Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Resident Program Agenda*

Wednesday, October 19 

701. You Are Here—Creating Your Path in the PM&R Specialty, Part 1 

2 pm-3:15 pm
Charlotte H. Smith, MD (Session Director)

Employer Panel

  • Randy Awni—Miner/Mason & Associates
  • Kathleen Bell, MD—UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Linda Farr—Farr Healthcare, Inc.
  • Joe Stork—U.S. Physiatry
  • Azlan Tariq, DO—Integrated Rehab Consultants, LLC

This course is designed for resident physicians beginning their professional careers in PM&R. Job search information to help guide resident physicians in creating their own path and preparing for physiatric practice will be provided. In addition to reviewing what AAPM&R has to offer residents starting their careers, experts and professionals who recruit PM&R physicians will discuss the different career opportunities open to physiatrists.

Learning Objectives

  • Map a strategy for selecting the best practice setting based on skills and preferences.
  • Identify resources available through AAPM&R and other entities for assistance with CV building/adapting, job coaching, contractual negotiations, and other essential job preparation needs.
  • Recognize what alternative opportunities are available and what employers look for in a candidate.
  • Assess how the current health care environment may impact job opportunities in PM&R.

702. You Are Here—Creating Your Path in the PM&R Specialty, Part 2 

3:30 pm-5 pm
Charlotte H. Smith, MD (Session Director)

Practicing Physiatrist Panel

  • Rachel Brakke, MD
  • Steve Gnatz, MD
  • Mike Lupinacci, MD
  • Andre Panagos, MD

Resident Panel

  • Benjamin Brusch, MD
  • Lisanne Cruz, MD
  • Jared Worchel, DO

Continuing from Part 1 of this session, established physiatrists will give their perspectives on what to expect in the physiatry world today by citing their own personal experiences through a resident-lead panel discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize what practices, hospitals, and other employers need in today’s market.
  • Compare what established physiatrists look for now and in the future of physiatric practice.
  • Identify the best predictions of how the Affordable Care Act will impact physiatry practices.

703. You Get What You Negotiate—Contracting for PM&R Physicians

5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Presented by the Hospital Corporation of America

There is no time like the present for residents to start preparing for their transition into practice! This presentation provides a quick overview of key topics to consider while completing their training.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for negotiating your first contract.
  • Summarize the pros and cons of different practice settings.
  • Determine key questions to ask during interviews with prospective employers.
  • Recognize how your total compensation will be determined.

Thursday, October 20

704. Training is Over, Now What? Practical Management Pearls for the Trainee in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

7:30 am-9 am
Jason Zaremski, MD (Session Director); Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO; Jonathan Finnoff, DO; Daniel Herman, MD, PhD

This session is geared for the current trainee (resident/fellow) with the intent to provide information on the aspects of non-clinical medicine that you might not learn during residency and/or fellowship. You will have the opportunity to hear from physicians who are team physicians at the high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a clinic that will include sports-related injuries.
  • Describe the pros and cons of working with professional/Olympic athletes and teams.
  • Recognize the challenges when working with colleagues trained in a different specialty, such as orthopedic surgeons.

705. Spinal Interventions for Residents

11:30 am-1 pm
D.J. Kennedy, MD (Session Director); Byron J. Schneider, MD

This course will cover an overview of spinal intervention techniques. Specifically, technical considerations of interventional spine procedures to enhance efficacy and mitigate risks. A recurring theme will be an evidence-based review of how proper utilization, technique, and research can improve interventional spine care as a field. It will also cover indications and ideal patient selection.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply procedural techniques to mitigate risks during interventional spine procedures.
  • Integrate evidence-based knowledge of proper indications and techniques into practice to improve outcomes and decrease risks.
  • Interpret the current body of literature surrounding spine procedures.
  • Recognize the importance of ongoing research, advocacy, and the role of registry data.

*Content is subject to change.