2013 AAP Annual Meeting
The AAP Annual Meeting brings
together leading PM&R physicians and residents to exchange cutting edge
information within the themes of education, research, administration, and
clinical care in physiatry. Four plenary
sessions, six educational tracks, and a variety of hands-on workshops and
networking opportunities are offered to attendees.
participants interact through oral research presentations, panel discussions,
and posters on topics that include Basic Science, TBI, SCI, Education &
Administration, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Stroke, and more.
2013 AAP Annual Meeting took place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New
Orleans, Louisiana, March 6–10, 2013 and drew 654 attendees, an increase of 37
over 2012, and the highest AAP meeting attendance to date.
AAP Council Leads Preparation for ACGME’s Milestones and the Next
Accreditation System (NAS)
AAP Residency & Fellowship Program Directors (RFPD) Council developed a
program for the 2013 AAP Annual Meeting in New Orleans to introduce ACGME’s Milestones
and the Next Accreditation System (NAS) to program directors and coordinators nationally. The program identified and defined the
Milestones specific to PM&R, explored possible evaluation methods for the
Milestones, and provided the forum to share concerns about challenges that face
program directors regarding the Milestones and the NAS.
the AAP Annual Meeting, the RFPD Council established six (6) Milestones Task
Force groups to develop tools to assess the milestones in each competency
including Professionalism, Patient Care, Systems Based Practice, Medical
Knowledge, Interpersonal Skills and Communication, and Practice Based Learning.
October 2013 at the AAPMR Annual Assembly in National Harbor, the AAP sponsored
a follow up program convening task force members and program directors to
continue preparing for the Milestones and NAS.
An update on the NAS was addressed by a representative from the ACGME
and the six (6) task force groups collaborated on tools to assess the
milestones. A representative from each
task force presented an overview of the progress made for each group since the
initial meeting of the task force groups at the 2013 AAP Annual Meeting.
RFPD Council Workshop at
the 2014 AAP Annual Meeting in Nashville will present the finalized tools
developed to assess the Milestones and participants will learn faculty
development strategies for assessing the Milestones.
AAP Education Committee Established
The AAP officially established an Education Committee at the 2013 AAP
Annual Meeting in New Orleans, chaired by Susan V. Garstang, MD. The Education Committee is focusing on
providing AAP members MOC modules designed specifically for academic physiatrists. In 2013, the Education Committee submitted an
application to ABPMR to develop learning modules from select content presented
at the 2014 AAP Annual Meeting. The MOC
modules will be made available to AAP members on the AAP website. The Education Committee has recorded the
first of a series of Journal
Club Podcasts that feature interviewer/author discussion of articles from
the American Journal of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation. The committee
also conducted a Learner’s Needs Assessment survey in 2013 that solicited input
from AAP members regarding learning formats, topics, and barriers. The valuable feedback collected is helping to
develop future educational offerings from the AAP.
AAP Annual Report 2013
Letter from the President
2013-2015 Board of Trustees
Journal - AJPM&R
In 2013, the AAP hosted its highest attended Annual Meeting, has been actively involved in the development of the PM&R milestones, and established a new education committee:
AAP Annual Meeting attendance grows with every year (654 attendees in 2013)
AAP members lead the development of the milestones for ACGME's Next Accreditation System (NAS)
Newly established education committee developing MOC and other educational products for AAP members