2013 Fall Meeting


October 18 - 20, 2013
Emory University
James B. Williams Medical Education Building
100 Woodruff Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

Note: Please allow a few extra minutes to walk from the Michael Street Parking Deck to the James B. Williams Medical Education building. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  You may want to bring an unbrella and light jacket in the event of inclement weather.  Note that it can be very cool in the meeting rooms and you may need a jacket or sweater for that purpose. There is no fee to park in the Michael Street Parking Deck.  Fees will be required to park in other Emory parking decks.

Program & Registration


Registration is now closed

*You can register onsite.  Registration will open at 7:00 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

  • Click here to download the 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting schedule.
  • Click here to download the 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting Registration Brochure.


Discounts Available
Recent GA PT/PTA School Graduates & Those Enrolled in an APTA Residency Program in GA
PTAG is offering a discount to professional entry level grduates of GA Physical Therapy Schools and GA Physical Therapy Assistant Schools who are members of the APTA/PTAG.  Post Professionals/Residents/Fellows in training who reside in Georgia are also eligible for a discount at the 2013 Fall Conference.
Recent Professional Entry Level Graduates of PT or PTA Schools Discount - Members Only in Georgia
  • Professional entry level graduates from a PT/PTA School in GA in 2012 - 2013 are eligible for a discount at PTAG's 2013 Fall Conference.  A $50 credit is offered towards any continuing education course with a fee of $50 or more.
  • The full $50 credit will be applied to only one course; if the fee is less than $50 the course will be considered free.
  • The discount cannot be applied to non-ceu items (raffle tickets, lunches, donations, etc.).
APTA Credentialed Residency/Post Professionals/Fellows in Training Program Discount - Georgia Members Only
  • Those enrolled in an APTA credentialed residency program are eligible for a 70% discount on PTAG programming.  Contact the PTAG Executive office to advise of where you are enrolled in the APTA credentialed program prior to registering.


2013 Fall Conference Program Schedule

Plan to join us for the PTAG Fall Conference and take advantage of the continuing education opportunities.  PTAG is offering 31.75 contact hours (3.175 ceus) at the 2013 Fall ConferenceEducational programs will be offered all day on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Friday, October 18, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM  PTAG Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM  Registration & Check In
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Track 1 CHOA - Pediatric Sports Track
  • Managing the Skeletally Immature ACL Patient, Surgical Options and PT
  • Managing the Adolescent Throwing Athlete
  • Youth in Sports: Are we Pushing Too Hard?
  • Concussion: A Medical Point of View/ PT Role
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  Ethics and GA Jurisprudence - Elizabeth Wark, PT, DPT, MBA                                                      
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  Present and Future of Medicare Outpatient herapy Payments - APTA, Heather Smith, PT, MPH
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Southern Regional Caucus Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Poster Presentations
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break for Course Attendees
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM  SSIG Meeting
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  PTA SIG Meeting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Business Meeting & Lunch, Elections Motions, Bylaws
2:15 PM - 6:00 PM  TRACK 2 CHOA - Pediatric Neuro Track
  • Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury: Assessment & Functional Treatment Strategies
  • Spasticity Management - Therapy Following Bacolfen and Botox
2:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Vestibular Rehabilitation 101 - Melissa Bloom, PT, DPT, NCS
2:15 PM - 5:45 PM  Gait Analysis/Lab - Emory Faculity - Part 1- Saturday; Part 2- Sunday
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  SSIG Program - Recent Change in Healthcare
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM  Refreshment Break for Course Attendees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Awards Presentations - Scholarships, Research Grants and Student Research Award
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  GA PT PAC Social Event - Tin Lizzy's at Emory Point
Sunday, October 20, 2013
7:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Registration & Check In
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  TRACK 3 CHOA - Pediatric NICU, Cardiac Rehab, and Diabetes Track
  • Physical Therapy for Children with HLHS: Where Have They Been and Where Do We go From Here
  • Physical Therapy Through Developmental Care in the Surgical NICU
  • Childhood Diabetes and Exercise
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Gait Analysis/Lab - Emory Faculty - Part 2
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Refreshment Break for Course Attendees

12:15 PM  Conference Concludes

There will be a Notary Service at the PTAG 2013 Fall Conference:
The State Board of Physical Therapy will begin accepting license renewal applications soon with a deadline of December 31, 2013.  A notary will be onsite Saturday, October 19th to sign the required Affidavit of Citizenship to renew your license.  You will need to have a picture ID w/ signature.  Click here to visit the GA Board of Physical Therapy for complete information.

