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See the list of Community Meetings in the Online Program

Most meetings are scheduled during the CORE Conference — before the first morning session and during lunch breaks.

The lifeblood of ACRM is its family of community groups comprised of Special Interest and Networking Groups.

These interdisciplinary communities advance the mission of ACRM, connect you with colleagues who share your interests, support your professional development, and all together — work to advance the field of rehabilitation — to bring the research into practice — FASTER.

Please join us & be moved…

All conference attendees are automatically ACRM members.

This is because non-members receive a 6-month introductory ACRM membership automatically with registration. Put your member benefits to work right away by participating in ACRM community groups.

This is THE PLACE to connect and collaborate with peers; meet potential mentors, funders and employers; and contribute to the ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research.

Unless otherwise noted, these meetings below are OPEN for all attendees. In fact, many groups are actively seeking leaders like you. You are wanted & welcomed at ACRM.

Don’t Miss Out!

Want to get involved and help move the rehabilitation field forward? Attend the ACRM Membership Meeting on DAY & TIME TBD PM and hear from the ACRM President to learn how you can do just that.

PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the ACRM APP or the Online Program & Scheduler for the latest & for room locations.


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

  • Lifestyle Medicine Group Culinary Medicine Task Force Meeting

11:30 AM– 12:30 PM

  • Neuroplasticity Networking Group Business Meeting

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

  • BI-ISIG Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force Meeting
  • Stroke ISIG Movement Interventions Task Force Meeting

8:00 PM

  • Chair Council Meeting (By invitation only)


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • BI-ISIG Task Force Chairs Meeting (By invitation only)
  • International Networking Group Executive Committee Meeting (By invitation only)
  • Lifestyle Medicine Group Business Meeting (By invitation only)
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Business Meeting
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting
  • Physician & Clinician Networking Group Meeting
  • SCI-ISIG FES and Technology Task Force Meeting
  • Stroke ISIG Business Meeting
  • Technology Networking Group Informational Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

  • BI-ISIG Summit


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • BI-ISIG Communication and Prognosis after TBI Task Force Meeting
  • Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Welcome Meeting
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting
  • International Networking Group Annual Business Meeting
  • Military and Veterans Affairs Networking Group Meeting
  • NDNG Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force Meeting
  • SCI-ISIG Business Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

  • ACRM Membership Meeting-All encouraged to attend!
    Hear from the ACRM President & witness the passing of the presidential necklace from Douglas Katz, MD, FACRM, FAAN, FANA, FASNR to Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

  • BI-ISIG Chronic Brain Injury Task Force (By invitation only)
  • BI-ISIG Disorder of Consciousness Task Force Meeting
  • BI-ISIG Mild TBI Task Force Meeting
  • Cancer Rehab Business Meeting
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation 2nd Edition Manual Meeting (By invitation only)
  • Early Career Networking Group Meeting
  • Health Services Research Networking Group Meeting
  • ING Service Delivery Task Force Meeting
  • International Networking Group Refugee Crises Task Force Annual Meeting
  • Limb Restoration Rehabilitation Group (Task Force Meetings)
  • Measurement Networking Group Meeting

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • MNG- Applied Cognition Geriatric Task Force Meeting
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Networking and Social
  • Pain Rehabilitation Group Meeting


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • ACRM Program Committee Meeting (By invitation only)

4:45 PM – 7:00 PM

  • ACRM Board of Governors Meeting (By invitation only)


8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • ACRM Board of Governors Meeting (By invitation only)

The dedicated volunteers working within ACRM committees and groups are the primary driving force advancing the mission of ACRM.

Each interdisciplinary special interest and networking group is a unique community where like-minded, yet specialized health care and research colleagues collaborate to IMPROVE LIVES.

Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please check the ACRM APP or the Online Program for the latest.

Click or call +1.703.435.5335. We’re here to help!

ACRM Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

CORE: 30 SEPT – 3 OCT 2018 // Hilton Anatole, DALLAS, USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 28 – 30 SEPT

Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change. For personal
assistance with registration please call: +1.703.435.5335 or email:
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