Now Open: 2021 Call for PhyzTalks, Member Community Leaders, PHiT Board Members and More

Members & Publications


May 6, 2021

We’re looking for volunteer leaders and members with inspiring stories to tell. Answer the call today! A number of great opportunities to get involved with AAPM&R are now open.

Learn more about each opportunity below:


Member Communities: Lead with Shared Purpose in 2021

AAPM&R's Member Communities are self-identified, organically established communities offering opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences and advance the specialty together.

We're seeking volunteers interested in serving as Member Community Chairs and in other leadership roles to guide these groups to success! Applications are due June 14.

Submit Your Member Community Leader Nomination Today!


Residents and Associate Fellows: We Need You for the 2021-2022 PHiT Board!

Volunteering to serve on AAPM&R’s PHiT Board is a fantastic opportunity to set yourself apart, expand your network and gain leadership experience to accelerate your career. The PHiT Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for 2021-2022 PHiT Executive Committee candidates and committee/liaison appointments. Learn more about each position and apply by July 15.

Submit Your PHiT Board Nomination Today!


Picture Yourself as a Plenary Speaker at Our 2021 Assembly

Do you have an inspiring story to share with the PM&R community? Our popular PhyzTalks plenary is your chance to present at #AAPMR21, physiatry’s premier event. Styled after TED Talks®, PhyzTalks are 8-12 minute presentations that tell a compelling and impactful physiatry-focused story.

This year, you can share your story in person in Nashville, TN or virtually, from anywhere! Learn more about how to apply and watch our 2020 PhyzTalks presentations for inspiration. Submissions are due July 15.

Submit Your PhyzTalks Application Today!


Help Shape the Future of Physiatry by Serving on AAPM&R's Committees

AAPM&R committees are powered by volunteers. Our committee infrastructure is designed to oversee, support and advance our BOLD vision and strategic goals. Your voice and contributions are key to shaping the future of physiatry.

We've just launched our search for candidates, and will have many more opportunities to share with you in the next month. This is just the beginning. We hope you'll consider getting involved! Applications are due July 15.

  • Academy Seeks Candidate for Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
    • The Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Committee is charged with evaluating, endorsing, and advocating for key guidelines critical to the field of PM&R. The CPG will also assist in identifying members to serve on national panels to develop guidelines and other practice guidance documents relevant to PM&R.

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.