Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Meet Your CME Requirements at the Annual Assembly


The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Program Planning Committee (PPC) has developed the educational program this year in accordance with the ACCME Essentials for developing continuing medical education. Educational topics were selected on the basis of evaluation from previous educational offerings, advice from AAPM&R Member Councils, and the expert opinion of PPC. In every session, the level of information, modes of presentation, and learning objectives were developed to meet the needs of physiatrists.

Learning Objectives

The educational content for the AAPM&R 2016 Annual Assembly is composed of courses and workshops. Each of these individual sessions has specific learning objectives that session directors, along with the help of their faculty in most cases, have created to communicate the desired outcomes for learners.

Individual learning objectives for each session can be found here. In addition to providing learning objectives for each individual educational session, AAPM&R’s Program Planning Committee (PPC) of the AAPM&R Medical Education Committee has also developed global learning objectives for the entire meeting. When planning and determining the educational content and structure of the 2016 Annual Assembly, the PPC has determined the following overall learning objectives for this year’s Annual Assembly.

 As a result of participating in the Annual Assembly, participants will be able to:

  1. Practice evidence-based, informed physiatric care.
  2. Demonstrate the application of current techniques, procedures, and research in the PM&R field.
  3. Apply knowledge to guide clinical decisions in practice and treatment of patients.
  4. Become more involved in advocacy issues related to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  5. Utilize appropriate models and guidelines, including coding and billing; patient management and documentation; risk management; marketing; outcomes assessment to improve physician practice; and quality of patient care.
  6. Discuss the latest advances in technology and equipment for patient care.
  7. Incorporate effective strategies to enhance working in interdisciplinary teams.
  8. Improve communication skills and strengthen professional relationships.

CME Credit Designation

Educational open sessions, workshops, and best research presentations will be available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as noted in the Official Program. One credit is awarded for each hour of participation in designated activities.

Only registered attendees may receive credit; guests and exhibitors are not eligible to receive CME credit. General viewing of scientific posters is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • U.S. Physicians: The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • International Physicians: The American Medical Association has determined that physicians who are not licensed in the U.S. but who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
  • Health Care Professionals: The Academy is not accredited to offer credit for nurses and other health care professionals. To determine if activities offered are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs, please contact the relevant organizations directly.
  • Faculty CME for Presenters: The Academy will award AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for participation as a faculty member at the 2016 Annual Assembly. Faculty may be awarded 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each hour of original presentation at an educational session. Faculty may not claim simultaneous credit as physician learners for their presentations; however, they may claim participant credit for other sessions they attend as learners. Credit may only be claimed once for repeated presentations. Faculty CME can be claimed via a post-conference evaluation. CME letters and evaluations will be distributed post Annual Assembly.


Don’t Forget to Claim CME Credit for the 2015 Annual Assembly

If you attended the 2015 Annual Assembly and preconference courses in Boston, MA, make sure to sign in to ® to claim your CME credit before it expires:Mye Education and Beyond

  • 2015 Preconference Courses—Expires September 30, 2016
    • Introduction to Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound Applications in Physiatry
    • Coding and Billing Workshop
    • Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • 2015 Annual Assembly—Expires October 4, 2016