AAPM&R National Grand Rounds Series


AAPM&R's free webinar series, National Grand Rounds, connects physiatrists of all specializations, from across the country, for stimulating discourse on topics that represent the intellectual, practical and/or spiritual aspects of the specialty. Under the direction of the Medical Education Committee, this monthly forum will include the presentation of a topic of broad or in-depth focus that serves to bring together physiatrists via a virtual platform.

Examples of topics include telehealth and the evolution of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of mentorship, how much physiatrists have to offer to cancer patients and survivors and much more.

Upcoming National Grand Rounds

Teach Everywhere: Changing the Teaching Paradigm

Wednesday, July 14 at 7 pm (CT)

The COVID pandemic spurred the development and expansion of remote teaching, which has revolutionized access to educational material. Given its convenience, cost effectiveness, simplicity and national - even global - reach, we expect remote teaching will persist beyond the pandemic. It is therefore essential that physicians adapt to this new teaching paradigm by creating a home or office teaching space and adjusting their teaching style, content and assignments to suit a virtual platform.

One challenge for physiatrists in particular is how to effectively teach ultrasound skills which has traditionally involved hands-on experience. This course will review the need for remote teaching, how to set up the optimal teaching space, and how to best utilize YouTube and Zoom for remote teaching, both live and pre-recorded. It will also demonstrate how to set up your home or office computer and ultrasound machine for online demonstration. Register today!


  • Heakyung Kim, MD, FAAPMR
  • Kentaro Onishi, DO, FAAPMR
  • Ray A. Stanford, DO
  • Amy L. Tenaglia, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • State the benefits of remote teaching (both live and pre-recorded lectures)
  • Describe the features of the optimal home or office setting for remote teaching
  • List effective teaching methods for online learning
  • Describe how to utilize the features of Zoom and YouTube to create effective lectures
  • Describe how to set up your personal computer and ultrasound machine to use for a remote live demonstration

Past National Grand Rounds

You can find recordings of past National Grand Rounds presentations on our Online Learning Portal, formerly known as mē®.


  • The Future is Now, PM&R’s Role with Combating Long COVID - June 9, 2021
    • Leading experts, including Benjamin A. Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Co-Chair of AAPM&R's Multidisciplinary PASC Collaborative, discussed PM&R's role in combating Long COVID. Physiatrists are uniquely qualified to help uide the multidisciplary effort required to develop a comprehensive national plan for this crisis.
  • Exploring Function Like a PRO: A Multicenter Collaborative for Cancer Rehabilitation - May 12, 2021
    •  Theresa A. Gillis, MD, FAAPMR and Sean Smith, MD, FAAPMR, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Michigan, discussed a team effort across multiple programs to develop a patient-reported functional assessment.
  • Disability in Medical Education: Key Conversations on Inclusion and Intersectionality - April 14, 2021
    • Faculty, led by Priya Chandan, MD, PhD, MPH, and guests from several fields of medicine discussed several critical topics in medical education about disability:
      • How physicians think about disability: Care vs. cure philosophies, conceptual models of disability, and implications for health outcomes
      • Physicians’ role in defining quality of life, disability, and function
      • Ableism at multiple levels of influence: How physicians contribute to the problem and how they can be a part of the solution
  • Fibromyalgia: Treating Pain Based on the Underlying Mechanism - March 10, 2021
    • Daniel J. Clauw, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry, and Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, presents an overview of fibromyalgia and chronic pain and discusses the rationale behind a variety of current research studies into the possible causes of fibromyalgia.
  • Ambulatory Rehab of Patients with COVID-19 - February 3, 2021
    • The esteemed authors of PM&R Journal article, Ambulatory Rehabilitation of Patients Hospitalized with SARS CoV-2 Infections: Early Pandemic Experience in New York City and Boston, describe the experience of developing two physiatry-led telemedicine post-COVID-19 clinics in the early months of the pandemic.

These presentations are included in our Online Education Subscription, which offers you 24/7 access to online educational resources through the end of your membership cycle, such as:

  • Instructional videos
  • Podcasts
  • Case studies
  • Focused review courses
  • Webinar recordings
  • And more!
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We hope you will join us for these thought-provoking sessions, as we advance the specialty together.

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