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    Help promote National Physical Therapy Month, spruce up your social media posts with snazzy graphics, and bust a few myths while you're at it—all with a few clicks.

    As part of its "7 Myths About Physical Therapy" campaign, APTA is offering free online ad graphics that you can copy and share on social media channels. It's a fun and cool way to get the word out that physical therapy can change lives in ways that might surprise some people.

    Get your graphics today, and let the mythbusting begin.

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    Midterms and Beyond: Find Out What Could Happen on Capitol Hill

    A recent APTA Google+ Roundtable now available on YouTube makes one point very clear: while there's plenty of media attention on which party will control the US Senate after the coming midterm elections, that's just 1 of several moving parts in Congress that could impact how the physical therapy profession's legislative priorities are addressed on Capitol Hill.

    In a 35-minute video session that covered everything from Senate races to the politics of lame duck sessions, APTA Director of Grassroots and Political Affairs Michael Matlack answered questions about the current political landscape in Washington, and how APTA and its members can continue to influence legislation on issues such as the therapy cap, locum tenens, and direct access.

    In addition to insight on politics and the legislative process, the session also provides viewers with an overview of how APTA relies on its members to identify important issues in the profession, and how those issues take root as advocacy through grassroots efforts and the work of PT-PAC, the profession's political action committee.

    Want to keep up with where your members of Congress stand on the issues important to the physical therapy profession? Download the free APTA Action App for the latest information and easy ways to make your voice heard. Search "APTA Action" in your Apple or Google Play app store to download the app.

    More Information, Opportunities Available for International PT Congress

    Time marches on—and so do the preparations for the 2015 World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress. The world's largest international physical therapy gathering is set for May 1-4 in Singapore, and the following activities and resources are already available:

    • The WCPT International Scientific Committee is now recruiting potential chairs for abstract presentation sessions at Congress 2015. Interested individuals must submit a completed questionnaire by November 30th.
    • The preliminary program for Congress 2015 is posted.
    • An art and health competition has been launched, and work of the finalists will be displayed in a special art and health exhibition in Singapore.
    • Singapore Airlines has been designated as the official airline partner of Congress 2015. Congress attendees can get preferential rates through online booking. For more details and other options visit the congress travel page.

    Registration for the event is now open for the Congress, to be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. APTA is a member of WCPT. For more information, contact Rene Malone.