Event Schedule

The WNY PT/PTA Student Conclave 2016 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 2016, 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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