Summer Symposium

We know this much about 2020: Our world has been disrupted, academic medicine has been upended, and physiatry has never been more critical and in the spotlight.

To ensure that the entire physiatry community can meet the growing and shifting needs in this new era, the AAP has organized its first-ever online symposium.

Join leaders, educators, researchers, and trainees for this two-day exploration of scholarship and adaptation in the world of PM&R during a pandemic. This virtual symposium will provide proven strategies and best practices for applying/ recruiting, education, administration and research. At the same time, you’ll be able to connect virtually with PM&R peers and leaders.

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Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

3:00pm-4:00pm     Welcome & Keynote:  Joseph Ravenell, MD
4:00pm-4:15pm     Sponsored Break
4:15pm-5:00pm     Breakout Sessions
5:15pm-6:00pm     Breakout Sessions
6:15pm-7:00pm     Sponsored Happy Hour Chats

Thursday, September 17, 2020

12:00pm-12:45pm     Welcome & Keynote: COVID-19 Panel Discussion (led by Christopher Visco, MD )
12:45pm-1:15pm       Sponsored Break
1:15pm-2:00pm         Breakout Sessions
2:15pm-3:00pm         Breakout Sessions
3:00pm-3:30pm         Closing Remarks & Giveaways



Applying & Recruiting Track

  • Advice to Medical Students Applying to a PM&R Residency: Roundtable with Residency Program Directors
  • Ask A Resident Physician: Q&A Sessions about Residency Life & More
  • Fellowship Roundtables

Education & Training Track

  • More Than Just Completing an Evaluation: How to Provide Effective Feedback to Trainees (led by Justin Weppner, DO )
  • Simple Yet Effective Ways to Connect & Collaborate Virtually (led by Nicholas Ketchum, MD )
  • Adapting Academic Medicine During a Pandemic: Overcoming Challenges in Clinical Care, Education & Research (led by Sujin Lee, MD )

Administration & Leadership Track

Research Track

  • Implementability of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Rehabilitation (led by Thiru Annaswamy, MD )
  • Optimizing Care for COVID-19 Patients Left with Hypoxemic Brain Damage & Other Disorders of Consciousness (led by Dana Gefen Doron, MD )
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment & COVID-19: Biomarker, Risk & Management (led by Qing Mei Wang, MD, PhD )
  • Characterizing the Functional Recovery of Patients Admitted to Acute Care & Inpatient Rehabilitation with COVID-19 (led by Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD )


Registration Fees

Category Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Physicians & Health Professionals $50 $85
Residents & Fellows $35 $65
Medical Students $25 $25
Administrative Directors & Program Coordinators $45 $75

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