Annual Assembly

Hands-On Skills Labs Led by Your PM&R Peers

12194A-281You’re in for an intensive training experience if you register for a 3-hour Skills Lab, which offers a blend of didactic and hands-on education. Developed by your fellow PM&R peers, Skills Labs provide a small group, focused opportunity for you to advance your skills in a variety of areas.

Space is limited to 40 participants per Lab to ensure each attendee has ample hands-on learning time. Add a Skills Lab to your registration and sign up early as space is limited! 

Academy Tested, Board Approved!

The 2019 Annual Assembly Skills Labs have been approved by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) for Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) Part II Self-Assessment credit. Attendees must actively participate and complete a self-evaluation at the conclusion of the Skills Lab OR session to earn MOC Part II credit. Each Skills Lab will offer 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Wednesday, November 13

2 pm-5 pm

  • 1801. Ultrasonography for the Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Extremity Disorders (I)
    Mary L. Apiafi, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 1802. Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the Shoulder (A)
    Jeimylo C. De Castro, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Thursday, November 14 

2 pm-5 pm 

  • 1804. Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves (I)
    Amit Bhargava, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 1805. Ultrasound Guidance for Chemodenervation Procedures: Upper Limb (I)
    Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR (Director)   

Friday, November 15

8 am-11 am 

  • 1807. Fundamental Ultrasound of the Lower Extremity (A)
    Prathap Jayaram, MD, FAAPMR; Joshua B. Rothenberg, DO, FAAPMR; Adam J. Susmarski, DO, FAAPMR (Directors)
  • 1808. Ultrasound Guidance for Lower Limb Chemodenervation Procedures (I)
    Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR (Director) 

2 pm-5 pm

  • 1809. Pelvic Pain: Clinical Evaluation with Complementary Ultrasonography and Intervention (N)
    Reina Nakamura, DO, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 1810. Ultrasound Guidance for Head and Neck Chemodenervation Procedures (I)
    Katharine E. Alter, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

  • 1811. Interpretation of MRI Knee and Ankle with Ultrasound Correlations (N) (I)
    Brian C. Liem, MD, FAAPMR (Director)

Saturday, November 16

8 am-11 am 

  • 1812. Ultrasound-Guided Upper/Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks with Alcohol and Botulinum Toxin Injections in Head, Neck, and Paraspinal Muscles for Spasticity Management (A)
    Yuxi Chen, MD, FAAPMR (Director) 
  • 1813. Advanced Sports Ultrasound Pearls (A)
    Kentaro Onishi, DO, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 1814. Regenerative Medicine for Osteoarthritis (I)
    Michael Auriemma, MD, FAAPMR; Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, FAAPMR (Directors)

2 pm-5 pm

  • 1815. Exoskeleton Interventions After Spinal Cord Injury and Acquired Brain Injury (A)
    Alberto Esquenazi, MD, FAAPMR (Director)
  • 1816. Manual Medicine Treatment for Low Lumbar, Sacroiliac, and Pelvic Dysfunction (N) (I)
    James W. Atchison, DO, FAAPMR (Director)
    *Faculty and content subject to change.

Skills Labs for Residents

We've expand the highly-rated Resident Boot Camp to 3 sessions this year! Attend these 3-hour workshops to review various clinical topics that the AAPM&R Physiatrist in Training (PHiT) Council Board have identified as areas of variable exposure in residency programs.

  • 1803. Bootcamp 1: Ultrasound – Reviewing Essential Nerve Examination Techniques and Common Joint Injection Views (N) 
    Thursday, November 14: 2 pm-5 pm
  • 1806. Bootcamp 2: Introduction to Upper Extremity Prosthetics/Lower Extremity Orthotics & Prosthetics (N) 
    Friday, November 15: 8 am-11 am
  • 1817. Bootcamp 3: Spasticity Management - Reviewing Chemodenervation Techniques Including the Use of Ultrasound Guidance and Baclofen Pump Management (N) 
    Saturday, November 16: 2 pm-5 pm

Registration is only $35 each.