Annual Assembly




Sunday, October 28 | 10 am-11:30 am

End your Annual Assembly experience with the popular PhyzTalks Plenary. This live competition will feature the top submissions from the Call for PhyzTalks. These TED-style talks will focus on the most transformative PM&R topics. Audience polling will choose the PhyzTalk favorite, so be sure to stay until Sunday to hear your peers present and cast your vote!


PhyzTalks Finalists

Congratulations to the AAPM&R 2018 Annual Assembly PhyzTalk finalists! 

Cheng, Jen FuJenFu Cheng, MD, FAAPMR

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Passion, Purpose, and Community: The Peak Potential Project
Using his passion for rock climbing to help patients with CP overcome their fears and gain insight.



Gary Chimes_v2Gary P. Chimes, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

Lake Washington Sports & Spine

What Question Are You Asking? Practicing Physiatry as Part of Man’s Search for Meaning
Using the phases of your life to direct your goals.



HOUTROW_AMY_MD_PED_20120801Amy F. Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAPMR

University of Pittsburgh

Recognizing Our Own Unconscious Biases
Using her passion for advocacy to fight bias against women and people with disabilities.


Larson, JulieJulie Larson, MD, FAAPMR

University of Alabama- Birmingham (UAB)

My Experience as a Part-Time Author, Full-Time Advocate
Evolving as a volunteer and learning to talk to children facing limb differences/amputations



Rosario-Concepcion_Raul_A_18JLRaul A. Rosario-Concepcion, MD

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Gone With The Wind: What We Lost and Learned from a Natural Disaster
Growing as an individual and physician through the devastation that occurred in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes.


Rizzo, John-RossJohn-Ross Rizzo, MD

Rusk Rehabilitation

Evolution 2.0 - Tools to Destroy Visual Disability and Unlock Superheroes
Learning to face and conquer life challenges with a rare disorder.



West, AmyAmy M. West, MD

Harvard/Spaulding Rehabilitation/Maine Medical Center

Walking Through the Bush with a Stone in Your Shoe: How Social Media Helped Me Find the Cure for Back Pain #failedrehabsyndrome
Using functional movements to improve patients’ lives.


2017 PhyzTalk Presentations