Charles A. Odonkor, MD, MA, Awarded 2017 President’s Citation Award

Members & Publications


November 27, 2017

The President’s Citation Award has been announced for the highest-rated research abstract submitted for the AAPM&R 2017 Annual Assembly.

Winning Abstract: Development and Design of a Predictive Nomogram for Missed Appointments at an Academic Pain Treatment Center: A Prospective Year-Long Longitudinal Study

Lead Author: Charles A. Odonkor, MD, MA

The Academy 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 2017 winning abstract, Dr. Odonkor receives complimentary registration to AAPM&R’s 2018 Annual Assembly in Orlando, October 25-28. 

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 2018—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.