Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Government Affairs and Public Service Awards Nominations Due January 18, 2019 Do you know of an APTA member who in 2018 has gone above and beyond to advocate on behalf of the physical therapy profession at the federal level? Is there a member of Congress, staffer, or public figure who has championed physical therapy causes this year? Nominate them for APTA’s Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award or the Public Service Award. The Federal Government Affairs Leadership Award is presented annually to an active APTA member who has made significant contributions to the association’s federal government affairs efforts and shown exemplary leadership in furthering the association's objectives in the federal arena. The Public Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated distinctive support for the physical therapy profession at a national level. Individuals from the following categories are eligible for nomination: members of Congress, congressional staff, federal agency officials, health and legislative association staff, and celebrities or other public figures. The award recipients will be invited, with expenses paid by APTA, to attend the 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum on March 31–April 2, in Washington, DC, for presentation of the awards. Additionally, recipients will be recognized on APTA's website, PT in Motion magazine, and PT in Motion News. Submit completed nomination forms and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 18, 2019.