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ACRM 94th Annual Conference Progress in Rehabilitation Research PIRR

FIVE DAYS of NONSTOP Spinal Cord Injury Content


Spinal Cord Injury Content Brochure

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Offering 5 days of high-caliber educational content for spinal cord injury rehabilitation, the ACRM 94th Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the spinal cord injury rehab team.

  • 25+ Spinal Cord Injury rehab-related symposia & instructional courses
  • 107+ Spinal Cord Injury topic speakers
  • 75+ Anticipated Spinal Cord Injury-specific scientific posters


Ways to View Spinal Cord Injury Content

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

Not-To-Miss Spinal Cord Injury Rehab-Specific Content



Spinal Cord Injury Instructional Courses

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


Spinal Cord Injury Symposia

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

  • #297360 – Women With Disabilities and Pelvic Health: Overcoming Barriers to Health Education Using a Webinar Series  SCI
    Heather Taylor, Sophie Fletcher, Leanne Beers, Margaret Nosek
  • #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
  • #288126 – Translating SCI Rehabilitation Patient Education Research Models Into Family Education Practice  SCI, CP
    Julie Gassaway, Tamara Young, Kimberly Queen
  • #312775 – Experimental Approaches to Enhance Physiological Function after Spinal Cord Injury  SCI
    Hannah Mercier, Christopher Minson, Randy Trumbower, J. Andrew Taylor
  • #284186 – Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in Pediatric Population; Case Reports and Rehabilitation Considerations  PED, SCI
    Cristina Sadowsky, Julie Cagney, Kaitlin MacDonald
  • #289911 – Functional Plasticity in Neurorehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury Survivors; Findings and Clinical Implications  NP, SCI
    Steven Wolf, Aiko Thompson, Randy Trumbower
  • #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
  • #295053 – The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury  SCI, BI
    Linda Isaac, Jeanne Hoffman, Kathleen Castillo, Thao Duong
  • #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
  • #282048 – Connected Health. User-Designed Portal Assists With Self-Management of SCI Conditions  TEC, SCI
    Julie Gassaway, Andrea Elmquist, Christine Willis
  • #304175 – Application of Complementary Medicine Approaches in Inpatient Rehabilitation: Findings From the SCI Rehab Project  CIRM, SCI
    Sally Taylor, Elaine Ooi Yan Cheung
  • #311509 – Data Sharing in Rehabilitation research: Accessing National Spinal Cord Injury Database and SCI Rehab Data  SCI
    Yuying Chen, James Graham, Julie Gassaway, Shilpa Krishnan
  • #297353 – Multiple Training Paradigms of Functional Electrical Stimulation after a Spinal Cord Injury  SCI, LR
    Gail Forrest, Ashraf Gorgey, Therese Johnston
  • #289374 – Peer Mentorship: Integrating Research Paradigms Into Rehabilitation Culture  SCI
    Julie Gassaway, Pete Anziano, Karen DeVault
  • #311619 – Performance-Based Framework for Overground Locomotor Training in Spinal Cord Injury  SCI
    Jared Gollie, Andrew Guccione, Peter Jo
  • #311544 – Psychological Issues Related to Adjustment Following Spinal Cord Injury  SCI, CP
    Casey Azuero, Zina Trost, Ceren Yara-Fisher
  • #312674 – Demographic, Cultural, Psychosocial and Health Factors Associated with Wheelchair Outcomes in Spinal Cord Injury  SCI
    Denise Fyffe, Lynn Worobey, Larissa Myaskovsky
  • #294487 – Progress in Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Neuroprosthetics for Individuals with Motor Impairments  NP, TEC, SCI
    Marcia Bockbrader, Ian Burkhart, A. Bolu Ajiboye, Gaurav Sharma
  • #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
  • #297375 – Rehabilitation Technology Advances: Where do Exoskeletons Fit Within a Continuum of Walking Recovery Tools?  TEC, CP, SCI
    Amber Walter
  • #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
  • #284131 – The ‘Silo-ed Specialist Dilemma’: Interdisciplinary Cross-Training of SCI Specialists for Acquired Brain Injury  CC, BI, SCI
    Kristen Lueck, Liz Pike

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

Spinal Cord Injury 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.

SCI-ISIG Women’s Health Task Force Meeting // WED 25 OCT  12:00 – 1:00 PM

SCI-ISIG Fitness & Wellness Task Force Meeting // THU 26 OCT 7:00 – 8:00 AM

SCI-ISIG Business Meeting // FRI 27 OCT  7:00 – 8:00 AM
Special guest speakers from three organizations that fund and disseminate SCI research will discuss funding opportunities and answer questions. Participating organizations include:

  • Craig H Neilsen Foundation – Joy Guihama, MPH, Program Officer
  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Maggie Goldberg, Vice President of Policy & Programs
  • Rick Hansen Institute – Vanessa Noonan, BSc PT, MSc, PhD, Director of Research and Best Practice Implementation

Spinal Cord Injury Rehab-Related Paper Sessions

 Paper sessions to be announced soon. Stay tuned to the ACRM Conference APP and the online program!


Join the ACRM Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG)

No need to wait for Atlanta to get involved! Check out the leadership and connect with the lively Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group now…


Click to Visit the SCI-ISIG web page

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.