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Onsite Check-in / Registration Open: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

EXPO Open: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Poster Viewing: 10:15 AM – 8:00 PM


Key to Diagnosis and Focus Area Abbreviations: BI: brain injury; SCI: spinal cord injury; ST: stroke; ND: neurodegenerative diseases; CAN: cancer; PED: pediatric rehabilitation; POL: health policy; INT: international; TEC: technology; NS: neuroscience; OUT: outcomes research; CP: clinical practice; RES: research methods; GER: geriatric rehabilitation; MIL: military/veterans affairs; NP: neuroplasticity; MES: measurement; DI: diagnosis independent; OTH: other


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • STROKE ISIG Business Meeting #1022
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Meeting #1020
  • Early Career Networking Group Physicians Task Force Meeting #1021
  • Measurement Networking Group Meeting #1023
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting #1066


8:15 AM – 10:15 AM

  • Helen Burstin, MD, MPH

    Helen Burstin

    Welcome Remarks & PLENARY I:

    Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP presenting The Healthcare Quality Landscape: Role of Rehabilitation Medicine #1001 (DI) Learn More >>>


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Advanced Longitudinal Models in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice #SY-3008 (BI, SCI, DI, RES, OUT)
  • An Integrated Model of Goal Setting, Problem Solving, and Emotional Regulation #SY-3229 (BI, ND, PAIN, CAN, ST, SCI, CP, OUT)
  • Community Reintegration of Veterans With TBI: Implications for Practice #SY-3099 (BI, MIL)
  • Music of Neurorehabilitation: From Research to Clinical Practice in the Field of Neurologic Music Therapy #SY-2970 (BI, ST, ND, CP, NS)
  • Nursing Paradigm Shifts: How to Incorporate Patient Centered Care Into the Education Process? #SY-3038 (SCI, CP, OUT)
  • Specialized Stroke Rehabilitation: A Multicultural Multicenter Study #SY-3108 (ST, SCI, BI, CP, INT)
  • The Role of Physical Therapy for the Individual Undergoing Head and Neck Cancer Treatments #SY-3238 (CAN, ND, PAIN, SCI, BI, CP)
  • Palliative Care and Rehabilitation: Complimentary and Overlapping Domains #SY-2791 (CAN, ND, PAIN, ST, CP, POL)
  • Biopsychosocial Considerations in Conceptualizing and Treating Psychiatric Comorbidities Among Patients With Chronic Pain Syndrome #SY-3104 (PAIN, CP)
  • Novel Community-Based Wellness Programs for People With Neurodegenerative Diseases: Three Models #SY-3125 (ND, CP, NP)
  • Recent Approaches in Evidence-Based Computerized Cognitive Interventions in TBI #SY-3187 (BI, DI, NP, OUT)
  • Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium:

    Building Bridges from Silos: Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents with TBI #4449 (BI, PED)
    Co-sponsored by the Pediatric Networking Group and the BI-ISIG Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force

  • Progress and Report of the ACRM Measurement Networking Group: Applied Cognition Task Force Meeting #SY-2919 (BI, OUT, CP, GER, MES)
  • The Use of Technology to Improve the Rehabilitation of Persons With Disabilities: How do We Know This Stuff Works? #SY-2998 (DI, TEC, CP)
  • RehabMaLL Community of Practice: Sharing Knowledge to Improve Social Participation for People Living With Disabilities #SY-2962 (DI)
  • Recent Approaches in Evidence-Based Computerized Cognitive Interventions in TBI #3187 (BI, DI, NP, OUT)
  • Neuroplasticity in Neurorehabilitation: A Matter of Learning, Reward, Time and Manipulation of Barriers and Facilitators #3402 (NP, NS, ST, BI, SCI, ND)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1010
    • Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Genotypes and Parenting Influence Long-term Executive Functioning after Early Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury #3236. Brad Kurowski
    • Transition From Hospital to School Following Pediatric ABI: A Systematic Review of Interventions #3475. Sally Lindsay
    • Intraventricular Hemorrhage On Early CT Predicts Poorer Short- and Long-term Outcome in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury #3916. Robert Kowalski
    • Age-Specific Predictors of Global Function Among Older Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury #4153. Christina Baker-Sparr

