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ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group

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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

  • CIRMNG Welcome Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
    Location: 4C, 4th Floor

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • CIRMNG Business Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
    Location: 4C, 4th Floor



Special Symposia >>


What is the Evidence for Neurofeedback for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? >>

Treatments with long-term benefit for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are needed; one of the more promising is Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback), which has several Randomized controlled trials showing significant benefit, but which are inconclusive because they were not Double-Blinded; the benefit could have been nonspecific (placebo response). Because of Neurofeedback’s labor-intensive cost, it is important to know how much specific benefit it yields. This presentation will review and critique the evidence base for neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback (NF) as treatment for ADHD and unveil preliminary results of an NIMH-funded double-blind 2-site randomized clinical trial (RCT) designed to address flaws of previous studies.

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Lecture Luncheons >>


Building the Evidence through Research: Informing Decisions in Integrative Health *TICKETED EVENT* >>

It is widely recognized that our health care system does too much of some things, and too little of others. Learning what works and for whom – finding the true balance between benefit and harm – is the charge to the biomedical research enterprise. Negative findings are as important a product of evidence-based medicine as the positives. Two examples will be explored: Care of the elderly and back pain management.

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Instructional Courses >>


IC 3: Moving & Living From the Inner Core: Integrating Alternative Health Principles to Support Clinical Outcomes >>

This workshop introduces and discusses how rehabilitation specialists integrate the concept of the “energetic inner core (DanTian)” into rehabilitative practices in order to enhance rehabilitation outcomes. It will focus on the clinical application of eastern medical theory and philosophy on clients with complex chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and adhesive capsulitis.

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IC 29: How Alexander Technique Can Complement Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Interdisciplinary Care Practice >>

Alexander technique (AT) is an educational cognitive approach. Adapted Alexander-based programs show clients how to choose functional patterns that are thought to result in more efficient and optimal use of postural muscles in everyday activities, and how to transform stressful reactions into responses that increase positive rehabilitation outcomes and long-term recovery and prevention. This course identifies AT training as a tool to enhance patient ability to be more active partners in their own care and recovery; the role of the AT specialist in interdisciplinary care; and an overview of research on clinical impact of AT training. Course includes experiential learning.

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IC 24: Management of the Frail Older Adult: Medical and Exercise Strategies for Evaluation and Treatment >>

The likelihood of having the frailty syndrome increases with advanced age. The focus of this workshop will be on the medical, exercise, and nutritional management of older adults with frailty. If you are a clinician working with older adults, this workshop will provide the resources to evaluate and treat those with frailty effectively following the latest evidence-based guidelines for multi-disciplinary interventions.

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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