2016 HAPTA Fall Conference

Saturday, November 12 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HAPTA Chapter Meeting on Sunday, November 13 during lunch 11-1 p.m.


7 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m.  Keynote Speaker – APTA Director, Carolyn Oddo
9 a.m.  Course Begins
Morning Break
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Break
5 p.m. Course ends for the day

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. Course Begins for the Day
Morning Break
11-1 p.m. Lunch Provided – HAPTA Chapter Meeting 5 p.m. Course Concludes
Afternoon Break
3 p.m. Course Concludes

12 hours

EARLY BIRD RATES – Until October 21
PTs – APTA Members. . . . $250
PTAs – APTA Members . . .$200
OTs – AOTA Members. . . . $250
OTAs – AOTA Members . . .$200
     (OTs and OTAs must provide proof of membership by October 21st)
Students – APTA Members . . .$125
All Non-Members . . . $350

REGULAR RATES – October 22 – November 12
PTs – APTA Members. . . . $350
PTAs – APTA Members . . .$280
OTs – AOTA Members. . . . $350
OTAs – AOTA Members . . .$280
     (OTs and OTAs must provide proof of membership with registration)
Students – APTA Members . . .$175
All Non-Members . . . $490

Nu’uanu Clinic (1st Floor) & Wo Conference Room
Rehab Hospital of the Pacific
226 N Kuakini St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 531-3511

On a daily basis, new information and guidelines are coming out with regards to stroke rehabilitation. The abundance of information, from a variety of sources makes it challenging to understand, integrate, and to actually apply in a clinical setting. The overall goal of this course is to synthesize current best practice and work side-by-side with clinicians on how to apply this information within their clinical setting.

This course will take an in-depth look at common assessments used for people post-stroke, and how the information collected can be applied to patient prognosis and intervention. Clinicians will have the opportunity to practice assessments and to work through patient cases to apply prognostic and clinical practice guidelines. Clinicians will examine current evidence-based interventions and understand their application into clinical practice at different times post-stroke and at different points of care.

PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and PT/PTA students

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the current stroke epidemic and the application of the ICF model within this population
  2. List common assessments to be done for the upper and lower extremity for patients post-stroke and choose the most appropriate
  3. Compare and contrast the most common interventions for patients post-stroke
  4. Practice assessments for the upper and lower extremity for patients post-stroke
  5. Examine a model system for stroke rehabilitation, and apply aspects to current practice
  6. Critically examine the literature to understand prognosis post-stroke across the continuum of care
  7. Apply prognostic rules to guide intervention selection and recommendation of future rehabilitation services post-stroke
  8. Process post-stroke case examples across the continuum of care

Marghuretta Bland PT, DPT, NCS, MSCI is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist and an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her DPT from Washington University in 2008 along with a Masters degree in Clinical Investigation. From 2008-2009 she was a staff physical therapist on the spinal cord injury team at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, FL and then transitioned back to Washington University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities within the Program in Physical Therapy she is actively involved in research. She currently serves as the Coordinator for the Brain Recovery Core Project which is a collaboration between Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital and The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis to improve care and outcomes for people who have had a stroke.


All APTA members are eligible for discounted member rates, regardless of chapter membership. You must be a member in good standing as of the date of the conference to be eligible for all member rates. Registrants who have a membership expiration date prior to conference must provide proof of membership before the end of the conference or they will be subject to paying the nonmember rate. New APTA members who do not yet have a member number must submit a copy of their membership application form to receive the member rate. OTs may register for courses at the member rate only if proof of WOTA membership accompanies their registration form. Student members must be considered a student member with APTA to qualify for the reduced student rate.

To cancel, email HAPTA at info@hapta.org or call (800)554-5569 x13. Cancellations received by October 21, 2016 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received between October 22 and October 6, 2016 will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after November 6, 2016. Unless there is a waiting list for the course, substitutions will be accepted at no charge until November 6. All substitutions must be for the same member type and rate and are at the discretion of HAPTA staff. No substitutions will be accepted after November 6 or if the course has a waiting list.

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Nicole Kinney, HAPTA Executive Director, at nicole@hapta.org or (800) 554-5569 x13.