Join Us for the 2022 CAATE Accreditation Conference


October 7-8 
Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel


The mission of the annual CAATE Accreditation Conference is to provide an engaged learning experience that ensures quality program delivery and promotes quality assurance, improvement, and innovation.

Plan to join your colleagues for this year’s CAATE Accreditation Conference, October 7-8, at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel. Gain critical insight on how to implement and maintain AT standards through lectures, learning labs and panel discussions curated by AT professionals and scholars.

What You’ll Experience


Join us in Atlanta for a weekend of activity and culture. This up-and-coming city is full of sights and attractions for visitors both old and new. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, experience the World of Coca-Cola in its birthplace, and dine at the world’s largest drive-in, The Varsity.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The hotel is connected via skywalk to Peachtree Center mall and the MARTA Station, linking to Atlanta Airport. The Hilton is six blocks from the heart of downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

*Attendees from 2019 CAATE Accreditation Conference

What You’ll Learn


This event provides you with a great opportunity to advance your professional and/or residency program, gain access to resources and framework strategies, and join on Q&A sessions with experienced preceptors and presenters. In addition, you’ll grow your network within the CAATE and the greater AT community through engagement in networking activities.

Programs that have submitted an application for initial accreditation receive two complimentary registrations. Residents and students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program are eligible for discounted registration for this year’s event.

Preliminary Program (subject to change)




7:00 AM
Registration Opens


7:30 – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast


8:30 – 8:45 AM
Welcome Address
Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA; Lindsey Eberman, PhD, LAT, ATC


8:45 – 9:30 AM
Opening General Session: Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Innovation
Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA


9:30 – 9:45 AM


9:45 – 10:15 AM
Education Session: Approach to Peer Review
Dani Moffit, PhD, ATC


10:15 – 10:45 AM
Education Session: Maximizing an Educational Consultant
BC Liscombe, EdD, ATC


10:45 – 11:30 AM
Education Session: The Comprehensive Review Experience (Panel Discussion)
Toni Torres-McGehee, PhD, SCAT, ATC; BC Liscombe, EdD, ATC; Scott Heinrichs, EdD, LAT, ATC


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch and Chat Rooms Open


12:30 – 1:45 PM
Learning Lab: DEI in Action: A Learning Lab for the Application of Updated CAATE Standards in the Curriculum (Standard 30 and DEI 1)
Karlita Warren, PhD, ATC; Revay Corbett, PhD, ATC


1:45 – 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Networking and Chat Rooms Open


2:30 – 3:30 PM
Education Session: Demystifying Accreditation (with Q&A)
Bart Anderson, DHSc, ATC; Linda Bobo, PHD, ATC; Eric Lippencott, PhD, PT, LAT, ATC


3:30 – 4:30 PM
Education Session: Mapping Your Framework: Clinical Experience Tracking (Part 1)
Jess Eder Nye, PhD, ATC; Zachary Winkelmann, PhD, SCAT, ATC; Samar Long, MSEd, AT, ATC


4:30 – 5:00 PM


5:00 – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception




7:00 AM
Registration Opens


7:30 – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast


8:30 – 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks: The Bridge: Why Engaging with Residencies and Fellowships Matters
Mark Laursen, MS, ATC


8:45 – 9:45 AM
Education Session: Holistic Admissions (Professional Standards 28 and DEI 1; Residency/Fellowship Standards 14, 29, and 30)
Cristina Reyes Smith, ODT; Mike Bowden, ATC; Lauren Fogelgren, PA-C


9:45 – 10:15 AM
Break and Chat Rooms Open


10:15 – 11:15 AM
Education Session: Mapping your Framework: Making the Clinical Education Connections (Part 2)
Chad Clements, MS, ATC


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Education Session: Standards 17 and 18: “Adequate” Defined
Jessica Barrett, PhD, ATC; Kelley Henderson, EdD, ATC


12:15 – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch, and Exhibit Hall and Chat Rooms Open

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Education Session: Compliance with Curricular Content Standards Workshop (Standards 54-94 and DEI 2)
Bart Anderson, DHSc, ATC


2:00 – 2:15 PM


2:15 – 3:15 PM
Education Session: Commonly-Asked Questions about the Standards (with Q&A)
Amanda Benson, PhD, ATC; Chris Schmidt, PhD, ATC; Laura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES; Todd Neuhart, MA, ATC, CPH


3:15 – 4:00 PM
Education Session: From International Partnership for Clinical Immersion to Accreditation
Alvaro Garcia Romero, PhD, MS

4:00 – 4:15 PM


4:15 – 5:00 PM
Education Session: Effective Use of eAccred to Facilitate the Accreditation Process
Todd Neuharth, MA, ATC, CPH


5:00 – 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA




1:00 – 1:45 PM
Education Session: What Is in a Name…Residency and Fellowship (Standard 15)
J’nai Pittman, MSEd, LAT, ATC, OTC


1:45 – 2:30 PM
Education Session: How to Leverage Available Market Data to Support Residency and Fellowship Development: What Are We Missing and What Can Help Tell Our Story?
Kevin Hurley, MS; Becky Bedard, ATC

2:30 – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 3:45 PM
Education Session: Assuring Quality with the 2022 Standards as a Foundation for Success with Program Improvement Standards 3 and 6
Chad Clements, MS, ATC; Maggy Rule, MS, AT, ATC


3:45 – 4:00 PM


4:00 – 5:30 PM
Peer-to-Peer Discussion: Accredited or Seeking Accreditation? Program Challenges with the Adoption of the 2022 Standards
Maria Kostichka, LAT; Rory McHardy, ATC; Jim Reidy, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS; Hollie Walusz MA, ATC; Tony Pennuto, MS, LAT, ATC, BCS-O


5:30 – 5:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA



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