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ACRM is committed to the next generation of rehabilitation professionals and the dissemination of the latest research and evidence-based practices to all members of the rehabilitation team. Whether you are exploring the field for the first time or finishing up your terminal degree, we invite you to participate in the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) and access the many benefits it provides early career researchers and clinicians, such as:
- Access to cutting-edge research and high-caliber scholarship
- Practical training
- Exciting opportunities to engage leaders in the field, potential funders, and employers
- Participation in ACRM interdisciplinary special interest and networking groups to learn about their work, and discover ways to get involved or serve in a leadership role
- Present your research to an interdisciplinary audience from around the world
- Opportunities to network, network, network!
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All the resources in the world are for naught if they aren't accessible. That's why ACRM works hard to keep pricing within reach of the greatest number of aspiring professionals. Check out these numbers ...
- CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – *$349/ Student vs. $599/ Regular
High-caliber educational symposia, plenaries, award lectures, scientific papers and posters, chat with the experts, product theater, EXPO, Exhibitors Welcome Reception and other networking opportunities from 2 – 4 November 2016.
- EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE – *$299
Full-day Pre-Conference career development course for early career researchers.
- WORLD PASS REGISTRATION – *$599/ Students vs. $799/ Regular
Includes 3-day Core Conference PLUS access to 24 hours of Pre-Conference Instructional Courses, CME/CEUs, ticket to the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala, and conference slides (PDF).
- NETWORKING GROUP MEMBERSHIP – Free
ACRM invites all rehab professionals to participate in their choice of more than a dozen interdisciplinary, specialized networking groups—the life-blood of ACRM. Participate free of charge for up to two years and discover the many benefits of affiliating with ACRM.
- EARLY CAREER NETWORKING GROUP – Free
Join this interdisciplinary group focused exclusively on supporting the unique career development needs of early career researchers and clinicians. Participate free of charge for up to two years and start building the network needed to support your career path.
Register EARLY for the BEST Rates
as low as $349/student and $499/early career
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If you plan to attend the CORE Conference and at least ONE pre-conference instructional course, the best registration value is the WORLD PASS. SAVE nearly 50% OFF a la carte pricing!
CORE CONFERENCE // 2 – 4 NOV
- 3 days of high-caliber, evidence-based content for researchers and clinicians
- 600+ scientific paper & poster presentations
- CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other rehabilitation conference
- Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: interdisciplinary special interest groups, networking groups & task forces
- Chat with the Experts
- Poster Grand Rounds
- Product Theatre
- RECEPTIONS II and III:
Exciting EXPO Features
- MORE Exhibitors
- Drawings to Win Valuable Prizes
- Chat with the Experts
- Product Theater
- Grab 'n Go Lunches daily
- Poster Grand Rounds
- Exhibitors Welcome Reception
Cross-Cutting Featured Sessions
How to get published: Authorship, Reporting Guidelines, Reviewing in Medical Rehabilitation #165
WED 2 NOV
Disseminating the results of your research is more vitally important now than ever before. Publishing your manuscript in the right journal as quickly as possible is also of paramount importance. In this lively and interactive symposium, co-editors-in-chief of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, and Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, and Deputy Editor, Helen Hoenig, MD, MPH, OT, will cover topics of interest to researchers and particularly to early career professionals, such as authorship, preparing and submitting your manuscript, reporting guidelines, trial registration, reviewing, publication ethics, open access, and digital innovations in publishing.
#865 Featured Session for Funding
THU 3 NOV
With NCMRR Director, Alison Cernich; NIDILRR Director, John Tschida; and CRMRP Director, Teresa Brininger
Every year there are changes in Washington that could affect your research agenda. Come and hear the latest from the directors of the top rehabilitation research funding agencies in the USA. Read More >>
#863 Featured Session: Fitness Training and the Brain
THU 3 NOV
With Arthur F. Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and a Professor of Psychology & Engineering at Northeastern University
This presentation will cover what we currently know, from animal studies, epidemiological studies, and human randomized controlled trials about the relationship between physical activity and exercise and cognitive and brain health across the lifespan. Dr. Kramer will also focus on gaps in our knowledge and how we might go about filling these knowledge gaps.
Early Career Networking Group Meeting
WED 2 NOV // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
All early career attendees are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about this growing group, their projects and goals, and ways to participate.
ACRM Membership Meeting
THU 3 NOV // 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Open to all attendees, the annual ACRM Membership Meeting is a great place to learn more about the work of ACRM, meet the leadership, and get involved.
See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG , networking group, and task force meetings and plan to join those that best align with your interest and expertise. *Many meetings are still being scheduled. Please check back often for the latest details.
PRE-CONFERENCE // 30 OCT – 1 NOV
It all begins on Sunday, 30 OCT with 3 days of in-depth Instructional Courses. Choose half-day or full-day courses with or without registration to the Core Conference. Or choose between three specialized workshops, including the Early Career Development Course, Cognitive Rehabilitation Training or the ACBIS Training Course described below. All Pre-Conference Instructional Courses and specialized workshops include continuing education credit. Separate registration is required.
