Annual Assembly



Learning Center

Don’t miss this valuable, complimentary experience!

12068A-2215Check out the innovative Learning Center in the PM&R Pavilion. It's your educational hub for ultimate hands-on, interactive learning. Included in your registration fee and open throughout the Assembly, so you can come and go as you please. 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.


Hands-On Education Schedule

Thursday, October 25

  • 12:30 pm-2 pm: Obtaining Meaningful Lower Limb Sensory Nerves to Enhance Electrodiagnostic Study
    Faren H. Williams, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 2 pm-2:30 pm: AAPM&R's Registry Dashboard Demonstration

  • 2 pm-3:30 pm: A Workshop on Initial Treatment Approaches for Interdisciplinary Pain Management by Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, and Biofeedback/Relaxation Therapist
    James W. Atchison, DO, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 3:30 pm-5 pm: The Practical Assessment of Post-Concussive Headaches
    Ross D. Zafonte, DO, FAAPMR (Director)

Friday, October 26

  • 9:30 am-10 am: AAPM&R's Registry Dashboard Demonstration

  • 9:30 am-11 am: 3D Printing: A Revolution in Production of Prosthesis and Orthotics
    Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 11 am-12:30 pm: Robotic Rehabilitation Interventions After Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury
    Alberto Esquenazi, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 2 pm-3:30 pm: Apps for Access: Websites and Phone Apps that Can Improve Community Access for All Patients
    Lindsay Ramey, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 3:30 pm-5 pm: Using Social Media to Strategically Advance Research and Advocacy for PM&R
    Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Saturday, October 27

  • 9:15 am-11:30 am: Ultrasound-Guided Intrathecal Pump Refills
    Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 9:15 am-11:30 am: Ultrasound-Guided Upper/Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks with Alcohol and Botulinum Toxin Injections in Head, Neck and Paraspinal Muscles for Spasticity Management
    Yuxi Chen, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Live Presentation Schedule

Want more education? Visit our Live Theater in the Learning Center. Stage presentations ranging from plenary session Q&As, research, and niche clinical topics are just some of the activities for you to explore. 

Thursday, October 25

  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm: PHiT Fire: Rapid Fire Presentations on "Success Through Innovation"
    Charles D. Kenyon, DO (Director)

  • 1:15 pm-2 pm: Promising Practices with Non-Invasive Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation
    Sheng Li, MD, PhD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 2 pm-2:45 pm: Research Spotlight: General Rehabilitation

  • 2:45 pm-3:30 pm: Research Spotlight: Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • 3:30 pm-5 pm: Musculoskeletal Case Presentations
    Samuel K. Chu, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Friday, October 26

  • 9:30 am-10:15 am: Technologically Challenged: Experiences with Wearable Technology, Web-based Programs and Telemedicine
    Amy H. Ng, MD, MPH, FAAPMR (Director) 

  • 10:15 am-11 am: Localizing Sites of Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
    Faren H. Williams, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 11 am-11:45 am: Research Spotlight: Pain and Spine Medicine

  • 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Research Spotlight: Neurological Rehabilitation
  • 2 pm-2:45 pm: Cryoneurolysis: Efficient and Effective Analgesia at the Bedside and in the Office
    Neil A. Segal, MD, MS, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 3:45 pm-5 pm: AAPM&R Resident Quiz Bowl

Saturday, October 27

  • 9:30 am-11 am: Mystery Diagnosis: On-Call Edition
    G. Sunny Sharma, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 11 am-11:45 am: Research Spotlight: Practice Management and Leadership

  • 11:45 am-12:30 pm: Research Spotlight: Quality Improvement

*Faculty and content subject to change. 

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