As a CARF affiliate ...
You understand the importance of best practices for rehabilitative care and your work helps to advance the ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES through rehabilitation research.
That's why ACRM is pleased to offer you a 15% discount on registration to the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR).
ATTEND the world's LARGEST conference for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research and enjoy up to SIX days of evidence-based, NONSTOP CONTENT for 6 diagnoses and 12 focus areas — all under one roof.
TWO WAYS TO RECEIVE 15% OFF
REGISTER ONLINE and Enter Promo Code: 2015-CARF before check-out.
REGISTER BY PHONE +1.703.435.5335 and mention the Promo Code: 2015-CARF.
CARF affiliates always pay the lowest registration rate of the year!
CALL FOR LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH
NEW in 2015: ACRM is seeking proposals for scientific poster presentations of your LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH. See submission guidelines and submit your abstract by 14 August.
This is an outstanding opportunity to present cutting-edge research to an interprofessional audience from 50+ countries. READ MORE
WED – FRI , 28 – 30 OCT >>> CLICK HERE to see the PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
- More than 160 educational symposia & lectures
- Up to 20 concurrent tracks
- NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- PLUS NONSTOP content for 12 focus areas and dozens of cross-cutting topics spanning multiple diagnoses
- 500+ scientific paper & poster presentations
- CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other rehabilitation conference
- Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: special interest groups, networking groups & task forces
- RECEPTIONS II and III:
There is NO OTHER place for high-caliber, evidence-based education for the whole rehabilitation team
SUN – TUE, 25 – 27 OCT >>> CLICK HERE to see the PRE-CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE
All instructional courses are included in the WORLD PASS
Maximize your learning experience and pile on the CME/CEU credits when you add in-depth, pre-conference Instructional Courses to your registration.
- THREE pre-conference days of NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses plus at least one pre-conference day of NONSTOP content for 8 additional focus areas
- Hear the latest evidence-based recommendations directly from today’s top researchers
- Interdisciplinary focused, yet specialized educational opportunities for clinicians, researchers, and caregivers who need to know about the latest research informing rehabilitation
- Attend one day or all three
- Early Career & First-Timer Orientation Reception OPEN to ALL (Tue PM)
ACRM welcomes ALL rehabilitation professionals
DALLAS will be THE PLACE for
vibrant interprofessional & transformative exchanges
MON & TUE, 26 - 27 OCT
Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication.
The two-day workshop, led by authors of the Manual, provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation strategies from leading researchers and clinicians in the field. Manual included ($150 value).
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Building an Individual Professional Development Plan (IDP)
TUE, 27 OCT
This MUST-ATTEND full-day course provides THE IDEAL venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who are ready and willing to help guide your career on a path to success. The course is comprised of engaging didactic presentation, panel discussion, one-on-one networking, and small group discussions.
Featuring keynote speaker, Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FACRM who will kick-off the event with Making Science: Characteristics of Successful Scholars. The course will conclude with a fun and informative networking reception.
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DO IT ALL WITH THE WORLD PASS
If attending the CORE conference AND at least one instructional course, the WORLD PASS is the best value. From $595, SAVE nearly HALF-OFF á la carte pricing.
- Access to all 6 days of educational programming, including:
- CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more than any other rehabilitation conference.
- Ticket to the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala: *Diamonds and Denim* ($150 value)
- Digital access to conference proceedings
Everything will be bigger, BETTER, *BRIGHTER* in Dallas ...
ROCK STAR FACULTY
Since 1923, ACRM has been a professional home to many pioneers of rehabilitation medicine and continues to be the association of choice for today’s top rehabilitation researchers from around the world.
The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research is their time to SHINE. Here is just a sample of the outstanding faculty coming to Dallas.
Opening the CORE Conference, Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP will present PLENARY I: The Healthcare Quality Landscape: Role of Rehabilitation Medicine #1001
WED, 28 OCT
Dr. Burstin is the Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum (NQF). She provides strategic guidance to all NQF work from the perspective of current and emerging measurement science.
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Denise Park, PhD will present PLENARY II: Maintaining Cognitive Well-Being With Age: The Role of Social and Cognitive Engagement #100.
THU, 29 OCT
Dr. Park is Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Director of Research at the Center for Vital Longevity, and the University of Texas Regents’ Research Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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John Stanley Coulter Award Recipient, Michael L. Boninger, MD will present PLENARY III: Neuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Assistive Technology #1002
THU, 29 OCT
The director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and author of five U.S. patents, Dr. Boninger is renowned for his extensive research on spinal cord injury, assistive technology, and overuse injuries, particularly those associated with manual wheelchair propulsion. READ MORE >>
Marc Diamond, MD (left) & Christopher Giza, MD will present PLENARY IV: Novel Approaches to Examining Pathophysiology Associated With Neurodegenerative Diseases and Traumatic Brain Injury: Translation to Rehabilitation #1004
FRI, 30 OCT
Dr. Diamond (top) is the founding director of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His research is focused on neurodegenerative diseases linked to amyloid protein accumulation, with the goal of developing mechanism-based diagnosis and therapy.
Dr. Giza leads the Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA and established the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program which partners with local schools to provide prevention, outreach, research and treatment for sports concussions.
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Director Alison Cernich, PhD and Director John Tschida will present, Opportunities & New Directions for Rehabilitation Research from Directors of NCMRR & NIDILRR —Invaluable news and insight for all researchers seeking federal funding. Hear about:
- Their vision for the future
- Funding priorities
- The current funding climate
- Identifying the gaps & opportunities
- Where the money is
HILTON ANATOLE: ACRM looked high and low for the perfect venue for the 2015 annual conference and found it at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. To say this place is "beautiful" is an understatement. Featuring the largest art collection ever assembled in an American hotel, it is an inspiring environment full of light.
AFFORDABLE CONVENIENCE: Enjoy the savings and convenience of booking your stay at the conference headquarters hotel—only $199/night including Internet access.
All the amenities you expect, plus shopping, dining and the conference all under one roof. This discounted ACRM room block will sell out! Book your room today.
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*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are preliminary and subject to change.