The Conclave

The APTA PT/PTA Student Conclave is a day-long event designed and customized for students. See how this event has been crafted to offer to students what they want.

The Charity

Proceeds from this year’s student conclave will be donated to local charity Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Learn how this charity is improving our waterways & ecosystems.

The Location

A great group of speakers and students come to a great city when D’Youville College hosts this year’s conclave in Buffalo, N.Y. Find out more about the school and the city.


Dr. Lynn Rivers
Topic: Keynote
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Topic: Keynote

Event Schedule

The APTA PT/PTA Student Conclave, on September 21, 2019, is designed to offer students a chance to learn and interact with the topics that interest them. Plan your day around those speakers and presentations that you find most applicable to your study and your future career.

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 8:50 AM

Welcome & Keynote:
Dr. Rivers & Dr. McPhearson

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Session 1A: Dr. White

Topic: Performing Arts


Session 1B: Dr. Lorenzetti

Topic: Pain Science


Session 1C: Dr. MacPhearson

Topic: Concussions

10:00 - 11:50 AM

Speaker 2A: Dr. Klein

Topic: Tai Chi/Qigong


Speaker 2B: Dr. Ross

Topic: Red Flags


Speaker 2C: Dr. Homen

Topic: Women's Health

12:00 - 1:20 PM

Lunch & Distinguished Speakers from Haiti

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Speaker 3A: Dr. Aaron

Topic: Wound Care


Speakers 3B: Dr. Turcer

Topic: Rehab of the Athlete


Speaker 3C: Guests from Haiti

Topic: Clinical Presentation

2:30 - 3:20 PM

Speaker 4A: Dr. Pictor

Topic: Hippotherapy


Speaker 4B: Dr. Cannavo

Topic: Mental Health


Speaker 4C: Dr. Ray

Topic: Oncology


Main Sponsor


Additional Sponsors

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Register for the conclave to hear from guest speakers discuss their expertise. Be sure to check the schedule and plan your day around the experts that best fit your interests.