Save the date to join us for
imPacT 2017 at
Armstrong Center in Savannah, GA on
March 24-26, 2017
More details will be posted as they become available.
Session links include session information and handouts.
More information will be linked to each session once we have it available. Check back often.
Friday, March 24
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Room 125||Board Meeting|
|12:00pm - 4:00pm||Room 125||Board Leadership Team Meeting|
|4:00pm - 8:00pm||Grand Lobby||Registration open|
|4:15pm - 6:25pm||Auditorium||General Session: PTed Talks, featuring
4:15 - 4:40 pm
|6:30pm - 7:30pm||Ballroom||Welcome Reception|
Saturday, March 25
|6:00am - 7:00am||Grand Lobby||Exhibitors load-in/set-up|
|6:00am - 6:30pm||Grand Lobby||Registration open|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Grand Lobby||Attendee Check-In & Sponsor Visitation|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Ballroom||Breakfast|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Room 104||FIN Meeting: Private Practice Network|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Room 107||FIN Meeting: Neurology Network|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Ballroom||FIN Meeting: PTA Network|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Auditorium||FIN Meeting: Student Network|
|8:00am - 8:50am||Auditorium||Opening General Session: Introduction to imPacT: PT Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better presented by Joe Donnelly, PT, DHS, OCS and Perry Brubaker, PT, DPT||0:50|
|8:50am - 9:00am||Grand Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|9:00am - 10:20am||Auditorium||General Session: One Person at a Time: Influencing Behavioral Change presented by Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD - RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy||1:20|
|10:20am - 10:30am||Grand Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|10:30am - 11:50am||Auditorium||General Session: Beyond Physical Therapy: Incorporating Health Promotion into Your Practice to Help Your Patients Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better presented by Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD - RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy||1:20|
|11:50am - 12:00pm||Grand Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|12:00pm - 1:20pm||Auditorium||General Session: The Role of PT in Health & Wellness presented by Mike Eisenhart, PT||1:20|
|1:20pm - 1:30pm||Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|1:30pm - 2:20pm||Ballroom||Town Hall with the Delegates Luncheon|
|2:20pm - 2:30pm||Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|2:30pm - 3:20pm||Auditorium||General Session: The State of APTA, presented by Robert H. Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS||0:50|
|3:20pm - 3:30pm||Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|3:30pm - 5:20pm||Concurrent Educational Sessions||1:50|
|Room 125||Shoulder Instability Clinical Reasoning for Return to Sport presented by George Davies, PT, DPT, MEd, FAPTA, SC, Jay B. Cook, MD, Dallas Lewis, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, Matt Helton, PT, DPT, SCS|
|Meeting Suite||Round Table Discussion: How to Integrate Practices of Wellness/Fitness into a Successful Business Model facilitated by David Taylor, PT, DPT, GCS; including contributions from Mike Eisenhart, PT; Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD; Perry Brubaker, PT, DPT; and Brad Freemyer, PT|
|Auditorium||Student Session: Personal Brand and Networking presented by Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD|
|5:20pm - 5:30pm||Lobby||Break & Sponsor Visitation|
|5:30pm - 6:45pm||Auditorium||PTAG Business Meeting|
|5:30pm - 6:45pm||Lobby||Exhibitors break down/load out|
|9:00pm - until||GA PT PAC Fundraiser: Savannah River Street Pub Crawl - $15 donation to GA PT PAC gives you a wristband good for discounts at Rocks on the Roof, Savannah Smiles and more participating establishments. Wristbands will also be on sale during ImPacT if you don't order them with your original registration.|
Sunday, March 26
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Room 125||General Session: Ethics & Georgia Jurisprudence presented by David Taylor, PT, DPT, GCS and Anne Thompson, PT, EdD
Please note: this will be the only Ethics and Jurisprudence session offered by PTAG this year. There is NO FALL MEETING this year.
Terms & Conditions:
Session handouts will be distributed online and not provided onsite. A link to the conference proceedings documents will be sent to all paid registrants by 5 pm on Monday, March 20. Please print or have available on your mobile device any of the documents submitted for the sessions that you intend to attend. Hard copies will not be provided onsite.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: The volunteer registration is incorporated into the regular registration form. If you are interested in volunteering to assist at the registration desk or as a room monitor during the event, please choose the Registration Type "Student Member Volunteer - $0" on your registration form. Once you have chosen this, a list of available volunteer opportunities will appear for you to choose from.
Please only select days/times that you are available for work as you will automatically be scheduled for your chosen time(s). You must work at least 4 hours in order to receive a complimentary event registration. If you do not arrive at the event registration desk at your specified time to begin your volunteer assignment, then you will be invoiced for the registration dollar amount that you would have paid if you registered onsite.
Volunteer opportunities are limited, so once a time slot is sold out, it will not be available for selection. Because of this, please contact us immediately if you are unable to fulfill your volunteer duties so that we can make the opportunity open to others.
Early Bird, Advance & Regular registration includes admittance to all event courses, FIN meetings, Business Meeting, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and sponsor table visits.
