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ACRM 94th Annual Conference Progress in Rehabilitation Research PIRR

2017 ACRM Conference International Content

Atlanta = Warm + Fun Just like ACRM


Six Days of NONSTOP Rehabilitation Content

International Content Flyer

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Held in warm & inviting Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the rehab team. Come to ACRM to hear from the global rehabilitation leadership.

23 – 28 OCT // ACRM CORE Conference

21 – 23 OCT // Pre-Conference Instructional Courses, ECDC, ACBIS Course, and more!


Ways to View International Content

  1. Click on the flyer image to view a handy PDF of the content most relevant to International Rehabilitation >>
  2. The agendas below highlight all content with a DIRECT focus on International Rehabilitation.
  3.  Get the Conference App
  4. Check out the Online Program


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Not-To-Miss International-Specific Content

International Rehabilitation Symposia

For specific INTERNATIONAL sessions and more details (including presenters, session descriptions and schedules) see the ACRM APP and the online program.

  • #300767 – Transgender Toolbox: Interdisciplinary Tools to Provide Optimal Care  CC, INT
    Cory Grandinetti
  • #304312 – Cochrane Rehabilitation: Building a Bridge Between Research Evidence and Clinical Practice  INT, BI , CP
    William Levack, Keith Cicerone
  • #297006 – Sex and Neurorehabilitation: Time for More Evidence and Practical Action for Our Patients  CP, INT
    Hubert Vuagnat, Xiaolei Hu, Nathan Zasler
  • #328575 – Cardiovascular Risk, Mediterranean Diet and Cognitive Decline  INT, GER
    Fofi Constantinidou, Elena Philippou, Michalis Michaelides
  • #296859 – Limitations and Consequences to Cultural Competence in Rehabilitation  CP
    Felicia Connor, Nicole Murray, Valerie Ellois
  • #297399 – Community Integration and Family Adjustment after ABI: Practical Solutions in a Rapidly Changing World  INT, BI, ST
    Janet Niemeier, Kathy Kniepmann, Arshia Ahmad, Lucia Smith-Wexler, Marlene Vega
  • #290842 – Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary Patterns: A Tale of Two Continents  INT, ST, CP
    Chetan Phadke, Hubert Vuagnat
  • #301820 – Community Reintegration in Low-Resource Settings: Unmet Needs and Family Participation in Rehabilitation Process  INT, BI, ST
    Amit Kumar, Jonathan Armstrong, Carlos Marquez de la Plata, Kristine Kingsley
  • #300412 – The Netherlands Presents – Lessons From The #1 Healthcare System In Europe  INT, SCI, PED
    Remco Hoogendijk, Hans Rietman, Robert O’Dowd, Pauline Aarts, Ilse van Nes, Rieny Reinen, Frederik Tonis, Mark van Houdenhoven
  • #299230 – Telerehabilitation In Taiwan: Solution For Medical Resource Shortage In Aging Society  TEC, INT
    Shih-Ching Chen, Chih-Jui Chen
  • #312525 – WHOs Minimum Technical Standards for Rehabilitation in Sudden-Onset Disasters  POL, INT
    Michel Landry, Jody Mills, Roy Corsico, Ian Norton, Jim Gosney
  • #334014 — Brucker International Symposium: The Refugee Crisis In Greece and The Response of Mental Health Professional Community
    Μaria Vlassopoulos, PhD

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

Brucker International SPECIAL Symposium

  • The Refugee Crisis in Greece and the Response of Mental Health Professional Community
    PRESENTER: Μaria VlassopoulosAssistant Professor of Language and Communication Pathology, 1st Psychiatric Department, University of Athens School of MedicineBrucker International Symposium Presenter: Μaria Vlassopoulos, PhD; University of Athens School of Medicine: at ACRM Conference: Atlanta USA

International Rehabilitation Meetings

See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG, networking group, and task force meetings and plan to join those that best align with your interests and expertise.

  • International Networking Group Executive Committee Meeting (By invitation only) // WED 25 OCT  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • International Networking Group Annual Business Meeting // THUR 26 OCT  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • International Networking Group Service Delivery Task Force Meeting // FRI 27 OCT  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

International Rehabilitation-Related Oral Presentations

See online program here >>
Also found in the ACRM App here >>

International Rehabilitation-Related Scientific Posters

See online program here >>
Also found in the ACRM App here >>

Join the ACRM International Networking Group (ING)

No need to wait for Atlanta to get involved! Check out the leadership and connect with the lively International Networking Group now…

Click to Visit the ING web page

Welcome to ACRM in Atlanta, GA, USA

Bring your family and enjoy a few extra days and explore Atlanta. Attendees may extend their stay at the headquarters hotel up to three days prior to the conference and three days post-conference, i.e., 20 OCT – 31 OCT.

More about HILTON ATLANTA >>>


You’re invited! RSVP now to attend the International Social

Planning is underway for this year’s International Social to be held during the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other international members!

To participate, please RSVP here with your preferred date by 31 AUG.

  • DATE: 25 or 26 October 2017 Tell us your preference!
  • TIME: 8:30 PM immediately following the EXPO reception
  • LOCATION: Alma Cocina —just a 10-minute walk from the Hilton in downtown Atlanta

Participants will meet in the Hilton lobby and walk together to the restaurant. For those interested in dinner or dessert, check out the menu here. All participants will be responsible for their own refreshments and/or dinner.


There’s Plenty to do in Atlanta!

From tons of restaurants to downtown Atlanta’s walkable attractions loop, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Centennial Olympic Park is a great place to start. It serves as a hub for many of Atlanta’s top attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, both of which are great for kids and family! They’re also included in the Atlanta City Pass so you can make the most of your time in Atlanta. For more great family and kid-friendly attractions, visit Family Fun in Atlanta.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Georgia Aquarium

Opened in 2005, the Georgia Aquarium is a 600,000 square foot facility containing 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, making it one of the largest aquariums in the world. Its six exhibit galleries are home to hundreds of species, from small-clawed otters to the bignose unicornfish. Get an exclusive look at their galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour, or check out the Tropical Diver and Cold Water Quest Exhibits for animals sure to inspire and delight.

SPOTLIGHT ON: World of Coca-Cola

From the original World of Coca‑Cola that opened in 1990 to the opening of the current World of Coca-Cola in 2007, this hot spot has welcomed more than 24 million guests across its nearly 30 year history. Visit Taste It!, the place to try 100+ Coca-Cola beverages from around the world, including unique beverages and limited-edition choices. Or check out “10 Artists, 10 Bottles,” a new exhibit that celebrates the local art community’s work in creating unique pieces of art out of four-foot-high sculpted Coke bottles.



Ever wanted to see behind-the-scenes of CNN? Now you can! CNN Studio Tours has provided exclusive access to the world headquarters of CNN in downtown Atlanta since 1987. Fun and informative tour guides will walk you through the halls of this historic building and share with you everything from the very first broadcast to the now living legacy of CNN. Browse tour options and more details about each here.


For even more information, visit our Venue & Travel Page, or get recommendations straight from Atlanta residents.

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.

*Up to 44 credit hours from Pre-Conference through end of Conference Mon – Sat 23 – 28 October. The number of credit hours available in any particular content area may be less.