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Live and On-Demand Sessions

Clinical and Practice Symposium, Research and More!

Education takes center stage at the 2020 Annual Assembly with even more opportunities for specialized learning, providing cutting-edge and evidence-based subject matter that is relevant to today's practicing physiatrist.

The educational program at the Assembly will help physiatrists grow and work together as a specialty and position themselves for future success. More than 80 sessions means there’s something for everyone, no matter your career level or clinical focus.

Live and on-demand sessions from #AAPMR20 will be available for viewing and claiming CME until January 31, 2021!

All sessions will be "tagged" by clinical and practice topics, embracing the diversity of the specialty while making the experience easier to navigate for the attendee. Sessions will be organized by these clinical and practice themes: 

  • Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Central Nervous System
  • Clinical Techniques
  • EMG/Neuromuscular
  • In-Training/Early-Career
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • New Technologies
  • Pain and Spine Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Population Health
  • Practice Management and Evolution
  • Rehabilitation Care Continuum
  • Spasticity
  • Ultrasound
  • Advancing PM&R BOLD

Live Sessions

We’ll have 30+ live sessions for you to attend during the virtual Assembly! Check out the schedule below. For more details, view the full agenda.

Sunday, November 8

11 am – 3:30 pm (CT)

Monday, November 9

6-9 pm (CT)

Tuesday, November 10

6-9 pm (CT)

Wednesday. November 11

6-9 pm (CT)

Thursday, November 12

7-8:30 pm (CT)

Friday, November 13

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

  • Exercise is Medicine: Breaking the Barriers in Cancer Survivors
    • Susan Maltser, DO, FAAPMR
  • Point-Counterpoint: Debating Controversial Topics Related to Brain Injury
    • Thomas K. Watanabe, MD, FAAPMR
  • Update on Return to Sports and Role of Sports Medicine Physician During COVID-19
    • Jennifer A. Soo Hoo, MD, FAAPMR
  • Alternative Payment Models Across the Rehabilitation Care Continuum
    • Edward C. Burnetta, MD, CMD, FAAPMR and Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

12:45-1:45 pm (CT)

  • Research Spotlight: General Rehabilitation

2-3 pm (CT)

  • Moving the Needle on Myofascial Pain Syndrome:Integrating Advancements in Clinical and Pain Sciences with Evaluation and Treatment Strategies
    • Jay P. Shah, MD, FAAPMR
  • Neuropathies and Neuromuscular Complications of COVID Seen in the EDX Setting
  • Past, Present and Future of Pediatric Rehabilitation: Research Updates and State of the Field
    • Kevin P. Murphy, MD, FAAPMR
  • Navigating and Creating Pathways to Leadership and Career Advancement
    • Brandee Waite, MD, FAAPMR

3-4 pm (CT)

  • Research Spotlight: Pediatrics

4-5:30 pm (CT)

Saturday, November 14

10-11:15 am (CT)

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

  • Biologics for the Spine and Sacroiliac Joint Complex - What is the Background, Evidence, and Clinical Applications?
    • Aaron J. Yang, MD, FAAPMR
  • Health Disparities in PM&R and Beyond
    • Justin M. Burton, MD, FAAPMR
  • SCI Care During COVID: Ethical, Policy, and Systems-Based Challenges
    • Mary E. Russell, DO, MS, FAAPMR
  • Solid Organ Transplant Rehabilitation Team - The New Frontier of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Jeffrey M. Cohen, MD, FAAPMR
  • E/M in 2021 - Tips and Tricks for Coding and Documentation Under the New Guidelines
    • Annie D. Purcell, DO, FAAPMR and Scott I. Horn, DO, FAAPMR

12:45-1:45 pm (CT)

  • Research Spotlight: Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

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
  • Next-Level Neuropathies
    • Shawn P. Jorgensen, MD, FAAPMR
  • Return to Practice: Updates on Interventional Spine/Pain During COVID-19
    • Mehul J. Desai, MD MPH, FAAPMR
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Team Physiatry in Acute Care Hospitals
    • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR

3-4 pm (CT)

  • Research Spotlight: Neurological Rehabilitation

Sunday, November 15

10-11 am (CT)

  • Advanced Pain/Spine Interventions: Debate-Style
    • Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
  • Concussion Evaluation Clinical Tools and Evidence-Based Applications for All Patient Ages and Clinical Settings
    • Stephanie Tow, MD, FAAPMR and Andrew H. Gordon, MD PhD
  • ResQIPS: A Structured Curriculum to Improve Research Understanding and Participation
    • Nandita S. Keole, MD, FAAPMR
  • Navigating Change in Healthcare: An Innovative Telehealth Initiative to Collaborate in Outpatient Musculoskeletal Care
    • Matthew D. Maxwell, MD, FAAPMR

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

  • Looking at the BIG Picture of Musculoskeletal Pain in Obesity
    • Paul M. Scholten, MD, FAAPMR
  • Sex on the Rehab Unit: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Addressing Sexual Education on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
    • Kelly Crawford, MD, FAAPMR
  • Understanding Gait and How to Prescribe Orthotics to Improve It
    • Alberto Esquenazi, MD, FAAPMR
  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Novel Career Development Strategies from Residency to Practice
    • Prakash S. Jayabalan, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

12:45-1:45 pm (CT)

  • Research Spotlight: Pain and Spine Medicine
  • Research Spotlight: Quality Improvement

2-3 pm (CT)

  • Fundamentals of Interpretation of Musculoskeletal Radiology for the Physiatrist
    • Jennifer A. Soo Hoo, MD, FAAPMR
  • New Technologies for Upper Extremity Amputation
    • Joseph B. Webster, MD, FAAPMR
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Update: New Perspectives on Old Issues
    • Joel Stein, MD, FAAPMR
  • 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

3-4 pm (CT)

All times are (CT), or Central Standard Time, UTC -6.

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On-Demand Sessions

We’ll have 50+ on-demand sessions for you to watch at any time during the Assembly. These sessions will be available for viewing and claiming CME until January 31, 2021!

*Subject to change.