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ACRM Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala

ALA 2018: Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala 

TUESDAY 2 OCT // 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM


  • Pre-Gala cocktail hour & Post-Gala celebration: Open to all registrants
  • Dinner & Gala itself = TICKETED EVENT is included in the WORLD PASS Lotus-purple_button_138x20

Diamonds & Denim     

The biggest and brightest night of the week — don’t miss this celebration of excellence in rehabilitation research… TEXAS style. Beginning with cocktails, dinner and awards presentations, raise a toast to recipients of prestigious ACRM awards — recognizing outstanding contributions to the field and service to ACRM. Then head for the dance floor and let the party begin…

ATTIRE: While this event is high in class + prestige, low on stress and stressing *CELEBRATION* ACRM-style, which is DOWN-TO-EARTH + FUN. Don’t forget your *bling*, your denim accents, cowboy boots, buckle, or your finest attire of any flavor — anything goes here. Oh and remember, this is BIG TEXAS style, so BIG hair counts, too.

ACRM Annual Conference Gala Diamonds & Denim 2018

Gala Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Pre-Gala Cocktail hour: Open to all registered attendees. Cash bar. All are welcome to mix and mingle

7:00 – 11:00 PM: The Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala is a plated / or buffet dinner — tickets required. Tickets are included in the WORLD PASS. Recipients of prestigious ACRM awards are celebrated — recognizing outstanding contributions to the field and service to ACRM.

9:00 – 11:00 PM: Post-Gala celebration: doors open FREE TO ALL registered attendees with DJ, dancing and cash bar as the celebration continues.


2018 ACRM Awards

See this page for all 2018 award winners >>

Awards presented at the Gala:

Gold Key Award

Distinguished Member Award

John Stanley Coulter Award: Mark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM

Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award

Elizabeth and Stanley Licht Award

Edward Lowman Award

Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Award

BIAA Awards

Paul B Magnusson Award






Sponsor a table front and center and receive the spotlight your institution’s team deserves. Make this a special night of recognition, connections, and celebration.

Contact Membership Services, +1.703.435.5335 for full details.


Henry B. Betts, MD

Henry B. Betts, MD

Gala History

Who was Henry B. Betts, MD?

  • ACRM President 1975-76
  • Founding member of the Association of Academic Phys­iatrists
  • Outstanding teacher, colleague, mentor, friend
  • His teachings and ideas are the gold standard in rehabilitation
  • Princeton and University of Virginia Educated Physician
  • Director of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
  • Created a holistic environment for care; rehabilitation team
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Understood the role of education in ensuring quality of care
  • Strong supporter of independent living movement
  • Instrumental in passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990
  • Dr. Betts did all of this as a physician, educator, leader, and caring citizen



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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.