Great news! Ascend—the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists—is back. Last year, the fifth-annual event hit our hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, for two incredibly educational (and incredibly fun) days. This year—September 19–21, to be exact—Ascend is heading to the Land of 10,000 Lakes (that’s Minnesota, don’tcha know!) for another round of rehab therapy’s can’t-miss business conference. Seriously—you’ve gotta be there. Here’s why:

1.) You’ll earn CEUs.

In addition to upping their business acumen, physical and occupational therapists will earn continuing education units for attending Ascend (CEUs pending approval from state APTA chapters as well as the AOTA).

2.) Industry experts will detail their secrets to success.

From clinical and business management experts Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP, and Paul Martin, MPT, CBI, M&AMI, to rehab therapy compliance guru Rick Gawenda, PT, industry leaders and trailblazers from near and far will converge at Ascend to share with attendees their secrets to business and clinical success. Curious as to whether their insights apply to you and your professional role? Ascend is the ultimate business summit for anyone and everyone in rehab therapy, from clinic owners, managers, and practicing therapists to students, clerical staff, and billers.

3.) There’s a major award!

The Ascend Practice of the Year Award is the only award in outpatient rehab that specifically honors practices that achieve noteworthy business results. It’s also one of the few business awards—period—that doesn’t come with an application fee. If you own or work in a private practice and/or outpatient rehab therapy facility, and your organization has achieved impressive business results—whether that’s in the form of revenue or clinic growth, introduction of an innovative new product or service, or completion of an industry-advancing initiative—then you should strongly consider applying. (Applications are closed for this year’s award, but 2020 is just around the corner, so keep it on your radar!)

4.) You’ll discover the latest and greatest products and services.

WebPT is proud to be one of the most innovative tech companies in health care. But our commitment to innovation doesn’t start and stop with us. We’re hand-picking the vendors for Ascend 2019 to ensure these companies come to Ascend ready to show off—and provide education for—the most innovative and impactful products, services, and technology available within the rehab therapy space.

5.) You can hobnob with the industry’s best and brightest.

Everyone loves an opportunity to network, but it’s a much more rewarding experience when you can rub elbows with the movers and shakers of your own profession. Ascend brings renowned speakers—who have beaucoup experience to boot—together with rehab therapy professionals from clinics big and small around the entire country. What unites all of us is:

  1. our love for this industry, and
  2. our dedication to business excellence.

Rehab therapists don’t necessarily receive business training in school, but events like Ascend ensure that doesn’t hold anyone back from realizing their potential in this industry.

6.) There are major healthcare changes on the horizon—and this is your chance to get in the know.

From the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Tricare policy updates to the new payment reduction modifiers for therapist assistants, there’s a lot going on in the rehab therapy regulatory space. Do you feel prepared and knowledgeable enough to handle all these changes? Not to worry, because we’ll tackle as many compliance topics as possible during this year’s conference. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to not only understand upcoming developments, but also learn strategies for seeing your practice through the challenges ahead.

7.) You’ll get the perfect mix of nature and culture.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, has more to offer than friendly people and delicious casseroles. As one of the country’s top travel destinations, the Mill City boasts a dramatic riverfront skyline, ample sporting events, a vibrant arts scene, mouthwatering breweries, and renowned restaurants. Plus, you can soak up the fall weather and colors while exploring the nation’s best park system.

8.) Advanced pricing is going on now.

Registration for Ascend includes breakfast and lunch both days, all applicable CEUs, and the opportunity to network with leaders across the therapy industry. Snag advanced pricing now, but hurry! Early-bird tickets are going like hotcakes, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Still need convincing? Check out the video below to see highlights from last year’s event.

 Questions? Leave ’em in the comment section, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Otherwise, we’ll see you this September!