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ACRM Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research #PIRR2017

Six DAYS of NONSTOP Clinical Practice Content

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Offering 6 days of high-caliber educational content for physicians and clinicians, the ACRM 94th Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the rehab team.


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Not-To-Miss Clinical Practice Content

Clinical Practice Instructional Courses

Clinical Practice Symposia

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

  • #296678 – Understanding Concussion in Children  BI, CP
    Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Kristy Arbogast, Lara DePadilla, Christina Master
  • #295759 – Spinal Cord Injury Patient Reported Outcomes: Transition From Research to Practice  SCI, MES, CP
    Pamela Kisala, David Tulsky, Allen Heinemann, Vanessa Noonan, Dale Strasser
  • #292996 – Motor-Intentional Neglect and an Introduction to the Movement and Mobility Scale  ST, CP, MES
    Peii Chen, Kimberly Hreha, A. Barrett, Irene Ward
  • #294072 – Cancer Care Competencies Across the Rehabilitation Disciplines  CAN, CP
    Sara Christensen Holz, Brent Braveman, Lisa VanHoose
  • #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
  • #296075 – Conducting Patient Engaged Research: Lessons Learned in the VA  CP, MIL, BI
    Maheen Adamson, Karen Besterman-Dahan, Kiersten Downs, Bridget Cotner
  • #300494 – OP-ENS – A Peer Support Intervention to Promote Healthcare Access for People With Disabilities  CP, CC
    Susan Magasi, Robert Green, Laura VanPuymbrouck, Christina Papadimitriou
  • #302937 – Managing Edema in Persons With Neurological Impairments Utilizing Techniques to Treat Lymphedema  CP
    Rebecca Hammad, Anna Elmers
  • #296537 – “My Husband Would not Want to Live Like This”: Difficult Conversations in Disorders of Consciousness  BI, CP
    Sunil Kothari, Andrew Dennison, Susan Johnson, Katherine O’Brien, Tana Hall
  • #288126 – Translating SCI Rehabilitation Patient Education Research Models Into Family Education Practice  SCI, CP
    Julie Gassaway, Tamara Young, Kimberly Queen
  • #299950 – Pre-Operative Evaluation and Education (PREE-hab) of Patients with Breast Cancer  CAN, CP, PAIN
    Michael Stubblefield, Melissa Thess, Stacye Mayo
  • #293866 – New Frontiers of Physical Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis: A Synthetic View  ND, CP, NP
    Victor Mark, Cassandra Herman, Deborah Backus
  • #293393 – Re-Conceptualizing Outpatient Geriatric Rehabilitation: Delivering Preventative Care Through Connected Health  GER, CP
    Jonathan Bean, Meng Ni, Terri Ellis, Jennifer Perloff
  • #304550 – Introduction to 3D Printing in Rehabilitation  TEC, CC, CP
    Jaclyn Schwartz
  • #297203 – Leveraging Implementation Science to Promote Technology Use in Health Care and Rehabilitation Service Delivery  TEC, CP
    Jolie Haun, Gail Powell-Cope
  • #289785 – Distinguishing Prosthetic Performance and Enablement in Clinical Care and Research: Challenges and Directions (Part I)  I  LR, MES, CP
    Gerasimos Bastas, Kenton Kaufman, Robert Gailey, Stephen Wegener, Gerald Stark, John Rheinstein, George Gondo
  • #294142 – Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Natural Partnership  CIRM, CP, PAIN
    Eric (Rick) Leskowitz, Sonya Kim, Ariana Vora, Bridget Sheng-Fong Chin, J. Quezada-Morales, Patricia Heyn
  • #304321 – Educating Clinicians and Patients on Evidence-Based Content through Web Training Programs: Does It Work?  CC, CP, TEC
    Lynn Worobey, Trevor Dyson-Hudson
