imPacT 2017

Save the date to join us for 
imPacT 2017 at 
Armstrong Center in Savannah, GA on 
March 24-26, 2017


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REVIEW THE TENTATIVE AGENDA HERE.

More details will be posted as they become available.

imPacT 2017 Agenda

Conference Agenda

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

Time Location Session CC Hrs
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
Dr. Robert LeFavi
, PhD, MBA

4:50 - 5:15 pm
Dr. Julie Granger,
PT, DPT, SCS

5:25 - 5:50 pm
Jennifer Green-Wilson
PT, MBA, EdD

6:00 - 6:25 pm
Mike Eisenhart, PT

 1:40
6:30pm - 7:30pm Ballroom Welcome Reception  

Saturday, March 25

Time Location Session CC Hrs
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

Time Location Session CC Hrs
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.

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imPacT 2017 Registration

Terms & Conditions:

Session Handouts

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.

Registration Discounts

  • Recent Graduate
    Members who graduated from a PT or PTA program from March 2016 - March 2017 are eligible for a $50 discount. Use the Discount Code: NEWGRAD
  • Post-Doctorate Specialty Program
    Members who are enrolled in an APTA credentialed specialty program as a post-doctorate student are eligible for a 70% discount (of the PT Member rate). Use the Discount Code: POSTDoc2017

Student Volunteers

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.

Registration Fees

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 Registrations

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

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.

ADA Compliance

In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, PTAG will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting.

Office Closed

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:

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EARLY BIRD RATES
(received before 2/7/17)

Members -
Member PT: $240
Member PTA: $160
Member Student: $50

Non-Members - 
Non-Member PT: $320
Non-Member PTA: $240
Non-Member Student: $128


ADVANCE RATES
(received between 2/8/17 & 3/3/17)

Members -
Member PT: $300
Member PTA: $200
Member Student: $60

Non-Members - 
Non-Member PT: $400
Non-Member PTA: $300
Non-Member Student: $160


REGULAR RATES
(received after 3/3/17)

Members -
Member PT: $350
Member PTA: $250
Member Student: $110

Non-Members - 
Non-Member PT: $450
Non-Member PTA: $350
Non-Member Student: $210


FIN & Business Meetings + meals*: $50

PTAG Business Meeting Only*: $0

* FIN & Business Meetings Only & Business Meeting Only registration types are open to PTAG members only. The FIN & Business Meetings + meals registration type for $50 includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. This does not include admission to any educational sessions. A $10 onsite fee applies to any registrations of this type received after online registration closes on 3/12/17.

 

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imPact 2017 General Information

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.
 
Sponsors/Exhibitors
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.
 
Mobile Devices
Please silence your phones, tablets an laptops before entering any course.
 
ADA Compliance
In compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990, PTAG will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate people with disabilities during this meeting.

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imPacT 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors

A Special Thank You to the Following Companies for Being imPacT 2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors:

 

Amedisys

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

CareerStaff Unlimited

Georgia Secretary of State Office

LightForce Therapy Lasers by LiteCure Medical

RehabCare


Member Login

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imPacT 2017 Travel/Venue Information

Host Venue:

Armstrong Center

13040 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Armstrong.Center@armstrong.edu
912.344.2953

Driving Directions

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.

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Savannah Facts:

  • 2.5 square mile Historic District makes Savannah pedestrian friendly
  • 22 scenic squares
  • More than 45 cultural attractions
  • Coastal cuisine is a Savannah specialty
  • 16 oz. “to-go” cups allowed in Historic District
  • 20-minute drive to Tybee Island
  • Art & architecture around every corner
  • Average Temperatures in March: High of 69.9, Low of 46.8

Fun Facts about Savannah from Old Savannah Tours

Top Ten Facts about Savannah from The Olde Savannah Inn

The History of Savannah from Visit Savannah


Car Rental & Other Transportation -

Budget Car & Truck Rental
(912) 355-0805
www.budget.com

Enterprise Rent A Car
(912) 920-1093
www.enterprise.com

Savannah Car Rentals
(912) 920-5431
www.savannahcarrentals.com

Savannah16 Motor Coach Lines
(912) 417-9616
www.Savannah16.com

Savannah Pedicab
(912) 232-7900
www.savannahpedicab.com

ACE Basin Express
(843) 410-7992
www.basinbus.com

Lowcountry Jaunt
(912) 257-0333
www.lowcountryjaunt.com

TLT Smiling Faces Transportation
(912) 239-4080
www.tltsmilingfaces.com

Tybee Turtle Transit LLC
(361) 887-8537
www.tybeeturtletransit.com

 

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
124 E. Bay Street; Savannah, GA 31401
912-234-6400
14.1 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $259 - $319/night

Comfort Suites Gateway
596 Al Henderson Blvd; Savannah, GA 31419
912-335-5118
7.4 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $132/night

LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Savannah Southside
8484 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31406
912-927-7660
4.3 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $112.50 - $117/night

Hotel Indigo Savannah
201 W. Bay Street; Savannah, GA 31401
912-236-1024
13.7 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $249/night

Embassy Suites Downtown Historic Savannah
605 West Oglethorpe Ave; Savannah, GA 31401
912-721-1604
13.2 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: None Available

Hampton Inn & Suites - Savannah/Historic District
603 West Oglethorpe Ave; Savannah, GA 31401
912-721-1604
13.1 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: None Available

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Downtown/Historic Dist.
135 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Savannah, GA
912-236-1777
13.1 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $189/night

B Historic Savannah
320 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA 31401
912-629-3275
12.9 miles from the Armstrong Center
PTAG Rate: $219/night

Other Places to Stay


Savannah transportation:

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.