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Why You Should Attend in 2018

Success Through Innovation

Physiatry DayAs the primary medical specialty society for physical medicine and rehabilitation, AAPM&R’s mission is to lead the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout health care. That starts with investing in our specialty—you…your career…your patients…and your education. The best in education is always the focus of the Annual Assembly, and 2018 will be no different.

Success Through Innovation, our theme for 2018, was chosen to convey that even though we continue to experience great changes in health care, the Academy and its 9,000+ members, are here to help physiatrists define their own success, while also advancing our new vision for the specialty.

Success Through Innovation can occur in all phases of medicine, but the Annual Assembly will focus on 3 key areas, providing cutting-edge as well as practical subject matter that is relevant to today’s practicing physiatrist.

  • Practice: Operating your practice at maximum efficiency with real-time resources to help increase revenue, streamline processes, understand health care changes, and empower you as a physiatrist.
  • Leadership: Bringing PM&R thought-leaders together to learn how to lead in new, innovative and influential ways, share best practices and demonstrate the value of PM&R in the future of medicine.
  • Science: Showcasing the latest innovations to positively impact your patients’ lives in our re-imagined PM&R Pavilion, including technologies new to PM&R such as robotics and other scientific advances.

Join us we innovate in Orlando and be part of the largest gathering of physiatrists; walk away with new skills, new contacts, and a fresh perspective of your primary specialty.

Check Out What's New for 2018...

The BEST in PM&R Education
95+ sessions across various clinical and practice areas means more opportunities for specialized learning, no matter your career level or clinical focus.

12068A-6121 Hands-On Skills Labs
These 3-hour labs provide in-depth training on a specific skill or set of skills, including small group hands-on training.

Learning Center—Back by Popular Demand
The Learning Center, held in the PM&R Pavilion, is your destination for the ultimate hands-on learning experience. Leading experts in physiatry will offer hands-on education and live presentations, giving you exposure to new technologies available in 6 different clinical areas. It's open throughout the Assembly and included with your registration, so stop by as your schedule permits.

PM&R Pavilion—Explore More on Our Floor
The PM&R Pavilion takes education beyond the classroom. Engage directly with more than 175 innovative product and service providers, pharmaceutical companies, and more! See technologies new to PM&R like robotics and other scientific advances.
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Preconference CoursesCome Early for Exclusive Education
Kick-off the conference with in-depth education taught by today's PM&R thought-leaders. Preconference offerings include: ultrasound, regenerative medicine, and career diversification. Plus, a unique 1-day course for early-career members (PGY3s-4s and those 1-3 years in practice).

Complimentary Lunch
You asked, we answered! Lunch is now included with your Annual Assembly registration. Served on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the PM&R Pavilion.

Non-Stop Networking
Four days of unlimited peer-to-peer networking opportunities—from our President’s Reception at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—Hogsmeade™ to an informal gathering in our Community Network Room—there’s never of shortage of ways to connect with your PM&R peers!


Can’t stay for the entire conference? Register for a single day pass—Thursday, Friday or Saturday (October 25, 26 and 27).