Attend the world's LARGEST conference for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. More than 250 sessions and 600 scientific posters, plus CME/CEUs for 15 disciplines—more disciplines than any other conference.
Early Bird Rates are in effect
SAVE up to 50% OFF
WED – FRI , 2 – 4 NOV 2016
- 250+ educational symposia, lectures, and papers
- NONSTOP content for 15 focus areas, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurodegenerative Diseases, e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Pain Rehabilitation
- Pediatric rehabilitation
- Geriatric rehabilitation
- Military and Veterans Affairs
- Health/Disability Policy/Ethics/Advocacy
- PLUS 4 MORE tracks—dozens of symposia for cross-cutting topic areas
- Up to 32 concurrent tracks
- CME/CEU credit available in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other conference. A single processing fee entitles attendees to all continuing education credits earned.
- 600+ scientific paper & poster presentations
- 3 Lecture Luncheons (ticketed event)
- Grand Rounds of award-winning posters
- Chat with the Experts
- Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: special interest groups, networking groups & task forces
- Reception II: Exhibitors Welcome Reception OPEN to ALL (Wed PM)
- Henry B. Betts Awards Gala: (Thu PM) Ticketed Event. *Included in the WORLD PASS*
For complete details of every session and MUCH more, download the free conference app.
There is NO OTHER place for high-caliber, evidence-based education for the whole rehabilitation team
SUN – TUE, 30 OCT – 1 NOV 2016
All instructional courses are included in the WORLD PASS
Maximize your learning experience and pile on the CME/CEU credits when you add in-depth, Pre-Conference Instructional Courses to your registration.
- THREE pre-conference days of in-depth programming
- Choose half- or full-day courses
- Interdisciplinary focus, yet specialized educational opportunities for clinicians, researchers, and caregivers who need to know about the latest research informing clinical practice
- Attend one day or all three
- Instructional Courses include CME/CEUs for 15 disciplines
- Welcome Reception (Tue PM)
Wind down from your travels and enjoy this unopposed time to visit the EXPO and connect with your colleagues. Open to all!
ACRM welcomes ALL rehabilitation professionals for vibrant interprofessional & transformative exchange
COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING
MON & TUE, 31 OCT – 1 NOV
Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication.
The two-day workshop, led by authors of the Manual, provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation strategies from leading researchers and clinicians in the field. Manual included ($150 value).
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EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE
TUE, 1 NOV
This MUST-ATTEND full-day course provides THE IDEAL venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who are ready and willing to help guide your career on a path to success. The course is comprised of engaging didactic presentation, panel discussion, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions.
The mentoring lunch will provide attendees with an informal small group discussion with leaders in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Each mentor will focus on one area of career development important to early career investigators. Attendees can sign up to sit at the table with the discussion topic of greatest interest.
EARLY CAREER & FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES WELCOME
All student, early career, and first-time attendees are encouraged to engage with ACRM leaders on Tuesday evening for a time of casual networking and brief, informative presentations from the chairs of ACRM interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIGs) and networking groups. ACRM President, Dr. Douglas Katz and members of the board will be there to welcome and connect you with the people and opportunities at ACRM and help you become involved.
ACBIS TRAINING COURSE
31 OCT – 1 NOV
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.
RIC LECTURE & TOUR
Re-Imagining Rehabilitation Care and Research at AbilityLab: The Future of RIC #843
LOCATION: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior Street, Chicago (2-mile independent commute)
Be among the very first to hear about a new and innovative model of care that will transform how we talk about rehabilitation. This off-site lecture and tour will teach participants about cutting-edge concepts developed at RIC that integrate research directly into clinical practice. By literally breaking down the walls between science and clinical care, the Ability Institute, RIC's new research hospital, 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.
DO IT ALL WITH THE WORLD PASS
If you plan to attend the CORE conference AND at least one instructional course, the WORLD PASS is the best value. From $599, SAVE nearly HALF-OFF á la carte pricing.
- Access to all 6 days of educational programming, including:
- CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other rehabilitation conference.
- Ticket to the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala: ($150 value)
- Digital access to conference slides
ROCK STAR FACULTY
Since 1923, ACRM has been a professional home to many pioneers of rehabilitation medicine and continues to be the association of choice for today’s top rehabilitation researchers from around the world.
