Annual Assembly



Non-Academy Activities

Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Activities

New Foundation Logo

Donor Appreciation Reception

(by invitation only)

Thursday, October 25

Once a year, the Foundation for PM&R has the opportunity to thank our donors for their support in a social setting. This year, the reception will feature 2018 Research Grant Award winners presenting brief summaries of their winning research proposals. Stuart Weinstein, MD, FAAPMR, Editor-in-Chief of PM&R, will also present the PM&R journal’s Best Paper Award.

"Proof of the Pudding" Debate

Thursday, October 25
8:30 pm-9:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Orlando

End your day with complimentary coffee and dessert while listening to experts debate a controversial topic in physiatric medicine. George Kevorkian, MD, FAAPMR, will moderate.

Foundation for PM&R Booth in the PM&R Pavilion 

October 25-27
Open during regular PM&R Pavilion hours

Meet members of the Foundation for PM&R Board of Directors, get information about the Foundation for PM&R research grants and awards program, learn about the Americans with Disability Fund’s “Rx for Exercise” program, register for the Rehab 5K Run/Walk & Roll, and pick up bibs and t-shirts for the run.

12068A-1709Rehab 5K Run/Walk & Roll and Residency Program Challenge

Saturday, October 27
6:30 am
Orange County Convention Center

Join your colleagues for this early morning run as we kick off the 2018-19 Residency Program Challenge at the Rehab 5K Run/Walk & Roll event. Help us raise money for physiatric research and register your residency program for this exciting new challenge! The fastest team is based on the average time of your top 3 runners. Assemble your team today and sign up by September 1.

Individual registration is also encouraged. If you are interested in assembling a wheelchair team, please contact Phyllis Anderson at panderson@foundationforpmr.org or (847) 737-6062 for more information. 

Presentation of Foundation for PM&R Awards and Grants

Saturday, October 27
12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Orange County Convention Center

The Foundation for PM&R will be presenting $80,000 in research grants, including Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants, Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford, MD, Pediatric PM&R Grant, and the Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant. We will also announce the 2018 Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric PM&R Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Presentation of Results from the 2017 Nadler Research Grant Winner

Alexander W. Scott, MD, University of British Columbia, will present the results of his 2017 Scott Nadler PASSOR Research Grant study, "Topical Diclofenac as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation of Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial."


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