Joseph Rosenthal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical
The Ohio State University

Sheital Bavishi, DO

Sheital Bavishi, DO
Assistant Professor- Clinical, Medical Director Brain Injury Program
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Min Jeong Graf, MD
Medical Director, TBI Oupatient Program, Assistant Professor
Hennepin Healthcare/ University of Minnesota

Cindy Ivanhoe, MD
Adjunct Professor
McGovern Medical School University of Texas

Douglas Katz

Douglas Katz, MD
Professor, Neurology/ Medical Director Brain Injury
Boston University / Braintree Rehab

Neuropharmacology Overview: Basic Science, Clinical Use, and Future Direction IC5


DAY Friday 12 April 2019

TIME 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Lunchbreak 1:00 PM – 2:00PM)

FORMAT 8-hours instructional course, Lecture/Symposia

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Clinical Practice, Cross-Cutting,

CAREER LEVEL  Intermediate



Physicians and Therapists, who want a better understanding of what medications their clients are prescribed


Course Description

This course surveys the basic principles of neuropharmacology with an emphasis on the molecular pharmacology of drugs used to treat CNS disorders which are of particular interest to Rehabilitation Medicine Practitioners. The course will provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission with discussion of drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. We will examine how the neurotransmitter systems influence nervous system as well as therapeutic targets affecting these transmitter systems. Clinical applications of neuropharmacology, the link between neuropharmacology and behavior, and current research investigating the development of drugs for neuronal targets and pharmacogenetics will be addressed.  This course is designed to provide a foundation for advanced knowledge in neuro-psychopharmacology, and to provide an introduction to the pharmacological treatment of CNS pathologies. The ultimate goal is to understand how molecular neuroscience can guide the direction of basic medical science and therapeutic approaches.



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

  1. Describe neuropharmacology and the basic sciences involved
  2. Describe neuropharmacological drugs and receptors, mechanism of action etc
  3. Describe future neuropharmacology research and clinical practice


CME/CEUS 8 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)


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 >>