Annual Assembly 2018

The 2018 Annual Assembly—
The Primary Gathering for Physiatry

October 25-28, 2018

Orlando, FL

OrlandoTogether, the largest gathering of physiatrists will learn about the latest innovations in practice, science, and leadership to advance our vision for the specialty. From cutting-edge to practical innovations, you’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, shared by your peers and leading experts, so that you can experience Success Through Innovation.

While the best in education is always the focus of the Annual Assembly, we continue to innovate the experience. In 2018:

  • Based on your feedback, lunch will be included in your Annual Assembly registration on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • We're throwing our President’s Reception at Universal Orlando Resort™ with dinner at Universal CityWalk™ followed by exclusive access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™!
    Take a look below for more details.

During these times of change, define your own success, but lean on your community of 10,000+
physiatrists for support.

Don't Miss the Excitement!



            #AAPMR2018 Starts In:


SOLD OUT: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Hogsmeade™!

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President's Reception
October 26, 2018
Universal Orlando Resort™

Attendees: Watch Your Inbox for Communications about This Exclusive Event!

Get ready for one of the most incredible parties the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has ever thrown—dinner in the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex followed by dessert, rides, and entertainment in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™–Hogsmeade™. Attendees will enjoy exclusive access to some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments, and experience exciting attractions like the ground-breaking thrill ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™. It’s an unforgettable evening of magic and excitement—and it’s all yours! 

Shuttles will rotate between the Universal Orlando Resort™ and the Convention Center all night, so you can come and go as you please. Bring the whole family because we’ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™–Hogsmeade™ just for our attendees! Learn more.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)
Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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#AAPMR2018 is the Event for EVERY Physiatrist!


Come Early for Exclusive Education

Kick-off your 2018 Annual Assembly experience by attending one of our exciting preconference courses in the areas of ultrasound, regenerative medicine, career diversification, and early-career physiatrists.


Highlighted Learning Opportunities

Explore our Plenary Speakers, Clinical and Practice Education, Research, Skills Labs, Learning Center, NEW Extended Interactive Symposium, In-Training/Early-Career Program, and Medical Student Program.


Activities and Events

AAPM&R provides you the opportunities to connect and grow with your peers, through our PM&R Pavilion, Job and Fellowship Fair, networking receptions, Academy events, and more.


What to Do in Orlando

Recognized as “The City Beautiful,” Orlando is situated in the heart of central Florida. With an adventure around every corner, Orlando makes a lasting impression on visitors all year long. This lively city is filled with exciting entertainment, top-notch restaurants, thrilling attractions, and beautiful sunshine, making it the ideal setting for the 2018 Annual Assembly.

To help sort through all that Orlando has to offer, AAPM&R has created a custom site for Assembly attendees to plan your stay. Visit for dining options, maps, discounted park tickets, and more!

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Explore our 95+ educational sessions, 4 preconference courses, 21 Skills Labs, Learning Center, networking activities, and more with our #AAPMR2018 agenda. Sort by activity type, theme or clinical/practice topic and build your custom schedule.

General Information

Find everything you need to know about registration, tips for first-time attendees, accessibility, meeting policies, CME, Orlando, and more.

For Exhibitors and Sponsors

Are you an exhibitor or sponsor looking for opportunities to promote your products and services? We offer a variety of ways to get in front of more than 3,000 Annual Assembly attendees.