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Annual Assembly


This is YOUR Future

Through Visioning PM&R BOLD, the input of thousands of physiatrists created a new vision statement for PM&R. The Academy adopted the vision as its own in 2017 and has engaged the specialty in critical conversations and actions to move the specialty forward. The rapid changes in health care this year, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, have reaffirmed our collective vision that it is necessary for physiatrists to be involved early and throughout the continuum of patient care. View the entire vision and more at bold.aapmr.org.

Prioritize Your Future

This year at #AAPMR20, we’ve worked to highlight sessions across the Assembly experience that support YOUR future and the future of PM&R in alignment with that vision. Look for the PM&R BOLD mark next to session titles throughout the agenda and prioritize your future at this year’s virtual Assembly.

Live Sessions

Friday, November 13

11:30 am - 12:30 pm (CT)

  • Alternative Payment Models Across the Rehabilitation Care Continuum
    • Edward C. Burnetta, MD, CMD, FAAPMR and Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

2-3 pm (CT)

  • Navigating and Creating Pathways to Leadership and Career Advancement
    • Brandee Waite, MD, FAAPMR

Saturday, November 14

2-3 pm (CT)

  • Exploring PM&R’s Place in Future Models: MSK Care, Pain and Spine
    • Kevin A. Carneiro, DO, FAAPMR and Jerod A. Cottrill, DO, FAAPMR
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Team Physiatry in Acute Care Hospitals
    • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

Sunday, November 15

10-11 am (CT)

  • Navigating Change in Healthcare: An Innovative Telehealth Initiative to Collaborate in Outpatient Musculoskeletal Care
    • Matthew D. Maxwell, MD, FAAPMR

2-3 pm (CT)

  • Cultivating Value and Equity in Physiatry: Practical Lessons for Physiatrists from Contemporary Health Policy, Population Health, and Economic Trends
    • Chloe S. Slocum, MD, MPH, FAAPMR

On-Demand Sessions

  • New Models of Care in PM&R: Away from Hospital Closer to Home
    • Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD, FAAPMR
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
    • Steve M. Gnatz, MD, MHA, FAAPMR
  • Reducing Readmissions after Discharge from IRF: Differentiating IRF from Other Post-acute Care Settings
    • Elissa J. Charbonneau, DO, MS, FAAPMR
  • Defining the Role of Physiatry in the Future of Spine Care: New Data, a New Model, and Making the Case for Value
    • Christopher J. Standaert, MD, FAAPMR
  • How a Physiatric Clinical Data Registry is Changing How We Understand our Patient Populations and their Outcomes: Tales from Launching AAPM&R's Registry's Low Back Pain and Ischemic Stroke Pilots
    • Kavitha Neerukonda, JD, MHA
  • The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Advanced Practice Provider: Best Use of Role and Physiatrist Experience
    • Caitlin M. Brady, MSN

Plan to join your Community Sessions to discuss with your peers how your practice can be prepared for a BOLD future. Learn more at bold.aapmr.org.


*Subject to change.