AAP 2015 San Antonio Anticipates Largest Meeting To Date

Released: 11-Mar-2015 10:05 PM EDT 
Source Newsroom: Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
Contact Information

Bernadette Rensing
Communications & Marketing Manager
Phone: 410-654-1000

An audience composed on the leading physicians in PM&R is gathering this week at AAP 2015 in San Antonio. Over 800 PM&R physicians, residents, and academic professionals will convene March 10 -14, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio for AAP 2015, the Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting.

The AAP Annual Meeting brings together physiatrists and academicians, in-training physiatrists, researchers, and academic PM&R professionals to share the latest information, innovative techniques, best practices, and new technologies. AAP 2015 covers a broad spectrum of cutting edge topics in academic physiatry. The meeting is packed with educational activities including educational sessions, cutting-edge keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and scientific paper presentations along with over 400 poster board presentations showcasing the finest scientific innovations and research. To learn more about the Annual Meeting visit www.physiatry.org/AAP2015. Sessions include:

KEYNOTE: Monday Morning: Ten Little Things to Better Position Yourself and Your Organization for the Future. (Dr. James T. McDeavitt – Chair, Baylor College of Medicine)

KEYNOTE: Reawakening Limbs: Advances in Stimulation and Locomotor Training Following Spinal Cord Injury (Dr. Susan J. Harkema, Director, Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network; Professor of Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation, University of Louisville)

KEYNOTE: Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine From Fairness to Excellence (Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC))

SYMPOSIUM: Electronic & Social Media in PM&R (Course Directors: Christopher J. Garrison, MD, MBA; Samuel M. Bierner, MD)

SYMPOSIUM: Fundamentals & Applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (Course Directors: Maya R. Therattil, MD; Nitin B. Jain, MD, MSPH)

SYMPOSIUM: Occupational Rehabilitation for Injured Workers: It’s Not As Hard As Your Think (Course Directors: Justin T. Hata, MD; Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD)

SYMPOSIUM: Practical Exercise Prescription (Course Director: Erik S. Brand, MD, MSc)

SYMPOSIUM: Integrating Ultrasound in Education and Research (Course Directors: Joseph E. Herrera, DO; Christopher J. Visco, MD)

SYMPOSIUM: Neuroplasticity and Regenerative Medicine: Research to Clinical Practice (Course Directors: Emerald Lin, MD; Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD)

Additional conference activities include scientific poster and paper presentations, preconference workshops, and exhibitor showcase.

For more information: please visit www.physiatry.org/AAP2015.

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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is the only academic association dedicated to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) in the world. AAP is an organization of leading physicians, researchers, in-training physiatrists, and others involved or interested in leadership, mentorship, and discovery in PM&R. AAP is based in Baltimore, MD. To learn more about the Association and the field of physiatry, visit our site at www.physiatry.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AAPhysiatrists.