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PIRR 2015 will be Bigger, Better & BRIGHTER in DALLAS


PIRR 2015 Onsite Program

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The ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) offers NONSTOP CONTENT for brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, cancer and pediatric rehabilitation plus 11 additional focus areas.



THE Largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research



Hilton Anatole //  2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX, USA 75207 // +1.214.761.7500
Enjoy convenient access to the conference and ACRM group rates at the headquarters hotel. Limited availability.



25 – 30 October 2015



To create the sparks that happen only with in-person exchange. To share passions, share research, engage, collaborate and dive deep into topics that will IMPROVE LIVES. Learn more >>>


PIRR 2015 Overview


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NEW this year!


NCMRR Director, Alison Cernich, PhD and NIDILRR Director, John Tschida will be at the CORE conference to share insights valuable to all investigators, including:

  • Their vision for the future
  • Funding priorities
  • The current funding climate
  • Where the gaps and opportunities are
  • Where the money is


Alison Cernich, PhD

Alison Cernich, PhD, Director, NCMRR

John Tschida

John Tschida, Director, NIDILRR


  1. pediatric rehabilitation
  2. health policy
  3. international
  4. technology
  5. neuroscience
  6. outcomes research
  7. clinical practice
  8. research methods
  9. geriatric rehabilitation
  10. military/veterans affairs
  11. neuroplasticity
  12. measurement


PIRR brings together an interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation professionals from around the world to learn about cutting-edge research and its translation into clinical practice to improve the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities.

Committed to the mission to IMPROVE LIVES through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research, ACRM delivers NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Pain
  • Cancer


As the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research, ACRM:

  • Brings together all members of the rehabilitation team for PEER-TO-PEER learning at its best
  • Provides a platform for critical INTERDISCIPLINARY exchange
  • Translates and disseminates the LATEST RESEARCH findings
  • BRIDGES THE GAP between Research and Practice
  • Promotes a COLLABORATIVE & INCLUSIVE culture
  • Informs EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE and standards
  • Provides CONTINUING EDUCATION credit for 15 disciplines


MORE Conference info:

> SEE last year’s CONFERENCE at-a-glance
> SEE last year’s PROGRAM

2014 ACRM Annual Conference Attendees 2014 ACRM Expo Terri Compos,Gary Ulicny, Sue Ann Sisto Scientific Posters 2014 ACRM Annual Conference Attendees



All rehabilitation professionals, administrators, and caregivers who need to know about the latest advances in  research and its impact on evidence-based practice.

  • Administrators
  • Bioengineers
  • Biomechanists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Epidemiologists
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Professors/Educators
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation/Academic Researchers
  • Speech-Language Professionals
  • Students/postdoctoral Fellows
  • All members of the Rehabilitation Team



Planning is underway to deliver:

    • Continuing Education for 15 disciplines — more than any other conference in the world
    • NONSTOP content in 6 diagnoses and 12 focus areas
    • PLUS dozens of additional interdisciplinary topics
    • Pre-conference Instructional Courses for Clinicians and Researchers
    • Early Career Development Course
    • 2-Day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training (12.5 hours CME/CEUs)
    • 500+ Scientific Papers & Posters





*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.