Pain Rehabilitation

CLICK to View Interview with Virgil Wittmer, PhD

Why is ACRM committed to supporting a new PAIN REHABILITATION Group? Click to read an informative interview with Virgil T. Wittmer, PhD, Pain Rehabilitation Group Past Chair

This is your opportunity to get involved with the NEW ACRM interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Group at the ground-floor. Help identify the critical rehabilitation issues this group will address, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.


ATTENTION: Veterans Affairs IPR Program Participants

If you participate in a VA Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation (IPR) program that requires CARF accreditation, this ACRM group would be highly beneficial. Here, you will have the opportunity to communicate, interact and collaborate with pain researchers and providers to learn about current evidence-based practice, professional consensus, and clinical guidelines to assist in meeting the CARF standards.

Contact the chair to learn more and get involved.



The PRG will attract the best clinicians and researchers in the world to promote and study interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation.  We will use the information from research and collaboration to reduce the emotional and physical suffering associated with pain. The PRG recognizes that chronic pain is a major cause of disability, and thus recognizes that ACRM is the best organization to advance interdisciplinary research and education.




For Scientific Paper & Poster Proposals

ACRM Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.

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Contribute to the Pain Rehabilitation Track in 2018

At the Pain Rehabilitation Group’s meeting at the ACRM 2017 Conference, the following potential topics for symposia or instructional courses for next year’s conference in Dallas were brainstormed. Your additional ideas are absolutely welcome and encouraged. Please contact the chair, LaDonna Saxon, to participate.

  • Pain across cultures
  • Health disparity research/literature in pain management
  • Evidence Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Persons with Disability
  • Suboxone: Differential Usage for Pain vs. Addiction
  • Efficacy and Pitfalls of Cannabinoids for Pain Management
  • Navigating the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Process


Executive Committee


LaDonna Saxon, PhD
Staff Psychologist and Training Consultant
Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health
Dallas, TX
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Virgil Wittmer


Virgil Wittmer, PhD
Executive Director
Brooks Rehabilitation
Jacksonville, FL
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