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Despite extensive efforts to raise awareness of and address the human toll of the opioid epidemic, Americans continue to be prescribed and to abuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for the long-term treatment of chronic pain via its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign.

You can learn about #ChoosePT and find ways to support APTA's efforts locally by visiting the online Campaign Toolkit.

Click on this link to learn more: http://www.apta.org/NPTM/

Abstract Submissions Accepted:  December 10, 2016 thru January 20, 2017.

The date posters will be displayed is TBA. During the conference with 45 minutes scheduled for presenters to be available at their poster for a question and answer session.

There is a $25.00 fee for submission of each abstract from practitioners and a $15.00 fee for student submissions. Payment is accepted via PayPal. This fee assists in covering the cost of room rental for the poster presentations as well as the online abstract submission site. Each individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts as the presenting author but may submit an unlimited number of abstracts as a secondary author. If an abstract is selected, the presenting author must register for the Saturday portion of the conference and is responsible for the cost of meals. All applicants must be WVPTA members or be sponsored by a member. Please contact the WVPTA office regarding sponsorship.

All abstracts must be submitted online. Each abstract will be reviewed by three members of the Research Committee Abstract Review Team who will make the final decision regarding acceptance.

Abstracts require author information with credentials, contact information, place of employment, and email. Please ensure all contact information is correct. All future correspondence may occur via email. There is a 3,125 character limit including spaces but not authors or institutions. All abstracts must include the following required fields.

Research Report

Special Interest Report

Case Study Report

Theory Report









Number of Subjects


Case Description



Summary of Use









Clinical Relevance


The WVPTA website has been expanded to allow online submissions. Additional information and samples of abstracts and posters are available on the site. Please visit  www.wvpta.org and log in to gain access to this section. If you have any questions regarding content or application, please contact the WVPTA Office at 304-733-6484.

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