  • #296859 – Limitations and Consequences to Cultural Competence in Rehabilitation  CP
    Felicia Connor, Nicole Murray, Valerie Ellois
  • #301745 – Fatigue and Mobility in Persons with Neurologic Disability: A Framework for Rehabilitation Specialists   CP, BI, ND
    Herb Karpatkin, Evan Cohen, Stefanie DiCarrado
  • #304728 – Innovation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (The Future of RIC): An Implementation Study   CP
    Miriam Rafferty, Richard Lieber, Allen Heinemann, Piper Hansen, C. Hendricks Brown, James Sliwa
  • #292581 – Increasing Healthspan in Patients with Complex Conditions With Self-Health Empowerment and Wellness Approaches   CP, ND, CIRM
    Patricia Heyn, James Carollo, Mark Hirsch
  • #289691 – Exercise and Cardiometabolic Health in Spinal Cord Injured Humans: Time to Raise the Intensity?   SCI, POL, CP
    James Bilzon, Mark Nash, Tom Nightingale
  • #302968 – Comparison of SCI Patient Outcomes Based on Amount of Recreation Therapy Received During Inpatient Rehabilitation  SCI, CP
    Julie Gassaway, Kelly Edens, Madalyn Weber, Cecilia Rider
  • #294704 – Mild Cognitive Deficits in Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary Assessment Strategies   ST, CP
    Joan Toglia, Abhishek Jaywant, Andrea Mastrogiovanni, Amy Meyer
  • #300720 – Integrating the Voice of Family Caregivers to Develop a Tool to Assess Stroke Caregiver Preparedness  ST, CP
    Michelle Camicia, Barbara Lutz, Mary Ellen Young, Donna Williams
  • #297284 – Inpatient Cancer Rehabilitation: Considerations for Delivery of Care  CAN, CP
    Terrence Pugh, Vishwa Raj, Jack Fu, Sarah Sangermano
  • #296413 – Best Practice: The Role Of Cancer Rehabilitation In The Treatment of Gynecological Cancers  CAN, CP
    Nasim Chowdhury, Eloise Chapman-Davis
  • #294427 – From Silos to Synchrony: Promoting Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation  CAN, CIRM, CP
    Diane Radford, Jennifer Hayter, Timothy Marshall, Kathryn Cantera, Lauren Thomas, Sophia Chan, Tiffany Cheung, Ariana Vora
  • #294316 – Applying Psychologically Informed Principles in Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain  PAIN, CP
    Anita Davis
  • #288467 – Post-Traumatic Confusional State: A Case Definition  BI, CP
    Mark Sherer, Douglas Katz, Yelena Bodien
  • #295733 – Developing Health and Wellness Community Programs After SCI: Lessons Learned  SCI, CP
    Shari McDowell, Kelly Edens, Rebecca Washburn
  • #295850 – Diet and Exercise Interventions to Improve Metabolic Health and Body Composition After Spinal Cord Injury  SCI, CP
    Ceren Yarar-Fisher, Brooks Wingo, Kevin McCully
  • #300748 – The Impact of Post-Hospital Stroke Rehabilitation on Disability Reduction and Quality Outcomes  ST, CP
    Gordon Horn, Frank Lewis, Keith Kincaid, Robert Russell
  • #304635 – Hot Topics in Rehabilitation of Young Children Age 0-5: Clinical & Research Blitz  PED, CC, CP
    Angela Ciccia, Leann Kerr, Jennifer Lundine, Roberta O’Shea, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Amber Sheehan, Jorge R. Vasquez Rios, Cristina L. Sadowsky, Glendaliz Bosques, Mark Pedrotty, Christian Niedzwecki, Jessica Kramer, Shelley Anne Dean
  • #310644 – Yoga: A Practice with Special Relevance for Neurological Rehabilitation  CIRM, CP
    Anneke Bender, Marlysa Sullivan, Kelli Bethel, Lauren Tudor, Julie Huerbin
  • #300691 – Cross-Linguistic Transfer of Therapy Effect (CLTE) in Bilingual Individuals with Aphasia after Stroke  CP, ST
    Pei-Fang Hung, Lei Sun
  • #300482 – Improving Medication Adherence in Rehabilitation Clients: A Review of Evidence-Based Practice   CP, CC
