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CANCELLED - MPTA 2020 Spring Conference - Rockhurst University, KC, MO
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CANCELLED - MPTA 2020 Spring Conference - Rockhurst University, KC, MO

Join us at the 2020 MPTA Spring Conference hosted at Rockhurst information and earn up to 19 hours of CE through short concurrent sessions. Learn from the best and choose the topics that interest you the most!

4/17/2020 to 4/19/2020
When: April 17-19, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd.
Kansas City, MO  64110
United States
Contact: Carol Kemna

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Course Handouts & Presentations

 Course & Speaker Catalog

Conference Brochure



Poster Presentation Information - Submissions Due MARCH 6







All conference activities will take place at Rockhurst University located at 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO

A block of rooms is being held at the Marriott Country Club Plaza – Rooms are $159/night

4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Use this link to book your room:

Book your group rate for Missouri Physical Therapy Association Apr 2020


A second block of rooms is reserved at the Hampton Inn – Rooms are $139/night

Hampton Inn (Country Club Plaza)

4600 Summit Street

Kansas City, MO 64112





Breakfast Keynote, Business Meeting, Elections & Open Forum – We will be voting to fill several MPTA leadership positions.   Join us and have a voice!


Exhibits - Exhibits will be open during the Saturday evening reception from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Please be sure to attend and visit each exhibit booth. 


Research Posters –Research posters will be on display Saturday evening. 


MSSIG /Kathy Yochum Meeting: Students will meet in the Convocation Center on Saturday, April 18th from 3-5 (time subject to change)


Kathy Yochum was the Manager of the Physical Therapy Department at Christian Northeast-Northwest Hospital from 1983 through 1993.  After graduating from Washington University in 1959, she began her career as a Staff Physical Therapist at the St. Louis Veterans Administration Hospital from 1959 through 1967.  In 1967, Kathy began working at Halls Ferry Manor in North County and continued to consult there until 1983.  Kathy also worked as a full time Staff Physical Therapist first at Christian Hospital Northwest and then at Christian Hospital Northeast from the late 1970’s through 1983 when she became manager of the Department.

Kathy very strongly believed in education and life-long learning.  Kathy wanted every student to have a wonderful learning experience and fought to have the position of Center Coordinator of Clinical Education initiated while she was Manager.  Student learning was not the only area of education that Kathy supported.  Kathy was a very strong advocate of her staff going to continuing education courses, coming back and teaching others, and immediately putting what they learned in those courses into action with patients.  In many ways, Kathy Yochum was a role model of what good support for educational programs should look like.




Registration Fee:  Advanced registration is requested and suggested.  This will help eliminate unnecessary delays upon arrival at the meeting.  Register early and save to receive the Early Bird discount rate!  There will be on-site registration, however; registrants are not guaranteed a registration packet. 


Refunds:  Full refund of fees minus a $20 processing fee will be made if written notice of cancellation of registration is received by April 3, 2020.  Half of the registration fee minus the $20 processing fee will be refunded after this date.  No refunds will be made unless written notice of cancellation is received prior to the opening date of the conference.


Continuing Education Certificates:  Due to strict CEU regulations you will need to sign the sign-in sheets in each course to acquire your hours.  This will be strictly enforced. 


Educational Session Ratings: The educational sessions difficulty/knowledge levels are rated based on the following scale: 

v  INTRODUCTORY.  This level assumes little or no information within the areas covered.  The focus is on general orientation and increased awareness of the participant.

v  INTERMEDIATE.  This level assumes a general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the area covered.  The focus is on increased understanding and application by the participant.

v  ADVANCED.  This level assumes thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.  The focus is on recent advances, future directions, and application of research.

v  VARIOUS.  Indicates that a single level cannot be determined.  It is intended primarily for activities that offer multiple sessions or multiple components wherein the instructional level may vary from session to session or across activity components.


Accreditation:  Each participant is responsible for keeping a record of their attendance and the total number of Continuing Education Units received.  This program is sponsored by the MPTA.


Join the Exhibit Hall Celebration!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Rockhurst Convocation Center

  • Enjoy food, drinks and social time
  • Visit the vendors
  • Check out the Research Posters
  • Enter to win for Prize Drawings

The Exhibit Hall celebration

 is included with all conference registrations.

$25 pre-registration for exhibit hall only

$30 onsite registration fee

Please register on the enclosed registration form.

Student poster presenters must also register.

  Don't miss the keynote!

Start your Saturday morning off right.

Attend the keynote presentation by 
Debbie Rico, PT, DPT
 – Therapeutic Pain Specialist 
Graded Motor Imagery for the Clinician"

 Graded Motor Imagery(GMI) 
is the most up to date rehabilitation program 
– based on the latest science and clinical trials – to treat many complex pain, and movement problems.





Party for the PAC!

Westport Ale House, 4128 Broadway Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64111

Friday, April 17, 2020

$50 – Have a blast with your fellow PT professionals and help the fight for Direct Access, to protect the POPTS ban and promote PT in Missouri!

Contributions to the PAC are used for political purposes and are not tax deductible.


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