The Advancement of Physiatry Happens Here 


AAPM&R Annual Assembly
November 14-17, 2019
San Antonio, TX

It happens once a year. Thousands of physiatrists and their teams from around the country and world gather to learn, connect, and grow together as a specialty. 

Join us at THE largest annual gathering of physiatrists as we Unite PM&R Through Evidence & Best Practices during a week of collaboration, education, and fun!


You're Invited to the 2019 Annual Assembly!

Dr. Brakke Holman

A Word from Dr. Rachel Brakke Holman, AAPM&R's Program Planning Committee Chair 

"Join me and thousands of your physiatrist peers in San Antonio for 4 exciting days of in-depth education, valuable networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and a chance to explore this historical city.

We have several new offerings for 2019:

  • Community Day: Network with your peers who share similar interests on Thursday morning. Attend sessions created and organized by the AAPM&R Member Communities, including clinically-focused, practice-focused, and identity-focused groups. All are welcome!
  • Brunch and General Closing Session featuring PhyzTalks: Stay until Sunday to enjoy a tasty brunch and hear physiatry-focused presentations from your fellow PM&R peers (included with your registration!)
  • More Advanced Content: You asked. We delivered! #AAPMR2019 includes more advanced content this year to help meet the needs of those who have been out in practice for many years.
  • E-Posters: We’re upping the research game with e-posters available for viewing at digital stations in our Research Hub. Presenters will be invited to discuss their poster at selected times in the PM&R Pavilion.

Even before I was involved with planning the Annual Assembly, I always enjoyed attending because it allowed me to connect with other physiatrists doing exactly what I do. It’s a great opportunity for informal mentorship, support, and connection. 

See you in the Lone Star State!" 

Why Attend the AAPM&R Annual Assembly?

Watch the playlist to learn why physiatrists attend the largest annual gathering of their specialty, year after year. 

#AAPMR2019 Starts In:





Preconference Courses

Kick-off your 2019 Assembly experience by attending one of our preconference courses in the areas of ultrasound, medical legal work, and spasticity. 


Learn Together

Explore our Clinical and Practice Education, NEW Community Day, Research, Skills Labs, Learning Center, In-Training/Early-Career Education, and the Medical Student Program.


Network Together

Connect and grow with your peers through our NEW Community Day, Learning Collaboratives, networking receptions, PM&R Pavilion, Job and Fellowship Fair, and more!

AA19 Plenary Speakers Collage

2019 Plenary Speakers

No other PM&R conference brings together high-profile thought leaders who’ve made significant and enduring contributions in both their respective fields and throughout the world. Check out our experts who will share their insights on Uniting PM&R through Evidence and Best Practices. Don’t forget about your peer presenters on Sunday. Stay and listen to our “PhyzTalk All-Stars” who will leave a lasting impression well after the conference ends! Learn all about them.



SA Riverwalk

Together, Let's Have Some Fun!

AAPM&R is thrilled to be hosting #AAPMR2019 in the third-fasting growing city in the U.S. Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio’s bold culture and historic legacies make it an ideal gateway to Latin American culture and so much more.  

From spectacular parks and green spaces, to festive seasonal events, to local shopping, dining and entertainment—there’s something for everyone. Enjoy fun-filled attractions, a dynamic art scene and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences; all coupled with history and heritage. 


Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Hotel and Travel

Start making your travel arrangements for San Antonio. We offer 2 hotels that are right next door to the Henry B. González Convention Center. Book your room by October 10 and explore transportation details.


General Information

Find everything you need to know about your registration, tips for first-time attendees, accessibility, meeting policies, CME, San Antonio, and more. You'll also find our press contact and more information.


For Exhibitors and Sponsors

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.

Partial support of the 2019 AAPM&R Annual Assembly education has been provided
through an educational grant from Arthrex and Saol Therapeutics in compliance with ACCME Guidelines.

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Make Plans for #AAPMR2020!

AAPM&R's 2020 Annual Assembly is heading back to sunny San Diego, CA, November 12-15!
Just as the weather is getting a little cooler around the country, you'll want to join us for one last taste of summer. Add it to your calendar.