2017 Presenter Resources

Presenter Resources


THANK YOU for joining the faculty of the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR). We appreciate your commitment and strive to make your ACRM presenter experience as stress-free, productive and enjoyable as possible.

This webpage is designed to provide the resources and information you need and will be updated frequently. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, please contact Cindy Robinson at speakers@ACRM.org. We're here to help!



Acceptance /Refusal Notifications have now been sent via email to all submitters. If you did not receive your notification, please contact Cindy Robinson.

  • NOW: If you have not already confirmed your team's participation on the scheduled date and time, please do so immediately.
  • 24 JUL: Presenter Registration Deadline - Paper & Poster presenters who do not register for the conference by this deadline will forfeit publication of their abstract in the ACRM journal, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • 31 AUG: Poster award eligibility deadline - To be eligible to participate in the ACRM Poster Awards Program, your poster file (PDF or PPT) must be uploaded by this date.
  • 28 SEP: Final deadline to upload presentations and abstracts 



Please book early at the Hilton Atlanta, conference headquarters, and enjoy the convenience and savings of staying onsite. There is no deposit required at booking and no penalty for cancellations made by 3:00 PM three days prior to your reservation.

By booking in the ACRM discounted room block, you also help ACRM meet its hotel contract obligation. Thank you!

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, Georgia USA  30303

Book at the Hilton Atlanta

Or call +1.800.HILTONS (+1.800.445.8667) with the applicable group discount code:

  • Main block code: ACRM
  • Government block code: ACRM3


  • $189 / night (single/double) plus tax
  • * $140 Government Rate / night (single/double) plus tax

* Pending change later this year.




Click here to Register for the ACRM Annual Conference

All presenter rates are pre-programmed into the ACRM registration system according to attendee type to ensure you automatically pay the lowest possible rate. Be sure to select "Presenter" as your attendee type unless you qualify as a "Student, Resident or Fellow" or "Early Career Professional."

Students/residents/fellows and early career professionals receive a substantial discount. Non-members receive a six-month introductory ACRM membership with conference registration.

Presenters who do NOT qualify for student or early career discounts, will receive $100 off the purchase of a Core Conference registration. This discount will automatically be applied at checkout.


  • Renew or Purchase ACRM Membership to qualify for member rates
  • Register EARLY at the BEST Rate
  • Purchase the WORLD PASS bundle for nearly 50% off a la carte registration


  • Register NOW! Rates will go up.
  • Go to the ACRM MEMBER PORTAL and login using your primary email address and password or download a REGISTRATION FORM
    • If this is your first visit, use the default access key Password1.
  • In the left pane navigation, click REGISTER FOR AN EVENT
  • Select: 2017 ACRM 94th Annual Conference/ Atlanta, GA
  • Click SELF REGISTRATION and follow the prompts
  • If you anticipate your institution will pay your registration, please register now to secure the lowest rate and select "Bill Me" at checkout. This will give your institution 30 days to remit payment.
  • If you register for the Core Conference and are eligible for the Presenter's Discount,  the registration fee displayed at checkout will reflect your discount. (e.g., BEFORE 8 JUNE: Member presenters pay ONLY $549 / Nonmember presenters pay ONLY $699.)

If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact MemberServices@ACRM.org.



In 2017, ACRM will proudly recognize the best scientific posters with the following awards.

  • ACRM Outstanding Poster Award (First, Second and Third Place)
  • BI-ISIG Early Career Poster
  • BI-ISIG David Strauss Poster
  • BI-ISIG Girls and Women Task Force Research Poster
  • SCI-ISIG Best Poster
  • SCI-SIG Early Career Poster Award
  • Stroke ISIG Poster 1st Place
  • Stroke ISIG Poster 2nd Place
  • Stroke ISIG Poster 3rd Place
  • Best Scientific Poster in Cancer Rehabilitation
  • New Investigator Poster Award in Cancer Rehabilitation
  • ING Poster Award
  • Measurement Networking Group Early Career Poster Award
  • Measurement Networking Group Measurement in Action Award
  • Measurement Networking Group Advancing the Science of Measurement
  • Military & Veteran Affair NG Best Poster Award
  • Military & Veteran Affair NG Early Career Poster Award
  • Neurodegenerative Disease NG Best Poster Award
  • Neurodegenerative Disease NG Early Career Poster Award
  • Neurodegenerative Disease NG Women &Diversity in Science Poster Award
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Poster Award
  • Best Early Career Poster in Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Physician and Clinicians Networking Group Poster Award
  • Excellence in Complementary, Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Poster Award

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible to participate in the ACRM Poster Award Program, your poster file (PDF or PPT) must be uploaded no later than 31 August.



