Annual Assembly



Network with Your PM&R Community

With so many options for networking, we've made it a little easier for you to connect with your peers. Just click on the sections below to learn more:


Welcome Reception

12068A-1488Thursday, October 25
5 pm–7 pm

Kick-start your Annual Assembly experience at this must-attend event! Held in the PM&R Pavilion, the Welcome Reception provides an ideal opportunity to socialize and preview this year’s array of innovative PM&R products and services. Guests and children must be registered for admittance to this event.

In-Training Reception

Friday, October 26           
5 pm-6 pm

This exclusive event gives residents the opportunity to network during a casual reception. Annual Assembly resident registration fees include admittance to this reception. Name badges must be worn to enter—residents only.


President’s Reception: SOLD OUT!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - HogsmeadeFriday, October 26           
7 pm–9 pm: CityWalk™ Block Party Only
7 pm-11 pm: CityWalk™ Block Party and Dessert Reception at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™-Hogsmeade™

Tickets are nonrefundable. The President's Reception will take place rain or shine.

Find all the exciting details about our President's Reception at Universal Orlando Resort™ here.



Member Networking 

Attention First-Time Attendees!

Thursday, October 25
7:15 am-8 am

Learn how to maximize your time in Orlando, and enjoy light refreshments during this First-Time Attendee Orientation. An invitation with complete details will be sent prior to the Assembly. Learn more tips for attending your first Assembly.

Member Council Gatherings


The Member Council Gatherings are designed to help you connect with your peers who share your clinical interests. Provide input directly to Academy leadership on everything from educational content to legislation and receive tailored resources relevant to your practice.

Thursday, October 25

  • Central Nervous System Rehabilitation: 1 pm-2 pm

Friday, October 26

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation/Developmental Disabilities: 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
  • General and Medical Rehabilitation: 1:15 pm-2 pm
  • Pain/Neuromuscular Medicine: 2 pm-3:15 pm

The Lounge11875A-2155

Thursday, October 25-Saturday, October 27

Looking for a place to take a break from it all? Centrally located in the meeting space, The Lounge
is the perfect spot to relax, catch up on email
or join your peers in games.

The Community Network Room

Thursday, October 25-Saturday, October 27

For groups in need of a private meeting space, please contact info@aapmr.org with the dates and times that your group would like to meet. The Community Network Room will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

State Society Meetings

Thursday, October 25

Connect with your State PM&R Society at the Annual Assembly—view the full listing of scheduled meetings.

Alumni Receptions

Saturday, October 27

Meet with your alma mater colleagues during one of 20+ alumni receptions held at the Assembly. See old friends and make new connections—view the full listing.


Academy Events 

Connect with Academy leaders and colleagues during these business meetings.

AAPM&R Town Hall Meeting

11875A-2339Friday, October 26           
8:15 am-9:15 am

The Town Hall is a great way to make an in-person connection with AAPM&R leadership during the Annual Assembly. Members meet face-to-face with the AAPM&R Board of Governors, who set aside this time to answer your questions and hear your ideas and feedback.

AAPM&R Business Meeting

Saturday, October 27      
11:30 am–12:30 pm

All AAPM&R fellow members are invited and encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting to vote on elected positions, approve the membership roster, consider bylaw amendment proposals, review 2018 activities, and preview 2019 Academy initiatives. View the details here.

In-Training Town Hall

11983A-1196Saturday, October 27           
4 pm-5 pm

All AAPM&R resident members are invited and encouraged to attend this annual event, moderated by the Physiatrists in Training (PHiT) Council. As the largest gathering of PM&R residents in the country, the Annual Assembly offers a unique opportunity for resident members to meet and share experiences.

Chief Residents’ Meeting

Saturday, October 27      
5 pm–6:30 pm

Are you curious to learn how other chief residents operate their PM&R residency programs? Do you need to create a network of peers to find new and innovative programs and solutions? Then this session is perfect for you! Hear chief residents share best practices, learn the “ins and outs” of PM&R residency operations, and participate in an interactive dialogue. This is great opportunity to build your network of lifelong colleagues.


*Subject to change.