Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

General Information

Registration Information

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all educational sessions (except limited attendance skills labs)
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Admission to the PM&R Pavilion (includes Thursday evening Welcome Reception)
  • Job and Fellowship Fair
  • Learning Center: Hands-on Demonstrations and Live Presentations!
  • A digital guide to your experience—the #AAPMR2017 mobile app.
  • CME credit processing (you will need to claim your CME first)

President’s Reception tickets must be purchased separately and in advance of the meeting, as limited tickets are available.

Registration Deadlines

  • August 30, 2017                     
    Deadline for Early-Bird discounted registration fees.
  • October 7, 2017                         
    All registrations received via mail and fax must be postmarked by this date.
  • October 7, 2017
    All registrations received via fax must be postmarked by this date.

Onsite Registration Schedule

Onsite Registration Schedule
Colorado Convention Center; Meeting Room Level

  • Wednesday, October 11 | 1 pm-8 pm
  • Thursday, October 12 | 7 am-7 pm
  • Friday, October 13 | 7 am-5:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 14 | 7 am-5:30 pm

Children and Infant Policy for the Meeting

Children ages 3-20 years, who wish to attend select Academy functions, must be registered for the Annual Assembly. Registration for children ages 3-20 years is $15 per child and includes admittance to the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult attendee and wear badges for admittance. For the safety of all attendees, infants and children are prohibited from attending any educational sessions. Tickets for the President’s Reception are available for purchase separately from the child Annual Assembly registration fees.

Children and Infant Policy on the PM&R Pavilion Floor

Children ages 12-20 years, who are registered for the Annual Assembly, are invited into the PM&R Pavilion during show hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult attendee and wear their badge for admittance. Under no circumstances are children allowed on the PM&R Pavilion floor during the hours of set up and tear down.

Non-Attendee Guest Registration for the Meeting

The Non-Attendee Guest registration fee (age 21+) is $75/person and allows admittance to the Job Fair, Welcome Reception, and PM&R Pavilion. Co-workers, or those associated within the physiatry industry, do not qualify for a Non-Attendee Guest Registration. These individuals must register in the appropriate professional or exhibitor category. Guest badges do not allow for admittance into educational sessions, Lunch and Learns, Satellite Symposia or ticketed events. Tickets for the President’s Reception are available for purchase separately from the Non-Attendee Guest registration fees.

Letter of Invitation to Obtain Visa

AAMP&R looks forward to welcoming our international colleagues to the 2017 Annual Assembly in Denver, Colorado. For those colleagues who need to obtain a visa, please know that while we are unable to intervene with either the U.S. Embassy abroad or with the State Department on a participant’s behalf, we will offer a letter of invitation to assist. Please contact Member Services at and be sure to include the following information, in addition to any specific information required for a United States visa in your home country:

  • Full name, including designation or degree
  • Institution or hospital
  • Complete mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • Date of paper presentation and paper title (if applicable)
  • Identify if you are attending the conference as a participant or as an exhibitor
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender

For information on obtaining a temporary U.S. visa in order to attend the Annual Assembly, please refer to and make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

We highly recommend AAPM&R Annual Assembly attendees review the typical visa processing timelines within their home country, as it could take several months to receive a visa due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S.

Claiming Your CME

Colorado Convention Center; Meeting Room Level

CME claim stations/AAPM&R Digital Assistance will open Thursday, October 12 at 10 am for preconference courses. You may begin claiming CME for the Annual Assembly at noon on Friday, October 13. You must claim CME for the 2017 Annual Assembly by October 15, 2018. Kiosks are available next to registration for use during the following times:

  • Thursday, October 12                                    
    10 am–7 pm

  • Friday, October 13                                         
    7 am- 5:30 pm

  • Saturday, October 14                                     
    7 am–5:30 pm

  • Sunday, October 15                                     
    7 am–11 am


    Business casual attire is recommended for the Annual Assembly. We suggest you dress comfortably and have a jacket or sweater available in case you find the meeting rooms to be chilly.

    Interfaith Gathering Room

    When selecting dates for our Annual Assembly, we do our best to respect religious holidays. To assist our members attending the Assembly, the Academy offers an Interfaith Gathering Room that may be used for religious practices. If you’d like to request a gathering room, contact prior to the event.

    Antitrust Compliance Notice

    AAPM&R and its members are committed to full compliance with all laws and regulations, and to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the way we do business. This commitment includes strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. Click here for details regarding the Academy policy and how to follow them.

    General Disclaimer

    By virtue of participation, meeting registrants grant to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), its representatives, and employees the right to take photographs and video of them in connection with the 2017 AAPM&R Annual Assembly. It is agreed that AAPM&R may use such photographs of registrants with or without the registrant’s name and for any lawful purpose, including (for example) such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.