Friday, August 31, 2012 APTA Attends RNC; Gears Up for DNC APTA attended the Republican Nation Convention (RNC) this week in Tampa, Florida. Next week, the association heads to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The conventions provide an opportunity for APTA to represent the interests of the physical therapy profession through meetings with key congressional leaders from both parties and participation in various briefings and events. This week at the RNC, APTA had a presence at key health care policy briefings and interacted with several members of Congress who serve on committees important to APTA’s public policy priorities. APTA has had a long-standing presence at both conventions. In a convention highlight on Wednesday, Ann Romney spoke about her experiences with physical therapy. See related article titled "Ann Romney Expresses Support for Physical Therapy." You can follow APTA at the RNC and DNC on Twitter.