Gordon Horn, PhD
National Deputy Director of Clinical Outcomes

Frank Lewis, PhD National Director of Clinical Outcomes NeuroRestorative

James Malec, PhD Professor Emeritus,
University of Indiana

Tori Harding, PhD Vice President Business Development NeuroRestorative

Cynthia O’Donoghue, PhD
Non-Presenting Author
Professor and Department Head
James Madison University

Cara Meixner, PhD
Non-Presenting Author
Associate Professor
James Madison University

Christina Papadimitriou

Christina Papadimitriou, PhD
Associate professor
Oakland University

Diversity of Outcomes: From Person-Centered to International Neurorehabilitation Perspectives IC24


DAY Sunday 14 April 2019

TIME 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours Instructional course, Hands-on Workshop

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Measurement, Clinical Practice, Brain Injury




Researchers, Data Analysts, Statisticians, Data Scientists, Clinicians with interest in outcomes measurement


Course Description

Rehabilitation outcomes are complex and diverse requiring a comprehensive approach to develop clinical and research best practices. One reason for the complexity is that different levels of care have different measurement of outcomes. Measures such as the Glasgow Coma Scale, Glasgow Outcome Scale, and the Functional Independence Measure have been used for acute care documentation. At the post-hospital level, the Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory-4 has been used to measure outcomes for a longer period of recovery. Reasons for different measurement types will be discussed, including the role of chronicity of injury, instrumental activities of daily living, and neurobehavioral impact. Diversity of outcomes may include individual vs. group measurement, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and function vs. disability / impairment. The purpose of this program is to provide information from experts in the field of neurological rehabilitation outcomes within various levels of the continuum of care. The course will review outcomes analyses, measurement selection, timing of outcome measurement, and managing data systems. Statistical approaches, including the use and application of RASCH analysis, will address research and clinical questions. In addition, meeting CARF standards for outcomes analyses will be discussed at length with suggestions provided for data presentation. Research and clinical methods are reviewed at length so that participants can delineate differences between quantitative and qualitative person-centered outcomes, group change, national trends, and international trends. Panel discussion will be held at the conclusion to review the various methods discussed with current research data from each of the presenting faculty. Research examples demonstrating the application from case studies to large comparative analyses will be provided and discussed in detail.



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

  1. Describe outcomes analyses for clinical and research best practices.
  2. Describe measurement selection and decision making depending upon the level of care being evaluated and statistical methods used.
  3. List components of database management when collecting large data sets such as storage and data transfer for statistics.
  4. Learn to apply outcomes to CARF standards of Effectiveness and Efficiency.
  5. Delineate differences between qualitative and quantitative results, person-centered, group, national and international outcomes and how this impacts the future of healthcare practices.


CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 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 $49 for members and $99 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.

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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 >>