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Announced 28 January 2021
The ACRM Program Committee is proud to announce the Plenary presenters for #ACRM2021. The committee is hard at work reviewing hundreds of entries to comprise the entire program.
The full schedule will be released SPRING – SUMMER 2021.

To be a part of this event, and be included with the top researchers & clinicians in rehab, find the Call for Proposals here >>

Kerri Morgan ACRM Plenary Presenter 2021


Kerri Morgan, PhD, ORT/L, ATP, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Plenary Title: “Driving the Future of Research: Linking Physical Activity to Health Outcomes for Persons using a Wheelchair”

DAY: Sunday 26 September 2021

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Claire Kalpakjian ACRM Plenary Presenter 2021

Claire Kalpakjian, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Research, University of Michigan

Plenary Title: “The Learning Health System Model: The Practical & Moral Imperative for Embracing an Organizing Framework for Rehabilitation”

DAY: Monday 27 September 2021

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Sylk Sotto ACRM Plenary Presenter

Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vice-chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Plenary Title: “Cultural Humility: A Foundation for Racial Equity in Academic Rehabilitation Medicine”

DAY: Tuesday 28 September 2021

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Claudia H. Kawas ACRM Plenary Presenter 2021


Claudia H. Kawas, MD, Professor, Neurology, Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Plenary Title: “The 90+ Study: what did we learn & what happens when we all live to 130 years old?”

DAY: Wednesday 29 September 2021

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Cristina L. Sadowsky Special Symposia Presenter 2021

Cristina L. Sadowsky, MD, Clinical Director International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Associate Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Symposia Title: “Activity-based neuroplastic interventions in pediatric population with spinal cord related paralysis”

DAY: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

TIME: 11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET

ACRM 98th Annual VIRTUAL Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

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

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

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