AAPM&R Endorsed Activities

AAPM&R provides endorsement for domestic educational activities that meet certain requirements. Attaining AAPM&R endorsement is a process involving the submission of certain materials to AAPM&R and an understanding of the conditions under which AAPM&R agrees to provide endorsement.  AAPM&R carefully reviews all submitted materials and endorses the educational activities that meet the specific requirements.

Current AAPM&R Endorsed Activities

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course

June 19-22, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

The 8th Annual Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review course is a one-of-a-kind, award-winning course designed to provide a comprehensive review of all subjects contained in the sports medicine board examination. The course faculty includes internationally recognized experts in the field of sports medicine. Attending this comprehensive sports medicine course will increase the attendee's sports medicine knowledge and assist in preparation for the sports medicine board examination. For more information, click here.

Science of Ability: Breakthroughs in Rehabilitation and Recovery

July 22-23, 2019
Chicago, IL

Join experts from all around for this unparalleled opportunity to meet fellow thought leaders who are changing the way we think and solve rehabilitation challenges. The first-ever Science of Ability Symposium, hosted by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is designed to push the imagination of what is possible in both the research and clinical arena. You will participate in intimate discussions with innovative scientists and clinicians who have made significant advances in their field.  Hear insights about their work and what approaches enabled their scientific  break-throughs. Then join the discussion as we dig into the clinical applications that make their research so critical to patients and their families. Key themes will include: motor control, neuroscience, technology and musculoskeletal biology. This symposium is designed for a multidisciplinary audience of rehabilitation researchers, clinicians, neuroscientists and anyone interested in novel rehabilitation and recovery strategies.  After 2 days, you will leave inspired and ready to reinvent the way you think about recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information and to register, please click here.

AMSSM Sports Ultrasound Online Videos

AAPM&R, in collaboration with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), is the accredited CME provider for the AMSSM Sports Ultrasound Online Didactics videos. These 35 modules were created by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's Sports Ultrasound Committee to cover the didactic instructional sessions outlined in the AMSSM Recommended Sports Ultrasound Curriculum for Sports Medicine Fellowships. Each video provides a concise overview of the relevant topic. The topics are divided into introductory lectures for diagnostic and interventional sports ultrasound; live video demonstrations of regional diagnostic ultrasound examinations of the shoulder, elbow, wrist-hand, hip, knee and elbow; the sonographic appearance of relevant pathology for each region; and interventional procedures for each joint. Following each presentation, you will be directed to a post-test covering the key concepts from the video. Each test will contain 5-7 multiple choice and/or true-false questions. The minimum passing grade for the test is 70%.

You access the videos and claim CME by clicking here. If you don’t want to claim CME for this activity, you can access these videos at no charge on AMSSM’s website by clicking here.


AAPM&R is the CME provider of the mskNAV learning system, an iPad app-based software that allows health care professionals to quickly and efficiently learn musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound. Through step-by-step protocols, interactive labeled videos of scans, 3D peel-away anatomy, sweep-through radiology scans, patient and probe position photos, scanning techniques, and an extensive reference library, mskNAV helps busy health care professionals assess and rapidly improve their ultrasound skills anytime, anywhere.

mskNAV™ is a new paradigm in learning musculoskeletal ultrasound:

  • LEARN ULTRASOUND FASTER with intuitive reference guides, scanning videos, images, 3D anatomy
  • GAIN CONFIDENCE by having information at your fingertips
  • DESIGNED FOR BEDSIDE USE for both you and your patient
  • COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION where you need it, when you need it

Click here to learn more about the mskNAV app full MSK body package. 

How to Become an AAPM&R Endorsed Activity

AAPM&R offers endorsement for educational activities and enduring materials, which includes:

  • Use of the logo on marketing materials
  • A one-time use of the AAPM&R U.S. member mailing list
  • Activity will be listed on the AAPM&R website under the section titled “endorsed educational activities”
  • Activity will be included in an Academy e-newsletter of choice, including the Resident Physician Council

If you are interested in seeking AAPM&R endorsement of your educational activity, please submit the endorsement activity application and supporting materials to

For information related to AAPM&R’s Graphic Standards for Endorsed Activities, please click here.