Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Events

Annual Assembly

Donor Appreciation Reception (by invitation only)

Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm (CT)
Cumberland 1, Level 3, Omni Hotel

Once a year, the Foundation for PM&R has the opportunity to thank our donors for their support in a social setting. This year, the reception will feature this year’s Research Grant Award winners presenting brief summaries of their winning research proposals. Remote participation will also be available.

Rehab 5k Run/Walk & Roll and Residency Program Challenge

Friday, November 12 at 6:30 am
Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Center

Take advantage of the early-bird discount and join your colleagues for this early morning run to raise money for physiatric research! You can also enroll your residency program now in the competition for fastest runners, largest team and more. The option to participate virtually is also available.

Contact Phyllis Anderson at or call 847-737-6062.

Presentation of Foundation for PM&R Awards and Grants

Saturday, November 13
12:30 pm-1:30 pm (CT)
Grand Ballroom, Convention Center

The Foundation for PM&R will be presenting $100,000 in research grant awards, including Richard S. Materson ERF New Investigator Research Grants, Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford, MD, Pediatric PM&R Grant and the Scott F. Nadler PASSOR Musculoskeletal Research Grant. We will also announce the 2021 Gabriella E. Molnar-Swafford Pediatric PM&R Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Presentation of Results from 2020 Nadler Research Grant Winner

Available on-demand

Kuntal Chowdhary, MD of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will present the results of her 2020 Scott Nadler PASSOR Research Grant study, “From Platelet Dust to Extracellular Vesicles: Mechanistic Study of Platelet-rich Plasma and Its Role in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis.”