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Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, MS 
Rehabilitation Medicine Department Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Jason Roberts, PhD 
Senior Partner
Origin Editorial

Lydia Tacx, MBA 
Director Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation

Jeffrey Basford, MD, FACRM 
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mayo Clinic

Medical Director, Disorders of Consciousness & Program Chair, Medical Ethics Committee
Shepherd Center


Session Description

This one-hour plenary session will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We will discuss trends in manuscript topics and authorship, and identify key events and landmark papers over the past century. We will summarize the evolution of contemporary medical and scientific publishing and how these trends affect Archives and ACRM. Following this didactic presentation, key opinion leaders will participate in a roundtable discussion and anticipate the future of medical publishing. Potential panelists include Christine Rullo, Publisher and Vice President, American Association for Cancer Research, Inc.; Jason Roberts, Senior Partner, Origin Editorial; Helen Hoenig, deputy editor, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Jeff Basford, editor-in-chief, Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation, and a representative of Elsevier, Archives’ publisher. We will invite Ford Vox, Archives’ RehabCast editor, to moderate the panel discussion. The remaining time will be devoted to questions from plenary attendees.


Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the history of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Discuss recent critical developments in medical publishing
    • Describe how publishing developments may affect dissemination of rehabilitation research in 2050

About the Presenters

Allen W. Heinemann is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilita-tion at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). He completed a doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Kan-sas, is a diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology, and a fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Psychological Association. He is a past-president and fellow of the American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Reha-bilitation Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. He serves as co-Editor-in-Chief for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is on the editorial boards of Rehabilitation Psychology and the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He is the author of more than 300 articles and is the project director of two Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Award from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. He received the Distinguished Career Award from the Rehabilitation Psychology division of APA.

Leighton Chan is a Tenured Senior Investigator in the NIH Intramural Research Program and has extensive experience with research. He has been intimately involved in utilizing natural history data from patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. He currently directs the CNRM’s civilian Phenotyping Core, and the CNRM TBI long term natural history study.

Jason Roberts is a Senior Partner at Origin Editorial, an editorial office services and peer review management company. He is also a past-president of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors. In 2017 he published the book Peer Review: Reform and Renewal in Scientific Publishing and is an editorial board member of the journal Research Integrity and Peer Review (Springer-Nature). Jason formally began a career in publishing with Blackwell Science where he rose to be a Senior Editor of medical journals. He has since broadened his interests to the study of peer review and regularly collaborates with researchers on topics such as publication ethics, elevation of reporting standards (working with the EQUATOR Network) and improving the performance of reviewers.

Lydia Tacx is the Director of Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation at Elsevier. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining internal processes and policies around open access and communicating these to the research community. She recently launched an e-commerce author engagement tool to communicate effectively with authors about our publishing options, as well as with funders and institutes in terms of relevant racking metrics. Lydia studied at the College of Journalism and holds a master’s degree in History and an International Executive MBA. Before she joined Elsevier in 2011 she worked as a journalist, publisher and product developer for Reed Business and the Dutch roadside assistance company ANWB.

Jeffrey Basford has been involved in rehabilitation-related research and a member of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic since 1982. Here, his clinical responsibilities and research interests have emphasized neurological rehabilitation and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Basford’s research, in particular, has focused on central nervous system rehabilitation and the physiological effects of the physical agents such as electricity and electromagnetic forces on the body. Dr. Basford is also director of Mayo’s NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research and Training Program and is co-chair of his department’s Research Committee.

Ford Vox is a brain injury medicine physiatrist at the Shepherd Center who has also worked as a medical journalist and commentator for the duration of his medical career. Currently he is a columnist for CNN Opinion, taking on the major health headlines of the day, which he finds are often rife with misunderstandings, and he writes feature stories for ABC News. A large body of Dr. Vox’s work concerns spotlighting ways in which medicine and the internet don’t play well together, and how they can do better, ranging from investigations into illegal sales of prescription drugs online, deadly homeopathic remedies, medical crowdfunding gone awry and the popularization of Pedialyte as a hangover cure through social media


ACRM 98th Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research | VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON: DALLAS

CORE: 24 – 26 SEPT 2021 // PRE-CONFERENCE: 26 – 29 SEPT 2021

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* Although significant changes are not anticipated, the schedules, sessions, and presenters are subject to change.


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