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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the American Physiatric Education Council (APEC) Establish the Physiatry Foundation

The new Physiatry Foundation will provide much-needed support for education and career development initiatives in physiatry based on the values of Altruism, Inclusivity, and Academic Excellence. First-priority funding opportunities include...
29-Feb-2024 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Long-Haul COVID-19 Linked With PTSD, Says Study

Post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long-haul COVID-19, is positively associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says new research presented at Physiatry ’23, the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)...
22-Mar-2023 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Interpreters Needed to Properly Administer Stroke Scale

There are limited standardized translations of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) as well as several barriers to using interpreter services within medical institutions, according to new research presented at Physiatry ’23, the...
22-Mar-2023 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Providers Must Rethink Treatment for Female Amputees

Women with limb loss have unique physical and psychosocial needs, meaning providers treating this population must adapt their healthcare delivery approach, says new research presented at Physiatry ’23, the Association of Academic Physiatrists...
22-Mar-2023 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genomic Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Reveals Possible Biomarkers

A better understanding of the genetic biomarkers underpinning multiple sclerosis (MS) may lead to predictors of disease that could improve management of the condition, according to new research presented at Physiatry ’23, the Association of...
22-Mar-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Museum Meanderings: Jacob Lawrence Paintings and Rehabilitation Medicine

Jacob Lawrence's painting, Occupational Therapy No. 1 (1949), is more connected to physiatry than initially believed. The painting depicts five women performing various sewing activities. This painting has been discussed by critics, but it has not...
1-Feb-2023 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Clinical Tool Predicts Prolonged Recovery After Sports-Related Concussion

A new clinical tool can be used to identify which patients who first present with a sports-related concussion are more likely to have a prolonged recovery according to new research published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine &...
8-Feb-2022 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is an intimate and influential professional society that is creating the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery. Our members are leading physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, medical students, and professionals in over 40 countries.

With a keen focus on research and education, the AAP holds an Annual Meeting, produces a leading medical journal in rehabilitation: the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, offers programs that support physiatrists in their career development, and develops activities that advance the specialty. Physiatry '22, the AAP's 2022 Annual Meeting, is taking place in New Orleans, May 24-28.

To learn more about the association and specialty of physiatry, visit physiatry.org and follow us on Twitter at @AAPhysiatrists.


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