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Randolph Nudo

    Randolph Nudo

    Neuroplasticity Luncheon with Speaker, Randolph J. Nudo, PhD 

    Sponsored by the ACRM Neuroplasticity Group Learn More >>>

  • Networking Break // Lunch available for purchase
  • BI-ISIG Summit #1033


2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • International Spinal Cord Injury Data Sets and Common Data Elements #SY-3146 (SCI, DI, CP, INT)


  • Hot Topics in Stroke: Aphasia Rehabilitation Research 

    #4406 (ST, CP)

    With  Leora R. Cherney, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS; Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, MSOT; Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Sponsored by the ACRM Stroke ISIG. Learn More >>>

Leora Cherney

Leora Cherney

Dr. Lisa Tabor Connor

Lisa Tabor Connor

Dr. Marjorie Nicholas

Marjorie Nicholas

  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation #SY-3151 (CAN, CP, RES)
  • Rehabilitation of the Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease Patient: Clinical Management and the Need for Further Research #SY-2793 (CAN, CP, OUT)
  • Chronic Pain: Practical Tools for Patient Management #SY-3111 (PAIN, CP)
  • Non-Traditional Community-Based Group Exercise for Individuals With Parkinson Disease #SY-3091 (ND, DI, CP)
  • Maximizing Neuroplasticity Following Brain Injury #3198 (BI, ST, NP, NS)
  • Delivering High Quality Cancer Rehabilitation Care to Children With Hematologic/Oncologic Diagnoses: A Paradigm of Co-Management #SY-3268 (CAN, BI, PED, CP)
  • Quality Measures for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities #SY-3241 (DI, TEC, POL, MES)
  • Emerging Practices in Geriatric Telerehabilitation: An Update on Evidence for Effectiveness & Implementation #3175 (ND, ST, GER, TEC)
  • Technology for Upper Extremity Restoration & Rehabilitation: The Tools We Have and What is Needed #SY-3127 (DI, ND, ST, SCI, BI, TEC, CP)
  • Application of Outcome Measures for Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Initiatives #SY-3026 (DI, OUT, CP, MES)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1011
    • Measurement Properties of a Modified Measure of Participation for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury #3216. Feng-Hang Chang
    • Positioning And Pressure Relief After Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review #3300. Jean Hsieh
    • Rehospitalization is Associated with Persistent Negative Effects among Adults with Spinal Cord Injury #3673. Hannah Mercier

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Sheldon Berrol Memorial Chautauqua: A Hands-On Look at Research Ethics Concerning Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury and Disorders of Consciousness #3162 (BI, POL, RES)

    With Joseph T. Giacino, PhD, FACRM; Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP; Cecilia Carlowicz, BA
    Sponsored by the ACRM BI-ISIG. Learn More >>>

Joseph Giacino

Joseph Giacino

Lynne Brady Wagner

Lynne Brady Wagner

Cecilia Carlowicz

Cecilia Carlowicz

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Visit the EXPO // Networking Time
  • Poster Grand Round #1006

    • ACRM Poster 1st Place
      Mood and Disability Among a Subgroup of Chronic Pain Individuals with High Experiential Avoidance and Anxiety Sensitivity #3777
      First author: Swati Mehta
    • SCI-SIG Early Career Poster Award
      Effectiveness of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Management of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: A Meta-Analysis #3732
      First author: Swati Mehta
    • Stroke ISIG Poster 1st Place
      The NIH Stroke Scale Lacks Validity in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke #3433
      First author: Heather Tanksley Peters
    • Measurement Networking Group Measurement in Action Award
      Is Self-report of Co-morbid Traumatic Brain Injury Valid in People With Recent Spinal Cord Injury? #3345
      First author: Chuck Bombardier


