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Events 2019 Student Conclave

Midwestern University

19555 N 59th Ave


United States

Please join us for the Arizona Student Conclave Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Midwestern University! Network with PT and PTA students, meet exhibitors, and attend presentations from world-renowned physical therapists who have made an immense impact on our profession.

Be electrified by our rockstar lineup of speakers, raffles, and social media challenge. Get energized about our profession and network with over 200 PT and PTA students from all programs in Arizona. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the AZ Student Special Interest Group movement where we have captured national attention! Your AZ SSIG leaders provide resources for you to successfully enter the workforce and continue advancing our profession. Don’t miss out on this annual learning opportunity!

Here is the schedule for the day:

07:00 - 07:45 AM Registration and Breakfast

08:00 – 09:15 AM Keynote: Dr. Mark Kargela: The Modern Science of Pain - Navigating the Gray World of Clinical Practice in a Black and White Educational World

09:15 – 09:30 AM Break

09:30 – 10:15 AM Session One

  1. Dr. Tara Sullivan: Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
  2. Dr. Jeffrey Foucrier: Painium in the Cranium – Best Practices for the Physical Therapist in the Management of Cephalgia
  3. Dr. Mark Jagodzinski: The Art and Science of Being A New Grad in OP Ortho Setting
  4. Dr. Veronika Campbell: Intro to Visceral Manipulation Concepts

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM Session Two

  1. Veronika Campbell: Introduction to Neural Manipulation Concepts
  2. Dr. Christina Kiefer: Clinical Pearls: Incorporating TNE and Tools into Patient Care
  3. Dr. Andrea Brennan: Chronic Edema and Lymphedema: An often neglected condition
  4. Joseph Reinke: Your Student Loan Investment: Understand, Plan, Implement

11:15 – 01:00 PM Lunch and Vendor Fair

01:00 – 01:45 PM Session Three

  1. Joseph Reinke: Your Student Loan Investment: Understand, Plan, Implement
  2. Dr. Suzanne Kessner: PT for the Infant with Congenital Muscular Torticollis
  3. Dr. Andrea Brennan: Chronic Edema and Lymphedema: An often neglected condition
  4. Dr. Mallory Kargela: Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies for the Critically Ill Patient

01:45 – 02:00 PM Break

02:00 – 02:45 PM Closing Speaker

  1. Abriel Bentley: A Patients Perspective

Advance Registration (through March 16) fees of $40 for members and $50 for non-members include a full day of programming, time to visit with recruiters, other exhibitors and sponsors, and lunch.

Students, faculty and clinicians are invited and encouraged to attend the annual AzPTA Student Conclave to be held on Saturday, March 23, at Midwestern University in Glendale. The Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) has developed a fabulous program including a rock star lineup of speakers, networking opportunities, raffle prizes and fun.

Questions about the event may be directed to Jennifer Sirotkin at, SSIG Conclave Co-Chair.

2019 Conclave Speakers

Thank you to our Event Sponsors