Annual Assembly



Highlighted Learning Opportunities

The 2018 Annual Assembly will focus on Success Through Innovation to help physiatrists define their own success, while advancing physiatry's impact throughout health care.  

12068A-1362Plenary Speakers

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  • Presidential Address—Darryl Kaelin, MD, FAAPMR and Plenary Keynote—Game Plan for Success—Lou Holtz
  • The Disney Institute Approach to Being Bold and Innovative—Katie Sanchez
  • Fiftieth Walter J. Zeiter Lecture and Awards Video Presentation—The Opioid Epidemic: Our Nation's Challenges—Bertha K. Madras, PhD
  • PhyzTalks Keynote

Clinical and Practice Symposium

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  • 95+ educational sessions across various clinical and practice areas mean more opportunities for specialized learning! 
  • Explore the detailed agenda.

Evidence-Based Medicine Principles and Practice

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  • Provides education in the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine (EBM).
  • Free course held on Wednesday, October 24; no registration is required.

12068A-2181Research at the Annual Assembly

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  • More than 350 posters featuring original research submitted by your peers.
  • Start one-on-one conversations and connect with your fellow attendees and researchers!

Skills Labs

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  • 3-hour educational experiences, offering a blend of didactic and hands-on immersive learning. 
  • Best for attendees looking for dedicated training to acquire new skills and techniques.
  • Limited to 40 participants to ensure an intimate learning environment.
  • Additional registration is required for these sessions; sign up early to reserve your seat!
  • Each Skills Lab offers 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Two NEW Didactic Leadership Labs:
    • 822. Leadership Lab: Knowing Thyself to Become an Effective Leader
      Rachel A. Brakke, MD, FAAPMR and Jennifer M. Zumsteg, MD, FAAPMR (Session Directors)
    • 823. Leadership Lab: Leading Others to Navigate Conflict and Interact with the Media
      Rachel A. Brakke, MD, FAAPMR and Jennifer M. Zumsteg, MD, FAAPMR (Session Directors)

12068A-301Learning Center

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  • Included in your registration fee and open throughout the Assembly.
  • Your educational hub for ultimate hands-on, interactive learning.
  • Learn via hands-on demonstration stations for practicing clinical techniques and enjoy “live theater” presentations from leading experts.
  • Best for attendees looking to explore new techniques/technologies in an informal setting.

Extended Interactive Symposium

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  • Attendees will rotate to different stations to learn about various clinical and practice areas.

I12068A-2471n Training & Early-Career Physiatrists

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  • Be part of the largest gathering of PM&R residents!
  • Lots of networking opportunities, designed with you in mind.
  • Back for the third year - the Resident Quiz Bowl!
  • A NEW experience for early-career physiatrists, Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice.

Medical Students

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  • Saturday, October 27 | 8 am-4 pm
  • Registration for this program is free to all medical student members of AAPM&R. 
  • Residency Fair is from 2 pm-4 pm
  • Hear from practicing physiatrists about the diversity of practice environments within the specialty.