4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Perceptions of Information Surrounding the Consequences of TBI: Analysis of a National Survey #SY-3601 (BI, CP)
  • Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice System: Outcomes for Screening and Rehabilitation #SY-3109 (BI, CP, PED)
  • Healthcare Utilization Following Brain Injury in Veterans: Perspectives From the VA and the Private Sector #SY-3218 (BI, DI, MIL, OUT)
  • The Assessment and Treatment of Real-Life Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Functioning: Past, Present, Future #SY-2972 (BI, ST, CP, TEC)
  • Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking for Persons With Neurological Conditions: Clinical Application, Health and Fitness, and Personal Mobility #SY-3205 (SCI, BI, ST, TEC)
  • Home-Based Motor Rehabilitation Post-Stroke: What Can We do When Rehab is Done? #SY-3171 (ST, TEC, CP)
  • Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation: How the Biopsychosocial Model Results in Lower Healthcare Costs #4186 (PAIN)
  • Using Easily Available Sensors and Cloud Software Tools to Develop Functional Assessments and Home-Based Mobility Interventions #SY-3189 (ND, CP, RES)
  • Neuroplasticity in Neurorehabilitation: A Matter of Learning, Reward, Time and Manipulation of Barriers and Facilitators #SY-3402 (NP, NS, ST, BI, SCI, ND)
  • Balancing Risks and Benefits of Independent Ambulation in Cerebral Palsy Using an Adult Transition Program #SY-3265 (BI, PED, CP)
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Across the Lifespan #3247 (CP)
  • Participatory Action Research to Strategize Long-Term Health and Participation Disparities With People With Disabilities #3158 (POL, CP)
  • New Discoveries Informing Care for Mobility Limited Older Adults: The Boston RISE Cohort Study #SY-3120 (GER, OUT)
  • International Activities to Promote Implementation of Standardized Measures in Medical Rehabilitation Practice #SY-3013 (DI, OUT, INT, MES)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1012
    • Physical Exercises, Inflammation, Fatigue and Aerobic Fitness in Prostate Cancer Patients undergoing Antiandrogen- and Radiotherapy #3753. Katarzyna Hojan
    • Readmission is better predicted by functional status than comorbidities and demographics in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals #3991. Shirley Shih
    • Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD

      Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD

      Upper Limb Robot-Assisted Therapy: Exploring Limitations And Future Directions #3365. Susan Fasoli

    • Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award Presentation by recipient, Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD, Insomnia in Workers With Delayed Recovery From Mild Traumatic Brain Injury #4891


4:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Role of Physical Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient With Cancer #SY-3209 (CAN, CP)
  • Exercise of Cancer Patients Before, During, and After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant #SY-3226 (CAN, OUT, CP)


5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Exhibitors Welcome Reception & Poster Viewing (OPEN to ALL) Learn More >>>


7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting (BY INVITATION) #1030


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Onsite Check-in / Registration Open: 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM

EXPO Open: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Poster Viewing: 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Key to Diagnosis and Focus Area Abbreviations: BI: brain injury; SCI: spinal cord injury; ST: stroke; ND: neurodegenerative diseases; CAN: cancer; PED: pediatric rehabilitation; POL: health policy; INT: international; TEC: technology; NS: neuroscience; OUT: outcomes research; CP: clinical practice; RES: research methods; GER: geriatric rehabilitation; MIL: military/veterans affairs; NP: neuroplasticity; MES: measurement; DI: diagnosis independent; OTH: other



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7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • BI-ISIG Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force Meeting #1034
  • BI-ISIG Prognosis After TBI Task Force Meeting #1035
  • SCI-ISIG Business Meeting #1025
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Annual Business Meeting #1044
  • Military & Veterans Affairs Networking Group Meeting #1054
  • Early Career Networking Group Business Meeting #1053
  • Membership Committee Meeting (BY INVITATION) #1043


8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Coulter Award Recipient, Michael Boninger, MD

    Michael Boninger

    PLENARY III: John Stanley Coulter Award Lecture:

    with Michael Boninger, MD presenting From Neuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Assistive Technology  #1002 (DI, TEC)

