Annual Assembly 2018

Save the Date for the 2018 Annual Assembly

October 25-28, 2018

Orlando, FL

OrlandoTogether, the largest gathering of physiatrists will learn about the latest innovations in practice, science, and leadership to advance our vision for the specialty. From cutting-edge to practical innovations, you’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, shared by your peers and leading experts, so that you can experience Success Through Innovation.

While the best in education is always the focus of the Annual Assembly, we continue to innovate the experience. In 2018:

  • Based on your feedback, lunch will be included in your Annual Assembly registration.
  • We're throwing our President’s Reception at Universal Orlando Resort™ with dinner at Universal CityWalk™ followed by exclusive access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™! Take a look below for more details.

During these times of change, define your own success, but lean on your community of 10,000+ physiatrists for support. Save October 25-28 on your calendar for the 2018 Annual Assembly!


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Join Us at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™!

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President's Reception
October 26, 2018
Universal Orlando Resort™

Get ready for one of the most incredible parties the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has ever thrown—dinner in the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex followed by dessert, rides, and entertainment in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™–Hogsmeade™. Attendees will enjoy exclusive access to some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments, and experience exciting attractions like the ground-breaking thrill ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™. It’s an unforgettable evening of magic and excitement—and it’s all yours! 

Shuttles will rotate between the Universal Orlando Resort™ and the Convention Center all night, so you can come and go as you please. Bring the whole family because we’ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™–Hogsmeade™ just for our attendees! Learn more.

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Call for PhyzTalks

We’re seeking your story for the 2018 Annual Assembly’s Sunday morning plenary session. The top submissions will be invited to present their story live in a fun, real-time competition where the winner—chosen by the audience—will receive a FREE registration to next year’s Assembly.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2017 Annual Assembly!


#AAPMR2017 Recap

At this year’s AAPM&R Annual Assembly in Denver, we had more than 3,300 attendees take over the Colorado Convention Center. THANK YOU! This year, we introduced 150+ sessions across 12 new clinical and practice areas, in-depth Skills Labs, and the innovative Learning Center. Attendees learned how to Thrive Through Transformation and took home new skills for how to be innovative and creative in the ways they practice.




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Join Our Faculty Team

Are you interested in presenting at an AAPM&R event? Do you have expertise in a physiatry-focused topic? Then nominate yourself to be part of our faculty. Or, let us know what other presenters you would recommend or would like to see again.

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.