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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Ready to Rally!

Published June 6, 2011 11:27 AM by Lisa Lombardo
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Physical therapists and other health care practitioners probably hear their full share about "making a difference" when it comes to national decisions on health care and insurance reform. This week, PTs and PTAs get to put these efforts into practice on Thursday, June 9 when they take to Washington, DC, for a Rally on Capitol Hill. PT delegates will meet with representatives of their state to air their concerns and questions on the National Health Accountability and Affordability Act and the health care reform legislation.

Things will definitely be heating up-and not just because the projected temperature for that day will be close to 100 degrees (Don't forget your sunglasses!) ADVANCE staff remembers APTA's last Washington, DC visit in 2004 when they launched a successful advocacy campaign on Medicare direct access reform. The Mall was packed, and we're expecting the same energy this time around.

We're also looking forward to our first visit to National Harbor, MD, and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hopefully the crab cakes and great seafood, outdoor dining and fun spots will be as entertaining as Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For a summer conference, you can't beat the welcoming views of water, boats and the open air.       

Click here to mark our ADVANCE Perspectives blog for ongoing conference coverage and all the news on APTA's advocacy efforts, lectures, debates and more.

Remember to stop by ADVANCE's booth #527 in the Exhibit Hall to chat with myself and staffers Brian Ferrie, managing editor, and Danielle Bullen, assistant/web editor. We welcome the chance to talk with readers and writers and hear your ideas one-on-one. Plus it is nice to put faces with names! Hope to see you there.


It's always good to see that PT's stay united and continue to fight for themselves and their patients.

PRORehab PRORehab June 9, 2011 2:28 PM

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