*** September 26, 2018 ***

Ethics in Practice: Examining Medical Errors - An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

This course introduces physical therapists/physical therapist assistants to their role in the prevention and reduction of medical errors. Current topics relevant to differential diagnosis, autonomous practice, and ethics will be addressed. Clinical examples and everyday practice will be emphasized.     

Speaker: Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD 

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm   

Location: The comfort of your home.  

Cost: This event is open to members and non-members. A suggested minimum $5.00 donation to support either PA PT PAC or the Foundation for Physical Therapy is requested.  Completion of an online post-test will be required to receive the CEUs in ethics.


*** September 27, 2018 ***

18th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture

Topic: Managing Post-Concussion Syndrome: The Diagnostic Dilemma, and Where Does Manual Therapy Fit In?

Presenter: Rob Landel, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Location: University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center, 43rd St. at Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

The Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture is hosted and coordinated by USciences' Department of Physical Therapy. Contact Dr. Gregory Thielman at 215-596-8849 or All proceeds to benefit the Patricia Leahy Scholarship.


*** September 29, 2018 ***

SED PA PT PAC Tailgate Event - Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves

With the Phillies in the hunt for the playoffs (and hopefully still in first place in the division at the end of September), the annual SED tailgating event will be traveling to the city of Philadelphia.  

Please invite your colleagues, friends, and family for a night of baseball and fun at Citizens Bank Park.   

Game time is 7:05 pm. Tailgating starts at 4:30 pm.

Tailgating will occur in one of the Citizens Bank Stadium Parking before the game.

On the menu - sandwiches and wraps with pasta salad, green salad, and potato salad as the sides. Vegetarian options will be available. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available - please let us know about your dietary needs.  The event is also BYOB.

Ticket Prices:

$45.00 for adults (food, soft drinks and game ticket)

$30.00 for children 12 and under (food, soft drinks and game ticket)

$15.00 for the tailgating event only

$27.00 for tickets only

Special discount pricing is also available for students. Can't attend? - Please consider sponsoring a student to attend or being an event sponsor.

This Southeast District (SED) hosted event is being held to allow members to network, have fun and raise funds to support the work of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (PA PT PAC). Contributions to the PA PT PAC are used to support candidates in Pennsylvania who advocate for physical therapists and those that we service. Our ability to support legislators is entirely dependent on the donations we receive from you and other physical therapists in Pennsylvania. Please come out for a fun evening and support a wonderful cause. If you are unable to attend and would still like to support the PA PT PAC, please click on the link below to make a donation or sponsor a student to attend the event. Event sponsors are also welcome. All proceeds benefit the PA PT PAC. 


*** October 19-21, 2018 ***
PPTA Annual Conference at Valley Forge, PA

Earn approximately 16 CEUs for attending, including 2 opportunities to achieve all of the necessary CEUs for direct access.

*** November 14, 2018 ***
SED Meeting

Topic: Assessment and Treatment of Breathing Dysfunction in the Neurologically Impaired Patient

Speaker: Lauren Bilski, PT, DPT and Deanna George, PT, DPT

Location: Drexel University

Time:  6:30-8:00 pm

*** January 16, 2019 ***
Virtual SED Meeting

Topic: End Stage Renal Disease and the Implications for Physical Therapy

Speaker: Claire Peasley, PT, DPT

Location: The comfort of your own home

Time:  6:30-8:00 pm

Registration: Coming Soon 

*** February 23, 2018 ***
Young Professionals Seminar

Topic: Functional Movement Patterns Across the Lifespan

Speakers: Nick Perugini, PT, DPT & Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, ACSM CE-P, Cert DN, DNSET, USAW

Description: This course is designed to teach the application of functional movement patterns with patients of all ages and abilities. The instructors will review movement continuums of the squat, deadlift, horizontal press/pull and locomotion and how to implement these patterns with individuals across the acute care through out-patient orthopedic settings.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 pm

Location & Registration Information: Coming Soon

*** March 13, 2019 ***
SED Meeting

Topic: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Drexel University (tentative)

*** March 30, 2019 ***
Annual SED Mini-CSM

Time: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

*** May 8, 2019 *** 
SED Meeting

Topic: Shoulder Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Presentation of the Evidence

Speaker: Michael O'Hara, PT, DPT, OCS

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Lankenau Medical Center (tentative)


Updated: 09/06/2018 (CM)