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Membership Meetings FAQs

 Learn more about who attends Membership Meetings, what to expect, and how to register.

 

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2023 FSBPT Webinars 

These webinars will be held throughout the year. Learn more.

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2023 Delegate Assembly

The Delegate Assembly will be held virtually at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023. More information coming soon.

2023 Annual Education Meeting

What is the meeting schedule?

We have included a preliminary schedule below, and you can view the complete schedule here.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

9:00 a.m. Registration Desk opens
10:30 a.m. Council of Board Administrators Forum
1:30 p.m. Combined Board Chairs and Administrators Meeting
3:15 p.m. Jurisdiction Board Chair Forum
5:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Reception
6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Friday, October 20, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Annual Education Meeting events (including the Candidate Forum)
Time TBD Board of Directors Liaison Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting events (Including the Awards Luncheon)

When does registration open?

We will open registration in August.

What do I need to do to register?

FSBPT Members: You will need your username (your primary email address) and password to the new FSBPT Portal. If you forget your password, use the “forgot my password” link to receive information via email.
Other Registrants: You may need to create an account in the FSBPT Portal if you do not already have one.
Non-funded Attendees: Please have a credit card available (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) to pay for your registration online.

How do I know if I am a voting delegate or funded alternate delegate this year?

Please contact your board administrator. To serve in one of these roles this year, your board would have selected you to serve.

What is the difference between being “funded” and having my registration fee waived?

Funded attendees have their registration fee waived and travel expenses covered by FSBPT to attend the Annual Education Meeting. If your registration fee is waived, but you are not funded, you are responsible for all travel expenses to attend the meeting.

Am I a “funded attendee”?

You are a funded attendee if you are one or more of the below:

  • 2023 Voting Delegate, Alternate Delegate, or Funded Administrator
  • 2023 Award Recipient
  • 2023 Committee/Task Force Chair
  • 2023 Education or Nominating Committee Member
  • 2023 Candidate for Election
  • 2023 Annual Education Meeting Speaker
  • FSBPT’s Immediate Past President
  • FSBPT’s Honorary Members

Is my registration fee waived?

Your registration fee is waived if you are one or more of the below:

  • Previous Richard McDougall Long Term Service Award Recipient
  • Current FCCPT Board Chair
  • One current APTA Board member and one current APTA staff member
  • The Canadian Alliance President or a Staff Member

My registration fee is not waived, but am I eligible to attend at the member rate?

You are eligible to attend at the member rate if you are one or more of the below:

  • FSBPT member (current member or staff of a state PT licensing board)
  • FSBPT affiliate member
  • FSBPT associate member
  • Canadian Alliance staff
  • Canadian Alliance member

Can I register for just one day?

Yes, the one-day registration fee is $260 for members and $310 for non-members. Please note, funded attendees are expected to attend the entire meeting.

Is there a student discount?

Yes, the student rate is $200. Student registrants must be unlicensed and currently enrolled in an entry-level PT or PTA program. If you are interested in receiving the student discount, please contact communications@fsbpt.org.

My jurisdiction cannot be funded by FSBPT to attend the Annual Education Meeting. How does my jurisdiction pay for my registration fee?

Email communications@fsbpt.org before you register. We will set it up so even funded individuals on your board will need to pay the member price.

What forms of payment are accepted for registration fees?

You can pay via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) at the end of your registration process.

When will I receive my registration packet?

You can pick up your registration packet at the registration desk beginning Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

I have registered but I want to change my educational sessions. How do I adjust my registration?

  • Log into the FSBPT Portal
  • Select “events”
  • Select the “Annual Education Meeting”
  • Select “Manage Registration” in the top right
  • To the right of your name, select the three dots
  • Select “purchase new sessions” (you will not actually need to “purchase” anything)
  • You will see your agenda and can adjust sessions accordingly

Will I receive a travel authorization?

If you are a “funded attendee”, you will receive a travel authorization via email with information to book your travel to the meeting. Funded attendees are required to use FSBPT’s travel agency to book flights. Email meetingplanner@fsbpt.org if there is a reason that you cannot use the travel agency. Failure to receive pre-approval to book your own flights could lead to FSBPT not reimbursing you for your airfare. 

Other attendees are responsible for their own travel. You can expect to see your travel authorization via email in mid-August. If you have not seen it in your inbox by August 15, please check your spam folder before contacting us. If you don’t see it in your spam folder, please email us at communications@fsbpt.org.

More information for Funded Attendees

Please note, funded attendees are expected to attend the entire meeting.

How do I know my hotel reservation has been made by FSBPT?