Early Bird, Regular & Onsite Registration Deadlines
Registrations must be received by midnight on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rate. Registrations received between Wednesday, February 8, 2017 and 5 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017 are eligible for the Advance Registration rate. Those received after 5 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017 will receive the Regular Registration rate. Online registration closes 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
Onsite registration is limited. There is not a guarantee of availability of seats to those registering onsite.
Continuing Competence Contact Hours
Continuing Competence Contact Hours certificates will be awarded to paid registrants after the event via email provided that the attendee has signed in and out of each session for which he/she has registered and was present for the entire session. No partial credit certificates are able to be awarded.
Cancellations must be made in writing (mail, email or fax) and postmarked by Friday, March 3, 2017 in order to receive an 80% refund of the registration fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations received after this date.
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, PTAG will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting.
The PTAG Executive Office will be closed Wednesday, March 22 - Monday, March 27. The office will reopen on Tuesday, March 28.
If you have any questions or need clarifications, do not hesitate to contact the PTAG Executive Office.
Registration Rates & Deadlines:
EARLY BIRD RATES
Download the ImPacT mobile app!
Access the conference proceedings and stay updated on the latest conference news with the conference app. Simply search for “PTAG” in the App Store or Google Play to download.
Support the organizations that support PT! Please visit all of the ImPacT exhibitors.
GA PT PAC Fundraiser
Please join us for the Savannah River Street Pub Crawl Saturday at 9pm. Your $15 donation to GA PT PAC gives you a wristband good for discounts at participating establishments. Stop by the GA PT PAC booth for additional informaiton and to register if you haven’t already!
Business Meeting & Voting
Please check in at the business meeting to ensure our quorum numbers are met and voting can occur. Volunteers will be on hand to accept your signed Attendance Verification card. Please retrieve your verification card from your registration packet, sign on the back and surrender your card upon entry.
Continuing Competency Hours (CCHs) formally known as CEUs
CCH will be only provided for full attendance in one class per time slot. In order to receive your CCH certificate, you must sign in and sign out of each course. Certificates will be emailed post meeting.
Food & Beverage
Please be mindful of food and beverages in the meeting rooms. All meals will be served in the Ballroom.
Please silence your phones, tablets an laptops before entering any course.
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, PTAG will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate people with disabilities during this meeting.
13040 Abercorn Street
Northbound: Travel north on interstate 95 (I-95N). Take exit 94, GA-204, toward Savannah/Pembroke. Turn right onto GA-204 E for 7.3 miles. Armstrong State University is on your right and has two entrances onto campus. The second entrance (Arts Drive) is the main entrance to the university.
Southbound: Travel south on interstate 95 (I-95N). Take exit 94, GA-204, toward Savannah/Pembroke. Turn left onto GA-204 E for 7.5 miles. Armstrong State University is on your right and has two entrances onto campus. The second entrance (Arts Drive) is the main entrance to the university.
Eastbound: Travel east on interstate I-16 (I-16E). Take exit 157A onto interstate 95 (I-95S) toward Brunswick/Jacksonville for 5.1 miles. Turn onto GA-204 E for 7.5 miles. Armstrong State University is on your right and has two entrances onto campus. The second entrance (Arts Drive) is the main entrance to the university.
Car Rental & Other Transportation -
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Enterprise Rent A Car
Savannah Car Rentals
Savannah16 Motor Coach Lines
ACE Basin Express
TLT Smiling Faces Transportation
Tybee Turtle Transit LLC
Where to Stay:
PTAG has a limited amount of rooms blocked at the following hotels until February 24, 2017. After that time, we cannot guarantee room availability due to other local events.
River Street Inn
Comfort Suites Gateway
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Savannah Southside
Hotel Indigo Savannah
Embassy Suites Downtown Historic Savannah
Hampton Inn & Suites - Savannah/Historic District
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Downtown/Historic Dist.
B Historic Savannah
From VisitSavannah.com: It's totally possible—and incredibly fascinating—to spend days strolling through the nation's largest Landmark Historic District. But with so much here to see and do, your feet might have different plans. Check out some other ways to see Savannah in style.
Unique Transportation -
Award Winning Bicycling - Savannah is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community as awarded by the League of American Bicyclists
Chatham Area Transit (CAT) - 19 fixed bus routes in Savannah and Chatham County. Fare for local one-way service is $1.50. Catch a CAT!
DOT - The DOT is a fare-free service of Savannah Mobility Management System, a public/private partnership created to help visitors and residents get around downtown
Trolley Tours - Savannah offers a variety of Trolley Tours. One of the best ways to learn about the Downtown Historic District's history is to take one of the many Trolley Tours available. Most Trolley Tours offer the on/off pass, so you are able to explore the city on your own and get back on the trolley as you please!
Horse Drawn Carriage Tours - Taking a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour through Downtown Savannah can be both informative and romantic. Learn about the city as you are taken through the various squares and streets. Bring the whole family or just the two of you, and see Savannah at her very best!
Shuttle Services - Express shuttle with 30-passenger vehicles with 20 minutes or less wait between shuttles. They serve 10 stops around the Historic District and operate 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm.
City Parking - Find information all about the City's Visitor Day Pass, Disability Parking, Smart Cards, Metered Parking and Enforcement by looking through the City Parking Guide. City owned and operated garage locations and details are also available in the guide for your convenience.