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Welcome to Physiatry '18

Welcome to Physiatry '18, the gathering place for the academic physiatry community to connect, collaborate, innovate and inspire. 



Itinerary Planner

Preliminary Program

Hotel Reservations

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Why attend?

The AAP Experience: Physiatry '18 is unique in its focus on fostering meaningful and long lasting relationships between physicians, educators, thought leaders, and other professionals in physiatry within an intimate and collaborative environment. 94% of past attendees would recommend the AAP Annual Meeting to their colleagues!

Network, Network, Network! 75% of attendees come back to the AAP Annual Meeting year after year to connect with colleagues, share ideas, solve common issues and celebrate accomplishments.

Education that Innovates: The AAP's Annual Meeting presenters are skilled trainers that will deliver education that innovates and creatively challenges the way residents, physicians and departments conduct research, diagnose and treat patients. We careful select each speaker to help you stay at the forefront of the specialty.

Industry Trends: The AAP's Exhibit Hall gathers leading organizations that are improving patient care through innovative products, services and education. The AAP encourages engagement and collaboration with industry partners to achieve the common goal of improving the lives of physiatric patients.



Itinerary Planner

Explore the full #Physiatry18 schedule!

The Physiatry '18 Itinerary Planner makes it easy for you to prioritize your time at the meeting. Browse sessions and speaker profiles and select your favorites to design a schedule that best meets your needs. You can even add personal meetings and export your schedule to your calendar.

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A family-friendly destination

In Atlanta, rich history and culture combine to create a city with Southern Charm and world-class sophistication. It's easy to see why Atlanta is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast. Top attractions include Coca-Cola World, the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Studio and Big Wheel.

Atlanta is also one of the easiest U.S. cities to travel to with many airlines scheduling direct flights daily. 

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Discounted rooms are available!

The discounted room block deadline has past, however additional rooms at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta have become available for the current hotel rate. Please contact the Hyatt directly at 1-888-421-1442 for availability and rates. Complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the fitness center are included with reservations.  

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Reach over 1,200 leading minds in physiatry

The AAP's Annual Meeting & Expo is the premier event for academic physiatrists, offering the opportunity to showcase your products and services, gain awareness and loyalty, and meet face-to-face with physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) professionals. Sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertising opportunities are all at your fingertips.

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Your one-stop shop to justify attendance

In order to fulfill our institution's mission and better serve our patients, we need to be continuously learning and developing our skills as physiatrists and academic leaders. It can be difficult to find the time and money to invest in professional development. Use this toolkit to justify the expense to your institution, whether it comes in the form of paid time off or financial support for your attendance.

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Requesting an Official 'Invitation' Letter for Visa Applications

International attendees may need a letter of “invitation” in order to obtain a visa to visit the United States. We strongly advise to start the visa application process as early as possible.

Kindly note: The event organizers (AAP) will not be able to contact or intervene with Embassy or Consulate offices on your behalf.

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AAP's Mission

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

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Association of Academic Physiatrists
10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite 730
Owings Mills, MD 21117
P. 410.654.1000 F. 410.654.1001

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