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2017 Kentucky Conclave

9/8/2017 to 9/9/2017
When: September 8-9, 2017
Where: United States

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Kentucky Conclave

Network // Develop // Interact


Why YOU Should Attend

Join us as physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and PT/PTA students from across the state convene at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, September 8-9 for the Kentucky Conclave. The Kentucky Conclave is the premier event for PTs, PTAs and students throughout Kentucky. Last year more than 200 attended this event. Here are a few reasons why YOU should attend the Kentucky Conclave:


Networking with Colleagues and Recognizing Professional Achievement

  • The opening reception provides an ideal environment for networking with colleagues and sponsors and building new professional contacts.
  • Attendees enjoy supporting their colleagues as they receive awards for association service and academic achievement (the Donald H. Lange Lifetime Achievement Award, the KPTA/RehabCare All-Academic Team, etc.).

Professional Development

  • Attendees receive Category 1 continued competency credit for attending the Kentucky Conclave.
  • Education is interactive and evidence-based; provided by leading experts in the field of physical therapy.
  • Attendees learn about the latest issues affecting physical therapy, what the association is doing on their behalf and how they can advocate for their profession. In short, the Kentucky Conclave is a win-win for all who attend.

Interact with Sponsors

  • Lean about potential employment opportunities.
  • Discover the latest technology in medical devices, rehab equipment, etc.
  • Win prizes for visiting sponsor booths.

Except for the “After-Party,” all events held at the Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex, 700 First Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101

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All times Central

Participants may choose to attend any of the sessions offered.


Friday, September 8

 6-7 pm   PTA Party 1st floor auditorium
 7 pm  

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony; Exhibit Hall 1st floor auditorium

  • Awards
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Food & Drinks
  • Silent Auction
  • Prizes
 9 pm   Physical Therapy Night Out “After-Party” 643 Sports Bar & Grill 360 E. 8th Avenue


Saturday September 9

 8-9 am   Registration, Breakfast Lobby area just inside main entrance 


Attendees may select one of the following sessions:


 9-10 am   “Yoga for Individuals with Essential Tremor,” presented by Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS; Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS; Natalie Vance, PT, DPT, NCS Room 1104
 9-10 am   “Engaging the Nervous System to Maximize Patient Outcomes in an Orthopedic Practice – Part 1,” presented by Lynn English, PT, MSEd, DPT; Kara Lee, PT, DPT, NCS; Dana Lykins, PT, DPT, MSCS Room 1100
 9-10 am   “It’s Potty Time: Understanding Bowel and Bladder Dysfunctions and Treatment Options in the Pediatric Patient,” presented by Emily G. Davenport, PT, DPT Room 1102
 9-10 am   “Anatomy Boot Camp in the Cadaver Lab,” presented by Sonya Dick, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS; Sonia Young, PT, DPT, EdD Cadaver Lab


Attendees may select one of the following sessions:


10:15-11:15 am   “Engaging the Nervous System to Maximize Patient Outcomes in an Orthopedic Practice – Part 2,” presented by Lynn English, PT, MSEd, DPT; Kara Lee, PT, DPT, NCS; Dana Lykins, PT, DPT, MSCS Room 1100 
 10:15-11:15 am   “Understanding and Managing Pain in Neurodegenerative Diseases,” presented by Sonja Bareiss, PT, PhD; Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS Room 1106
 10:15-11:15 am    Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services in Transition: Advancing Beyond the Affordable Care Act to Value,” presented by Ed Dobrzykowski, PT, DPT, ATC, MHS Room 1102
 10:15-11:15 am   “On the Move – the Evidence for Power in Young Children,” presented by Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS, ATP Room 1104
 11:30 a.m.-1 pm   Lunch & KPTA Business Meeting Room 1106


1:15-3:15 p.m. Platform & Poster Presentations




1:15-1:30 pm   “Bailoterapia and Building Health: A Qualitative Study Describing the Experience of Ecuadorian Women Participating in a Culturally Relevant Dance Program,” presented by Carolyn Blissett, PT, DPT; Katelyn McNamara, PT, DPT
 1:30-1:45 pm   “Does the Ankle to Brachial Index Accurately Diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease? Literature Review and Meta-analysis,” presented by Sonya Dick PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
 1:45-2 pm   “New Recommendations for Physical Activity and Exercise for Patients with Diabetes” presented by Gina Pariser PT, PhD, LDE
 2-2:15 pm   “Walk with Ease: An Evidence-Based Community Program for People with Arthritis: A Program Outcome Study” presented by Leann Kerr, PT, DPT, DHS, CBIS and Gina Pariser, PT, PhD, LDE




1:15-3:15 pm   “Correlation Between Steps Walked and Functional Outcome Measures in Patients Post-CVA: A Pilot Study,” presented by Leann Kerr, PT, DPT, DHS, CBIS; Alex Adkins, PT; Laurin Whitis, PT; Kari Hart, PT, DPT; Robert English, PT, PhD
 1:15-3:15 pm    “Development and Outcomes of a Community-Based Golf and Exercise Program for People with Parkinson’s Disease,” presented by Megan Veltman, PT, DPT, NCS; Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS: Megan Danzl, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
 1:15-3:15 pm   “Effects of a Five-Week Multimodal Wellness Program on the Quality of Life and Functional Mobility of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study,” presented by Dana Lykins, PT, DPT; Brianna Anderson, Sharayah Jung, PT; Alexis Pittenger; Robert English, PT, PhD
 1:15-3:15 pm    “Qualitative Study Regarding the Experiences of Adult-Oriented Physical Therapists Providing Services for Individuals with Lifelong Disabilities,” presented by Catherine Gohrband, PT, DPT, PCS
 1:15-3:15 pm    Effects of a Community-Based Fall Prevention Program on a Comprehensive Assessment of Balance Problems” presented by Megan Petty, SPT; Cynthia Brown, SPT; Patricia Gillette, PT, PhD, GCS; Sherry Roberts, DPT, GCS; and Gina Pariser, PT, PhD, LDE
 1:15-3:15 pm   “Exploring Animal-Assisted Therapy in the Pediatric Population” presented by Leann Bruce, PT and Irena Tran, PT






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