Poster display boards are landscape format measuring 4' H × 8' W (122 cm Height x 243 cm Width). Posters may be any size as long they will fit on the poster display board. The suggested size is 42” x 90”.  Pushpins for mounting will be provided.

  • Poster Set-Up: Wednesday, 25 October from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Poster Presentation:  Poster presenters must staff their poster on Thursday, 26 October from 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM.  Please be prepared to stand by your poster, present your findings and answer attendee questions during this time.
  • Poster Take-Down: Friday, 27 October from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    *Posters that are not picked up by 5:30 PM will be removed and disposed of by staff.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your poster must be displayed for viewing from 7:00 AM on Thursday, 26 October until 2:30 PM on Friday, 27 October.



Each presenter is allotted 18 minutes to present their scientific paper and answer questions. Audio/visual equipment may be used to supplement the presentation. Whenever possible, papers will be grouped by their focus, with up to four papers being moderated within a 75-minute session block.

In direct response to 2016 attend feedback, this year, all papers will be presented on the same day/time, FRI 27 OCT at 4:00 PM to draw attention to this important work.



The abstracts of all scientific papers and posters presented at this year's annual conference will be published in the online October issue of the ACRM journal, the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, if the abstracts' presenters are registered for the conference by 24 July.


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Pre-Loaded Presentations

To facilitate a smooth flow of sessions in each meeting room and reduce opportunities for technical difficulties, all presentations will be pre-loaded and ready to run for the start of each session. Your presentation, as submitted to ACRM, will be loaded on the ACRM laptop and ready to go. Our aim is to start and end each session on time.


Session Room Set up

Each session room will be equipped with a laptop, projector, and screen for your presentation. In addition, there will be a table, three chairs and a podium at the front of the room. With the exception of the large plenary sessions, rooms will not generally include a microphone or sound system for videos.

If you require a microphone, plan to use video with sound or require special accommodations (e.g., ramp, stool), please let us know immediately by emailing meetings@acrm.org. Please include your name, session ID and session title. If you have already received confirmation, there is no need to alert us again. Requests for a microphone and audio or video equipment on site will be granted on a first come, first served basis and availability cannot be guaranteed. Please notify us by email no later than 2 September.


Presenter Ready Room

There will be a Presenter Ready Room available. Hours will be posted closer to the event. Visit the Presenter Ready Room if you have major changes to your presentation or would like to confirm or test your presentation. If you would like assistance outside of the posted hours, please email Maegan Criscione. You are not required to visit the Presenter Ready Room if you do not have changes.


Presenter Introductions

You will be responsible for introducing yourself and running your presentation. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled beginning of your session to ensure a timely start. Please keep to the allotted timeframe, including time for questions and answers.


Length of Sessions

  • Symposia: 75 minutes
  • Oral Presentations: each presenter is allotted 18 minutes to present their paper and answer questions (75-minute session total)
  • Instructional Courses: 4 or 8 hours

Handouts are not required and are your responsibility if you choose to provide them. Presentations and poster files will be available in the digital conference proceedings — included with WORLD PASS and available for purchase a la carte.


Using Video in Your Session?

If your presentation uses video with sound, please let us know by emailing meetings@acrm.org no later than 2 September so we can ensure the session room is set up properly. Feel free to visit the Presenter Ready Room to test the presentation and video. You are also welcome to bring your presentation on a USB stick or even your own laptop if you are concerned about the video playing properly. If you elect to use your own equipment, we highly recommend that you visit the Presenter Ready Room in advance to test your presentation. If you have not previously let us know that you will be requiring audio or video equipment for your presentation, we cannot guarantee the availability of audio or video equipment in the classroom in which you are presenting.

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*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.