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The world’s largest rehabilitation research event

The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research, is comprised of the main CORE Conference and the Pre-Conference delivering a total of SIX jam-packed days of evidence-based educational content for the whole rehab team, patients and caregivers.

Plan now to submit & be a part of this. The annual congregation of top rehabilitation researchers + clinicians and more and more other key stakeholders — hospital administrators, industry influencers — including passionate patients and caregivers.








Deadlines will be announced soon

Instructional Course Proposals: COMING SOON: APPROX. DEC – JAN  Symposia Proposals: COMING SOON: APPROXIMATELY JAN 2019 Scientific Papers & Posters: COMING SOON: APPROXIMATELY FEB 2019



    Plan now to be a part of the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research. Amplify your research at ACRM…

  • BUILD YOUR CV — Participating in the ACRM Annual Conference and being published in the ARCHIVES are celebration-worthy career milestones
  • PRESENT your evidence-based knowledge to a large, INTERNATIONAL audience — 3,000+ attendees from 65+ countries expected

  • CONNECT with interdisciplinary colleagues who share your research interests and passions

  • NETWORK with POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, mentors, collaborators, and funders

  • Gain RECOGNITION as an expert in your topic of research and as an ACRM contributor

  • Get Published in the ARCHIVES — ACRM’s scientific journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(ARCHIVES) is the most cited journal in rehabilitation. All abstracts of accepted oral and poster presentations of scientific papers will be published (fully searchable and citable) in the online pages of ARCHIVES.

  • AWARDS — Become eligible for prestigious ACRM AWARDS for outstanding posters

  • DISCOVER an interprofessional platform where clinicians can inform research and cutting-edge, evidence-based information can inform best practices in clinical rehabilitation.

  • The ACRM Conference attracts a passionate, interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world.


Rehabilitation professionals or teams who:

  • Wish to present their latest research
  • Value the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary audience
  • Offer translational research to inform evidence-based practice
  • Include early career and/or international speakers
  • Wish to present topics with an interdisciplinary focus



All proposals/abstracts must be submitted online via the ACRM Conference System according to the submission deadlines.  To see an outline of the information you will need to enter during the submission process, please download the Proposal Worksheets. Click here to find out more.

Proposal Worksheets (coming soon for 2019: meanwhile check-out last year’s worksheets here)


ACRM draws powerhouse presenters.  Here’s your chance to be among them and make your mark to help push the rehabilitation field forward.  See the rock star presenters from 2018 Conference >>

“I have been attending ACRM conferences for many years and it is very gratifying to see how the organization has grown and matured. ACRM has become a powerful force in advancing rehabilitation science and improving the lives of people with chronic disease and disability. All I can say is….  Keep up the great work!”

Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR

Professor and Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science, University of Texas Medical Branch

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ACRM 96th Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

CORE: 5 – 8 NOV 2019 // CHICAGO USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 3 – 5 NOV 2019