Student SIG Virtual Student Conclave


Come join us for the Virtual 2021 Arizona Student Conclave on Saturday,
May 1st from 8 am to 5 pm AZ time

The Arizona Student Conclave is an annual event that is hosted by the Arizona Student Special Interest Group (Student SIG). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the physical therapy profession, hear about innovative practices in physical therapy, and network with clinicians and fellow PT and PTA students.

This year’s Conclave focuses on bringing topics that have not been previously discussed such as canine PT, travel PT, and NPTE prep strategies and resources. The ultimate theme for Conclave is to bring attention to elements of PT culture -- including discussions on the impact of advocacy, collaboration, innovation, resilience, versatility, and communication within the PT profession.

Registration is FREE for all current PT and PTA students. Instead of a registration fee this year, we are asking for donations to support The Miracle League of Arizona.
100% of the donations will be given to The Miracle League of Arizona

7 am - Student SSIG Business meeting
8 am - Conclave officially starts with opening remarks
5:00 pm - Ending time

Please register by Friday, April 29th. Once you register, you will be emailed your confirmation along the Zoom meeting ID.

Make sure to follow us on social media to learn more about the speakers, sponsors, and ways you can win prizes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Conclave Co-chairs Rachael ( and Maria (

Can't wait to see you all at the virtual Conclave on May 1st


7:00 - 8:00 AM

Student SIG Business Meeting (optional)

Vote on new election process

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Introduction of theme: PT Culture

8:15 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker: Brian Schmitz, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

(President of APTA Arizona)

Challenges in the PT Profession

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Break / Game

9:10 - 9:55 AM

Hailey Kaus, PT, DPT

Importance of Coaching and Working with Gymnasts

9:55 -10:10 AM

Break/ Game

10:10 - 10:55 AM

Will Crane, PT, DPT, OCS

Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Crush the NPTE

10:55 - 11:05 AM

Break / Game

11:05 - 11:50 PM

Brittany Schenk, PT, DPT

Acute Care Physical Therapy and the Impact of COVID

11:50 - 12:40 PM


12:40 - 1:25 PM

Jenny Moe, PT, MS, DPT, CCRT, APT

Canine Physical Therapy

1:25 - 1:35 PM

Break / Game

1:35 - 2:20 PM

Jess Jenney, PT, DPT

Travel Therapy 101: Make Travel Your Therapy

2:20 - 3:05 PM

Brayan Berumen

Creating Strong PT and PTA Relationships

3:05 - 3:15 PM

Break / Game

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Randi Kass, PT, DPT

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Matt Midkiff, PT, DPT

Improving ACL Rehab with Virtual Reality

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Thank You and Closing Remarks


  1. Brian Schmitz, PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS
  2. Hailey Kaus, PT, DPT, ATC/L
  3. Will Crane, PT, DPT, OCS
  4. Brittany Schenk, PT, DPT
  5. Jenny Moe, PT, MS, DPT, CCRT, APT
  6. Jess Jenney, PT, DPT
  7. Brayan Berumen , PT, DPT
  8. Randi Kass , PT, DPT
  9. Matt Midkiff, PT, DPT, CSCS

Register Here