2024 | Student Conclave

Coming April 13th at UK. Agenda coming soon! Free for APTA-KY members, non-members $10

Thank you to our Sponsors!

APTA-KY Student Conclave
National Advocacy Dinner
Saturday, April 13, 2024
4:00-8:00pm (eastern)

University of Kentucky Campus
Charles T. Wethington Bldg.
900 S. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Parking options (both free on Saturday). Download the Map.

  • Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (140 Huguelet Dr, Lexington, KY 40508)
  • Lot across the street from CTW and behind speedway lot

Sponsor Levels

Bronze $300: Business advertisement on flyers and social media
Silver $600: Business advertisement on flyers and social media along with onsite signage
Gold $900: Business advertisement on flyers and social media along with onsite signage, and networking table at event


03:30 PM - 04:10 PM

Check-in / Welcome to Student Conclave!

Room: CTW 014

04:10 PM - 04:30 PM

 Session 1: Patient/Sports Psychology

Sport psychology focuses on mental skills training for athletes and high-performance industries. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology ensures performers have resources to strengthen their inner edge through the advancement and application of excellence in mental performance and mental health. Certified Mental Performance Consultants (CMPC) are certified through AASP to provide mental skills interventions. I will be discussing what sport psychology is and providing examples of interventions we offer!

Speaker: Patrick Maneval

Room: CTW 014

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM


04:35 PM - 04:55 PM

 Session 2: Conquering the Student to Clinician Transition

Navigating the transition from student to clinician as a physical therapist involves embracing a mindset of continuous learning and adaptation. It's crucial to seek mentorship, reflect on experiences, and remain open to constructive feedback to refine clinical skills and develop professional confidence.

Speaker: Iverson Griffin, PT, DPT; Chris Kaczmarek, PT, DPT

Room: CTW 014

04:55 PM - 05:05 PM


05:05 PM - 05:25 PM

 Session 3: Adaptive Sports Across the Lifespan

There are many overall benefits of health and wellness self management through engagement in recreation activities. During this session, attendees will learn about the participation requirements and how to get involved with adaptive sports.

Speaker: Leann Kerr, PT, DPT, DHSc, CBIS

Room: CTW 014

05:25 PM - 05:30 PM


05:30 PM - 05:50 PM

 Session 4: Exploring Residency/PhD/Fellowship

Join panelists representing several career advancement routes as they explain how to get involved, what goes into each program, and how to set yourself apart as an interested student.

Speakers: Matt Fitch, PT, DPT; Lindsey Fresenko, PT, DPT; Doug McCrary, PT, DPT; Ryan McGuire, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Room: CTW 014

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Networking Exhibit Hall, Including Sponsorship Tables and Raffle Drawings

Room: CTW 127

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

National Advocacy Dinner

Speakers: Molly Dalton, PTA; Laura Guse, MPT; Maddie Hancock

Room: CTW 014