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Offering 6 days and up to 3 concurrent tracks of high-caliber educational content for stroke rehabilitation, PLUS nonstop content for 14 additional focus areas, the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference provides outstanding value for every member of the stroke rehab team.

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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


WED, 2 NOV // 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • #78 Maximizing Motivation and Engagement During Motor Learning: Insights From Practice in a Virtual Environment   TEC, CP, PED, ST
    Danielle Levac, Keith Lohse, Yuying Chen, Rachel Proffitt
  • #67  Applying Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Stroke in Children and Adults: Are We Making a Difference?  ST, NP
    Sangeetha Madhavan, Bernadette Gillick
  • #1012  Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers: STROKE Topics
  • #283  Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking for Persons With Neurological Conditions: Part I – Review of Ongoing Clinical Trials  TEC, ST
    Gail Forrest, Ann Spungen, Kristen Hohl
  • #110  A Clinical Practice Guideline: Core Set of Outcome Measures for Neurologic Rehabilitation  MES, ST
    Jane Sullivan, Kirsten Potter, Jennifer Moore
  • #97 Sexuality and Neurorehabilitation  CP, INT, BI, SCI, ST
    Hubert Vuagnat, Nathan Zasler, Vu Nguyyen, Xiaolei Hu, Caron Gan, Alexander Moreno
  • #115 Strides in Gait Rehabilitation: Walking as a Source and a Target of Neural Plasticity  NP, ND, SCI, ST
    Manning Sabatier, Chetan Phadke, Aiko Thompson, Mark Bowden
  • #149 Implementing a Community-Based Exercise Program for Persons With Movement Challenges  CP, ST
    Nancy Landgraff, Jim Benedict, Charlene Hafer-Macko, Richard Macko


WED, 2 NOV // 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

  • #121  Evidence-Based Aphasia Interventions: Moving Beyond Impairment  ST, CP
    Leora Cherney, Stacie Raymer, Katerina Hilari
  • #516  Living Life Well After Stroke: Adapting Self-Management Interventions to Increase Community Living and Participation Among People Who Experience Stroke  ST, CP
    Joy Hammel, Heidi Fischer, Danbi Lee, Timothy Wolf, Carolyn Baum


Mark D'Esposito

Mark D’Esposito


Featuring Mark D’Esposito, MD, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Director, Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley   NP, ST, BI


  • #249  Diet and Exercise Post-Stroke: Too Much or Too Little?  DI, ST, INT
    John McDougall, Hubert Vuagnat, Ada Tang, Chetan Phadke
  • #127 Quantification of Gait and Gait Related Activities Among Individuals Living With Neurodegenerative Conditions Using Mobile Technology  ND, TEC, CP, PED, ST
    Mark Hirsch, Mark Newman, Jeffrey Hebert, Erwin van Wegen, James Carollo, Paticia Heyn


WED, 2 NOV // 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

  • #88 Relationship Problems After TBI: Challenges and Treatments  BI, ST, CP
    Dawn Neumann, Samantha Backhaus, Flora Hammond, James Malec
  • World-Class Stroke Symposium—  Details Coming Soon
    Michelle Woodbury
  • World-Class Stroke Symposium— Details Coming Soon
    Beth Skidmore
  • #148 Affordable Motor-Assisted Elliptical Training to Improve Physical, Cognitive, Psychosocial, and Health Outcomes Across Rehabilitation Continuum  CP, TEC, BI, GER, POL, ND, NP, PED, SCI, ST
    Judith Burnfield, Lori Terrberry-Spohr, Jackie Tran


THU, 3 NOV // 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

  • #137  Executive Functions: Traditional and Functional Approaches to Assessment and Intervention  BI, CP
    Yael Goverover, Son Preminger, Daniel Krawczyk, Yelena Goldin


Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan

ACRM / National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke

This award recognizes the outstanding work of Pamela W. Duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and her contributions to stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Duncan will present the award lecture, Transforming Rehabilitation Practices for Value Based Care and Impactful Research on 3 November at the ACRM 93rd Annual Conference in Chicago.


  • #179  The Efficacy and Safety of Isometric Resistance Training for Blood Pressure Management   CP, ST, CC
    Philip Millar, Debra Carlson, Neil A. Smart, Cheri McGowan


THU, 3 NOV // 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Art Kramer

Arthur F. Kramer


#863  Fitness Training and the Brain  BI, ND
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.



