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Pre-Conference Lecture & Tour

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

RIC AbilityLab: ACRM Pre-Conference Lecture & Tour

AbilityLab The future of RIC


TUE, 1 NOV // 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E Superior Street
*(2-mile independent commute)


See, hear, witness this New Model of CARE

Be among the VERY FIRST to hear about a new and innovative model of care that will transform how we talk about rehabilitation. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge concepts that integrate research directly into clinical practice.

Participants will 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.

Joanne C. Smith, MD

Joanne C. Smith, MD, President & CEO of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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.


This is a ticketed event. Separate registration required. Ticketed Event



CLICK to Register NowONLY $99   Space is limited!
CME/CEUs included


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Chih-Hung Chang

Chih-Hung Chang

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

T. George Hornby

T. George Hornby

Richard Lieber

Richard Lieber

Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM:  A Framework for Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation

Jenni Moore PT, DHS, NCS, Clinical Practice Leader of Neurologic Physical Therapy

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM:   Standardizing clinical outcomes assessment to optimize patient care

Chih-Hung Chang, PhD, Director of Clinical Outcomes & Infometrics; Professor, PM&R, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  Implementing high-intensity stepping practice during inpatient rehabilitation post-stroke

T. George Hornby, PhD, PT, Research Scientist/ Director, Locomotor Recovery Laboratory, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology & Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago


Elliot Roth, MD, Medical Director, Patient Recovery Unit, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Professor and Chairman, PM&R, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM:  Redefining rehabilitation practice and research
Overview of New Building and Tour of 9th floor Prototype

Joanne Smith, MD, President and CEO of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


Richard Lieber, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer




*Transportation to/from RIC is not included in registration. Please plan for a 2-mile commute: ~15 min ride.

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*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters are subject to change.