    Jaclyn Schwartz
  • #297096 – Using a Systems and Knowledge Translation Lens to Frame Clinical Recommendation Development and Implementation  CP, BIL, MIL
    Inbal Eshel, Brooke Heintz
  • #296992 – The Emotional Measure of Man: Objective Approaches to Assessing Emotional Function in Traumatic Brain Injury  BI, CP, MES
    Prin Amorapanth, Dawn Neumann, Valerie Ellois, Joseph Rath, Preeti Raghavan
  • #293323 – Enhancing Patient Engagement in Chronic Pain Self-Management Practices to Optimize Pain Treatment Outcomes  PAIN, CP
    Stacey Sandusky, Nicolle Angeli, Kerry Allen
  • #313417 – Updating Referral Sources on Medicare Wheelchair Requirements  POL, CP
    Cathy Carver, Laura Cohen
  • #281463 – Integrating Top Pediatric Rehabilitation Research into Practice: a Review of Recent Clinically Influential Papers  PED, CP
    Matthew McLaughlin, Molly Fuentes, Robyn Howarth
  • #302240 – Rehab Technology is Here to Stay: Making it Work in the Clinic  TEC, CP
    Deborah Backus, Kathryn Farris, Casey Kandilakis, Elizabeth Sasso
  • #296566 – Medical Considerations for Prosthetic Candidacy, Enduring Functional Enablement and Coordination of Care  LR, CP
    Gerasimos Bastas
  • #296999 – Development of an Interdisciplinary Multi-Center Outcomes Database in Limb Loss Rehabilitation: A 5-Year Review  LR, MES, CP
    Tamara Bushnik, Michael Juszczak, Jason Maikos, Leif Nelson, Jeffrey Cohen, Jeffrey Heckman
  • #296302 – Community Approach to Interprofessional Education Transitioning to Interprofessional Practice  CIRM, CP
    Beth Bright, Dawn LaBarbera, Kimberly Beran-Shepler, Ahmed Abdelmageed, Tricia Widenhoefer
  • #297045 – Translating the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines to a Civilian Population: Toward an Amputation Model System  LR, CP, MIL
    George Gondo, Danielle Melton, Kristin Reeves, Joseph Webster, Jason Highsmith
  • #294806 – Why Do People Poststroke Walk Slowly?   ST, CP
    David Brown, Elliot Roth, Christopher Hurt, Deanna Rumble, Sarah Graham, Avantika Naidu, Adam Wieckert
  • #297442 – Lifestyle Factors That can be Protective for Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment  CAN, CP
    Arash Asher, Kathleen Van Dyk, Robin Newman, Jessica Engle, Lynne Padgett
  • #281722 – Cancer Rehabilitation Efforts to Develop Tools for Referral Screening and Patient Assessment  CAN, CP
    Jack Fu, Catherine Alfano, Timothy Marshall, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Alix Sleight, Samman Shahpar
  • #296157 – Is it Time to Consider Cognitive Training for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s?  CP, TEC
    Charles Shinaver
  • #283259 – What you Need to Know About Assessment and Treatment of Social Cognition After Brain Injury  BI, CP, ST
    Dawn Neumann, Barbra Zupan, Rebecca Eberle
  • #303653 – Exercise for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury: Evidence and Clinical Practice   BI, CP
    Shirley Shih, Can Ozan Tan, Mary Alexis Iaccarino, Ross Zafonte
  • #292014 – Current Cancer Rehabilitation Guidelines   CAN, CP
    Sara Holz, Lynne Padgett, Jennifer Hayter, Carrie Riddock
  • #290842 – Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary Patterns: A Tale of Two Continents  INT, ST, CP
    Chetan Phadke, Hubert Vuagnat
  • #292244 – Chronic Pain Treatment: New and Existing Models of Successful and Cost Efficient Rehabilitation  PAIN, CP
    Virgil Wittmer, Gregory Smith
  • #299541 – Spina Bifida Across the Life Span: An Evolving Multidisciplinary Clinical Model  PED, CP, CC
    Drew Davis, Betsy Hopson, Brandon Rocque
