Gerold Ebenbichler, MD, Awarded 2016 President’s Citation Award

Members & Publications

November 18, 2016

The President’s Citation Award has been announced for the highest-rated research abstract submitted for the AAPM&R 2016 Annual Assembly. 

Winning Abstract: Long-Term Outcome of Ultrasound Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: Results of a RCT
Lead Author: Gerold Ebenbichler, MD, Vienna Medical University; Vienna, Austria
Supporting Authors: Martin Funovics; Franz Kainberger; Karin Pieber, MD; Karl Ludwig Resch, MD, PhD

AAPM&R presents the annual President’s Citation Award to recognize outstanding research in the field of PM&R. All abstracts and papers submitted to AAPM&R’s Annual Assembly are eligible to win. As the lead author of the 2016 winning abstract, Dr. Ebenbichler receives complimentary registration to AAPM&R’s 2017 Annual Assembly in Denver, October 12-15.

Finalists were chosen based on the highest scores received during the abstract review process prior to the Assembly. Final scoring by members of the AAPM&R Evidence Committee was completed after the finalists’ presentations. 

Don’t miss your chance to compete for this award in 2017—check out the Call for Abstracts.


Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.