FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jon W. Lindberg, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer, ACRM
jlindberg@ACRM.org | +1.703.474.7208
The ACRM 2019 Spring Meeting Offers Continuing Education, Networking and Collaboration for Rehabilitation Professionals
RESTON, Virginia: The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) will host its annual spring meeting in Chicago, Ill., providing continuing education opportunities for rehabilitation professionals and collaboration for interdisciplinary ACRM community groups and committees.
Held on April 11-14, 2019, at the luxurious and vibrant Hilton Chicago Hotel, the ACRM Spring Meeting offers instructional courses with continuing medical education (CME) credits in 11 disciplines. Attendees will learn how to put research into clinical practice in a friendly, collaborative environment. Course sessions will touch on a variety of topics that include interdisciplinary coordination, stroke survival, wheelchair skills training, interpreting data, chemotherapy, outcome measurement and developing practice guidelines.
This year’s ACRM Spring Meeting includes a new initiative, the ACRM Training Institute (ATI). ATI was established to provide optimal career development opportunities for rehabilitation medicine clinicians and researchers. The goal of ATI is to develop and advance individuals to become passionate, interdisciplinary global leaders across all areas of rehabilitation medicine. The 2019 ATI offerings includes the popular two-day course, “Certified Brain Injury Training: The Official Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).”
Along with ATI, the Spring Meeting also includes ACRM Community Meetings for members to participate in interdisciplinary Special Interest Groups and Networking Groups. These groups provide an inclusive community to facilitate interprofessional exchange, mentorship, networking, research collaboration and CV building activities, all while advancing the field of rehabilitation.
The 2019 Spring Meeting will bring together more than 100 presenters with a combined total of over 1,200 years’ worth of experience. Some of these notable individuals include:
- Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB, Assistant Professor and Research Scientist at NYU School of Medicine Department of Neurology and Department of Rehabilitation
- Harry L. Campbell, BCB, BCN, President of Biofeedback Resources International
- Chet Bhasin, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of the Shepherd Center
- Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM, Executive Director and Professor, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, California
“We are thrilled to be holding the ACRM Spring Meeting and look forward to the valuable research presented by our many distinguished guests,” says ACRM President Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM. “Whether you’re a student, a seasoned professional, or simply exploring the field, this meeting will let you dig into different rehabilitation topics through unsurpassed programming and networking opportunities. This event promises to help propel the field of rehabilitation forward while helping to elevate attendees’ careers at the same time.”
ACRM seeks to improve lives by gathering all members of a patient’s rehabilitation team, providing them access to interdisciplinary rehabilitation research and evidence-based training. Attendees include physicians, therapists, pathologists, social workers, researchers, physiatrists, psychologists, nurses, students, and other rehabilitation professionals.
Registration is now open, with Early Bird rates as low as $49 for members and $99 for non-members, including CME / CEU processing. Get more information at ACRM.org/springmeeting.
About the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) serves a global community of researchers and clinicians who deliver evidence-based rehabilitation interventions to people with disabling conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurodegenerative disease, cancer, chronic pain, and limb loss. ACRM is committed to the dissemination of research and educating providers, while supporting advocacy efforts to ensure adequate public funding of research endeavors. www.ACRM.org.