Annual Assembly 2018

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
  • Disney Institute Presents: Being Bold and Innovative
  • 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 400 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.
  • 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.

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.