Submit an Abstract for Physiatry '19


the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Is now closed

Thank you for your interest in presenting your work at Physiatry '19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Presenting your work at the AAP Annual Meeting places you at the heart of a community dedicated to mentorship, leadership, and discovery in academic physiatry. Leading physiatrists will see your science as the dedicated session time will provide an opportunity to discuss your work and expand your network of colleagues, mentors, and researchers in PM&R.

Authors will be notified on their acceptance status in November.




  • All authors will receive electronic notification indicating acceptance or rejection of the submitted abstract in November.
  • One author on each abstract must be identified as the Presenting Author during the online submission process and must register for Physiatry '19 prior to 11:59 pm (EST) on December 4, 2018.  Online registration will open September 17, 2018. Once you have registered, there will be no refunds.


An automatic email confirmation will be sent to the submitting author and all co-authors when the submission process has been completed.

        Submitting Author:

  • Register online via and complete all of the tasks below by September 7, 2018.
  • Input the names and email of all authors (click on each co-author's name to fill in additional information).
  • Prompt your co-authors to confirm their contact info and fill out necessary forms by clicking the blue bubble icon next to their names.
  • Complete the Disclosure and Copyright Transfer forms.
  • Enter the abstract content.
  • Faxes and/or emails containing abstracts and award papers will not be considered. 
  • Click the link in the confirmation email to enter or confirm contact information and view necessary forms.
  • Agree to and electronically sign the terms and agreements, including the Disclosure and Copyright Transfer.


The AAP accepts original research abstracts that have been presented at other medical and scientific meetings. Re-submissions will be evaluated on criteria relevant to the educational objectives of the AAP Annual Meeting.

All abstracts submitted for Research Studies must be structured to summarize the research: Objectives, design, results, and conclusions. The objective should contain the background and purpose of the study. The design should explain key methods, procedures, interventions, and any controls in the study. This allows the reader to infer limitations of the data.  Abstracts containing statements such as data too be presented or the significance of the findings will be discussed are not acceptable.The conclusions should explain the meaning and importance of the results, and perhaps state any new question identified.

The text in Case Reports and Research Study abstracts may not exceed 300 words. Best Paper submissions will included a 300-word abstract and a 1,000-word abstract. References, tables, and figures may not be included in the abstract submission but may be included in the presentation.

Do not include identifying author information, or mention of any location or institution within the abstract text.