Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

PM&R Pavilion

Exhibit Hall_2

So much more than an exhibit floor—your learning “hub” for everything PM&R 

The PM&R Pavilion (formerly the Exhibit Hall) was renamed in 2016 to better reflect all that happens in the space—innovation, education and connection. The PM&R Pavilion takes education beyond the classroom and provides you with real-life applications of the latest resources, products, and services. It’s your hub for learning all about the new advancements and industry trends that help improve patient care.

The PM&R Pavilion is the place to network with peers, meet with industry experts, experience state-of-the-art treatments, and have your clinical and educational questions answered by representatives from more than 175 organizations around the world.

NEW, Expanded Hours

Based on attendee feedback, AAPM&R has extended the PM&R Pavilion hours to allow for more time to learn and engage!

Thursday, October 12
12:30 pm-7 pm

Official Opening and Welcome Reception from 5:15 pm-7 pm

Friday, October 13
9 am-5:30 pm

Coffee service, breaks, and lunch for purchase

Saturday, October 14
9 am-2 pm

Coffee service, breaks, and lunch for purchase

"Excellent selection and wide variety of exhibit booths. The PM&R Pavilion was a great meeting location to relax and catch up with colleagues in between lectures and workshops."—2016 Attendee

More on the PM&R Pavilion Floor

Learning Center

The new Learning Center, held in the PM&R Pavilion, is your destination for the ultimate hands-on learning experience. Leading experts in physiatry will be offering hands-on demonstrations and live presentations, giving you exposure to new technologies available in different clinical areas. The Learning Center will be open throughout the Assembly and is FREE to all attendees—stop by as your schedule permits. The full list of hands-on education and theater presentations can be found here.

Lunch and Learn Presentations—"Express" Education at its Best

Lunch and Learn presentations (formerly Product Theaters) are complimentary 60-minute sessions, which highlight issues such as patient education, specific products, and therapeutic areas. They are held in the PM&R Pavilion. Lunch and Learns are independent and do not offer CME credit. Come back soon to find out more about Lunch and Learn presentations, including the full schedule.

Expanded Career and Fellowship Corner

Stop by the Career and Fellowship Corner for more opportunities to network and discuss career-related topics. AAPM&R staff as well as faculty and subject matter experts will be on hand to discuss a variety of topics important for your career development and answer your questions. In addition, speak with employers looking to fill their open positions and fellowship opportunities at the employer kiosks (CC1 - CC19).

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 12

  • 1 pm-2 pm
    Starting a Non-Profit/Integrating into Your Community - Matthew Grierson, MD

  • 2 pm-2:30 pm    
    Fellowship Round Table Conversation Continued (Pediatric Focus) - Rochelle Dy, MD

  • 3:30 pm-4 pm    
    Embracing New Technology as a Mid-Career Physician - Christopher Garrison, MD, MBA

  • 6 pm-6:30 pm    
    How Volunteering With the Academy Can Advance Your Career - Thiru M. Annaswamy, MD, MA and Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH

 Friday, October 13

  •  9:15 am-9:45 am  
    Starting a Private Practice - Annie Purcell, DO

  • 11 am-11:30 am
    Financial Strategies for the Early-Career Physiatrist - Alex Spiller, Financial Services Associate, Treloar & Heisel

  • 2 pm-2:30 pm
    Insurance Protection Basics for the Early-Career Physiatrist - Alex Spiller, Financial Services Associate, Treloar & Heisel

  • 3 pm-3:30 pm
    Experience of a PM&R Physician Employed by a Payer - Marc Duerden, MD, Anthem

  • 3:30 pm-4 pm
    Experience of a PM&R Physician Employed by Industry - Anthony Barbieri, MD, Astra Zeneca

 Saturday, October 14

  • 9:30 am-10:30 am    
    Fellowship Round Table Conversation Continued – Pain Focus - Justin Hata, MD

  • 10:30 am-11:30 am  
    The Evolution of Being a Physiatrist/How to Make Changes in Your Career - John Melvin, MD             

86% of attendees would recommend visiting the PM&R Pavilion.

*Subject to change.