  • #294076 – Management and Outcomes in Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Current Research and Practice  PED, BI, CP
    Andrew Reisner, Chia-Yi Kuan, Joshua Vova, Lindsay Labrot, Laura Blackwell, Robyn Howarth
  • #293546 – Meeting the Needs of Mentored Research in PM&R Residencies  CP
    Victor Mark, Simon Driver, Thiru Annaswamy
  • #294882 – Evidence and Clinical Pearls to Improve the Inpatient Team Conference   CP, CC
    Dale Strasser, Elisabeth Preston -Hsu, Suzanne Penna, Traci Veramonti, Cindi Ivanhoe, David Kushner
  • #296362 – Advancing TBI Sleep Research: Three Multi-Center Studies within the TBI Model System Program  BI, CP, NP
    Risa Nakase-Richardson, Tamara Bushnik, Jeanne Hoffman
  • #294612 – Measurement and Characterization of Walking Ability of Individuals who are Unable to Walk  ST, CP
    Andrew Packel
  • #283242 – Comprehensive Care for Osteomyoplastic Lower Limb Loss: Pre-Amputation through Community Participation  LR, CP
    Carol Dionna, Jonathan Day, William Earl
  • #296886 – Regenerative Rehabilitation: The Role of Mechanotherapies for Optimizing Regenerative Medicine Outcomes  CP
    Fabrisia Ambrosio, Arthur English, Nick Willett, Laura Miller
  • #303851 – Interventions to Improve Emotional Regulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury  CP, BI, TEC
    Theo Tsaousides, Dawn Neumann
  • #304683 – Patient-Centered Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries  BI, CP, ST
    Paige Salinas, Jennifer Featherston, Carlos Marquez de la Plata
  • #294168 – Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury  BI, CP
    Barry Willer, Gerard Gioia, Christina Master, John Leddy
  • #311544 – Psychological Issues Related to Adjustment Following Spinal Cord Injury  SCI, CP
    Casey Azuero, Zina Trost, Ceren Yara-Fisher
  • #313784 – Oncology Rehabilitation in Leukemia, Lymphoma, & Myeloma: From Diagnosis Through Bone Marrow Transplant  CAN, CP
    Suzanne Taylor, William Carter
  • #304715 – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Feeding and Swallowing Management for Children Post Traumatic Brain Injury  PED, CP
    Amanda Chestnut, Caroline Freer
  • #296408 – Rehabilitative Care in Aging Adults with Blood Cancer – A Multidisciplinary Model  CP, CAN, GER
    Geetika Bhatt, Hilary Paige Erdeljac, ReNea Owens, Anna Maria Bittoni, Amy Custer, Kathryn Halliday, Shelley Foster, Desirée Jones, Ashley Rosko
  • #297375 – Rehabilitation Technology Advances: Where do Exoskeletons Fit Within a Continuum of Walking Recovery Tools?  TEC, CP, SCI
    Amber Walter
  • #300658 – Outcomes and Measurement in Rehabilitation Research and Practice – The State of Science  MES, CP
    Deepan C Kamaraj, Jason Raad, Trudy Mallinson, Deborah Backus
  • #297446 – A Practical Guide for Offering Health Promotion Interventions to People With Disabilities in Virtual Worlds  CP, SCI, CC
    Margaret Nosek, Alice Krueger, Anne Forrest, Thomas Nosek
  • #294269 – Relational Practice: A Valued And Legitimate Way Of Working In Rehabilitation  CP, CC
    Nicola Kayes, Felicity Bright, Kathleen Galvin
  • #294605 – Metacognitive Strategy Training: Optimizing Self-Awareness and Strategy Use across Activities  CP, BI, ST
    Joan Toglia, Chelsea Steinberg

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

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  • Physicians & Clinicians Networking Group Meeting // THUR 26 OCT  7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

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ACRM Annual ConferenceProgress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR#2017)

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