“As our Academy develops and progresses, we have an increasing number of members with varied and diverse backgrounds and interests. These members often wish to contribute to the Academy and participate in the Academy's numerous opportunities for professional growth. It’s important to recognize that with the growing diversity of our membership comes the opportunity for expansion and innovation for the Academy.
The purpose and importance of the Principles of Inclusion and Engagement is to ensure that all members from varying backgrounds and walks of life have the chance to share their gifts, insights and talents with others for the betterment of our Academy and medicine as a whole.”
—William M. Jones, MD, FAAPMR, AAPM&R Inclusion and Engagement Committee Member