First Annual | APTA SD Poster Contest

ALL PTs, PTAs, SPTs, and SPTAs are invited to submit abstracts for the First Annual Poster Contest, to be held at the APTA South Dakota Fall Business Meeting on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

The First Annual Poster Contest is hosted by the University of South Dakota PT students.

The Poster Contest will be held during the APTA South Dakota Fall Business Meeting. The session includes a brief, 3 minute virtual presentation by each presenter and question & answer (Q&A) opportunities. The Poster Session will be hosted virtually on this website.

All attendees have the opportunity to score posters (see rubric).

The first author of the highest scoring poster will WIN A TROPHY!

Presenting a poster has many benefits:

  • Supports the Foundation for PT Research through the Marquette Challenge
  • Facilitates mentorship between students and PT/PTAs
  • Builds professional development
  • Counts toward continuing education hours
  • Elevates South Dakota PT and PTA research presence
  • Promotes collaboration and networking for PTs and PTAs

Are YOU interested in presenting a poster? The process is simple!

  1. Decide your research topic.
  2. Write an abstract.
  3. Submit the abstract.
  4. Wait for the decision.
  5. Create your poster.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, October 1, 2021

All proceeds go to the USD – Marquette Challenge. Anyone can donate on behalf of USD PT students!

The Marquette Challenge is a student-led competition between physical therapy programs to raise money for PT research. All proceeds donated to the USD-Marquette Challenge go toward the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. The FPTR is a 501(c) (3) organization that distributes research grants to help advance the evidence base for physical therapists. Learn more about the Marquette challenge here.

Questions? Please contact the USD-Marquette Challenge leaders:

Alysa Gregg:

Cailey Roth:

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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