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Empathy in Neurorehabililtation: From Cortex to Caregiver #SY-3227 (BI, CP)
  • Comorbidities in Acquired Brain Injury by Sex: Implications for Rehabilitation Outcomes #SY-3254 (BI, OUT, POL)
  • Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance Multitask Components: Informing Return-to-Duty After Concussion #SY-3025 (BI, MIL, RES, MES)
  • Primary Payer Sources and Rehabilitation Outcomes of Patients Discharged From U.S. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, 2011-2013 #SY-3117 (BI, ST, ND, SCI, OUT)
  • Sexuality and Health in Women With Spinal Cord Injury #SY-3214 (SCI, OUT)
  • Can Measures of Team Functioning (TF) be Useful in Quality and Quality Improvement? #SY-3201 (DI, ST, OUT, CP, MES)
  • Evidence-Based Medical and Cognitive Management During Inpatient Rehabilitation in Persons With Brain Tumors #SY-3156 (CAN, BI, CP)
  • Delivering High-Quality Cancer Rehabilitation Care to Children With Hematologic/Oncologic Diagnoses: Bridging Services #SY-3270 (CAN, PED, CP, DI)
  • Evidence-Based Guidelines for Neuropathic Pain Syndroms Associated With Stroke, SCI, and Amputation #3039 (PAIN, ST, SCI)
  • New Frontiers for Neurodegenerative Rehabilitation: Maintaining Brain Health and Restoration #SY-2988 (ND, BI, NS, GER)
  • Motor Priming to Improve Functional Outcomes #SY-2995 (DI, NS, NP, SCI, BI, ST, ND)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in the Young Child: Current Approaches to Rehabilitation #SY-3098 (BI, PED, CP)
  • Accessibility in Health Care for People With Disabilities #SY-3163 (DI, SCI, ND, CAN, ST, BI, POL, TEC)
  • Issues in Global Rehabilitation in Low-to-Middle Income Countries #SY-3258 (DI, ST, SCI, INT, TEC)
  • VA Amputation System of Care: A System Model for Interdisciplinary Amputation Rehabilitation #SY-3841 (MIL, TEC)
  • Client-Centeredness and Interprofessional Teamwork in Inpatient Rehabilitation #SY-3284 (DI, CP)
  • Palliative Medicine Symptom Management for Rehabilitation Practitioners #SY-3166 (CAN, PAIN, CP)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1013
    • How people with and without brain injury judge others’ behaviors: emotion dysregulation and treatment implications #3110. Dawn Neumann
    • Gender Differences in Affect Recognition and Emotional Inferencing Following Traumatic Brain Injury #3275. Barbra Zupan
    • Safety, Tolerability, and Effectiveness of Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: PRISM-II #3667. Flora Hammond
    • Biopsychosocial Outcomes In The First Year After Traumatic Brain Injury: Behavior, Depressive Symptoms, And Self-Perception #3967. Shannon Juengst

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Improving Return to Work and School Outcomes After Acquired Brain Injury Through Resource Facilitation: Translating Evidence Into Practice #SY-3001 (BI, OUT)
  • Knowledge Translation Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders: Lessons Learned From the MSKTC #SY-3007 (BI, CP, SCI, POL)
  • Implementation of CogSMART in a Military Treatment Facility: Successful Modification and Lessons Learned #SY-2859 (BI, CP, MIL)
  • Community Integration for Individuals With Brain Injury: A Cross-Cultural Review of Service Delivery Models #SY-3139 (BI, ST, INT, CP)
  • State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Information and Support in an Online World #SY-2845 (SCI)
  • John Chae, MD

    John Chae, MD

    Excellence in Post Acute Stroke Award Winner:

    John Chae, MD presenting Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain #4408 (ST) Learn More >>>

  • Growing Resiliency and CouragE (GRACE) With Cancer #SY-3119 (CAN, CP)
  • Cancer Rehabilitation: Translating the Latest Science Into Clinical Care #SY-2930 (CAN, PAIN, ND, ST, CP, OUT)
  • Balance and Gait Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: Current Evidence of Causes and Treatment #SY-3202 (ND, CP, NP)
  • Neuroplasticity After Spinal Cord Injury #SY-4524 (SCI, NP, NS, CP)
  • The Child With Severe TBI: Assessment Strategies and Recovery Trajectories #SY-3020 (BI, PED, CP, MES)
  • Weight Management Interventions for People With Mobility Impairments: Increasing Relevance, Accessibility, and Sustainability #SY-3228 (DI, POL)
  • Enhancing Telerehabilitation Through Innovative Uses of Low-Cost Consumer Technologies #SY-2833 (DI, ST, SCI, CP, GER, TEC)
  • The Use and Applicability of the CIQ in International and Diverse Population Groups #SY-3769 (DI, OUT, INT, MES)
  • Better Rehabilitation Through Systematic Treatment Specification: Progress and Aims of the Rehabilitation Treatment Taxonomy Project #SY-2952 (DI, RES, CP)
  • Assessment of Military Multitask Performance Dual-Task Components: Informing Return-to-Duty After Concussion #4111 (BI, MIL)

