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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Swarming to the Beehive State

Published June 12, 2013 4:49 PM by Brian Ferrie

Two weeks from today, the APTA's annual conference & exposition will kick off, making its first-ever appearance in the state of Utah. From June 26-29, PT 2013 is scheduled to convene in beautiful Salt Lake City. The exclusive ADVANCE preview article detailing city attractions and conference highlights can be found here.

According to Curtis Jolley, PT, MOMT, president of the Utah Physical Therapy Association, "The conference will come at a beautiful time of year here. There could still be a little snow on top of the mountains. It's only about a half-hour drive from downtown to famous ski resorts like Park City and Snowbird. For any attendees who come from parts of the country that don't really have mountains, I definitely recommend going up there to see how pretty it is."

Salt Lake City has much to offer beyond the natural scenery as well.

"There are all kinds of wonderful restaurants downtown, including a section called Trolley Square, which is a gathering of shops and places to eat," Jolley added. "A huge new indoor/outdoor mall called City Creek Center also just opened. There's been a great resurgence in the downtown area over the past few years, including enhanced mass transit. A light rail line now runs from the airport straight downtown, so conference attendees who fly in can just take the train to within a block or so of the convention center. We're excited to showcase Utah along with its physical therapy profession and we encourage people to come here and enjoy our state,"

Will you be attending the conference? Have you ever been to Salt Lake City before? What are you most looking forward to about it?

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