About AAPM&R

About Us



AAPM&R counts on our nationwide volunteers to help fulfill our mission of transforming health care to value function. The Academy’s volunteer force is strong and continues to grow with the help of hundreds of member volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to support the mission and vision of the Academy.

Whether you have 1 hour to spend with us or a few hours each week, we can find the right fit for your interests and skills. Support your primary specialty society and volunteer with us!


Are You Currently Volunteering with AAPM&R?

Visit our Volunteer Resources page to find a variety of documents and policies you need.

Looking to Volunteer?

Below are a variety of opportunities AAPM&R offers:

  • Serve on the Board of Governors
  • Volunteer for one of our committees
    • Awards
    • Health Policy and Legislation
    • Medical Education
    • Membership
    • Nominating
    • Program Planning – you can help plan the Annual Assembly content!
    • Quality, Practice, Policy, and Research
    • And more!
  • Participate in the Academy Leadership Program 
  • PM&R Knowledge NOW® opportunities

Update the Volunteer section of your profile to tell us your volunteer interests/preferences.

Check out current volunteer opportunities here.

Awards and Honors

Each year, AAPM&R awards pioneering physiatrists, clinicians, researchers, and public servants who have made significant contributions to both the specialty and to people with disabilities. Learn more about the nomination process and past award recipients here.