Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in PM&R: The Certified Basics

Presenters: Rochelle Dy, MD, Levent Özçakar, MD

In this intensive workshop, you will learn theoretical approaches of musculoskeletal ultrasound, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use as a diagnostic tool, recognize the ultrasonographic appearance of various normal tissues, and receive hands-on training in imaging. An experienced sonographer will demonstrate examinations of the shoulder, elbow, wrist-hand, hip, knee and ankle-foot, and participants will perform ultrasonography themselves under supervision of the instructors. You will also receive a certificate upon completion!


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:00am-5:00pm & Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $500 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $700 for non-members

Spasticity Management: Where Are We Now?

Presenters: Gerard Francisco, MD, Michael Creamer, DO, Alberto Esquenazi, MD, Sheng Li, MD, PhD, Alessandro Picelli, MD, PhD, Andrea Santamato, MD, Michael Saulino, MD, PhD

Join us to learn about the latest advances in spasticity management! You will dive deep into topics such as the Tardieu Method, safety and efficacy of phenol as a spasmolytic, utility of anesthetic nerve block in spasticity assessment, guided spasticity injections, do’s and don’ts of botulinum toxin therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, ultrasound elastography, the effect of intrathecal baclofen on pain and quality of life, ultrasound-guided intrathecal pump access and the guided self-rehabilitation contract.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00am-5:00pm

Cost: $250 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $400 for non-members

Neurotomy & Tenotomy: Revolutionizing Spasticity Care through Neuro-Orthopedics

Presenters: Thierry Deltombe, MD, François Genêt, MD, PhD, Emily Krauss, MD, Thierry Gustin, MD, Franco Molteni, PhD, Paul Winston, MD

Our presenters will take you on a journey of novel groundbreaking interventions for the management of spasticity. Using the screening tool of the diagnostic anesthetic nerve block, they will demonstrate multiple pathways with percutaneous laser neurotomy and laser neurotomy, surgical microvascular neurectomy, bedside needle tenotomy. Our international faculty will prepare you for a new era in care.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Cochrane Rehabilitation: Cochrane Evidence Examine & Deploy (CREED)

Presenters: Thiru Annaswamy, MD, William Levack, PhD, Antti Malmivaara, MD, PhD, Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD, Julia Patrick Engkasan, MD, John-Ross Rizzo, MD

This workshop will introduce you to the key principles of systematic review and meta-analysis of published research. Delivered through presentations and exercises, you will learn the basic skills to appraise a systematic review and apply its evidence in the clinical setting. This presentation is designed for residents, specialists and other health professionals pivotal to healthcare decision-making.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Cancer Rehabilitation: Global Perspectives for Delivery of Care

Presenters: Vishwa Raj, MD, Evren Atabas, MD, Jennifer Baima, MD, Cynthia Bennett, MD, Leighton Chan, MD, Andrea Cheville, MD, Christina de Brito, MD, PhD, Lynn Gerber, MD, Suzanne Gutiérrez Teissonniere, MD, Abderrazak Hajjioui, MD, Monica Hu, MD, Jae-Yong Jeon, MD, Fary Khan, MD, MBBS, Birgit Leibbrand, MD, Jianan Li, MD, Christine MacDonell, FACRM, Monica Pinto, MD

Gain a broad exposure to topics relevant for the delivery of cancer rehabilitation internationally. These internationally renowned speakers will share their subject matter expertise in the administrative, clinical, and research aspects for cancer rehabilitation care delivery.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Moving the Needle on Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Presenters: Lynn Gerber, MD, Secili DeStefano, PT, DPT, Dinesh Kumbhare, MD, PhD, Vy Phan, PhD, Jay Shah, MD, Siddhartha Sikdar, PhD, John Srbely, DC, PhD, Antonio Stecco, MD, PhD

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is common, confusing and challenging to manage. Discover new ideas about taxonomy, mechanisms including peripheral and central sensitization, limbic system dysfunction, how to objectify clinical findings in MPS to improve its evaluation and management, and more. This workshop will also summarize current practice and effectiveness of treatment of MPS.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Managing Swallowing Dysfunction & Dysphagia

Presenters: Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, Yoko Inamoto, PhD, Byung-Mo Oh, MD, PhD, Eric Verin, MD

Treatment-oriented evaluation based on imaging and advances in the science of swallowing are transforming dysphagia rehabilitation. Swallowing function can be improved with exercise and understanding motor learning to promote performance change can improve patient outcomes. This workshop offers an approach to link evaluation and treatment to the underlying pathophysiology. You will divide into small groups to practice evaluation from videofluoroscopy (VF) and videoendoscopy (VE) images and to generate treatment plans based on real clinical images.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Brain & Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Post-Stroke Recovery

Presenters: Gerard Francisco, MD, Pablo Celnik, MD, Richard Wilson, MD

Discover how to implement peripheral nerve stimulation to relieve shoulder pain in stroke survivors using peripheral nerve stimulation techniques. You will hear the latest evidence regarding peripheral nerve stimulation, the benefits of rTMS and TDCS, vagal nerve stimulation, indications for treatment, and instructions on performing treatment.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members

Developing Quality & Process Improvement Projects

Presenters: Leon Chandler, MD, Christopher Garrison, MD, MBA, James Sliwa, DO

Demystify the Practice Improvement Project (PIP) process that is part of Maintenance of Certification (Part IV) for physiatry. You will get an overview of Quality/ Performance Improvement, including strategies for applying the process to everyday problems in clinical, research, academic and administrative settings. You will also get hands-on experience in developing your own QI/ PI projects in small groups with the help of expert faculty.


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $99 for AAP & ISPRM members/ $149 for non-members