The Conclave

The WNY PT/PTA Student Conclave is a day-long event designed and customized for students. See how this event has 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 Stone’s Buddies. Learn how this charity is making lives better for children with chronic illnesses.

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.


Topic: Keynote
Topic: Keynote

Event Schedule

The WNY PT/PTA Student Conclave 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.

8:00 - 8:50 AM


9:00 - 9:50 AM

Speaker: Michael D. Ross, PT, DHSc

Topic: Pain


Speakers: Jim Kelley and Dr. Keith Stube

Topic: ACL Repair


Speaker: Mike Nadeau, ATP/SMS, CRTS

Topic: The Medical View of Standing

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Speaker: Susan Bennett, PT, DPT, EdD, NCS, MSCS

Topic: Concussion


Speaker: Ben Randle

Topic: Military

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Speaker: John Schroeder

Topic: Oncology

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Speaker: Michael Huson, PT, DPT, OCS

Topic: Private Practice


Speaker: Mike Nadeau, ATP/SMS, CRTS

Topic: W/C Mobility


Speaker: Frederick F. Pordum II, DPT

Topic: Falls

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Speakers: Matthew Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA and Jacob I. McPherson, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS

Lunch Keynotes

1:30 - 2:20 PM

Speaker: Wendy Featherstone, PT, DPT

Topic: Women's Health


Speaker: Jim Turcer, PT, SCS

Topic: Sports


Speaker: Ken Lukasiewicz

Topic: Home Health

2:30 - 3:20 PM

Speakers: Andrew Bartlett, PT, Ph.D, MPA and Linda Riek, PT, DPT, Ph.D

Topic: Amputees


Speaker: Brett Morgan, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, FCE

Topic: Aquatic/Pediatric

3:30 - 4:20 PM

Speaker: Brett Morgan, PT, DPT, Cert MDT, FCE

Topic: Aquatic/Pediatric (continued)


Speaker: Sarah P. Pictor, PT, DPT, PCS

Topic: Hippotherapy


As the organizers of the WNY PT/PTA Student Conclave, we wish to thank those that worked to make this conference a success — the great speakers who brought their keen knowledge to presentations, the gracious sponsors who ensured this conference was possible, and the passionate students who joined us and learned among their peers at this event.

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Main Sponsor

Graphic: Logo for NYPTA

Additional Sponsors

D'Youville Logo
Graphic: Logo for G&G Fitness
Graphic: Catholic Health logo