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The 2023 APTA Leadership Congress, held July 21-25, in Washington, D.C., once again brought together leadership groups from across the association to advance the profession, build the APTA community, and learn from each other. Here are a few photos from the event, which included meetings of APTA standing committees,the annual session of the APTA House of Delegates, the John H. P. Maley Lecture, and a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill.

APTA's Future of Physical Therapy Summit and committee meetings offered opportunities to think creatively, network, and have fun. Top left: presenters from ViFive share their take on innovation in the physical therapy. Top right: making connections. Bottom: a summit attendee tries out Penumbra's virtual reality headset.

The annual APTA 5k Your Way, sponsored by Brooks Running and HPSO, connected congress attendees with the local community for a good time, with proceeds going to local charity Move2Learn.

APTA's House of Delegates engaged in productive discussions about the future and took action to help advance the profession. At left, two of several student volunteers who serve as ushers for the House introduce themselves; at right, floor debate.

Photo at left: Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, FAPTA , delivered an engaging Maley Lecture that urged the profession to bridge the gap between research and practice. Photo at right: Dusing flanked by APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, left, and David Maley.

The congress wrapped up with APTA Capitol Hill Day that brought the profession's issues directly to lawmakers and their staff thanks to the work of engaged volunteers. At left, the New York delegation gets energized for the day; at right, volunteer advocates were able to spend time with Rep. Gus Bilirakas, R-Fla. From left: Luiz Allemand, PTA; Gina Musolino, PT, DPT, EdD, MSEd; Bilirakis; Raine Osborne, PT, DPT EdD; Ketul Shah, PT, DPT; and Eva Norman, PT, DPT.


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