The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research is their time to SHINE. Here is just a sample of the outstanding faculty coming to Chicago in 2016.
Opening the CORE Conference, Pamela W. Duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will present PLENARY I: Preparing Rehabilitation Clinicians and Researchers for Transformative Health Care and Pragmatic Research. Learn More >>>
WED, 2 NOV
Pamela Duncan is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in health policy, outcomes research and clinical epidemiology. Her expertise is in post-acute management of the elderly and individuals with stroke and falls management and prevention. She is Professor of Neurology and Senior Policy Advisor for Transitional Outcomes for Wake Forest Baptist Health. Her secondary appointments are in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Division of Public Health Sciences, and the Translational Sciences Institute.
Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, University of Illinois at Chicago and Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Harvard Medical School will present PLENARY II: Health, Health Care & Participation Disparities Experienced by People with Chronic Disabilities
THU, 3 NOV
Despite 26 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act, a growing body of research has documented disparities experienced by people with disabilities in everyday life and societal participation. Dr. Iezzoni will present national evidence on disparities in health and health care, and insights from qualitative research that highlights the perspectives of people with disabilities. Dr. Hammel will follow with evidence on disparities related to community living, social participation and work from national participatory action research. Both will point to promising practices and recommendations for rehabilitation professionals and research to recognize client-centeredness and collaboratively strategize environmental barriers to health and participation.
John Stanley Coulter Award Winner, Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH will present PLENARY III: How Rehabilitation Can Thrive in a Challenging Healthcare Environment.
FRI, 4 NOV
While evidence-based practice is firmly entrenched in rehabilitation, how to translate evidence into clinical practice is unsettled. While major gaps in scientific knowledge exist, an enormous amount of scientific knowledge remains unused in practice. The transfer of evidence into patient care is unpredictable, highly variable, and needs to be accelerated.
Dr. Jette will discuss strategies for moving rehabilitation from innovation dissemination to actual implementation and will review several considerations guiding the choice of implementation strategy. Learn More >>>
NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES LECTURE LUNCHEON
WED 2 NOV
Mechanisms Underlying Exercise Efficacy in Parkinson’s Disease
Featuring Daniel Corcos, PhD, professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences at Northwestern University and author of more than 200 research articles, publishing extensively in the area of rehabilitation. He has served on NIH study sections for more than 20 years, including chairing the Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section and the Musculoskeletal Function and Speech Rehabilitation Study Section. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 1986.
His recent research on Parkinson’s disease includes completion of a clinical trial on the effects of progressive resistance exercise, demonstrating clear benefits on the motor symptoms of the disease as well as benefits of exercise on cognition. Currently, Dr. Corcos is a principal investigator on a Phase II clinical trial on the effects of different doses of endurance exercise on patients with Parkinson’s disease. Learn More >>>
SPINAL CORD INJURY LECTURE LUNCHEON
THU 3 NOV
Stem Cell Research in SCI: What You Need to Know
Featuring Armin Curt, Dr. med, FRCPC, from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Curt is a full professor for paraplegiology and chief consultant and director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center at Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich.
- To understand safety issues in stem cell transplantation
- Feasibility aspects of stem cell transplantation in SCI
- Applicability of immunosuppression in SCI
- Fortune and fate of stem cell trials in human SCI
NEUROPLASTICITY LECTURE LUNCHEON
FRI 4 NOV
The Neuroplasticity Lecture Luncheon will feature Mark D' Esposito, MD, professor and director of the Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center at University of California, Berkeley.
You Can't Afford to Miss This!
FEATURED FUNDING SESSION #865
WED 3 NOV
Alison Cernich, PhD, Director of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NIH, John Tschida, Director of NIDILRR, and Teresa Brininger, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, Director of the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command will deliver invaluable news and insights for all researchers seeking federal funding. You can't afford to miss it! Hear about:
- Funding priorities
- The current funding climate
- Identifying the gaps & opportunities
- Where the money is
Fitness Training and the Brain #863
WED 3 NOV
With Arthur F. Kramer, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and 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. The presentation will also focus on gaps in our knowledge and how we might go about filling these knowledge gaps.
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*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.