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Geriatric Rehabilitation Symposia

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FOCUS AREA ABBREVIATIONS: AN: Arts & Neuroscience, BI: Brain Injury, CAN: Cancer, CC: Cross-Cutting, CP: Clinical Practice, DI: Diagnosis Independent, GER: Geriatric Rehabilitation, INT: International, MES: Measurement, MIL: Military/VA, ND: Neurodegenerative Diseases, NP: Neuroplasticity, PAIN: Pain Rehabilitation, PED: Pediatric Rehabilitation, POL: Health Policy & Legislation, SCI: Spinal Cord Injury, ST: Stroke, TEC: Technology



  • #72 Accelerometry-Based Physical Activity Monitoring Among Mobility-Limited Older Adults GER, MES
    Thomas Buford, Amal Wanigatunga
  • #327 Outcomes in Balance, Walking, and Fall Risks in Older Survivors of First Cancer Diagnosis: A Path to Prospective Surveillance Model CAN, GER
    Min Hui Huang, Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Jennifer Blackwood, Lucinda Pfalzer
  • #551 Beyond Hearing Aids: Considerations for Environmental Design for Older Adults With Impaired Hearing GER
    Raymond Hull
  • #116 Cognition and Everyday Life: Applications in Geriatric Rehabilitation GER, CP
    Deirdre Dawson, Lisa Engel, Ifah Arbel, Christine MacDonell



  • #29 The Rehabilitation of Elderly Cancer Patients CAN, GER
    Jack B. Fu, MacKenzi Pergolotti, Timothy F. Marshall, Kathleen D. Lyons, Alix Sleight, Catherine M. Alfano, Mary V. Radomski, Raymond McKena
  • #774 Age-Related Hearing Loss: The Hidden Disability GER, INT
    Harvey Abrams


Daniel Corcos, PhD

Daniel Corcos, PhD


Exercise for the Elderly and People With Neurodegenerative Disease  ND, GER

Featuring Daniel Corcos, PhD, Northwestern University, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

It is now axiomatic that exercise is beneficial for everyone. For individuals experiencing physical and mental decline, as well as those suffering form neurodegenerative disease, exercise is considered medicine. This presentation will provide the general prescription for exercise, both for the elderly and those with neurodegenerative disease. The benefits of resistance training, endurance training and balance training will be outlined. The presentation will also discuss different approaches to working with the elderly. Finally the presentation will review recent studies on the benefits of exercise programs that target both the person being cared for and the caregiver.

Dr. Corcos is a motor systems neuroscientist working on “human electrophysiology” using TMS, fMRI, EEG, EMG as well as neuronal recordings in patients undergoing brain surgery. The primary goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms underlying therapeutic interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease.




  • #89 Peer Mentorship Increases Patient Satisfaction, Reduces Rehospitalization, and Increases Self Efficacy After Catastrophic Injury SCI, GER
    Julie Gassaway, Minna Hong
  • #211 The Linkage of Mobility and Cognition: A Cohesive Look at Integrating Approaches for Rehabilitation GER, ND
    Jonathan Bean, Rachel Ward, Farzaneh Soround
  • #117 Bridging Aging and Disability: Implications for Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Practice GER, POL
    Emily Nalder, Michelle Putnam, Tamar Heller, Angela Colantonio
  • #568 Fall-Risk Assessment and Prevention in Geriatric and Neurologic Populations: What Does Evidence Say? CP, GER, CC
    Tanvi Bhatt, Debbie Espy, Ann Reinthal


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Cross-Cutting Featured Sessions


#865 Featured Session for Funding


Alison Cernich

Alison Cernich

John Tschida

John Tschida

Teresa L. Brininger

Teresa L. Brininger

With NCMRR Director, Alison Cernich; NIDILRR Director, John Tschida; and CRMRP Director, Teresa Brininger

Every year there are changes in Washington that could affect your research agenda. Come and hear the latest from the directors of the top rehabilitation research funding agencies in the USA. Read More >>


#863 Featured Session: Fitness Training and the Brain


Art Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer

With Arthur F. Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and a Professor of Psychology & Engineering at Northeastern University

This presentation will cover what we currently know, from animal studies, epidemiological studies, and human randomized controlled trials about the relationship between physical activity and exercise and cognitive and brain health across the lifespan. Dr. Kramer will also focus on gaps in our knowledge and how we might go about filling these knowledge gaps.




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ACRM & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Meetings

Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting

WED 2 NOV // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

All attendees interested in geriatric rehabilitation 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.


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It all begins on Sunday, 30 OCT with 3 days of in-depth Instructional Courses. Choose half-day or full-day courses with or without registration to the Core Conference. Or choose the two-day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training or ACBIS Training Course described below. All Pre-Conference Instructional Courses and specialized workshops include continuing education credit. Separate registration is required.


Instructional Courses

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Cognitive Rehabilitation Training #868

MON & TUE 31 OCT – 1 NOV


Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM

Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM, Rusk Rehabilitation

Angela Yi

Angela Yi, PhD, Sports Concussion Institute

Deirdre Dawson

Deirdre Dawson, PhD, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences

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Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual ($150 value)

Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory course teaches step-by-step procedures for all evidence-based interventions for executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, social communication. Manual included ($150 value).


  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language professionals
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Physicians
  • RN/Rehab Nurses
  • Disability management specialists
  • Caregivers of individuals with brain injury
  • ALL rehabilitation professionals who need to know the latest evidence-based interventions for cognitive impairment


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“I feel like this training gives me a game plan and a
strategy to start developing my treatment plans.
I know where to start with each of my patients
and I feel more confident and assured that the
treatment I’m providing is evidence-based.”

— Zachary Bayer, MA, ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Attendee

# 847 ACBIS Training Course

MON & TUE 31 OCT – 1 NOV

Drew Nagele

Drew Nagele

Heidi Reyst

Heidi Reyst

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.

The official ACBIS training is offered to prepare both direct care staff and professionals working in brain injury services to sit for the certification exam. It is intended for paraprofessionals and professionals at all levels who want a strong foundation in the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation.


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RIC Lecture & Tour

Joanne C. Smith, MD

Joanne C. Smith, MD, RIC President & CEO

#843 Re-Imagining Rehabilitation Care and Research at AbilityLab: The Future of RIC


Participants will independently commute to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at 345 E Superior Street (2 miles from the Hilton) to learn about a new approach to clinical research and patient care that informed the design of the new research hospital, AbilityLab, scheduled to open in March 2017. By literally breaking down the walls between science and clinical care, RIC is making a $550 million investment to change the way research is conducted, accelerate clinical breakthroughs, and improve patient outcomes.

Hear directly from the researchers and clinicians who built this advanced knowledge translation concept over the past 7 years, and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Joanne C. Smith, who will discuss how these innovations are being adopted in the new hospital. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the AbilityLab prototype on the 9th floor of RIC.


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