2010 Fall Meeting


October 15 - 17, 2010
Mercer University
Davis Building & Day Hall
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341


Program & Registration 

Download a complete 2010 Fall Conference Brochure
Download a 2010 Fall Conference Schedule


2010 Fall Program at a Glance

Friday, October 15, 2010
Registration will open at 11:30AM

*12:15PM - 3:30PM - Research Presentation
"Considerations for Planning and Writing Clinical Case Reports"
Charlotte Chatto, PT, PhD,  Douglas Keskula, PT, PhD, ATC & Bruce Greenfield, PT, PhD, OCS

Friday Meetings:
*4:00PM - 7:00PM - PTAG Board of Directors Meeting
*7:00PM - 8:00PM - PTAG Delegate Meeting

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Registration will open at 7:00AM

*8:00AM - 4:45PM
"Evidence Based Approach to Thrust and Non-Thrust Manipulations" (Course concludes on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 8:45AM - 12:15PM)
Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, OCS

*8:00AM - 11:15AM
"Feasibility of the Nintendo Wii for Improving Cardio-respiratory and Balance Function to Enhance Community Engagement"
Dawn M. Hayes, PT, PhD, GCS, Terrie L. Millard, PT, DPT, MMSc, PCS & Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS

*9:45AM - 11:15AM
"Health Care Reform and the New Law"
Nate Thomas, PT, DPT

*1:30PM - 5:45PM
"Ethics and Georgia Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy Practice"
Sandra Eskew Capps, PT, DPT, MHEd & Stafanie Palma, PT, DPT, MEd, NCS, CBIS

*2:45PM - 5:00PM - The SSIG presents a special two part career development program for students:
Part 1 : Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills -panel participants (to date) include representatives from Select Medical
Part 2  Residency and Fellowship Programs - panel participants include representatives from CHOA, Atlanta Sports Medicine and Mercer University 

Saturday Meetings:

*9:00AM - 9:45AM - PTA SIG Meeting
*9:00AM - 11:25AM - Poster Presentations
*11:25AM - 1:25PM - PTAG Business Meeting
*1:30PM - 2:30PM - Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) Meeting
*5:30PM - 7:30PM - GA PT PAC Fundraiser - Nintendo Wii Bowling Tournament

*There will not be a PPSIG Meeting at the 2010 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting. PTAG encourages the PPSIG to attend the course, "Health Care Reform and the New Law" presented by Nate Thomas, PT, DPT, of the APTA.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Registration will open at 7:15AM

*8:30AM - 11:45AM
"Mock Trial Case Study"
Barney Poole, PT, DPT & Stewart Platt, PT, MSPT

*8:30AM - 11:45AM
"A Viable Niche Practice: Develop Your Expertise in Complex Seating and Mobility Technology and Get Paid for it"
Laura J. Cohen, PT, PhD, ATP & Diane Beckwith, PT, MS, ATP

*8:45AM - 12:15PM
"Evidence Based Approach to Thrust and Non-Thrust Manipulations" (Course concludes)
Derek Clewley, PT, DPT, OCS

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 1, 2010, individuals will receive an 80% 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 Mercer University - Atlanta

Courtyard by Marriott - North Druid Hills
1236 Executive Park Dr NE
North Druid Hills, Georgia, 30329
(404) 728-0708

Courtyard by Marriott - Northlake
4083 La Vista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 938-1200

Doubletree Atlanta NE - Northlake

4156 Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA‎
(770) 938-1026‎

Holiday Inn Hotel Atlanta - Northlake

2158 Ranchwood Drive
Atlanta, GA‎
(770) 934-6000‎


Sponsor & Advertise


PTAG invites you to participate as a 2010 Fall Meeting Sponsor and highlight your company's support for our professional development. Download a 2010 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 2010 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.

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


Thank You Sponsors for Your Support!

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