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All conference attendees are automatically ACRM members. Non-members receive a 6-month introductory ACRM membership automatically with registration. Put your member benefits to work right away—join an ACRM community group and attend a community group or task force meeting! PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Online Program for the most up-to-date information.

Wednesday 6 NOV

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • ADSR Networking Group Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
    Location: 4A, 4th Floor



Special Symposia >>


A New Era in Bringing Bionics to Humans >>

Amanda Boxtel, the CEO of Bridging Bionics, a non-profit program designed to help individuals who have mobility impairments to regain motility with the assistance of neuromuscular training and a bionic exoskeleton suit (EksoTM). Amanda success was honored by the 2018 CNN Hero by CNN Worldwide in recognition of her legacy of helping individuals with neurological impairments regain mobility. Her program bridges cutting edge technology , which is typically cost prohibitive, for individuals who lost their mobility to enhance neuro-recovery and quality of life. The program enables such individuals to exercise in an inclusive health club environment that promotes wellbeing.

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Awarded Lectureships >>


Cancer Rehabilitation Distinguished Guest Lectureship: Exercise in Cancer >>

The Distinguished Lectureship in Cancer Rehabilitation is an annual event to recognize an outstanding contributer to the field of cancer rehabilitation. We are excited to have Lee Jones, Ph.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as our award recipient. Dr. Jones is an expert in the area of oncology exercise and performs clinical trials in several areas of cancer care, including structured exercise training interventions on cardiovascular outcomes in cancer survivors and traditional laboratory approaches to elucidate the effects of exercise training on cancer progression. Dr. Jones is world renowned and has numerous publications in the area of exercise oncology.

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Instructional Courses >>


IC 30: Athlete Development: A Whole-Person Multidisciplinary Approach to Wellbeing >>

This instructional course will outline basic tenets of athlete development, with a focus on the adolescent athlete.  Presenters will outline current knowledge about the contributions of physical and emotional health, social development, academic development, and advanced athletic skills to whole-person athlete development. Gaps in knowledge and targets for intervention will be identified through presentation of the Athlete Development Model (ADM) and introduction of the Athlete Development Monitoring Tool.

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ACRM 96th Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

CORE: 5 – 8 NOV 2019 // CHICAGO USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 3 – 5 NOV 2019