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • NIDILRR-Sponsored ARRT Young Investigators Panel of Oral Presentations #1014
    • Reduced Functional and Quality of Life Outcomes Associated With Delays in Evaluation for Acute Rehabilitation Services #4764
    • Voice-Controlled Vision-based Semi-Autonomous Assistive Robotic Manipulation Assistance #4853
    • Impairments Contributing to Persistently Poor and Declining Mobility in Late-Life: New Findings Informing Geriatric Rehabilitation #4845
    • Reliability of Corticomotor Excitability in Proximal Upper-Extremity Muscles of Severely-Impaired Chronic Stroke Patients #3825
    • Disordered Eating, Weight, and Physical Activity Concerns in Rehabilitation Outpatients with Acquired Brain Injury #4854


12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

  • BI-ISIG Long-Term Issues Task Force Meeting #1036

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

  • BI-ISIG Community-Based Treatment Task Force Meeting #1049
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Meeting #1029
  • Networking Break // Lunch available for purchase
  • Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

    Sandra Bond Chapman

    Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Luncheon with Speaker:

    Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD presenting Without BrainHealth You do not Have Health #1027 (ND) Learn More >>>

  • Eli Vakil, PhD

    Eli Vakil

    Brucker International Luncheon with Speaker:

    Elik Vakil, PhD presenting Dissociation Between Memory Processes: Contribution of Research on Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury #1028 (INT, BI) Learn More >>>


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Opportunities & New Directions for Rehabilitation Research From Directors of NCMRR & NIDILRR #1005 (DI)

    with Alison Cernich, PhD, and John Tschida Learn More >>>


2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Poster Grand Round #1007

    • BI-ISIG Early Career Poster
      Concussion Symptoms in Adolescents are Alleviated through Use of a Gamified Health App #4838
      First author: Lise Worthen-Chaudhari
    • New Investigator Poster Award in Cancer Rehabilitation
      Using Isometric Hand Grip Strength Prior to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant to Predict Patient Outcomes #4912
      First author: Arash Asher
    • International Networking Group Poster Award
      Disability after stroke: An explorative study in patients admitted to specialized rehabilitation the Sunnaas International Network (SIN) Stroke Study #4122
      First author: Birgitta Langhammer
    • Military & Veteran Affair Networking Group Best Poster Award
      Integration of Clinical and Research Neuroimaging to understand Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans and Civilians #3592
      First author: Maheen Adamson


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Denise Park, PhD

    Denise Park

    PLENARY III: with Denise C. Park, PhD

    Maintaining Cognitive Well-Being With Age: The Role of Social & Cognitive Engagement  #1003 Learn More >>>


4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Post-Traumatic Confusional State: Case Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management #SY-2853 (BI, CP, RES)
  • Beyond the Boundaries of Traditional Rehabilitation: Addressing Fatigue, Emotional Processing, Everyday Living, and Caregiver Burden #SY-3244 (BI, ND, CP)
  • Project Career: Using Technology to Help Students With TBI Transition from College to Employment #SY-2903 (BI, TEC, OUT)
  • SCORE: Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Service Members With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury #SY-2963 (BI, CP, MIL)
  • Addressing Disparities in Neurorehabilitation: A Framework for Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Treatment and Research #SY-3180 (BI, ST, OUT, POL)
  • A Multidimensional Approach to Combating Obesity Among Persons With Spinal Cord Injury #SY-3018 (SCI, CP)
  • Are Persons With Spasticity After Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis More Imbalanced? #SY-3136 (ST, CP, NS)
  • A National Initiative in Cancer Rehabilitation #SY-2958 (CAN, RES, CP)
  • The Rehabilitation of Glioblastoma Multiforme Patients #SY-2913 (CAN, BI, CP, OUT)
  • Resurrecting Interdisciplinary Pain Care: Identifying Barriers and Improving Access #SY-2938 (PAIN, CP)
  • FDG Positron Emission Tomography Opening New Windows in Multiple Sclerosis Research #SY-3405 (ND, BI, ST, TEC)
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Extremity to Facilitate Neuroplasticity in People With Tetraplegia #SY-3137 (SCI, CP, NP, MES)
  • The Role of Therapy Services in the Rehabilitation of Pediatric Patients on Ventricular Assist Devices #SY-2957 (ST, PED)
  • Quality, Evidence, and Advocacy in the New Era of Healthcare #SY-3154 (DI, SCI, ND, ST, BI, POL, OUT)
  • Cognitive Reserve in Healthy Aging and Long-Term Outcomes for Individuals With Brain Injury #SY-3014 (DI, BI, OUT, INT, GER, MES)
  • Training Assistive Technology: New Research and Best Practices #SY-3178 (DI, TEC, CP)
  • Enhancing Clinical Decision Making: The Use of Conceptual Frameworks to Improve Clinical Practice #SY-2947 (DI, CP)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1015
    • Systematic review and meta-analysis of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index as a Screening Tool for Sleep Dysfunction #3262. Tatyana Mollayeva
    • Screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Civilian Emergency Department Population With Traumatic Brain Injury #3518. Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa
    • Sleep Problems, Treatment and Recovery in Veterans With Blast Exposure, TBI and PTSD #3458. Yelena Bogdanova
    • Are patient reported outcomes reliable after TBI?: Evaluation of TBI Model System outcome measures #4049. Jennifer Bogner