THU, 3 NOV //4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

  • #122  The Dual Challenge for Rehabilitation Specialists: Treating Patients With Psychosocial Deficits and Aphasia ST, INT
    Fofi Constantinidou, Katerina Hilari, Christopher Carter
  • #132  Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) in Stroke Motor Rehabilitation  ST, CP
    Heather Peters, Mark Bowden, Marcia Bockbrader, Stephen Page


FRI, 4 NOV // 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

  • #232  Stroke: A Roadmap to Recovery  ST, CP
    Cherie Hyder, Kathy Kniepmann, Jaclyn Schwartz, Shannon Scott



Restoration vs. Compensation in Neurobehavioral Treatments: Aphasia and Neglect #872  ST
with A.M. Barrett, MD and Anastasia Raymer, PhD, CCC-SLP

In this session, we will consider contrasting neurorehabilitation approaches to aphasia and hemispatial neglect. These will include restorative treatment approaches intended to enhance recovery in a manner compatible with the normal processes engaged in language and spatial attention. Alternatively, some advocate the use of compensatory strategies to address neurobehavioral disorders, allowing individuals to incorporate remaining intact cognitive abilities or environmental manipulations to support communication and navigate in space. The seminar will take an evidence-based approach, reviewing the most recent empirical evidence supporting the effects of the variety of treatments available for individuals with stroke-induced aphasia and neglect. Staging of treatments will evolve with the timing of recovery, suggesting that both types of approaches have an important role to play in neurorehabilitation.


A.M. Barrett

A.M. Barrett

A.M. Barrett, MD, is the director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. A cognitive and behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist, she is also chief of the Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (KIR), co-leader of the KIR Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers-NJMS). Her clinical and research focus is on how knowledge of brain-behavior relationships improves treatments for hidden neurological disabilities.

Stacie Raymer

Stacie Raymer

Anastasia Raymer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Her research in aphasia rehabilitation has been supported by the NIH and DOD. She is past-president of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • #99  Common Data Elements: Why and How to Use Them in Clinical and Research Activities  SCI, BI, ST, INT
    Susan Charlifue, Karen McCulloch, Brendan Allison, Deborah Backus
  • #174  Walking the Walk: Translation of Scientific Findings to Improve Locomoter Recovery Post-Stroke  CP, ST, CC
    Jennifer Moore, Roberta Virva, Thomas George Hornby
  • #572  CRPS in Upper Extremities Post-Stroke: An Overview of Interdisciplinary Treatment Approaches  PAIN, ST
    Ken Ngo, Sara Bertoch, Danielle Parmenter
  • #117 Bridging Aging and Disability: Implications for Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Practice
    Emily Nalder, Michelle Putnam, Tamar Heller, Angela Colantonio


FRI, 4 NOV // 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

  • #156  Choosing Outcome Measures to Evaluate Functional Movement After Stroke: Are Resources Being Utilized Effectively?  ST, MES
    Susan Lin, Jeanne Langan, Susan Fasoli, Pamela Bosch, Veronica Rowe
  •  #253  Rehabilitation in Locked-In Syndrome: Current State of Evidence and Clinical Experiences  ST, INT
    Frank Becker, Richard Harvey
  • #1001  Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers: Stroke Topics
  • #126 Rehab Technology is Here to Stay: Making it Work in the Clinic  TEC, ND, SCI, ST
    Deborah Backus, Kathryn Farris, Casey Kandilakis, Elizabeth Sasso



*Many meetings are still being scheduled. Check back for the latest details.


WED, 2 NOV // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • Stroke ISIG Membership Meeting


WED, 2 NOV // 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Stroke ISIG Writing Group Meeting


THU, 3 NOV // 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

  • Stroke ISIG Movement Task Force Meeting


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.


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It all begins on Sunday, 30 OCT with 3 days of in-depth Instructional Courses or choose the 2-day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training, or the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) National Certification Program on Monday and Tuesday, 31 OCT – 1 NOV. Separate registration required.

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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


SUN, 30 OCT // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

MON, 31 OCT // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


TUE, 1 NOV // 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


TUE, 1 NOV // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


TUE, 1 NOV // 1:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Cognitive Rehabilitation Training #868

MON & TUE, 31 OCT – 1 NOV // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM


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

Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Cover

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 // 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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.


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

TUE, 1 NOV // 1:00 PM – 4:30

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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