Conference Opportunities for Early Career Attendees
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ACRM is strongly committed to the next generation of rehabilitation professionals and disseminating high-caliber, cutting-edge research across disciplines and international borders to IMPROVE LIVES.
Since 1923, ACRM has been the professional home to researchers and providers who value the interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration that mutually informs research and guides evidence-based practice. Whether you are exploring the field for the first time, or finishing up your postgraduate degree, we invite your participation at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR).
Register now at a very special rate—as low as $349/student member and be a part of the LARGEST interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research.
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CORE CONFERENCE // 2 – 4 NOV
- 3 days of NONSTOP content for the whole rehab team
- PLUS symposia for dozens of cross-cutting topics spanning multiple focus areas
- 600+ scientific paper & poster presentations
- CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other rehabilitation conference
- Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: interdisciplinary special interest groups, networking groups & task forces
- Chat with an Expert
- Poster Grand Rounds
- Product Theatre
- RECEPTIONS II and III:
Exciting EXPO Features
- MORE Exhibitors
- Drawings to Win Valuable Prizes
- Chat with an Expert
- Product Theater
- Grab 'n Go Lunches daily
- Poster Grand Rounds
- Exhibitors Welcome Reception
In-depth Instructional Courses
SUN – TUE 30 OCT – 1 NOV
It all begins Sunday, with 3 days of in-depth Instructional Courses—more than 30 courses from which to choose. Led by some of the most renowned researchers and clinicians in the field, these full- or half-day intensive courses provide a small-group setting for in-depth exploration of topics and high levels of peer-to-peer exchange.
Featured Course Back by Popular Demand ...
SUN 30 OCT
PRESENTERS: Brad Kurowski, Douglas Katz, Flora Hammond, Mike Jones
For the physician, clinician investigator or staff new to research, interested in improving their skills and understanding of the principles and practices used in the successful execution of patient-oriented research. Participants will gain insights to enhance their ability to participate in and perform qualify research according to existing regulations and guidelines. The course is open to physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in or interested in clinical research. The program will share information and create an opportunity for dialogue amongst attendees and program faculty. The focus of the course will be how to balance clinical and research responsibilities.
EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE
PI or Not PI? That is the Question: Developing Your Research Identity in a Collaborative Culture of Team Science
TUE, 1 NOV // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
*Continuing Education Credit is NOT available for this course.
The Pre-Conference Early Career Development Course is a perennial conference favorite developed by the ACRM Early Career Networking Group. It provides an ideal venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who can answer your questions and guide you on your path to success. With particular focus on career development issues relevant to early career researchers, this program comprises didactic presentation, panel discussion, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Early career researchers, clinician scientists, and clinicians interested in starting a research agenda will find the course especially beneficial. Attendees range from graduate students nearing the completion of their degree, to postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty. The course program changes annually, enabling attendees to enjoy a unique and informative experience year after year.
The 2016 course program will be focused on helping our attendees develop their research identity while forming collaborative relationships and teams, enhancing team communication, preventing conflicts, giving and sharing credit in publications and grants, balancing individual and team pursuits for tenure and promotion and increasing productivity.
The morning program will begin with a keynote continental breakfast with Michael Boninger, MD and Edelle Field-Fote, PhD, PT presenting, Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities: What to Look Out for in Your Early Career.
The day continues with a jam-packed agenda of networking opportunities, informative presentations and group discussion, including:
- Panel discussion on tenure and promotion
- Mentoring Lunch (boxed lunch included)
- Funding presentations by representatives of NIDILRR, Veterans Affairs, NIH, PCRORI and selected foundations
- Breakout Sessions led by mid-career and senior rehabilitation scientists
The course concludes with an ACRM Leadership Welcome, providing attendees an opportunity to engage with ACRM board members and chairs of the many ACRM interdisciplinary special interest and networking groups, and explore ways to participate.
Then adjourn to the EXPO hall for more networking, exhibits, and a casual cocktail reception.
as low as $299 / student members
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Early Career Networking Group
WED 2 NOV // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
All attendees from every career stage are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about this growing group, their projects and goals, and ways to participate.
ACRM Membership Meeting
THU 3 NOV // 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Open to all attendees, the annual ACRM Membership Meeting is a great place to learn more about the work of ACRM, meet the leadership, and get involved.
See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG , networking group, and task force meetings and plan to join those that best align with your interest and expertise. *Many meetings are still being scheduled. Please check back often for the latest details.
Register EARLY for the BEST Rates
as low as $349/student and $599/member
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If you plan to attend the CORE Conference and at least ONE Pre-Conference Instructional Course, the best registration value is the WORLD PASS. SAVE nearly 50% OFF a la carte pricing!
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