See the complete schedule and descriptions of Instructional Courses here or click the image below to view the Pre-Conference At-A-Glance.
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Featured Instructional Course
#45 How to Maintain and Lead Clinical Research as Physician, Clinician, or Clinician Researcher?
SUN 30 OCT
The purpose of this course is to assist new physician or other clinician investigators and key research staff in improving their skills and understanding of the principles and practices used in the successful execution of patient-oriented research. Participants will gain insights to enhance their ability to perform quality research according to existing regulations and guidelines. The course is open to physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in or interested in clinical research. The program will share information and create an opportunity for dialogue among attendees and program faculty. Read More >>
Early Career Development Course
PI or Not PI? That is the Question: Developing Your Research Identity in a Collaborative Culture of Team Science
TUE 1 NOV
*Continuing Education Credit is not available for this course.
The Early Career Development Course is a perennial conference favorite developed by the ACRM Early Career Networking Group. It provides an ideal venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who can answer your questions and guide you on your path to success. With particular focus on career development issues relevant to early career researchers, this program comprises didactic presentation, panel discussion, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Early career researchers, clinician scientists, and clinicians interested in starting a research agenda will find the course especially beneficial. Attendees range from graduate students nearing the completion of their degree, to postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty. The course program changes annually, enabling attendees to enjoy a unique and informative experience year after year.
The 2016 course program will be focused on helping our attendees develop their research identity while forming collaborative relationships and teams, enhancing team communication, preventing conflicts, giving and sharing credit in publications and grants, balancing individual and team pursuits for tenure and promotion and increasing productivity.
The morning program will begin with a keynote continental breakfast with Michael Boninger, MD and Edelle Field-Fote, PhD, PT presenting, Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities: What to Look Out for in Your Early Career.
Dr. Boninger is director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and author of five US patents. He is renowned for his extensive research on spinal cord injury, assistive technology, and overuse injuries, particularly those associated with manual wheelchair propulsion.
Dr. Field-Fote is a leading neuroscientist and director of spinal cord injury research at Shepherd Center. She is internationally renowned for her work in motor recovery after spinal cord injury.
TENURE & PROMOTION PANEL DISCUSSION
A panel discussion on tenure and promotion will follow. Yi-Ting Tzen from the University of Illinois Chicago will moderate a panel of experts, including Jonathan Bean, MD, MS, MPH; Anne Deutsch, RN; Claire Kalpakjian, PhD, MS; Theresa Pape, DrPH, MA, CCC-SLP/L and Elliot Roth, MD discussing sharing and giving recognition in team science.
MENTORING LUNCH & AFTERNOON PROGRAM
The afternoon program begins with the popular Mentoring Lunch. Participants will choose from a variety of topics addressing challenges to Team Science to discuss with a course mentor in a small group setting. A boxed-lunch will be provided.
Following lunch, representatives of NIDILRR, Veteran Affairs, NIH, PCRORI and selected foundations will present on funding. A panel of early career research fellows will also share the challenges and successes they experienced while working towards independence.
A attendees will participate in their choice of four breakout sessions led by mid-career and senior rehabilitation scientists, including:
- Getting started in Clinical Trials with Flora Hammond, MD
- Productive Writing with Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM and Anne Deutsch, RN
- Biosketches with Edelle Field-Fote, PhD, PT
- Publishing in Team Science with Jeffrey R. Basford, MD, PhD
ACRM WELCOME & NETWORKING
The course will conclude with an introduction to ACRM leadership and chairs of the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIGs) and networking groups. This is an outstanding networking opportunity and a chance to learn more about the work of ACRM and how to get involved. Then adjourn to the EXPO hall for more networking and a cash bar reception.
#868 Cognitive Rehabilitation Training
MON & TUE 31 OCT – 1 NOV
Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory course teaches step-by-step procedures for all evidence-based interventions for executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, social communication. Manual included ($150 value).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Occupational therapists
- Speech-language professionals
- RN/Rehab Nurses
- Disability management specialists
- Caregivers of individuals with brain injury
- ALL rehabilitation professionals who need to know the latest evidence-based interventions for cognitive impairment
or call +1.703.435.5335 to register by phone
"I feel like this training gives me a game plan and a
strategy to start developing my treatment plans.
I know where to start with each of my patients
and I feel more confident and assured that the
treatment I’m providing is evidence-based."
— Zachary Bayer, MA, ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Attendee
# 847 ACBIS Training Course
MON & TUE 31 OCT – 1 NOV
The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.
The official ACBIS training is offered to prepare both direct care staff and professionals working in brain injury services to sit for the certification exam. It is intended for paraprofessionals and professionals at all levels who want a strong foundation in the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation.
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