APTA's Conference and Exposition Highlights Best Practices in Physical Therapy

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Event Features Education, Practice, and Technology Resources for PT Professionals

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 12, 2013 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Conference and Exposition will be held June 26-29 at the Utah Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Nearly 2,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy are expected to attend the 3-day meeting, which includes education, technology, and practice programming, and networking events.

"APTA's Conference and Exposition offers physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy the opportunity to access the best courses, tools, and products in physical therapy education and practice to advance their knowledge and skills," said APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS. "Learning about the latest innovations and evidence-based practices better equips physical therapy professionals to help patients reduce or eliminate pain, regain or increase mobility, and improve their quality of life."

The conference will feature keynote speaker Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and author. The conference will also showcase the 44th McMillan Lecture, the 18th Maley Lecture, and the Oxford Debate. Roger M. Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Kornelia Kulig, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, will give the McMillan and Maley lectures, respectively. Charles D. Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA, will chair the Oxford Debate.

The APTA Conference and Exposition exhibit hall will showcase more than 200 companies demonstrating the latest equipment, products, and technologies used to help people regain and maintain mobility in order to lead active and healthy lives. The exhibit hall will also include Resource Central, APTA's onsite store, featuring publications, products, and activewear for purchase. Poster presentations that highlight physical therapy research will also be on display.

Physical therapy professionals will receive an equivalent of 2.0 continuing education units (CEUs) for attending APTA's Conference and Exposition, and they may earn additional CEUs for attending educational sessions held during the meeting.

Attendees can learn more about programming, exhibits, and special events held during APTA's Conference and Exposition by visiting www.apta.org/Conference.

The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 85,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at www.MoveForwardPT.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@MoveForwardPT) and Facebook.

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