2022 APTA AZ Fall Conference and Business Meeting

APTA Arizona Fall Conference and Business Meeting

Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

October 22, 2022
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Business Meeting will be during the Lunch Break
11:45 - 12:45 pm

By-laws Changes
APTA AZ Bylaws Changes 2022

Amend Article VI Section C
Amend Article VII Section 2

Non-Member $300, Member $225, Students $75, Life Members $75

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Hotels Near-by
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
3838 E Van Buren St Phoenix from $153 a night, 2 min drive to college

Hampton Inn Phoenix-Airport North
601 N 44th St, Phoenix, from 144 a night, 2 min drive to college

Seth Peterson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Roger Kerry BSc(Hons) Physio, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), Postgrad Cert in Higher Ed, PhD

Course Title:
The Art of Catching Zebras
Course Description:

New understanding and guidelines on recognizing rare conditions (or “zebras”) have revolutionized differential diagnosis for physical therapists. Although physical therapists may have greater musculoskeletal knowledge than ever, their ability to appropriately examine, recognize, and respond to potentially serious conditions is in question. 

In this interactive presentation, the speakers will discuss fostering a mental space that can improve diagnostic thinking, provide updates on serious spinal pathologies like cervical vascular conditions and cauda equina syndrome, and practice clinically vital examination skills. Real patient videos and scenarios will be discussed to help attendees improve their understanding and confidence when it comes to recognizing and responding to potentially serious conditions.


Seth Peterson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Founder, Physical Therapist at The Motive
President, Faculty at The Movement Brainery

Seth Peterson is a full-time clinician at The Motive in Oro Valley, Arizona. He is a residency and fellowship-trained clinician specializing in orthopedic physical therapy. Seth is also the founder of The Movement Brainery and podcast host of Masters in Motion. His primary clinical research emphasis has been on differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning for physical therapy clinicians. He has authored several peer-reviewed papers, monographs, and book chapters in these areas and has spoken at several national conferences. Seth's goal is to help clinicians be more present, open, adaptable, and passionate about patient care.

Roger Kerry BSc(Hons) Physio, MSc (Manipulative Therapy), Postgrad Cert in Higher Ed, PhD
Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham; Physiotherapist

Roger Kerry is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and an honorary Fellow of the UK’s Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. His main clinical research interests have been in adverse events and physiotherapy interventions of the head and neck, particularly on the causal nature of the interventions. Roger is also undertaking research activity in the Philosophy of Science, investigating the nature of causation in the health sciences, and this was the focus of his PhD. He is well-published in these areas and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences.

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APTA Arizona Fall Conference

October 22, 2022 

Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

We welcome you to be a fundamental supporter of Arizona’s leading
physical therapy professional organization.

                                  Network with physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students

  • Display your products and services
  • Space is limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsorship Sign up NOW to support the
     2022 Fall Conference.

  • Registration Deadline is October 12th 

Exhibitor Opportunities

Two representatives in the booth, a listing in the conference program, and one-time use of the attendee mailing list upon request will be provided post-conference.  

1-Day Exhibitor                                                               $250

Tabletop booth display on Saturday
Set up from 8 am - 9 am Saturday, October 22


Advertising in Conference Program

Advertise your company, products, services, coupon, or a special promotion in the conference program. Drive people to your exhibit table and maximize your presence at the conference. See the Additional Information page for instructions. 


Full Page                       $140 

Half Page                    $90

Quarter Page           $60

Business Card Size    $40


Position your company or brand in front of all attendees AND all members of the APTA Arizona! You will receive the specific benefit for the sponsorship type along with exposure in our weekly newsletter, Direct Current.

Full Conference Sponsor         $600

You receive a complete, one-time use set of mailing labels for all 1,800+ APTA AZ members, an advertisement in any issue of our weekly e-newsletter to all members, an advertisement on the APTA AZ website linking to your website for 90 days, one item available at registration for attendees, an advertisement in the conference program and recognition during the conference program.


Lunch Sponsor                             $400

Recognition in the conference program and a sign during lunch. 


Breakfast Sponsor                      $300 

Recognition in the conference program and a sign during breakfast. 


Refreshment Sponsor               $200

Recognition in the conference program and a sign during breaks. 


Lanyard Sponsor                        $100 

Provide the conference lanyards given to all conference participants.
 APTA AZ must approve the lanyard clip to confirm that they will work with the badge holders. 



Ads and Logos 

Send all ad artwork and company logos to The preferred format is PDF or high-resolution JPG. The deadline to submit these items for inclusion in the conference program is  October 1st. 

Exhibit Shipping 

There are no provisions for shipping directly to the event site. If you must ship your exhibit items, please ship them to your hotel or other location for your retrieval.