AAPM&R National Grand Rounds

AAPM&R is launching a new webinar series, National Grand Rounds, to connect 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 upcoming 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.

Join Our First National Grand Round Presentation

Getting into Good Trouble: Why Advocacy Should Be a Core Competency

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
7-8 pm (CT)

AAPM&R President Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR, will lead our first National Grand Round presentation, “Getting into Good Trouble: Why Advocacy Should Be a Core Competency,” on Wednesday, September 16 from 7-8 pm (CT).

Dr. Gittler will discuss the role of the physician in advocacy. She will talk about how to differentiate advocacy and agency from activism, identify the role of the physician in patient advocacy, and talk about opportunities for advocacy locally, regionally and nationally. She will focus on the historical and current role of the physician in advocacy and identify not only what is already being done, but, what physicians can do better. Physicians have a responsibility to be health advocates and must act to positively influence public health and policy. Dr. Gittler will talk about how it is time for advocacy training to become more prominent in training future physicians, as the skills developed will enhance students' comprehension of how to deliver optimal patient care at the population level.

We hope you will join us for these thought-provoking sessions, as we advance the specialty together.

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