Best Physical Therapy Conferences 2020

Discover the best physical therapy conferences happening in the United States in 2020.

Combined Sections Meeting 2020

Join 13,000+ attendees from 30+ countries in Denver, Colorado, for APTA's Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2020. Experience 350+ specialty-specific sessions, 50+ preconference programs, and over 1,000 poster presentations. Get inspired to reach a higher peak in your career!

Your attendance is equivalent to up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs awarded for each session will be listed in the APTA Conferences & Events app under CSM 2020 and in the "Schedule at a Glance" available each day.

Key Information
Date & LocationFebruary 12-15, 2020. Denver, Colorado.
Cost$760 for non-members, $290 for student members

American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual Meeting

Join AAPM for the must-attend pain medicine meeting of the year for all clinicians treating patients in pain. Learn from leading experts in the field, network, and hear about the latest scientific and technical advancements in pain.

Key Information
Date & LocationFebruary 26 - March 1, 2020. National Harbor, Maryland.
CostRegistration opens in November, 2019

Fourth Interdisciplinary on Orthopedic Value-based Care

In it's 4th year, OVBC is now a unique ecosystem ecosystem event for the orthopedic health industry, and we’re on a mission to break the silos bring together physicians, executives, nurses, and pharma leaders to solve the most pressing problems facing orthopedic healthcare today and actualize the most promising value-based care opportunities to improve orthopedic health. At a time when improvements of the quality of our health care may be uncertain, we bring together interdisciplinary TEAMS that focus on the Operational, Clinical, and Financial tools necessary to successfully implement value-based care models and stay current with changing rules and regulations affecting the orthopedic space.

Key Information
Date & LocationFebruary 28 - March 1, 2020. Newport Beach, California.

NEXT Conference & Exposition 2020

NEXT (formerly APTA Conference & Exposition), featuring the spirited Oxford Debate, the prestigious McMillan Lecture, the House of Delegates, and more. The leading-edge event for physical therapy professionals with trend-setting programming, innovative content, and exclusive access to the profession's forward thinkers.

Key Information
Date & LocationJune 3-6, 2020. Phoenix, Arizona.
CostRegistration opens January 9th

14th Annual Rehab Summit

For the last 13 years, hundreds of the world’s brightest rehab professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, athletic trainers, and massage therapists) have come together to learn what’s new, what’s actually working, and what’s just around the corner in their field. Now’s your chance to attend the only rehab conference that allows you to tailor your education to your specialty area and network with your peers from multiple disciplines — plus you’ll earn up to a year’s worth of CE hours.

Key Information
Date & LocationJuly 29 - August 1, 2020. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ascend 2020

At Ascend, exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products, and powerful networking converge to deliver a one-of-a-kind industry conference. During this two-day event, you’ll get a year’s worth of insights and ideas that you can take back to your practice and put into action right away. This conference delivers strategies to help you better run your business, improve your bottom line, and excel as a therapy professional. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to not only network with other therapy professionals from around the country, but also learn from industry experts and thought leaders from top organizations.

Key Information
Date & LocationSeptember 24-26, 2020. Charlotte, North Carolina.

APTA National Student Conclave

APTA's premier meeting for students of physical therapy. Go Southwest and experience the excitement and fun of the only conference for students, by students. A thousand students will come together for 3 days to bring physical therapy to life. Hobnob with some of the profession's leaders, make new friends, learn a few things, and jump start your career!

Key Information
Date & LocationOctober 31 - November 2, 2020. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cost$410 student non-members, $260 student members

APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference 2020

APPTAC is the Annual Conference of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, a specialty component of the American Physical Therapy Association. APPTAC is a 3-day continuing education event to advance pediatric therapy with specialty educational sessions, 2 days of preconference courses (to be held November 13 & 14), poster/platform presentations, a practice fair, an exhibit hall, fitness activities, social events, and more.

Key Information
Date & LocationNovember 13-15, 2020. Omaha, Nebraska.

Here's a side-by-side look at the best physical therapy conferences in 2020.

Conference NameConference DatesLocationCost
Combined Sections Meeting 2020February 12-15, 2020Denver, Colorado$760 for non-members, $290 for student members
American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual MeetingFebruary 26 - March 1, 2020National Harbor, MarylandTBA
4th Interdisciplinary on Orthopedic Value-based CareFebruary 28 - March 1, 2020Newport Beach, California$699
NEXT Conference & Exposition 2020June 3-6, 2020Phoenix, ArizonaTBA
14th Annual Rehab SummitJuly 29 - August 1, 2020Las Vegas, Nevada$549
Ascend 2020September 24-26, 2020Charlotte, North Carolina$499
APTA National Student ConclaveOctober 31 - November 2, 2020Albuquerque, New Mexico$410 student non-members, $260 student members
APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical TherapyNovember 13-15, 2020Omaha, NebraskaTBA

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