Annual Assembly

Interactive Education in the Learning Center

Don’t miss this valuable, complimentary experience!


Held in the PM&R Pavilion, the Learning Center is your destination for highly-interactive, hands-on education. Leading experts in physiatry will be offering demonstrations, giving you exposure to new technologies available in different clinical areas. The Learning Center will be open throughout the Assembly and is included in your registration. 


Hands-On Demonstrations

Thursday, November 14

  • 1 pm-2:30 pm: Sono-Anatomy and Injection Techniques Around the Neck
    Soo Kim, MD, FAAPMR (Director). Sponsored by: Konica Minolta

  • 3:30 pm-5 pm: Ultrasound Probe: Stethoscope of Sports Medicine Physiatrists, Point of Care, and On-Field Assessment
    Reina Nakamura, DO, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 3:30 pm-5 pm: Ultrasound-Guided Intrathecal Pump Refills
  • 4 pm-4:30 pm: AAPM&R's Registry Dashboard Demonstration
  • 5:15 pm-6 pm: Meet the Expert Hands-On Anatomy Training; A hands-on sponsored experience by: Allergan_h_tm_c
  • 5:15 pm-6 pm: A hands-on sponsored experience by: Merz

Friday, November 15

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

  • 9:30 am-10:15 am: A hands-on sponsored experience by: medtronic_cmyk

  • 9:30 am-11 am: Improving Your Lumbar Puncture Skills
    Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 10 am-11:30 am: Pediatric Electrodiagnosis: Summary and Updates with Live Demonstration of Clinical Approach 
    Nicholas L. Fleming, DO (Director)

  • 1 pm-1:45 pm: A hands-on sponsored experience by: medtronic_cmyk
  • 1 pm-1:45 pm: A hands-on sponsored experience by: IPSEN
  • 2 pm-3:30 pm: Incorporating Commercially-Available Technologies into the Physiatric Practice
    Michael M. Hagen, MD (Director) 
  • 2 pm-3:30 pm: Migraine Management
    Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA, FAAPMR (Director)

Saturday, November 16 

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

  • 9:30 am-10:15 am: Evidence-Based Prosthetic Care: Using Data to Demonstrate the Value of Rehabilitation Medicine. Sponsored by: Ossur
  • 9:30 am-11 am: Radial Nerve Injuries: Etiology, Workup, and Prognosis for Recovery with Implications for Treatment
    Faren H. Williams, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

12194A-1560NEW! Research Hub

AAPM&R’s Research Hub in the PM&R Pavilion is the ONLY place where you’ll discover the highest quality of PM&R research – all from your physiatry peers! Tailor your research experience in 3 ways:

  1. Live Theater

  2. At Your Leisure

  3. Lunch-Time Presentations

Live Theater

You're invited to see 50+ authors present the best of the best research at the live theater stage of the Research Hub.

Thursday, November 14

  • 12:30 pm-1:15 pm: Research Spotlight: Practice Management and Leadership
  • 1:30 pm-2:15 pm: Research Spotlight: General Rehabilitation

  • 2:30 pm-3:15 pm: Research Spotlight: Spine and Pain Medicine
  • 3:30 pm-4:45 pm:Top Papers in Spine and Pain

Friday, November 15

  • 10 am-10:45 am: Research Spotlight: Neurological Rehabilitation
  • 11 am-11:45 am: Research Spotlight: Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

  • 12 pm-1:15 pm: Top Papers in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • 2 pm-2:45 pm: Late-Breaking Research

Saturday, November 16

  • 9:30 am-10:30 am: Integrating Top Pediatric Rehabilitation Research in Practice: A Review of the Most Clinically-Influential Papers

At Your Leisure

Explore e-posters at your own pace by using the self-directed digital kiosks.

Lunch-Time Presentations

Listen to 500+ presenters as they discuss their research, results, and methodologies through their electronic posters displayed at kiosks within the Research Hub.

  • Thursday, November 14: 12:30 pm-2 pm
  • Friday, November 15: 12:30 pm-2 pm
  • Saturday, November 16: 11:15 am-12:45 pm

Research Hub Hours

  • Thursday, November 14: 12:30 pm-7 pm
  • Friday, November 15: 9 am-3:45 pm
  • Saturday, November 16: 9 am-12:45 pm


*Faculty and content subject to change.