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Celebrate: Special Events in 2021

Don’t miss out on our centennial-year events, including our APTA Centennial Lecture Series.

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

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.)

  • Practice Management: Balancing Compliance and Profit
    May 21-22, 2021 • Lecture
    Kate Gilliard, JD, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist,
    American Physical Therapy Association
    Steve Postal, JD, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist,
    American Physical Therapy Association
    Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
    A Representative from a Medicare Administrative Contractor
    Virtual CourseLearn more and register
  • 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

Sponsored by:

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

Multiple events will be held in our nation’s capital in September. At this time, we are planning for in-person events. We will finalize details in mid-June based on state and venue restrictions and CDC guidance.

  • Centennial Gala, Sept. 10, 2021 (Friday)
    This ticketed celebration will be held at the historic Washington National Cathedral.

Sponsored by:

  • Open House at APTA Centennial Center, Sept. 10, 2021 (Friday)
    Visit our new national headquarters.
  • 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.
  • Mary McMillan Lecture and Honors & Awards Ceremony, Sept. 12 (Sunday)
    Watch Colleen Kigin, PT, DPT, MS, MPA, FAPTA, deliver the 52nd McMillan lecture and celebrate the accomplishments of our members.
  • Future of Physical Therapy Summit, Sept. 13, 2021 (Monday)
    Details to be announced. This event will be livestreamed.

Sponsored by:

HPSO
Performance Health
NuStep

APTA's Private Practice Section

  • Advocacy day on Capitol Hill, Sept. 14, 2021 (Tuesday)
    Participate in advocacy to support our profession and the patients and clients we serve.
  • 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 Celebration
Jan. 15, 2021
– Watch the Recorded Event!

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.