5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

  • ACRM Membership Meeting (OPEN to ALL) #1046

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

  • Awards Gala with dinner included in WORLD PASSHenry B. Betts Awards Gala: *Diamonds & Denim* (TICKETED EVENT) 

    *Included in WORLD PASS#1045 Learn More >>>


Attendees of the 2014 Annual Conference in Toronto



Onsite Check-in / Registration Open: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Key to Diagnosis and Focus Area Abbreviations: BI: brain injury; SCI: spinal cord injury; ST: stroke; ND: neurodegenerative diseases; CAN: cancer; PED: pediatric rehabilitation; POL: health policy; INT: international; TEC: technology; NS: neuroscience; OUT: outcomes research; CP: clinical practice; RES: research methods; GER: geriatric rehabilitation; MIL: military/veterans affairs; NP: neuroplasticity; MES: measurement; DI: diagnosis independent; OTH: other



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7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • STROKE ISIG Movement Interventions Task Force Meeting #1038
  • Update on the NIH BRAIN Initiative and other Research Opportunities across the ICF Spectrum (NP, BI) #4587
  • International Networking Group Business Meeting #1037
  • Program Committee Meeting (BY INVITATION) #1042


8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

  • PLENARY IV: with Marc Diamond, MD & Christopher Giza, MD

    Presenting Novel Approaches to Examining Pathophysiology Associated With Neurodegenerative Diseases & Traumatic Brain Injury  #1004 (BI, ND, NS, CP) Learn More >>>

