Plenary Sessions

AANEM is excited to announce the 2023 plenary topic, Disability and NMDs: The Whole Enchilada.

"This is going to be a little bit different than the normal AANEM plenary, because we’ll be talking about disability with neuromuscular disease. The meeting is still going to have your bread and butter neuromuscular disease topics ...but adding in discourse on disability and aging with neuromuscular diseases and all the things that come up with that is really valuable. We’re taking what we already have, and then giving it another layer. I think this is going to increase the breadth of what we discuss, and make it easier for everybody to find what they need. There really is no other conference like this!” - Robert Irwin, MD, AANEM President

2023 Plenary Speakers:

Sarcopenia: Aging of Skeletal Muscle and Benefits of Exercise
Lambert Lecture

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
Professor of PM&R, Sports Medicine, and Physiology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

How the Health Care Team Can Support Patients at Critical Points in Their Disease Course
Olney Lecture

Jodi Wolff, PhD, MSSW

Vice President of Patient Engagement & Advocacy at Rejuvenate Bio


Adaptive Athletics: Building Confidence in Everything You Do Regardless of Your Circumstances

Peter Hughes
Director of Adaptive Athletics at the University of Arizona

Disability in Medical Education: Where Is It?
Reiner Lecture

Margaret A. Turk, MD

Vice Chairman of the PM&R Department at SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of PM&R, Pediatrics, and Public Health & Preventive Medicine 

Advocating for Patients Beyond the Clinical Setting: How Providers Can Advance Access and Equality for the Neuromuscular Disease Community‚Äč

Michael Lewis, MA

Director of Disability Policy for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Surinderjit Singh Young Lecture

This lecture honors long-time AANEM member Dr. Surinderjit Singh. Candidates to speak must be within 10 years of finishing a residency or fellowship. Applications are due February 15, 2023. Learn more here.