2024 Call for Proposals, Lisa Saladin Lecture, and 5×5 Applications

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March 23-24, 2024

Location: Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC

Important Dates (subject to change):

Deadline for All Submissions: November 1, 2023. Extended to November 6, 2023
Submitted proposals notified of acceptance – late December
Speaker Agreements Due – early January
Schedule of Sessions and Speakers Published – early January


Call for Proposals

The American Physical Therapy Association, South Carolina Chapter, is accepting proposals for its 2024 Annual Conference in Columbia, South Carolina.  APTA S.C. is the only professional organization representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in South Carolina.  The purpose of APTA S.C.’s Annual Conference is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research and education.  We will accept proposals through COB November 6, 2023.  Speaking at the APTA S.C. Annual Conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.

The 2024 Annual Conference is Midlands Technical College, located Columbia.  Access to laboratory space and most equipment has been made available for the educational sessions.  You are asked to seriously consider using this space and technology when developing your session. Sessions engaging students, laboratory workshops, and hands-on sessions will be given top consideration.  Programming sessions are either 1 or 2 hours in length, with possible breaks.

APTA S.C. encourages speaker participation and offers incentives such as free registration in lieu of honorarium. PTs, PTAs, and all others with expertise in the topic of their presentation are welcome to submit a proposal for this conference.

Submit your application to info@aptasc.org

Lisa Saladin Lecture

The Lisa Saladin Lecture was established in 2019 to honor the great achievements, innovation, and commitment to the profession as demonstrated by Lisa Saladin.

• Nominees must have made distinguished contributions to the profession of physical therapy in the areas of administration, education, patient care, or research.

The Lisa Saladin Lecture Award recipient is asked to deliver a lecture at a general session during the APTA -SC Annual Conference, March 23, 2024, in Columbia, SC The lecture should not be more than 60 minutes in length and as each learning event offered by APTA meets high standards of quality, the lecturer is required to submit to APTA – SC a lecture description, measurable learning objectives, a bibliography of reference materials, and a brief biography. The title of the lecture if the recipient chooses to have a title in addition to the standard title will be left to the discretion of the recipient.

5×5 Presentations


We are continuing the recent move to use the electronic format called a 5×5 presentation instead of the traditional poster format.

We are excited to announce that APTA-SC will recognize one submission with the Outstanding Research Presentation Award. Winners will be announced at the business meet on Saturday March 25th. The winning 5×5 presentation will win up to two free conference registrations for the 2025 APTA-SC annual conference.


Presentations must be limited to 5 minutes maximum each for the presentation and no more than 5 content slides and 1 title slide.  References should be in full at the bottom of the relevant slide.  Do not include a reference slide.  You will be required to submit your final 5 slides prior to the conference.  As you prepare, remember that your presentation is limited to five (5) minutes.  Please practice so that you can maintain that time frame.  This allows time for Q&A, at the end of all presentations.