PIRR 2015 Introduction

JOIN the world's LARGEST conference for interdisciplinary rehabilitation health professionals.  Six days of NONSTOP CONTENT for 6 diagnoses and 12 additional focus areas — all under one roof.

 

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OVERVIEW

PIRR 2015 Overview

CORE CONFERENCE

WED – FRI , 28 – 30 OCT    >>> CLICK HERE to see the PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

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There is NO OTHER place for high-caliber, evidence-based education for the whole rehabilitation team


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PRE-CONFERENCE 

Instructional Courses

SUN – TUE, 25 – 27 OCT   >>> CLICK HERE to see the PRE-CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE

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All instructional courses are included in the WORLD PASS Lotus-purple_button_138x20

Maximize your learning experience and pile on the CME/CEU credits when you add in-depth, pre-conference Instructional Courses to your registration.

  • THREE pre-conference days of NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses plus at least one pre-conference day of NONSTOP content for 8 additional focus areas
  • Hear the latest evidence-based recommendations directly from today’s top researchers
  • Interdisciplinary focused, yet specialized educational opportunities for clinicians, researchers, and caregivers who need to know about the latest research informing rehabilitation
  • Attend one day or all three

RECEPTION I:

 


 ACRM welcomes ALL rehabilitation professionals
DALLAS will be THE PLACE for
vibrant interprofessional & transformative exchanges


PRE-CONFERENCE

Specialized Workshops

COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING

Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual

MON & TUE, 26 - 27 OCT

Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication.

The two-day workshop, led by authors of the Manual, provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation strategies from leading researchers and clinicians in the field. Manual included ($150 value).
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EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Building an Individual Professional Development Plan (IDP)

TUE, 27 OCT

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher

Keynote Speaker, Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FACRM

This MUST-ATTEND full-day course provides THE IDEAL venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who are ready and willing to help guide your career on a path to success. The course is comprised of engaging didactic presentation, panel discussion, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions.

Featuring keynote speaker, Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FACRM who will kick-off the event with Making Science: Characteristics of Successful Scholars. The course will conclude with a fun and informative networking reception.
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If attending the CORE conference AND at least one instructional course, the WORLD PASS is the best value. From $595, SAVE nearly HALF-OFF á la carte pricing.  

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Everything will be bigger, BETTER, *BRIGHTER* in Dallas ...

ROCK STAR FACULTY

Since 1923, ACRM has been a professional home to many pioneers of rehabilitation medicine and continues to be the association of choice for today’s top rehabilitation researchers from around the world.

The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research is their time to SHINE. Here is just a sample of the outstanding faculty coming to Dallas.

 

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH

Opening the CORE Conference, Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP will present PLENARY IThe Healthcare Quality Landscape: Role of Rehabilitation Medicine #1001

WED, 28 OCT

Dr. Burstin is the Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum (NQF). She provides strategic guidance to all NQF work from the perspective of current and emerging measurement science.
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Denise Park, PhD

Denise Park, PhD will present PLENARY IIMaintaining Cognitive Well-Being With Age: The Role of Social and Cognitive Engagement #100.

THU, 29 OCT

Dr. Park is Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Director of Research at the Center for Vital Longevity, and the University of Texas Regents’ Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Coulter Award Recipient, Michael Boninger, MD

John Stanley Coulter Award Recipient, Michael L. Boninger, MD will present PLENARY IIINeuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Assistive Technology #1002

THU, 29 OCT

The director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and author of five U.S. patents, Dr. Boninger is renowned for his extensive research on spinal cord injury, assistive technology, and overuse injuries, particularly those associated with manual wheelchair propulsion. READ MORE >>

 

 

 

Marc Diamond, MD

 

Marc Diamond, MD (left) & Christopher Giza, MD will present PLENARY IV: Novel Approaches to Examining Pathophysiology Associated With Neurodegenerative Diseases and Traumatic Brain Injury: Translation to Rehabilitation #1004

FRI, 30 OCT

Dr. Diamond (top) is the founding director of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His research is focused on neurodegenerative diseases linked to amyloid protein accumulation, with the goal of developing mechanism-based diagnosis and therapy.

Dr. Giza leads the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital, Christopher Giza, MDUCLA and established the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program which partners with local schools to provide prevention, outreach, research and treatment for sports concussions.
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 INVITED SPEAKERS

 

Alison Cernich, PhD

Alison Cernich, PhD, Director of the NCMRR

John Tschida

John Tschida, Director of the NIDILRR

Director Alison Cernich, PhD and Director John Tschida will present, Opportunities & New Directions for Rehabilitation Research from Directors of NCMRR & NIDILRR —Invaluable news and insight for all researchers seeking federal funding. Hear about:

  • Their vision for the future
  • Funding priorities
  • The current funding climate
  • Identifying the gaps & opportunities
  • Where the money is

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INSPIRING VENUE

HILTON ANATOLE: ACRM looked high and low for the perfect venue for the 2015 annual conference and found it at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. To say this place is "beautiful" is an understatement. Featuring the largest art collection ever assembled in an American hotel, it is an inspiring environment full of light.

AFFORDABLE CONVENIENCE: Enjoy the savings and convenience of booking your stay at the conference headquarters hotel—only $199/night including Internet access.

Atrium NebulaWorld-class fitness centerVerandah Club Indoor PoolSER Steakhouse + Spirits

All the amenities you expect, plus shopping, dining and the conference all under one roof. This discounted ACRM room block will sell out! Book your room today.
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*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.