    Marc Diamond, MD

    Marc Diamond

    Christopher Giza, MD

    Christopher Giza

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Identifying Biomarkers for Concussion Through Assessment of Vision, Balance, and Vestibular Function #SY-3206 (BI, CP, RES, MES)
  • Incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States #SY-2911 (BI, OUT)
  • Impact of War: Differences and Similarities Within Transitioning Populations #SY-3252 (BI, CP, MIL)
  • Post-Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: Report From the National Outcome Info Database #SY-3019 (BI, ST, OUT, CP, MES)
  • Dynamic by Design: Wheelchair Prescription in the Spinal Cord Injury Population Within a Restorative Framework #SY-3720 (SCI, ND, CP)
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines and Knowledge Translation Strategies for Use of Advanced Technologies for Gait Recovery #SY-3233 (ST, BI, ND, SCI, CP, TEC)
  • The Surgical and Rehabilitation Management of Patients With Sacro-Pelvic Tumors #SY-2967 (CAN, CP)
  • Starting a Supportive Cancer Care Service: Merging Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine #SY-3213 (CAN, PAIN, CP)
  • How to Motivate Patients With Chronic Pain Across the Continuum of Care #4048 (PAIN, CP, MIL)
  • Cognitive Motor Interference in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Assessment and Rehabilitation Advances #SY-3100 (ND, NS, RES, MES)
  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation in Stroke for Imaging and Function #SY-3191 (ST, NS, NP)
  • Healthcare and Career Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Traumatic Brain Injury #SY-2916 (BI, CP, PED)
  • Clinical Motion Analysis, Laboratory Accreditation, and the Future of Instrumented Gait Analysis in the Rehab Setting #SY-3269 (DI, TEC, POL)
  • Optimizing Exercise to Improve Physical Function for Older Adults #SY-2907 (DI, ST, SCI, GER, NP)
  • Big Data: An International Perspective With Relevance to Rehabilitation #SY-3234 (BI, OUT, RES, INT)
  • Meet the Archives Editors: Authorship, Reporting, Guidelines & Reviewing in Medical Rehabilitation #2954 (DI, RES, CP)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1016
    • Associations between Participation of Adults with Neurological Disorders and their Environments: Cross-Sectional Multicenter Study #3867. Alex Wong
    • Contralaterally Controlled FES for Chronic Upper Limb Hemiplegia: Single Site RCT #3590. Jayme Knutson
    • Agreement between community-dwelling persons with stroke and their proxy responders on the Neuro-QoL Instruments #4075. Allan Kozlowski
    • Documenting Service Delivery Feasibility of an Online Tele-Motor-Rehabilitation Intervention for Acquired Brain Injury #3805. Yoram Feldman

11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Edelle Field-Fote

    Edelle Field-Fote

    SCI-ISIG Luncheon with Speaker:

    Edelle Field-Fote, PhD, PT presenting Reactivate, Rewire, Restore: Challenging the Nervous System to Optimize Function after SCI #1039 (SCI) Learn More >>

  • Networking Break // Lunch available for purchase


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Measurement Networking Group Cognition Task Force Meeting #1041


1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Physiology of Concussion: Evidence for Activity-Based Therapy #SY-2975 (BI, NS, CP)
  • Measurement & Treatment of Sleep Disorders With Unexpected Outcomes in Veterans With Severe Brain Injury #3993 (BI, MIL, TEC)
  • Bridging the Gap in Brain Injury Rehabilitation in a Developing Country: Models of Service Delivery #SY-3220 (BI, ST, INT, POL)
  • Recovery and Psychosocial Outcomes Associated With Locomotor Training and Quality of Life in Spinal Cord Injury #SY-3263 (SCI, OUT)
  • Can an Integrated Brain-Robotic Exoskeleton System Enhance Sensorimotor Training in Stroke? #SY-3185 (ST, OTH, TEC, CP)
  • Effective Rehabilitation Interventions From Prehabilitation to Survivorship #SY-2984 (CAN, CP)
  • Rehabilitation Interventions for Metastatic Bone Disease #SY-3000 (CAN, SCI, CP, OTH)
  • A Syndrome Approach to Back Pain: What the Guidelines Don’t Say #SY-3259 (PAIN, CP, OUT)
  • The Science & Practice of LSVTBIG® & LSVTLOUD®: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Parkinson’s Disease # 4446 (ND)
  • Neuroplasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: Some Lessons Learned So Far #SY-3889 (SCI, NP)
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Facilitating Transition to Adulthood for Patients With Pediatric-Onset Spinal Cord Injury #SY-3093 (SCI, BI, ND, RES, PED)
  • Economic Impact of Spinal Cord Injury #SY-2965 (SCI, OUT, POL)
  • Preventing Falls, Injuries & Mobility Decline Among Older Adults: Translating Research Into Practice #4062 (GER)
  • Preventing Wheelchair Breakdowns: Is DIY Maintenance the Solution? What’s Important and How to Teach It #SY-3217 (SCI, ND, CP, TEC)
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Papers #1017
    • Change in Outcomes During the First Five Years After Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation #3878. Gale Whiteneck
    • Another Look at the PART-O:  Scoring to Optimize Sense and Psychometrics #4059. James Malec
    • Rates and Reasons for Rehospitalization up to 10 years post-TBI: A TBI Model Systems Study #3960. Alexandra Landau
    • Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective (PART-O) and Mental Health Outcomes After TBI #4126. Jennifer Bogner


3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • ACRM Board of Governors Meeting (BY INVITATION) #1047

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8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • ACRM Board of Governors Meeting (BY INVITATION) #1048


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