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The most credits, the BEST value. ACRM offers up to 44 CME / CEUs in 15 disciplines — more than any other event in the world. More info…


Sheldon Berrol Memorial Chautauqua
This BI-ISIG special annual venue explores topics that provoke questions of values, ethics, and humanism in brain injury rehabilitation.

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

Poster Grand Rounds are guided walking tours of selected award-winning scientific poster presentations. Poster presenters will give a brief summary of study highlights and answer questions.

NIDILRR-Sponsored ARRT Young Investigators PanelIn partnership with ACRM, NIDILRR selects five ARRT Fellows to present research relevant to the ACRM mission and audience.

Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award Lecture

Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium
This annual BI-ISIG symposium honors Dr. Mark Ylvisaker, renowned for his ground-breaking approaches to brain injury rehabilitation and his clinical work with children and adolescents with disabilities.

LaunchPad — A rehab tech innovation competition

Hot Topics in Stroke

Brucker International Symposium


SAT 28 OCT // 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM


ACRM Community Group Meetings – All attendees are invited to put your ACRM Membership to work right away by joining the ACRM interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIGs), Networking Groups and Task Forces related to your interests and expertise. Most groups will meet during the conference and welcome your participation. See the meeting schedule

BI-ISIG Annual Summit is the annual meeting and awards presentation of the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG). It is open to all attendees interested in learning more about the oldest and largest ACRM special interest group and taking part in its task forces.

ISIG and Networking Group Sponsored Luncheons, including:

Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG) Luncheon (ticketed event)

Neuroplasticity Group Luncheon (ticketed event)

Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Luncheon (ticketed event)

Early Career and First-Time Attendees Welcome (OPEN TO ALL)—Come meet the ACRM Board of Governors and chairs of the many ACRM ISIG and networking groups to learn about the mission and goals of ACRM and ways you might connect and collaborate with peers who share your interests.

Welcome Reception (OPEN TO ALL)

Exhibitor’s Reception (OPEN TO ALL)—Connect with colleagues at the EXPO, enjoy munchies and cocktails and visit more than 100 exhibits from top suppliers of rehabilitation products and services, nonprofit health care associations, publishers, and leading rehabilitation institutions. It’s all at the EXPO!

ACRM Membership Meeting (OPEN TO ALL) —Meet the leadership of ACRM and hear about the advances and challenges of the past year and exciting opportunities ahead.

Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala (Ticketed Event – Included in the WORLD PASS Lotus-purple_button_138x20) The biggest and brightest night of the week. Don’t miss this celebration of excellence in rehabilitation research. Beginning with cocktails, dinner and award presentations, raise a toast to recipients of prestigious ACRM awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the field and service to ACRM. *At 9:30 PM, the doors open free to all as the celebration continues with dancing and a cash bar. 

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Wagner_Symposium_Speakers_cpSince 1923, ACRM has been a professional home to many of the pioneers of rehabilitation medicine and is still 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.

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Julia Totosy de Zepetnek, PhD
McMaster University, ON Canada


Poster Viewing

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WED 25 OCT // 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THU 26 OCT // 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM

FRI 27 OCT // 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Unopposed Poster Viewing Hours

THU 26 OCT // 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM


Check out the Searchable ONLINE PROGRAM for a complete listing of 600+ posters and tag your favorites for easy reference!


Poster Discussion

Poster Grand Rounds

Join these moderated walking tours to review several of the award-winning posters in one 30-minute session. The author of each poster selected will briefly present the key points of their study and answer questions.



Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, 2014 Poster Award Winner

Poster Awards

All qualified posters will be rated by the Program Committee and representatives of special interest and networking groups sponsoring awards to identify this year’s outstanding poster presentations. Top-rated posters will be eligible for more than a dozen awards. Specific details coming soon.


ACRM Annual ConferenceProgress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR#2017)

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*For the latest programming info, schedule, session and faculty details, and room locations, please see the Searchable Online Program & Scheduler and/or the ACRM App.  Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.