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APTA Specialty and Proficiency Recognition Ceremony is the opening event at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting. The ceremony recognizes newly-certified and recertified clinical specialists in the approved areas of board certification, along with PTA Proficiency Pathway Program recipients in the approved specialty areas.

Recognition Ceremony Photo and Information Session 

All 2022 newly certified specialists, recertified specialists, and PTA Proficiency Pathway recipients are invited to attend the Photo and Information session to review seating sections, familiarize yourself with the ceremony logistics, and have your photo taken with a program leadership representative. Photos will only be taken during the photo session. If you are unable to attend the rehearsal, you may still attend the ceremony.

The Photo and Information session will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20A, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

Photo and information session schedule

  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: PTA Proficiency Pathways recipients.
  • 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management.
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary and Women's Health.
  • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Geriatrics, Oncology, and Sports.
  • 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.: Neurology and Pediatrics.
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Orthopaedics.
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Recertifying specialists in all specialty areas.

Recognition Ceremony for Clinical Specialists

The recognition ceremony for clinical specialists will begin with the McMillan Lecture presentation, followed by remarks from APTA's president and ABPTS chair, and concluding with the formal acknowledgement and recognition of the newly certified and recertified specialists and PTA Pathway program recipients in attendance. The ceremony is immediately followed by APTA's CSM Opening Reception.

Those being recognized and their guest(s) are not required to register for the conference to attend the ceremony or reception.

The ceremony will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20A, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

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