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Celebrate: Special Events in 2021

Don’t miss out on our centennial-year events.

Explore the full calendar, including events from our chapters and sections.

APTA Centennial Mosaic

Upload Your Photo Today! Show your pride in the profession and help us celebrate APTA’s 100th birthday by adding your photo and a personal tribute to the APTA Centennial Mosaic. Then take a moment to browse the mosaic, become inspired, and share to your social media pages. The virtual mosaic will be open for photo submissions through February – or until we get to 20,000 photos.

APTA Centennial Lecture Series

As the trusted leader of the physical therapy profession, we are proud to provide the APTA Centennial Lecture Series. This continuing education series features recognized leaders on topics in clinical practice, practice management, payment, and innovation.

Courses will be held virtually and at our new headquarters, APTA Centennial Center, in Alexandria, Virginia.

(Dates and formats of these events are subject to change, depending on developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

  • Get Your Head in the Game: Basic Concussion Assessment and Management
    August 27-28 2021 • Lecture and Lab
    Lt. Col. Carrie Hoppes, PT, PhD
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Karen Lambert, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
    APTA Centennial Center in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Treating the Injured Runner
    September 24-25, 2021 • Lecture and Lab
    Blaise Williams, PT, PhD
    APTA Centennial Center in Alexandria, Virginia

Centennial Gala Weekend – Washington, DC
Sept. 10-14, 2021

Multiple events will be held in our nation’s capital in September:

  • Centennial Gala, Sept. 10, 2021 (Friday)
    This ticketed celebration will be held at the historic Washington National Cathedral.
  • House of Delegates, Sept. 11-12, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday)
    APTA’s annual meeting of the House of Delegates, which has been held in June in recent years, will conduct its business in September of our centennial with a shorter 2-day schedule.
  • Future of Physical Therapy Summit, Sept. 13, 2021 (Monday)
    Details to be announced.
  • Additional programming and events to be announced.

Notes: The above September events are between the 2021 Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah (sundown of September 6 through nightfall of September 8) and Yom Kippur (sundown of September 15 through nightfall of September 16). Also, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 will occur in 2021. We plan to recognize that day and will explore options for members to participate in nearby remembrance events. These events are subject to change, depending on developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back often for updates.

APTA Founders’ Day Weekend Series
Jan. 16-17, 2021

This special weekend of programming includes the 51st Mary McMillan lecture by Stuart Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Recordings of these lectures and related Q&As are available to registrants through March 2021.

APTA Founders’ Day Celebration
Jan. 15, 2021
– Watch the Recorded Event Now!

On January 15, 2021 we kicked off the celebration of our centennial year with a very special livestreamed 100th birthday party on APTA’s social media channels, which included special notable guests and shout outs from several APTA chapters and components.

If you missed it you can watch the recording.

If you have questions about APTA’s Centennial Events Calendar or need to make edits to an event you’ve already submitted, please submit your request to centennial@apta.org.