Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

October 20-23, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

NOLA_1As the primary medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), the Academy is focused on moving the specialty and you forward. And nowhere is that more evident than at our Annual Assembly.

We were “Moving Physiatry Forward” in the “Big Easy” with content focused on innovative patient care, changes impacting the business of medicine, and ways physiatrists can position themselves and the specialty for success.

Our attendees participated in innovative learning opportunities, non-stop networking, and a variety of educational sessions and hands-on workshops—all dedicated to the diverse clinical and practice interests of today’s physiatrists. No other meeting brings together thousands of physiatrists from a variety of clinical areas who care for those with disabilities on a daily basis.

​Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2016 Annual Assembly!

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We have a mobile app this year! Download the app today to build your personal schedule, access maps, speaker information, and an attendee list, as well as find exhibitors that match your clinical interests.

Looking for your digital copy of the Official ProgramView it here.


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Preconference Courses

Jump-start your 2016 Annual Assembly experience by attending one of our exciting 1-day preconference courses! Learn how to diversify your practice with medicolegal work, implement new ultrasound and regenerative medicine techniques into your existing clinical offerings or get the latest coding and reimbursement information with our 4 preconference courses.


Activities & Events

AAPM&R’s 2016 Annual Assembly offers 4 days of unlimited peer-to-peer networking opportunities—from our prestigious President’s Reception at the National World War II Museum to an informal gathering in our Community Network Lounge—there’s never a shortage of ways to connect with your colleagues.


Highlighted Learning Opportunities 

The Annual Assembly is more than didactic learning—it’s a complete and user-friendly experience! The 2016 program offers a variety of ways to learn, including innovative new technologies (real-time polling in session rooms and our new mobile app) and educational content to help you focus on the health of your practice.  


Explore the agenda to find a complete schedule-at-a-glance, including preconference courses, session listings by track, workshops, a faculty listing, interactive learning activities, networking receptions, and other events. 

Hotel & Travel

Join us in New Orleans—the "Big Easy!" We have reserved a number of discounted rooms at local hotels. Access our reservation portal and book your room today.

Need ideas of what to do in New Orleans? Learn more about this historic city and start planning your trip! 

For Exhibitors and Sponsors

Are you an exhibitor or sponsor looking for opportunities to promote your products and services? We offer a variety of ways to get in front of more than 3,000 Annual Assembly attendees.

General Information

Looking for accessibility information, CME requirement details, and general information about the Annual Assembly? Visit this section to make sure you're well informed about all Assembly details. You can also view past and future Assembly dates/locations here.