Annual Assembly



General Information

Registration Information

The registration fee includes:

    • Lunch will be provided in the PM&R Pavilion for all attendees Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
  • More content included in your experience than ever before
    • 95+ sessions across 12 clinical and practice areas
    • Hands-on education in the Learning Center
  • Admission to:
    • PM&R Pavilion
    • Job and Fellowship Fair
    • Welcome Reception
    • Poster Hall to see the best peer-submitted research
  • Up to 27.5 hours of CME credits.
  • The #AAPMR2018 mobile app—the digital guide to your experience. Download it now at: www.aapmr.org/app.
  • Non-stop networking with your PM&R peers.
  • Wireless Internet access to keep you connected. Network: AAPMR; Password: Physiatry (with a capital P).

Your registration fee does not include preconference courses, ticketed 3-hour skills labs or the President’s Reception at Universal Orlando Resort™. 

Registration Deadlines

  • June 20, 2018                     
    Deadline for Early-Bird Registration discounts.

  • September 5, 2018
    Deadline for Advanced Registration discounts.
  • October 20, 2018                         
    All registrations received via mail and fax must be postmarked by this date.

Onsite Registration Schedule

Onsite Registration Schedule
Orange County Convention Center; Second Level

  • Wednesday, October 24 | 1 pm-7 pm
  • Thursday, October 25 | 7 am-7 pm
  • Friday, October 26 | 7 am-5:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 27 | 7 am-5 pm
  • Sunday, October 28 | 8 am-11 am

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. Tickets for the President’s Reception are available for purchase separately from the child Annual Assembly registration fees.

To provide all Annual Assembly attendees an optimal learning environment, infants and children are not permitted in educational sessions. Exceptions to this rule will be made for nursing mothers. A nursing room will also be available at the convention center for use between sessions. 

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.

Child Care at the Meeting

AAPM&R does not offer child care at the Annual Assembly. However, we have identified several on-call child care providers in Orlando that offer in-room care during the Annual Assembly.

Destination Sitters, LLC – Destinationsitters.com; 888-748-5439

Kids Night Out - Kidsniteout.com; 800-696-8105

Nanny Poppinz – nannypoppinz.com;  877-262-6694

Sunshine Babysitting – sunshinebabysitting.com; 407-421-6505


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 2018 Annual Assembly in Orlando, Florida. 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 info@aapmr.org 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 http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html 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

Orange County Convention Center; Level 2

CME claim stations/AAPM&R Digital Assistance will open Thursday, October 25 at 10 am for preconference courses. You may begin claiming CME for the Annual Assembly at noon on Friday, October 26. Kiosks are available next to registration for use during the following times:

  • Thursday, October 25                                    
    10 am–7 pm

  • Friday, October 26                                       
    7 am- 5:30 pm

  • Saturday, October 27                                     
    7 am–5 pm

  • Sunday, October 28                                     
    8 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 assembly@aapmr.org 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. Visit www.aapmr.org for details regarding the Academy policy and how to follow them.

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Notice

    EU and UK Residents can learn more about the personal data we process, our purposes for processing their personal data, and their data privacy rights by viewing our Privacy Notice for EU/UK residents, a copy of which is available here. Non EU/UK residents can learn more about how we process their personal data here.

    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 of them in connection with the 2018 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.