health and fitness leaders from all over the country who are dedicated to continually upgrading the quality of care they bring to their communities.

Society of Clinical Research Associates 27th Annual Conference - Laying the Foundation for Clinical Research Excellence ↗

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
New Orleans, LA

For the 27th year, SOCRA will welcome clinical research professionals from across the world. Located in New Orleans, LA, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, this three day conference will offer current information and tools, best practices, and training to assure that you're up-to-date and compliant in your clinical research practice. The program will feature over 100 academic sessions, a peer-driven poster session, and an exhibit program.

Wild on Wounds® (WOW®) National Wound Conference ↗

September 12, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada

Wild on Wounds® is a national wound conference designed for healthcare professionals interested in skin and wound management. Clinicians come from all over the country to network and gain practical learn-it-today, use-it-tomorrow information. WOW continues to grow each year and offers hands-on workshops, one-on-one time with industry experts and demonstrations of new products. Join the novice to experienced clinicians in this amazing event.

WAPMU 5th Annual Meeting & Workshop Frontiers in Pain Practice Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Regenerative Medicine ↗

February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Miami, Florida

The program is meticulously prepared by WAPMU Scientific Committee to highlight important subjects in ultrasonography and clinical aspects of chronic pain medicine. The program includes didactic presentations, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, demonstrations and hands-on review cadaver workshop. Social activities are planned such as a welcome/cocktail reception and networking meetings. You will receive the latest updates about the Certification in Interventional Pain Sonologist (CIPS) examination, which will be conducted by the Word Institute of Pain, on February 18th.