Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

Controversies in Imaging: Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Neuro- and Cancer Rehabilitation


Wednesday, October 11
8 am-5 pm

Course Directors: Andre Panagos, MD, MSc, FAAPMR and Marwa Ahmed, MD, MS

Faculty: Yvonne Lui, MD; David Harshfield, MD; Rahul Desai, MD; Mary Jesse, MD; Colin Strickland, MD; Michael Stubblefield, MD, FAAPMR; Jeff Strakowski, MD, FAAPMR

This new, entirely case-based course focuses on controversies in imaging that impact diagnostic acumen and outcomes for patients in rehabilitation medicine. The focus will be on refining the diagnostic and outcome opportunities for physiatrists in regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, neurorehabilitation, and cancer. The course will work to decrease the delay between new imaging discoveries and techniques with the incorporation of this knowledge, competence and performance in physicians.

Many years are required to develop the skills needed to appreciate the often subtle results of an imaging modality. This in turn can create an opportunity to determine operative versus conservative management and improve patient outcomes and treatment algorithms. The importance of working intimately with radiology colleagues will be emphasized to better understand each other's roles, capabilities and limitations. Faculty will then demonstrate how to improve outcomes within the financial parsimony imposed in the current and challenging health care environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand new and current developments in imaging modalities.
  • Understand imaging controversies that impact patient diagnosis and outcomes.
  • Understand when to use appropriate imaging modalities to improve diagnosis.
  • Correlate imaging findings with outcomes.
  • Integrate multidisciplinary specialists into treatment algorithms.
  • Learn the capabilities and limitations of imaging studies.
  • Improve patient management.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility when ordering imaging tests.

Panagos A Word From Our Course Director

"This course is invaluable for clinicians. Learn the nuances of imaging with your colleagues. I wouldn't miss it!" — Dr. Panagos


Who Should Attend?

Direct patient providers (physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs, physical therapists, occupational therapists) who care for patients with a primary focus on regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, traumatic brain injury/neuro/stroke, and cancer rehabilitation, neurologic or musculoskeletal diseases with a novice, beginner, or intermediate understanding of ultrasound.


The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Academy Tested, Board Approved!

The 2017 Annual Assembly Preconference Courses 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 complete a post-test to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, which will be commensurate with the number of CME available for each precourse.

Content and faculty subject to change.