IPTA Spring Conference

Des Moines, IA US
April 19, 2018 to April 21, 2018


Please visit the conference website for additional information, cost, and to register.

If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Physical Therapy Association at mail@iowaapta.org.


Click here details regarding the agenda. 

Thursday, April 19
7:30 amRegistration and breakfast 
8:30 amDry Needling/EMR courses
10:30 amBreak
10:45 amDry Needling/EMR courses
12:15 pmLunch break for courses 
12:30 pmIssues Forum registration
1 pmIssues Forum, Dry Needling/EMR courses
3 pmBreak
3:15 pmIssues Forum, Dry Needling/EMR courses
7 pmBoard meeting 
Friday, April 20
7 amRegistration and breakfast 
7:30 amContinuing education courses
9:30 amBreak
9:45 amContinuing education courses
11:45 amLunch/Annual Business Meeting
12:45 pmDessert reception with exhibitors
1:15 pmContinuing education courses
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pmContinuing education courses
5:30 pmExhibitor’s reception
7:30 pmPT Pub Night
Saturday, April 21
8 amRegistration and breakfast 
8:30 amDry Needling and EMR testing
PTA Course Schedule 
8 amContinuing education courses
8:30 amPTA courses
10 amBreak
10:15 amPTA courses
11:45 amLunch
1 pmPTA courses
3:30 pmAdjourn
Student Conclave Schedule 
8:30 amContinuing education courses
10:30 amBreak
10:45 amContinuing education courses
11:45 amLunch
1 pmContinuing education courses
3 pmAdjourn


Click here for the speaker biographies.

  • Randy Boldt, BA, MPT
  • Sue Bravard, PT, MS
  • Jenna Bush, PT, DPT
  • Kaylee Carroll, PT, DPT
  • Laura Covill, DPT, OCS
  • Patrick Cross, PT, DPT, RHF
  • Joseph M. Donnelly, PT
  • John Forbes
  • Mohan Ganesan, PhD
  • Melony Gerber
  • Patrick Hauer, PT, EdD, MHS
  • Stephanie Kelsick, PT, CSCS, OCS
  • Brenda Kemling, PT, DPT
  • Crystal Markfort, PT, DPT, PSC
  • Steven Mather, MA, PT, LAT, OCS
  • Kathy Mercuris
  • Abbey Metzger, PT, DPT
  • Jacob Moore, PT, DPT
  • Heidi Nelson
  • Tracy Porter, PT, DPT
  • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS, FMSC
  • Emily Randall, DPT, ATC, LAT
  • Melissa Sudman
  • John Swegle, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCACP
  • Wesley Wedewer, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
  • Brian Young, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, Lt. Colonel, U

Hotel Information

IPTA has a block of rooms reserved at Marriott Downtown for Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 evenings at $99/night. Room reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29. To make reservations, call 1 (800) 228-9290 or (515) 245-5500. 

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Exhibitor Information

Click here for the exhibitor prospectus.


    The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    Course summary
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/19/2018 - 7:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    04/21/2018 - 3:30pm CDT
    Des Moines University
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    United States
    +1 (515) 271-1596

    Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines’ most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



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