2019 PPS Annual Conference

The Premier Event Designed For Physical Therapy Business Management
October 30 - November 2 | Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, FL

Attendee News


  • 2020: Washington D.C.  | Gaylord National Harbor | October 28 - 31, 2020
  • 2021: Dallas, TX | Gaylord Texan Resort | November 10-13, 2021
  • 2022: Denver, CO  |  Gaylord Rockies Resort  |  November 2-5, 2022

Keynote Speakers

This year's keynote line-up is the finest in the business

  • Ryan Estis

    Opening Keynote

  • David Avrin

    Closing Keynote

2019 CE Surveys

Annual Conference attendees wishing to receive CEUs/Contact Hours/CCUs for sessions they attend can do so online. Once the conference begins, the forms will be posted here. Complete a conference session evaluation for each day that you attend sessions and receive your CEUs/Contact Hours/ CCUs certificate following completion.

Detailed information regarding available CEUs and Contact Hours/CCUs for each conference session can be found on the CEU Information Page.





Meeting at a Glance


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Conference Program


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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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Rosen Shingle Creek

The Rosen Shingle Creek is now sold out.. The sister property, Rosen Plaza Hotel (2 miles away) is offering PPS attendees a discounted room rate of $192. In order to receive this discount upon booking, call the reservation center 800-627-8258 and use the code 65523.

Other Nearby Lodging Options Include:

  • 5 minutes from Rosen Shingle Creek:
    • Courtyard by Marriott South
      4120 Taft Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL, 32837, United States, 866-573-4235
    • Hilton Orlando
      6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32819, United States, 866-573-4235
  • 10 minutes from Rosen Shingle Creek:
    • JW Marriott Grand Lakes
      4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL, 32837, United States, 866-573-4235
    • Ritz Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes
      4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32837, United States, 866-573-4235

The Rosen Shingle Creek is a AAA Four Diamond resort located at the headwaters of the legendary Florida Everglades. PPS attendees will enjoy luxurious facilities including four pools, a full-service spa and fitness center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course. Onsite shopping and fine dining include more than 15 dining and entertainment venues. Guests looking to explore Orlando are just minutes by car from SeaWorld®, Universal Studios, and the International Drive entertainment district.

Conference Venue
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9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
12 min from Airport / 8 min from Disney

Hotel Website
The Rosen Shingle Creek has limited king sized rooms. If you want a king, note the request in the comment section when making a reservation.

Specially Priced Disney Tickets Available for Conference Attendees:

Plan your trip to Walt Disney World using this PPS attendee link to receive special rates and offers exclusive to our group. Bonus "Disney experiences" and partial-day tickets are available to attendees who purchase tickets in advance using this link.

Universal Orlando Parks:

For those arriving at PPS with family in tow, Universal Parks offers numerous attractions and events over Halloween weekend for all ages. Explore what the parks have to offer on the Universal Orlando website.

Don't Fall Victim to Hotel Scam Reservation Services:

There are companies who might try to contact you to help make a hotel reservation for you in Orlando. These companies are not sanctioned by PPS, nor are they connected with Rosen Shingle Creek. No representative from the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel will call you about making a hotel reservation.

Administrators Certificate Program

PPS offers a certificate program designed specifically for private practice administrators. The program consists of six modules (conference sessions) that are open to all registered conference attendees. There is no additional fee to attend these sessions as they are included in your conference registration.

The six (6) modules are:

  1. Billing and Coding
  2. Legal Compliance
  3. Business Operations
  4. Business & Finance
  5. Marketing
  6. Human Resources

NOTE: The first module starts on Wednesday. This session does not require an additional registration fee.

Administrators who complete all six modules will be eligible to take the Administrators Certificate exam following the conference. Those individuals will be contacted by PPS staff in early December with instructions on how to complete the exam online. Administrators who pass the exam will earn a Certificate of Completion which is recognized by the Private Practice Section of the APTA.

 View the Administrator's Certificate Program Schedule

Cancellations and Refunds

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 27, 2019. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after September 27, 2019. PPS regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than September 27, 2019. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. Refund requests should be submitted to trish.strong@kcimeetings.com.


Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to trish.strong@kcimeetings.com. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter.

Registration Policies

Registrants must adhere to the categories listed for registration to the annual conference. All admissions will be qualified by PPS once submitted and if the category a registrant selects does not match, a PPS staff member will be in touch with the registrant to discuss the difference in paymnet due. Registration Fees for PTs, Practice Administrators, and Students include:

  • Entrance to all Conference Educational Programs
  • Conference Materials
  • Advance access to Educational Session Presentation handouts on the PPS website.
  • All food functions:
    • Wednesday President's Welcome Networking Reception
    • Breakfast Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
    • Lunch Thursday and Friday
    • Friday Dinner

Event Tickets

Individual tickets to social events may be purchased on site at the Conference or you may register your non-industry guest now for $450.

This fee includes the following events:

  • Wednesday President's Opening Reception
  • Thursday Keynote Opening Breakfast
  • Thursday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday Reception in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
  • Friday Night Closing Dinner Event
  • Saturday Breakfast with Closing Keynote

Exhibit Hall Only

Entrance to Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday during official exhibit hours. Exhibit Hall Only registrants will not have access to educational programming or social events outside of the exhibit hall.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration for the Pre-Conference Workshop is an additional fee. Attendance is limited. We strongly encourage early registration to guarantee your place.

Group Discounts

A discount of $150 off the registration fee is available for the 3rd or more registrant. Registrants must register at the same time to be eligible for discounted rates. For more details please call the PPS conference line at 301-674-9586.

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