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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.

Additionally, 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.

The 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)

The 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.

At 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.

In 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.

The 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
  Leadership Development

  Journal - AJPM&R

Education Highlights

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:


Check mark symbol  AAP Annual Meeting attendance grows with every year (654 attendees in 2013)

Check mark symbol AAP members lead the development of the milestones for ACGME's Next Accreditation System (NAS)


Check mark symbol Newly established education committee developing MOC and other educational products for AAP members

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Creating the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery.

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