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2010 Annual Meeting
Insider Tip of the Week

“There is a great subway system that can take you east-west (the Market Frankfort Line) and north-south (the Broad Street Line). There’s also the Philly Phlash, an energy-efficient purple bus that will cart you around the Center City area.”

– Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES

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Continuing Education

“This will be the second year that we offer the Learning Lab as an educational option for attendees. Members will find this [to be] a useful way to develop skills they didn’t have before the meeting, and then go back to their practices and incorporate immediately.”

– Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC


“There’s a presentation I think will be very helpful for athletic trainers who are responsible for the administrative and leadership aspects of college/university athletic health care programs. It’s called ‘Delivering College & University Athletic Training Services in a Health Care Model.’ It will present a somewhat unique way of organizing for the delivery of traditional athletic training services.”

– Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC


Tours...

"The best Ben Franklin impersonator married Betsy Ross – that is no joke. They can be seen strolling in Old City."

- Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES


“Did you know Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State? During colonial times, Pennsylvania was the middle colony of the original 13 colonies. It held the colonies together, like the ‘keystone’ in a window or door arch.”

– Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES

Cheesesteaks...

“For cheesesteaks, there are two places I would go: there’s Abner's Cheesesteaks of University City, right by Drexel University, and then Larry’s Steaks, Philadelphia Home of the Belly Filler. If you can eat a Belly Filler it’s free. No one can eat a Belly Filler. My best advice about cheesesteaks? Already know what you want to order before you get to the counter, or everyone will know you're not a local.”

-2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.


“Who serves the best cheese steak? It’s not really who serves the best, because if you ask 100 locals you may receive 100 different answers. The key is how to order. Do you want fried onions? You say ‘wit.’ If you don’t, you say ‘wit-out.’ Do you want cheese? It’s Cheez-Whiz, American or provolone. Don’t embarrass yourself and ask for swiss.”

– Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES


Shopping...

“To get the full Philly experience, go to South Street. From food, shopping, Philadelphia flavor – South Street is one of those necessary destinations.”

– 2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.



Nearby Attractions...

“The Jersey shore – or as the locals say, ‘down the shore’ – is only an hour away from Philadelphia. There are many Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields in the area, and also Gettysburg is less than a two-hour drive through beautiful Amish country.”

– Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES




“The most historical square mile in our country is a short 10-minute walk from the Convention Center: you can see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Constitution Center, the U.S. Mint, the Federal Reserve Bank.”

– Host City representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES

Feature Presentation...

“The Johnson & Johnson Feature Presentation will be entitled ‘Preventing Sudden Death During Physical Activity.’ At a fundamental level, all athletic trainers ought to be able to keep their patients alive. I don’t think we can ever spend too much time talking about those things that are the greatest risk factors for sudden death.”

– Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC



Food (other than cheesesteaks)...

“A mainstay of Philadelphia is water ice – pronounced ‘wudder’ if you’re from the area. The place I always love going is Morrone’s Water Ice. They’re on North 63rd Street in Philly.”

– 2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.

Transportation...

“What’s the best way to get around Philadelphia? If you’re down in the city, the cab is good. The subway will get you to a lot of different places, and it becomes the El when you head out of downtown.”

– 2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.
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