Saturday, November 16
11:30 am-12:30 pm
The AAPM&R Business Meeting is where the Membership Report, the Nominating Committee Report, and Bylaws recommendations are formally presented for voting. Attendees will hear a review of 2019 activities and a preview of 2020 initiatives. Only voting members of the Academy may vote, but all members are encouraged to attend.
The full Business Meeting agenda will be posted closer to the Assembly.
The AAPM&R Nominating Committee reports the names of the Fellows who are recommended and nominated for election to officers and other positions. View the 2019 Nominating Committee Slate here.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 737-6000.
During the Business Meeting, fellows will be asked to vote on proposed amendments to the AAPM&R Bylaws:
In May 2019, the AAPM&R Board of Governors announced a proposed amendment to the APP membership bylaws for the consideration of voting members. The proposed amendment is as follows:
12. Advanced Practice Provider. An Advanced Practice Provider must be a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner eligible for membership in their professional discipline’s national association and have a current Fellow Member (IV.A.1), Part-time Fellow Member (IV.A.7) or Associate Member (IV.A.2) as a sponsor. Advanced Practice Providers shall have recognized education or licensure/ certification, or formal appointment relevant and customary for the professional type. For the purposes of this Section A.12, the Academy’s Membership Committee shall determine in its sole discretion what constitutes a “a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.”
Note: If the proposed bylaws amendment is not approved by membership, APPs would still be members of the Academy but without the need for a physiatrist sponsor, per the 2018 AAPM&R Business Meeting decision. The current bylaws would not change or be impacted. Learn more about this proposed amendment and read the Academy's position statement on APPs.