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When: October 14, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
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The National Conference Center
399 Monmouth Street
East Windsor, New Jersey  08520
United States
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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                                                        2017 APTANJ Fall Conference

                                                                      Saturday, October 14, 2017

                                                 The National Conference Center, East Windsor, NJ

                                                                          (tentative schedule; subject to change)





7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Born in the USA: The Opioid Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Mark Shepard, DPT, FAAOMPT, Clinician and Educator, International Spine and Pain Institute and South College DPT Program


Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals

Speaker: Barbara Gladson, PT, OT, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Health Professions, and the Director of the Rutgers BioPharma Educational Initiative


#ChoosePT: Biophysical Agents, Effective Alternative for Opioid Reduction?


  • John Tawfik, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Manager, Clinical Compliance & Regulatory, Accelerated Care Plus, Allentown, PA
  • Kelly Contreras, PT, CEEAA, Regional Consultant of Clinical Services, Accelerated Care Plus, Allentown, PA
  • Beth Huller, PT, CEEAA, Regional Consultant of Clinical Services, Accelerated Care Plus, Allentown, PA
  • Matt Johnson, PT, CEEAA, Regional Manager of Operations, Accelerated Care Plus, Allentown, PA


Tendinopathy: Current Evidence and Treatment Strategies

Speaker: H. James Phillips, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Bergen P. T. Associates



Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS): A Team Approach to Treatment


  • Michelle Sirak, MD, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System
  • Kelsey Pengitore, ATC, FMS, ATC Sports Health Physical Therapy, Atlantic Health System
  • Stacy Alper, LCSW, Lead Clinician, Pediatric Behavioral Medicine, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Fitness Break & Exhibitors

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lunch, Business Meeting & Exhibitors

Windsor Ballroom

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants IV

Speaker: Beth Sarfaty, PT, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Services & Quality Management – Hospital Based Outpatient Division, Select Medical





Addiction, Mental Heath, and Physical Therapy:
Connecting the Dots in NJ


  • Paul Vidal, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, FAAOMPT, Owner and Licensed Therapist, Specialized Physical therapy, LLC
  • Manuel Guantez, PsyD, LCADC, President and CEO, Behavioral Health Consulting Group, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

6:00 pm

APTANJ Awards Celebration

Windsor Ballroom

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