After you book your travel with the travel agency, the travel agency will notify FSBPT staff. FSBPT staff will make your hotel reservations based on your travel itinerary. You will receive a confirmation email from the hotel a few days before the event.

Can I arrive earlier and/or later than listed on my travel authorization for personal reasons?

Yes, but please reach out to meetingplanner@fsbpt.org. You will pay for the associated costs.

What can I expect at hotel check-in?

You will be asked to provide a personal credit card and government-issued photo ID when you check in. You will not have a deposit charged to your personal credit card, but it will be used to cover possible incidentals. FSBPT will cover your room charge and taxes. You are responsible for additional charges or additional nights’ stay beyond the Annual Education Meeting dates. If you have questions about check-in times or procedures, please contact the hotel.

When will I receive my expense report form?

We will email you a copy, but you can also find a copy of the expense form in the Members Area of the FSBPT Portal under “Meetings.

 

 

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2023 Leadership Issues Forum FAQs

What is the meeting schedule?

The tentative meeting schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; Sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by group dinners
Sunday, July 16, 2023 | Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; Sessions run from: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The full meeting agenda will be provided on the event app. Your travel authorization will have a high-level overview of the schedule to support your travel planning.

What’s the registration process?

Registration is limited to funded attendees. Funded attendees are automatically registered by FSBPT once they are selected.
Administrators, please select your funded members by May 1, 2023. We will send you instructions on how to do this in early 2023. Please reach out to communications@fsbpt.org if you have questions.

Where is the meeting?

The meeting will be held at the Ritz Carlton – Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.

Am I a “funded attendee”?

You are a funded attendee if you are one or more of the below:

  • 2023 Voting Delegate or Funded Administrator
  • 2023 Committee/Task Force Chair
  • 2023 Candidate for Election for the FSBPT Board of Directors
  • FSBPT Nominating Committee member
  • FSBPT Resolutions Committee member
  • 2023 Leadership Issues Forum speaker

How do I know if I am a voting delegate this year?

Please contact your board administrator. To serve as a voting delegate, your board would have selected you.

Can someone attend in my place if I cannot attend LIF as the voting delegate?

We encourage your jurisdiction to select individuals who can attend both the Leadership Issues Forum and the Annual Education Meeting. The meeting content at LIF supports their attendance at the Annual Education Meeting. If you cannot attend the Leadership Issues Forum, your Funded Alternate Delegate can attend in your place. Please email us at communications@fsbpt.org before May 1, 2023, to make this change.

Will I receive a travel authorization?

Funded attendees will receive a travel authorization via email with information to book travel to the meeting. You can expect to see your travel authorization in early to mid-May. If you have not seen it in your inbox, please check your spam folder before contacting us. If you don’t see it in your spam folder, please email us at communications@fsbpt.org.

How do I know my hotel reservation has been made by FSBPT?

After you book your travel with the travel agency, the travel agency will notify FSBPT staff. FSBPT staff will make your hotel reservations based on your travel itinerary. You will receive a confirmation from the hotel a few days before the event. 

Can I arrive earlier and/or later than listed on my travel authorization for personal reasons?

Yes, but please reach out to meetingplanner@fsbpt.org. You will pay for the associated costs.

What can I expect at hotel check-in?

You will be asked to provide a personal credit card and government-issued photo ID when you check in. You will not have a deposit charged to your personal credit card, but it will be used to cover possible incidentals. FSBPT will cover your room charge and taxes. You are responsible for additional charges or additional nights’ stay beyond the Leadership Issues Forum meeting dates.

When will I receive my expense report form?

You will receive a copy of the expense report form electronically after the meeting ends.

 

 

2023 Regulatory Workshop for Board Members & Administrators

 

What is the meeting schedule?

The full meeting agenda will be provided in the event app closer to the date. The event will be held March 10-12, 2023. 

Why should I attend?

This virtual workshop provides an in-depth understanding of your role as a regulatory board member or staff person in protecting the consumers of physical therapy services. We will give an overview of FSBPT’s member services, and Dale Atkinson will review important aspects of being a regulator and provide tips and lessons learned.

You won't want to miss this! Here's how some of your fellow members have described the event:

  • "It is a must-do. I am grateful to have been able to send a chunk of my staff. They had good feedback and learned a lot."
  • "A great information dump of really useful stuff!"
  • "I would describe this as critical training for our role on the Licensing Board."
  • "A lot of fast-paced information presented in a fun way to keep me engaged."
  • "Essential!"

I have already attended this in the past. Should I still attend?

Yes! Even if you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to regulatory issues, this is a great opportunity to refresh yourself and discuss new and emerging issues with other FSBPT members.

What’s the registration process?

Registration is open. Register now!