Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly


Plenary sessions bring all Annual Assembly attendees together to focus on common threads that connect all physiatrists. Join us for 3 can’t-miss plenary sessions from the country’s most talked about newsmakers:

Thursday, October 20 | 9:30 am-11 am



Presidential Address: A Conversation with James Carville and Mary Matalin

AAPM&R President Gregory M. Worsowicz, MD, MBA, will officially launch the 2016 Annual Assembly and address attendees. This session will also feature today’s most-talked about power couple—James Carville and Mary Matalin—who will kick-off the conference with a lively discussion on how the current political environment is affecting health care. An expert moderator will field questions from the audience for Carville and Matalin to weigh in on, and considering their differing viewpoints and affiliations, this plenary is sure to be a “can’t-miss” for all attendees.

Friday, October 21 | 9:30 am-10:30 am

Omalu“Don’t Break the Rules. Change the Game”—Dr. Bennet Omalu

The topic of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been in the news a lot lately. From stories of professional athletes being diagnosed with the disorder to the Concussion movie of last Christmas, CTE is a hot-button topic throughout the medical community and society as a whole. Join Dr. Bennet Omalu, a ground-breaking forensic pathologist and inspiration for Concussion, as he discusses CTE and his history-making work to bring awareness to this disease. From humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to becoming a renowned physician with 8 degrees and certifications, Dr. Omalu’s plenary will shed new light and provide first-hand insight on this important topic as he reminds the audience to… “Don’t Break the Rules. Change the Game!” Watch the Concussion trailer here, and view other Academy concussion resources available on mē®.

Saturday, October 22 | 9:30 am-10:45 am

Adair, William_2564Physiatry in the Era of Population Health Management: Why We Must Change—William A. Adair, MD

The systematic changes occurring in health care are impacting how you practice and how you are paid. Changes are happening so quickly; it’s difficult to keep things straight, especially as you try to remain focused on what matters most—the patient. William A. Adair, MD, physiatrist and vice president for clinical transformation at Advocate Christ Medical Center (Oak Lawn, IL), will discuss “Physiatry in the Era of Population Health Management: Why We Must Change.” A leader in post-acute care as a component of population health management, Dr. Adair will de-mystify this complex subject, offering a physiatrist’s viewpoint on why the specialty must move toward this new delivery model.