2018 Annual Conference


ACRM Annual Conference: DALLAS 2018

Progress in Rehabilitation Research (#ACRM2018)
Hilton Anatole, DALLAS, USA

(Plenaries, hundreds of educational sessions, papers, posters, ACRM Community Meetings, receptions, networking, ACRM Rehab EXPO)
(Dozens of Instructional Courses, Cognitive Rehabilitation Training, ACBIS, Early Career Development Course)


Call for Proposals! 

Papers & Posters Abstract Deadline EXTENDED = 13 MARCH 10 APRIL

Prepare to submit your research — see the Call for Proposals >>

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For 2018, ACRM returns to Dallas and the beautiful Hilton Anatole. The Anatole is itself a museum, and the perfect venue for bigger and brighter scientific research and collaboration.

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NEW 2018! 

Regular registrations now include continuing education credits & access to conference slides. REGISTER >>

Curious about the Program?


See the early 2018 brochure with Plenary & SPECIAL speakers >>

See the preliminary Online Program >>

Check out last year's Onsite Program PDF >>


The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) is comprised of the main CORE Conference and the Pre-Conference delivering a total of SIX jam-packed days of evidence-based educational content.

An inter-professional mix of rehabilitation professionals from around the world attend the ACRM Conference to learn about cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice to improve the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities and to IMPROVE their own lives — IMPROVE their own well-being & connect with like-minded professionals

ACRM = QUALITY content for the whole REHAB team

NONSTOP CONTENT for 20 Focus Areas

Build a diverse personal itinerary by selecting educational sessions from any of the following focus areas, or choose 3 days of NONSTOP content focused on a single diagnosis. You pick the content that's right for you.

Programming by focus area:

  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Practice
  • Complementary, Integrative Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Health/disability policy, ethics, advocacy
  • International
  • Limb Restoration Rehabilitation
  • Measurement
  • Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Neurodegenerative disease (e.g., MS, Parkinson's disease)
  • Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
  • Pain
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Arts & Neuroscience
  • Technology (e.g., prosthetics/orthotics, robotics, assistive technology)
    • NEW! LaunchPad — Rehab Innovation Competition
  • PLUS cross-cutting topics spanning multiple focus areas

More than a conference... 

  • 6 days of the LATEST
    ACRM Annual Conference 2018 DALLAS Week-at-a-Glance Overview

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    RESEARCH translated to practice

  • NONSTOP CONTENT for 20 focus areas — all under one roof
  • Dozens of cross-cutting topics spanning multiple diagnoses/focus areas
  • CME / CEUs for 13 Disciplines
  • Up to 44 credit hours — more than any other event
  • POWERHOUSE speaker line-up — renowned names in rehab
  • 600+ scientific paper & poster presentations
  • 250+ educational sessions, symposia & lectures
  • 3,000+ attendees from around the world
  • DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: interdisciplinary special interest groups, networking groups & task forces—join us!
    • Chat with the Experts
    • Poster Grand Rounds
    • Product Theater
  • Inter-professional, international audience
  • Cooperative inclusive environment where whole rehab team is welcome
  • NETWORKING with potential collaborators, funders, mentors, employers
  • THE place for everyone interested in rehabilitation research — YOU are welcome here!
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY, cooperative, inclusive environment — Where every member of the rehab team is welcome and valued

...Improving lives

Popular Features RETURNING in 2018...

“Chat with the experts” up-close networking & exchanges at ACRM Conference

Product Theater

As the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research, ACRM:

  • Brings together all members of the rehabilitation team for PEER-TO-PEER learning at its best
  • Provides a platform for critical INTERDISCIPLINARY exchange
  • Translates and disseminates the LATEST RESEARCH findings
  • BRIDGES THE GAP between Research and Practice
  • Promotes a COLLABORATIVE & INCLUSIVE culture
  • Informs EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE and standards
  • Provides CONTINUING EDUCATION credit for 13 disciplines — up to 44 available — the most of any event


Everyone is welcome at ACRM — all rehabilitation professionals, administrators, researchers, clinicians, consumers, family members, caregivers, etc.

Here's is just a sample list of typical attendees:

  • Administrators
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Bioengineers
  • Biomechanists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Epidemiologists
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Movement and exercise specialists
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Professors/Educators
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation/Academic Researchers
  • School Administrators
  • School Nurses
  • Speech-Language Professionals
  • Students/Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Teachers
  • All members of the rehabilitation team
  • Those with disabling conditions and their families

Check out the Conference Brochure >> 

ACRM Conference brochure DALLAS 2018

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ACRM Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research
CORE: 30 SEPT - 3 OCT 2018 // Hilton Anatole, DALLAS, USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 28 - 30 SEPT

Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.