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Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have a critical role to play—both in health care and in APTA. That's why the association is reaching out to all PTAs to show how APTA membership can improve their patient care, enhance their careers, and bring them closer to their professional peers.

Coming Wednesday, April 19: a free live webinar that will provide an overview of all that APTA has to offer PTAs, a group critical to the future of the association. The session will cover everything from professional development, to advocacy, to the ways chapters and specialty sections can deepen the member experience. The 30-minute session will begin at 7:00 pm ET. Current APTA members should login and nonmembers should create a free account to register for the webinar.

Speakers include Michael Chevalier, PTA, program specialist for APTA's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); Amy Smith, PTA, chief delegate of APTA's PTA Caucus; Mandy Frohlich, APTA executive vice present for public affairs; and Derek Stepp, director of postprofessional credentialing, which includes APTA's PTA recognition programs.

The presentation is part of the #APTA100K initiative, an effort to reach the 100,000-member mark. As part of the campaign, those who join or renew by May 31, 2017, are eligible for a free registration to either the upcoming NEXT Conference and Exposition, June 21-24, in Boston; or the National Student Conclave, set for October 19-21 in Portland, Oregon. Those who join or renew by the deadline will also be entered into a drawing for one of 100 $100 gift cards to be given away (see official rules).

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