CSM 2021

February 1-28, 2021

Join thousands of your fellow PTs, PTAs and SPTs at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting this February 1-28, 2021 featuring educational programming from 18 APTA components including the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy! Browse our Academy’s programming and additional events we are hosting in March 2021 following CSM 2021.

Get unlimited access to hundreds of educational sessions, posters, platforms, and more — all available to registrants through March 31. Earn up to 2.0 CEUs (20 contact hours) by completing posttests. All live content will be recorded and available to view after the scheduled air date. 

How to Navigate the CSM Programming Site

All on-demand courses are now ready for you to access. PostersSection Meetings/Events, and Marketplace & Special Offers are available on the APTA CSM Conference website. Live programming begins on February 1, 2021 with content from Acute Care, Aquatics, Federal, and Orthopaedic sections. Here’s how to access the content:

  • From the conference home page, click on Sign In on the left navigation bar.
  • Log in using the email and password you use to log in to APTA’s website. If you changed emails, remember to use the most recent one.
  • Once you are logged in, you can choose to browse by day, section, live content, on-demand content, and more.
  • By successfully completing posttests you can gain up to 2.0 CEUs* by March 31. Once you reach that limit, you will still be able to access other content.
  • Sections have chosen “hot topics” to showcase, and they are marked with a flame symbol next to them.
  • Remember to download your certificate after you successfully complete each posttest. Certificates must be downloaded by March 31.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Pre-CSM: SSIG Coffee Chat

Are you an Student Physical Therapist or is it your first time attending CSM? Join our Student Special Interest Group Board on January 30th at 12:00pm EST to learn how to navigate your first virtual CSM experience!

Monday, February 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Pop-Up Event! “Board at the Bar”

Join our Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Board at our informal “Board at the Bar” event on February 1, 2021 from 8:30pm-9:30pm ET followed by an open session. Accessible through your APTA CSM programming website starting Monday. Here are the tentative times for what will happen at our pop-up event.

  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET – Board at the Bar. Meet our Board members and ask about the nominations and elections process and hear them talk about their elected positions. 
  • 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM ET – Open session. Learn about the Academy’s Special Interest Groups and how to get involved.

Wednesdays | February 3, 10, 17, 24

Live Sessions

Please refer to the APTA CSM Programming website for the latest information and any schedule updates.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday, February 26, 2021

February 1-March 31, 2021

On-Demand Sessions

Platforms

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Post-Conference: Let’s Talk About Sex!  Sex Counseling for the Pelvic Health Therapist

Speakers: Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT and Heather Edwards, PT

Sexual counseling within the physical therapy profession is essential for helping patients optimize their sexual function as their bodies are changing throughout the lifespan. To be an effective counselor, you have to understand the intersecting factors of race, gender, orientation, culture, and ability. For providers in all specialties (pelvic health, neuro, ortho, oncology) talking about sex can seem tricky, taboo, and maybe even nebulous. In this course, we aim to give you a more in-depth understanding of human sexuality and straight-forward counseling tools and skills to help your patients engage in satisfying sexual practices. This postconference course is available for $235 for APTA Academy Members and $385 for others. (.8 CEUs)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Post-Conference: Gynecologic Cancer and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Research Update

Speaker: Nelly Faghani, PT

Cancers in the pelvis account for a relatively large percentage of new diagnoses for both cis-males and females. Side effects can occur with any type of cancer treatment, whether that be surgical, radiation, or chemotherapy. The severity and type of side effects will depend on the specific area or organs effected, size of area treated, type and amount of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and overall health and co-morbidities. Pelvic health physiotherapy is uniquely positioned to address symptoms of cancer treatment including urinary, bowel and sexual dysfunction. This evidenced based course discusses a whole-person approach that can help improve the quality of life in this extremely under-serviced population. This postconference course is available for $235 for APTA Academy Members and $385 for others. (.8 CEUs)

Monday, March 8, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Membership Zoom Mixer

CSM 2021 is virtual but that doesn’t mean we can’t see each other! Meet fellow Academy members at our virtual Zoom mixer designed to allow Academy members to introduce themselves and celebrate International Women’s Day! Grab a drink or snack and join the live conversations of fellow Academy members before heading into the General Business Meeting! Registration for the Zoom Mixer is separate from the General Business Meeting.

Monday, March 8, 2021 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

General Business Meeting and Town Hall

Join your fellow Academy members at our General Business Meeting that will be streamed live via Zoom Conferencing. This event is open to Academy members. Your Academy leadership will present a 2020 year-in-review followed by the awards presentation and live town hall.

  • State of the Academy Presentation
  • Awards Presentation
  • Town Hall

Become a Sponsor

Reach your audience by supporting our profession and industry through sponsorship. The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy has curated several package and à la carte sponsorship selections for every budget. Whether you are a small or large company, we have different advertising options available to help you reach your audience. Your contributions help our PTs, PTAs and SPTs advance our field’s research, practice and patient care. The funds raised through sponsorship and advertising are invested into producing and facilitating our year-round continuing education courses, generating research and increasing access to education. In exchange, we provide physical therapy professionals exposure to your products and services. Advertise with us to have your brand, products or services be seen by our conference attendees, publication readers, our industry’s top physical therapy practitioners, educators and rising professionals.

Order Deadline: February 15, 2021

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