SPECIAL SYMPOSIA are not-to-be-missed presentations & award lectures led by top researchers and clinicians

SPECIAL SYMPOSIA refer to one or more symposium in each block of concurrent sessions, luncheon lectures, and award lectures that have extra-wide appeal.

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Improving Access to Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Acute TBI to Maximize Neurorehabilitation Outcome

Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD
Professor, Research Neuropsychologist, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital & University of South Florida
Jeanne M. Hoffman, PhD
Professor, University of Washington
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Institue Scientist Emeritus, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Jessica M. Ketchum, PhD
Lead Biostatistician, Craig Hospital
Jill Coulter
Cherry Junn, MD
Assistant Professor, PMRS, University of Washington
Joseph Coulter

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: mRehab: New Models of Care Using Information & Communication Technology to Support Rehabilitation in the Home & Community

Mike L. Jones, PhD, FACRM 
Vice President of Research and Technology, Shepherd Center

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Person-Centered Rehabilitation & Beyond: Where We Are & Where We Could Go Next

Nicola Kayes, PhD, MSc (Hons), BSc
Professor of Rehabilitation and Director, Centre for Person Centred Research, Auckland University of Technology
Christina Papadimitriou, PhD
Associate Professor, Oakland University

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: SCI 2020: Here We Are, So Where Are We?

Lyn Jakeman, PhD
Director, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

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BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Conducting International Rehabilitation Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials

Dina Brooks, PT, PhD
Professor, Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Executive Director, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Pioneering an Effective Stroke Rehabilitation Paradigm During the Acute Care Hospitalization

Nneka L. Ifejika, MD, MPH
Section Chief of Stroke Rehabilitation; Associate Professor PM&R, Neurology, Neruotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Quantitative Brain Functional Assessment: Mapping the Brain to Guide Rehabilitation

David S. Cantor, PhD, MS, FNAN, QEEG-D, QEEG-IBQE, BCN 
CEO, Founder, Mind and Motion Developmental Centers, LLC

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Cancer Rehabilitation Guidelines: Synthesizing Guideline Recommendations to Inform Practice

Daniel Santa Mina, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA 
Research Assistant Professor, West Virginia University Cancer Institute
Alix G. Sleight, PhD, OTD, MPH, OTR/L 
Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Kelley R. Covington, MS 
Research Assistant, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation & Colorado State University
Kathleen D. Lyons, ScD, OTR/L 
Senior Scientist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Catherine M. Alfano, PhD
Vice President, Survivorship, American Cancer Society

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Expanding Access to Rehabilitation via Telehealth

Dawn Ehde, PhD 
Professor, Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis Research, University of Washington
Anna Kratz, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Michigan

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Promoting Real World Physical Activity to Improve Health Outcomes in Persons Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Victor W. Mark, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Erwin E. van Wegen, PhD 
Associate Professor, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Location VU medical centre
Mark A. Hirsch, PhD, FACRM 
Senior Scientist, Carolinas Rehabilitation/ Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD 
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN
Associate Professor, Section Head, Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Caring for Caregivers of Veterans or Service Members With Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Implications for Civilian Healthcare Providers

Noelle E. Carlozzi, PhD
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate; Director Center for Clinical Outcomes, University of Michigan
Angelle M. Sander, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine
Larry Cervelli, BS, OT, FACRM 
Founder and Coordinator, Western Massachusetts Veterans Outreach Project
Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST 
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate, University of South Florida; James A Haley Hospital and Clinics, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Service

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Explore, Prepare, Implement, Sustain: Illustrating the Process of Rehab-related Implementation Research Across Settings

Addie Middleton, DPT, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Catharine Johnston-Brooks, PhD, ABPP-CN 
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Marcus Institute for Brain Health
Adam R. Kinney, PhD, OTR/L 
Polytrauma/TBI Postdoctoral Fellow, Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs
Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD
Associate Professor, Duke University
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS 
Research Scientist II; Assistant Professor, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Rehabilomics Research: Towards a Precision Medicine Approach to Optimizing Function After Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy K. Wagner, MD 
Professor and Associate Director of Rehabilitation Research, University of Pittsburgh

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: 4th Annual Women in Rehabilitation Science Symposium

Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont) 
Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Mark A. Hirsch, PhD, FACRM 
Senior Scientist, Carolinas Rehabilitation/ Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Risk Factors & Interventions for Co-occurring Substance use Disorders in Neurorehabilitation in Complex Civilian & Military Populations

John D. Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, FACRM 
Professor, Ohio State University
Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD, MPH
Scientist; Health Services Researcher, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University
Amy A. Herrold, PhD 
Research Health Scientist, Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital
Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST 
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate, University of South Florida; James A Haley Hospital and Clinics, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Service

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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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