Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Advocacy Forum, Upgraded App: Get This Year's Efforts Off to a Strong Start Ready for some physical therapy advocacy? Because advocacy's ready for you. APTA's 2016 advocacy efforts are up and running, with plenty of opportunities for members to participate in person or by way of their handheld device of choice. This year's Federal Advocacy Forum is scheduled for April 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. It's your opportunity to make the physical therapy profession's voice heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill, and to network with other professionals who share your commitment. With the sustainable growth rate gone from the Medicare physician fee schedule, APTA government affairs staff see opportunities to focus on other important issues that deserve attention and action. Registration and information on housing is available at the APTA Federal Advocacy Forum webpage. Special room rates are available until March 11, and CEUs are available for the event. Whether or not you can make it to DC this April, you can still participate in professional advocacy through the APTA Action App, the grassroots tool that makes it easy to stay on top of issues and influence state and federal decision-makers. The upgraded app is even more powerful than before, and now includes state government affairs information for a growing list of states—29 and counting. Available for free, the app includes an action center to contact lawmakers in Congress and in the state legislatures, Congressional and state directories, talking points, and more. If you don't have it, get it. If you downloaded the app earlier, be sure to get the update. The APTA Action App is available in the Apple and Google Play app stores.