Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

Learning Center

Don’t miss this valuable, complimentary experience!

11983A-595The new, innovative Learning Center, held in the PM&R Pavilion, is your destination for the ultimate hands-on and interactive learning experience. Leading experts in physiatry will be offering hands-on demonstrations and live presentations, giving you exposure to new technologies available in different clinical areas. The Learning Center will be open throughout the Assembly and is included in your registration—stop by as your schedule permits. 


Hands-On Demonstrations Schedule

Participate in these exciting demonstrations! We’ll cover electrodiagnosis, ultrasound, new technologies, and chemodenervation. No registration is required to participate. 

Thursday, October 12

Electrodiagnosis | 2 pm-5 pm

  • Electrodiagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathies and their Mimics
    Sandra L. Hearn, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • Is It a Brachial Plexus Lesion or Multilevel Cervical Radiculopathy?
    Faren H. Williams, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • Most Reliable Electrodiagnostic Techniques for CTS
    William S. Pease, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Friday, October 13

Ultrasound | 9 am-12 pm

  • Ultrasonography in Painful Foot Disorders: Applications in Resident Education
    Se Won Lee, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • Ultrasound of Upper Limb
    Jeffrey S. Brault, DO, FAAPMR (Director)

New Technologies | 2 pm-5 pm

  • Robotics in Upper and Lower Limb Rehabilitation a Hands-On Approach
    Alberto Esquenazi, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • Technology and Transition—Do You Have the Right App for That?
    Aloysia L. Schwabe, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 3D Printing: A Revolution in Production of Prosthesis and Orthotics
    Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH, FAAPMR (Director)

Saturday, October 14

Chemodenervation | 9 am-12 pm

  • Ultrasound-Guided Chemodenervation: Applications to the Lower Extremity, Face, and Neck
    Yuxi Chen, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • Chemodenervation of Upper Limb
    Atul Patel, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Live Theater Schedule

Want more education? Visit our NEW Live Theater near the Learning Center. Stage presentations ranging from plenary session Q&As, book signings, research, and niche clinical topics are just some of the activities for you to explore. 

Thursday, October 12

  • Mick Ebeling Plenary Q&A and Book Signing—the first 100 people will receive a free copy of his book, Not Impossible
    12:30 pm-1 pm

  • Paralympic Sport Athlete Classification: An Interactive Audience Participation Seminar Outlining the Methods of Athlete Classification with Video Analysis
    2 pm-3 pm
    Daniel H. Blatz, MD, MPH, FAAPMR (Director)
  • Research Spotlight: MSK & Sports Research ePoster Session
    3 pm-4 pm
    Thiru Annaswamy, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • Best Articles in PM&R Knowledge NOW® 2017
    4 pm-5 pm
    R. Samuel Mayer, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Friday, October 13

  • Submitting Your Paper to PM&R? How to Increase Your Chance of Acceptance
    9 am-10 am
    Stuart M. Weinstein, MD, FAAPMR (Director) 

  • Research Spotlight: Neurological Rehabilitation Research ePoster Session
    10 am-10:30 am
    Armando S. Miciano, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • Dave Anderson Plenary Q&A and Book Signing—the first 100 people will receive a free copy of his book, Becoming a Leader of Character
    12:30 pm-1 pm
  • Musculoskeletal Case Presentations
    2 pm-3 pm
    Samuel K. Chu, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Saturday, October 14

  • 2016 Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant Winner Lecture
    9 am-9:45 am
    Daniel Herman, MD, PhD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 2017 PASSOR Legacy Award and Lectureship
    10 am-10:45 am
    Heidi Prather, DO, FAAPMR
  • Research Spotlight: Pediatric Research ePoster Session
    11 am-12 pm
    Joseph E. Hornyak, IV, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

*Faculty and content subject to change.