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Educational Sessions

2018 Annual Meeting Educational Sessions

The AANEM Annual Meeting is the premier educational event for those involved in neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. 

Earn continuing education credits through interactive workshops, lively discussions, and engaging sessions.

Educational Sessions of Interest to PMR Physicians

Educational Sessions of Interest to Neurologists

2018 Plenary Sessions: Precision Medicine in Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

The 2018 plenary speakers have been chosen to share their expertise as it relates to the theme: Precision Medicine in Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Medicine. According to Eric J. Sorenson, MD, AANEM President, these individuals are “worldwide leaders in the development of novel therapeutics and will explain how to translate this into clinical practice.” Electrodiagnostic testing and its impact on achieving proper diagnoses will also be discussed and ethical questions (e.g. how to pay for medications and how to support patients) will be addressed related to the rehabilitative challenges of progressive and fatal diseases as they transition to chronic conditions. 

Wilson Bryan, MD
Director, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies
Food and Drug Administration
Matthew B. Harms, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Columbia University
Craig M. McDonald, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of California, Davis

Timothy M. Miller, MD, PHD  
David Clayson Professor of Neurology
Washington University

Steve Pearson MD, MSc, FRCP
Founder and President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Department of Bioethics
National Institute of Health

A. Gordon Smith, MD
Chair of Neurology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Plenary Sessions

The plenary are keynote sessions intended for a large audience which address the focused meeting topic, this year "Enhancing the Understanding, Diagnosis and Management of Painful Neuromuscular Conditions." Plenaries begin on Wednesday afternoon, followed by morning plenaries each remaining day of the conference. Each plenary session will also include an award ceremony honoring a variety of designees.


Courses are designed for a larger audience and often include presentations with video and multimedia. They will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

SIGs vary in size depending on interest in the particular topic. They will be held on Wednesday through Saturday.


Symposia sessions vary in size and focus on cutting edge and current topics in NM and EDX medicine. 

Abstract Poster Sessions

Posters of medical research abstracts chosen for the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting will be displayed from Wednesday morning through Friday evening. Abstract poster authors will also be available to discuss their research on Thursday and Friday after the Plenary.

Abstract Award Recipients for the Golseth Young Investigator, Best Abstract, Best Abstract Runners-Up will present their industry-leading research and be available for discussion at the Abstract Award Winners' Reception on Thursday evening.

Ask the Expert Sessions

Ask the Expert sessions allow you to pose questions to experts in the field and discuss them with a small group of up to 30 or more participants. They are held on Thursday and Friday mornings. No breakfast will be provided - be sure to come early and bring your coffee (limited seating available.)


Small Group Demonstrations

These sessions are demonstrations, similar to workshops, but are meant for approximately 25-50 attendees.


Workshops are small group sessions (6-10 participants) designed for hands-on learning and led by an expert in the field. Typically, there is a subject that workshop participants gather around while the expert teaches a technique or concept. Workshops are held throughout the day on Wednesday and Saturday.



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