Shane Phillips, PT, PhD, FAHA
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sharon A. Martino, PT, MS, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Stony Brook University

Lori Hochman, PT, NCS, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University

Alexander Lopez, Jd, OT/L
Associate Professor
New York Institute of Technology

Deepika Laddu, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Maria Milazzo, RN, MS, PNP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University

The Role of Health Care Professionals in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion IC13

DAY Saturday 13 April 2019

TIME 9:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FORMAT 8-hours instructional course, Workgroup

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Cross-Cutting, Lifestyle Medicine, Neurodegenerative Disease, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury

CAREER LEVEL  Intermediate



Physicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses


Course Description

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic diseases and disability including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, neurological conditions and autism spectrum. The benefits of physical activity (PA) cross all ages and disabilities; however many patients do not receive the appropriate advice on how to engage in PA and many health care professionals are unsure where to begin when faced with such patients.  This one-day translational course will present evidenced-based research on how to prevent, treat and promote healthy lifestyle activities for a variety of chronic diseases/disabilities including: cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and autism spectrum.



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify common chronic diseases (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, obesity and spinal cord injury) and disability in United States.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the role of physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
  3. Recognize the bidirectional relationship between chronic disease and disability.
  4. Understand the role of health care professionals in delivering programs of physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits in both chronic diseases and/or related disabilities.
  5. Identify the role of wellness for adult and pediatric chronic disease states and acknowledge the role of family-centered programs.



8 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.



Early Bird rate $99 for members and $149 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early      before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Limited space available

The secret sauce for your career


Discounted for ACRM members, the ACRM Spring Meeting offers instructional courses with continuing education credits in your choice of up to 11 disciplines.

Jump in, get involved, meet and work with ACRM members face-to-face in a casual setting. This event is all about getting research into practice in a supercharged atmosphere and a friendly, collaborative, and inspiring environment.


28+ instructional courses. Scroll + see the agenda…

The ACRM Spring Meeting is a venue for face-to-face collaborating of many interdisciplinary ACRM community groups and committees — the heart of ACRM. Come find your tribe and become a member of the vibrant ACRM community.


Ridiculously inexpensive? Yep. That’s because we believe in getting the research to practice ASAP. And we think that having a low-cost to attend is a good way to do that.

Early Bird rates are as low as $49 for members and $99 for non-members — and that includes CME / CEU processing. Are you kidding me?!? Nope. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early — before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


You’re our people

ACRM attendees are all kinds of rehabilitation professionals — from researchers to clinicians (including
doctors, nurses, PT assistants, hospital administrators to name just a few) to consumers, family, caregivers, and
more. Everyone is invited and warmly welcomed at ACRM.

They span a wide spectrum of experience from students to well-seasoned pros and hail from the largest
rehabilitation institutions and universities to one-person solopreneurs.
Attendees at previous ACRM events include designers, art directors, and production staff from hundreds of
institutions, companies, and universities from all around the world, including:



This place is beautiful. The Hilton Chicago is the optimum headquarters with superb onsite amenities + easy access to the best of Chicago.

  • SAVE TIME — staying right in the ACTION the ultimate venue for efficient collaboration
  • SAVE MONEY — book your room through ACRM and SAVE
  • CONVENIENCE — you are only an elevator ride away from courses and meeting and located right on the famed Michigan avenue — smack in the middle of city hotspots — Grant Park, museums, Navy Pier, and more
  • HEALTH CLUB — on the 8th floor, it’s the largest hotel gym in Chicago with indoor pool and hot tub an indoor running track, strength training and cardio equipment, Synergy 360, and sundeck with views of the Chicago skyline.
  • HHONORS Club — join the Hilton Honors through the ACRM Fast Track to GOLD program and get EXTRA points and all the cool member benefits including digital check-in.
  • Get the HHONORS APP — TIP: It’s really VERY handy

BOOK NOW to enjoy the SAVINGS and CONVENIENCE of staying on-site at the headquarters hotel.

Or book Hilton by phone: +1.877.865.5320
with Booking Code: ACR to ensure the lowest rates
(Code: ACT for Government booking)

Space is limited. So lock in your seat and REGISTER TODAY >>