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The ACRM Annual Conference is 100% VIRTUAL with an in-person option

Access 100s of hours of content — top-notch presenters, the latest research, discussions

  • 300+ educational sessions, symposia & lectures

  • 600+ scientific papers & poster presentations

  • 400+ CME/CEUs available for 14 disciplines — the most in the world

  • 22 focus areas of cutting-edge rehabilitation science

  • 100s of hours of recorded content

Same great content in a new format. Tremendous speakers will be coming directly to you.

Brad Kurowski, MD, MS

ACRM Program Committee Co-Chair, Director, Brain Inj. Rehab Prog. Div. of Phys Med Co-director, (BRAIN) Health, Cincinnati Children's and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

In many ways, virtual conferences can offer a better attendee experience. ACRM already has incredible scientific programming and now this content will be more accessible than ever at the ACRM 98th Annual Conference. No longer limited to those who are able to travel to the U.S. venue, now anyone — from anywhere with an internet connection — will be able to access and participate.

This work — the research, the collaboration — is absolutely critical to the world. 

ACRM is working to make an incredible virtual event with a new high-end platform. You don’t want to miss it.


ACRM President; Executive Director, Office of Chief Medical Officer; Executive Director and Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Co-Director, Division of Informatics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Sr. Director, Quality, Outcomes, and Research, California Rehabilitation Institute

ACRM holds the largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research event each fall: The ACRM Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research.

ACRM is working on making a VIRTUAL event that you will not want to miss.

Safe, easy-to-attend, and from the comfort of your own home or office — mark your calendars for 24 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 and register now.

Through this worldwide pandemic…

your intel, your passion, your perspective — YOU are needed here at ACRM — now more than ever. ACRM is working on redefining what a VIRTUAL Conference means with new state-of-the-art technology and new out-of-the-box tactics to bring us together in ways we could not imagine a few months ago.

More connecting, more research, more collaborating & MORE accessible than ever before — all on the new, high-end VIRTUAL platform. ACRM is combining the presenter’s audio and slides, Q&A, networking opportunities, ePosters, and Live event features.

More reasons to *not* miss this event:

  • Hear from, and connect with, *THE* leaders and the most-cited researchers in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Help each other and to help push the rehabilitation field forward.
  • Connect with like-minded rehabilitation pros and research-lovers for the VIRTUAL event of the year
  • Help advance the field & improve lives — including your own.

Access the latest critical research and THE researchers. It’s never been this easy or affordable.

REGISTER and start connecting today



ACRM is one of the best conferences to develop meaningful rehabilitation-related research collaborations.

Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, MPH, MBA, FASAHP

Professor and Dean, University of Kansas School of Health Professions

The venue may have changed, but the expertise and excellent content has not.

I still wouldn’t miss the chance to hear the latest research and to interact with the experts in rehab medicine and research.

Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

ACRM Past President, Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research, Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA

Learning doesn’t stop because we socially isolate.

Gathering virtually with your smartest colleagues is easy now, by attending the ACRM Conference. Not only do you get to hear the latest in rehabilitation research — you also get to interact, ask questions, support, and “hang out” with your peers and pals in the next World Iteration (World 2.020).

Cristina L. Sadowsky, MD

Clinical Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Kennedy Krieger Institute

I came for the practical, evidence-based, highly relevant information, and found collaborators from other disciplines. Now, I attend ACRM Conference to present with my friends.

Susan Lin, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Occupational Therapy Program Director, Marymount University

The ACRM program provides a very comprehensive range of topics that offer innovative and clinically relevant content to meet the learning needs of rehab professionals.

The highly-inclusive nature of the attendees also offers a very collaborative experience.

Marianne H. Mortera, PhD, OTR/L

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy, NYU Steinhardt

ACRM is the most comprehensive rehabilitation research conference in the world!

Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM

ACRM President-Elect, Associate Professor, Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

The ACRM conference offers a uniquely robust and multidisciplinary combination of cutting-edge research and innovation presented by leading clinicians, researchers, engineers, policymakers, funding organizations, advocates, consumers and technology vendors in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The breadth and depth of content and networking is incomparable.

John Morris, PhD, FACRM

Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Shepherd Center

ACRM is composed of a wonderful group of friends and colleagues who are extremely resilient and supportive.

Therefore, the 2020 Conference is going to be bigger, better, brighter, and stronger.

Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

I appreciate ACRM’s future-forward mindset in understanding that we may not know what the future of conference travel may bring, but ACRM is ready.

ACRM is still providing a venue for me to share my research findings, exchange knowledge, obtain continuing education credit, and network, given the uncertainties regarding my state’s and employer’s possible travel restrictions.

Sara Benham

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Moravian College

ACRM is a dynamic collaboration at the global level with the opportunity to share your research with others regardless of the format.

Mark Kovic

Associate Director & Professor, Midwestern University

The various presenters come with a wealth of knowledge and research to share with all of us! It can assist our programs in improving patient outcomes by utilizing evidence based practices that are researched based.
Paige Salinas, MS, CBIS, LCSW

Clinical Director, Learning Services Neurobehavioral Institute

We have top notch speakers across diverse content areas. 

ACRM is the most efficient way to get your CEUs this year.

Lynne Gauthier

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

There are so many exciting sessions to learn new information and network with others.

I think the symposium and instructional courses look great! It will be hard to choose what to attend. Thankfully, with the virtual format, we can see it all!

Linda Ehrlich-Jones, RN, PhD

Assistant Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

I was highly impressed with the virtual format! The platform was easy to navigate and I appreciated the ability to search by topic of interest and presentation type. In addition to the impressive lectures and comprehensive content, the opportunities to interact with the speakers and network with colleagues exceeded my expectations. Excellent conference, ACRM!

Brianne Darcy, PT, DPT

Clinical Research Manager, Moterum Technologies, Inc.

ACRM is not only a great network of interdisciplinary members across all aspects of rehabilitation medicine, but we are a family.

The annual conference is a prime venue to meet and build relationships with other professionals that share the same passion, commitment and thirst for knowledge. I have attended a number of conferences which make me feel energetic and motivated to take on the field in the moment… The major difference with ACRM though is that through our ISIGs and NGs, this energy and motivation does not die after we leave the conference. The connections continue and the Task Forces and Committees move on the ideas generated throughout the conference and progress is made.
Megan Mitchell, PhD

Human Factors Researcher, Cerner

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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