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Early Career Development Course Task Force


The Early Career Development Course is a perennial favorite at ACRM that connects early career rehabilitation researchers with prominent and accomplished professionals. The course will provide opportunities to learn from experts in interdisciplinary team science, government agency representatives, and distinguished scientists who will provide insights through didactic presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions, and one-on one networking.


This task force plans the full-day Early Career Development Course held each fall at the ACRM Annual Conference.




Thank you for being a part of the CDNG Early Career Development Course Task Force! We love that the ACRM attracts the most passionate interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world. What an honor to collaborate with such driven individuals. We hope to meet with you at our upcoming networking group meeting to discuss current projects and opportunities for contribution and collaboration.

ACRM CDNG Early Career Development Course Task Force Meeting

Join us to discuss the 2024 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and new projects.

Save the date! This group meets the second Thursday of the month.


DATE: The Second Thursday of the Month
TIME: 3:00 PM Eastern

Meeting ID 868 0436 2548

We hope to see you there!



Brian Downer, PhD

Brian Downer, PhD


Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD
  • Monique R. Pappadis, PhD



  • Leadership opportunities and help plan the 2024 Conference!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Brian Downer.



  • More than 24 attendees!

  •  What’s Next? Creating a Roadmap for Future Success as Emerging Professionals
  • Keynote Speaker: Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FASIA, FAPTA

  • Mentoring Lunch sponsored by UTMB’s Center for Health Promotion, Performance, and Rehabilitation Research (CHPPRR) and another UTMB sponsor