PTAG is sponsoring a membership drive during the Fall Conference.  Sign up for a new APTA/PTAG membership onsite and receive (6) complientary hours of continuing education to be used at the Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or Fall 2014 conferences.

Speaker's Disclaimer
The speakers are neither attorneys nor official representatives of the Georgia state board of physical therapy. None of the information presented is intended to provide specific legal advice for any particular individual questions about the Georgia physical therapy practice act. Only personal legal counsel or individual consultation with the state board of physical therapy can provide such assistance.

Applicable Policies

  • Cancellations: For cancellations made in writing, postmarked by October 12, 2013, individuals will receive an 70% refund of the registration fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the course date.
  • On-site Registration: On-site registration is limited. We cannot guarantee availability of seats to individuals registering on-site.
  • ADA Compliance: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, PTAG will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meetings

Hotels Near Emory University - James B. Williams Medical Education Building

Holiday Inn Express Atlanta - Emory University
2183 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/ Emory
1236 Executive Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30329
Super 8 Decatur/Downtown - Atlanta Area
917 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
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GA PT PAC Social Event

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join PTAG for the Georgia Physical Therapy Political Action Committee event at Tin Lizzy's at Emory Point.  Come out and enjoy an evening of fellowship, great food and fun!
Tin Lizzy's At Emory Point  
1540 Avenue Place
Atlanta, GA 30329



Help PTAG Support Shoes4Kids at the 2013 PTAG Fall Conference

Don't forget to pack your shoes!  Keep the tradition alive and help make this the most successful year yet!  Remember to bring a pair of new children's shoes and socks to PTAG's Fall Conference. 


Sponsor & Advertise

PTAG invites you to participate as a 2013 Fall Meeting Sponsor and highlight your company's support for our professional development. Download a 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting Sponsorship Form. PTAG also offers the opportunity to advertise in the Conference Program Book. The Program Book is distributed to all conference attendees upon registering. Inform attendees about your service or product through advertising. Space is limited, and sponsoring firms will have first options to advertise. Non-sponsoring firms are invited to advertise based on space availability. *Note: all firms have been accommodated to date. Download a 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting Program Book Advertisment Form.

Sponsorship table selection is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sponsors are expected to bring a tablecloth, as most everyone has a logo cloth they prefer to use. Sponsoring companies are invited to have two representatives stationed at their table on the day they are providing sponsorship. Sponsors are not required to be present the entire day, but PTAG is offering that opportunity for you. We want your experience to be successful. PTAG will provide lunch for two representatives from your firm. Download the PTAG Sponsorship Participation Guidelines for additional details.
Don't forget, this is not an exhibit, so pop-up displays, banners, etc., are not permitted. The agreement is to offer sponsors a table for their literature and business cards. List and label offers that are a part of the sponsorship will be distributed to sponsors after the conference when the coupon is submitted. Give-a-ways are permitted, so you may have a bowl/basket to collect business cards.

All Cancellations must be submitted in writing. A $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellation received after September 30, 2013.

Please contact the info@ptagonline.org PTAG Executive Office if you have additional questions.


  • Click here to download the 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting Sponsorship/Exhibitor Form.
  • Click here to download the 2013 PTAG Fall Conference & Annual Meeting Program Book Advertisement Form.


Thank You Sponsors for Your Support!


Sponsors 2013

Continental Breakfast Sponsors:
AM Break Sponsors:
PM Break Sponsors:
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