FOUR TRACKS FOR BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION
NONSTOP Brain Injury Content
Offering 6 days & more than 155 hours-worth of high-caliber, continuous educational content for brain injury rehabilitation, the ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the rehab team.
It all begins on Sunday with 3 days of clinically focused, in-depth Instructional Courses or choose the 2-day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training on Mon & Tue. Separate registration required.
All instructional courses are included in the WORLD PASS
- SUN, 25 OCT (full-day course // clinical practice & outcomes research focus)
Group Clinical Intervention For Survivors of Brain Injury and Caregivers #3065
- MON, 26 OCT (full-day course // clinical practice focus)
Building Capacity: Formal Introduction and Implementation of Recommendations for the Management of Persons with Disorders of Consciousness #2840
- TUE, 27 OCT (half-day course // clinical practice focus)
Military Culture and Deployment-Related Mental Health Affecting Veterans and Their Families #2846
- TUE, 27 OCT (half-day course // outcomes research focus)
Diversity of Outcomes: From Person-Centered to International Neurorehabilitation Perspectives (OUT) #3221
Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory course teaches step-by-step procedures for all evidence-based interventions for cognitive impairments. Manual included ($150 value).
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3-Day CORE Conference 28 – 30 OCT
- 155+ hours-worth of BRAIN INJURY CONTENT (46.25 continuing educational hours possible)
- NEW COMBO track — Brain Injury & Stroke
- NEW COMBO track — BI & Military / Veterans Affairs
- 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: interdisciplinary special interest groups, networking groups & task forces
- RECEPTIONS II and III:
BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM Highlights
For specific BRAIN INJURY sessions and gobs of details (including presenters, session descriptions and schedules) see the ACRM APP.
SHELDON BERROL MEMORIAL CHAUTAUQUA #3162
WED, 28 OCT
A Hands-On Look at Research Ethics Concerning Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury and Disorders of Consciousness
Navigating the complex ethical issues surrounding traumatic brain injury (TBI) as providers is inevitably precarious, and priorities and values differ from person to person. In particular, issues frequently arise along the divide between clinical care and research. Providers in many different situations may be faced with a decision of whether to consider nascent research paradigms to guide treatment decisions.
This symposium will introduce participants to two vignettes concerning potentially controversial topics.
BI-ISIG SUMMIT #1033
THU, 29 OCT // Open to All
Attend the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) annual Summit to learn about the work of the oldest and largest ACRM group and the many opportunities it offers for productive networking and collaboration. Presentation of the Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award will also be made to the BI-ISIG member judged to have made significant contributions to the field of brain injury rehabilitation through his or her outstanding research.
See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG , networking group, and task force meetings and plan to join those that best align with your interest and expertise.
LUNCHEONS WITH SPEAKERS on Brain Injury Topics
NEUROPLASTICITY GROUP LUNCHEON
WED, 28 OCT // Ticketed Event
The new ACRM Neuroplasticity Group will sponsor a luncheon with special guest speaker, Randolph J. Nudo, PhD. Dr. Nudo’s Cortical Plasticity Laboratory focuses on understanding the brain’s self-repair capacity after injury, and developing novel therapeutic approaches based on neuroscientific principles.
BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON
THU, 29 OCT // Ticketed Event
The ACRM International Networking Group (ING) is honored welcome guest speaker, Elik Vakil, PhD who will present Dissociation Between Memory Processes: The Contribution of Research on Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
FEATURED BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIA
The symposia below received the highest ratings of all submissions for brain injury reviewed by the 2015 Program Committee…
Post-hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: Report from the National OutcomeInfo Database #3019
FACULTY: James F. Malec, PhD, ABPP-Cn, Rp; Thomas F. Murphy, CEO; Mary Pat Murphy MSN, CRRN, CBIST; Vicki Eicher, MSW; Irwin M. Altman, PhD, MBA; Shannon Swick, MA; Jacob Kean, PhD
OutcomeInfo is a web-based database system, developed through NIH Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding, for monitoring progress and outcomes in post-inpatient programs primarily with the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4). Analyses of outcomes and methods will be presented for intensive post-inpatient brain injury (BI) residential and outpatient/community-based rehabilitation programs in contrast to supportive living programs for almost 3000 individuals living with BI throughout the U.S. represented in the OutcomeInfo database. A multidisciplinary panel will describe (1) the OutcomeInfo database system, (2) key features of major program types, and (3) outcomes and participant characteristics for each program type.
Advanced Longitudinal Models in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice #3008
PRESENTERS: Christopher R. Pretz, PhD, PSTAT; Allan J. Kozlowski, PhD, BSc (PT); Kristen Dams O’Connor, PhD; Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, ABPP (RP); W. Mark Sweatman, PhD
Many important rehabilitation outcomes continue to change throughout the rehabilitation process as well as at follow up time points, yet common outcome assessment methods continue to examine point-in-time events. More recently, researchers have begun to apply advanced longitudinal methods to facilitate understanding of the progression of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) outcomes over time. This symposium will present and describe the application and utility of advanced longitudinal analyses in clinical and research settings. We present research that examines both group and individual level change on a number of outcomes germane to improving understanding of the entire rehabilitation process–where, when pertinent–results are presented through use of user friendly computer generated interactive tools.
An Integrated Model of Goal Setting, Problem Solving, and Emotional Regulation #3229
PRESENTERS: Teresa Ashman, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM; Bonnie Schaude, MA, CCC-SLP
This symposium presents an integrative treatment approach for improving executive functioning (EF) following brain injury (BI), using empirically-based interventions: goal setting (Goal Attainment Scaling: GAS), problem-solving (SWAPS), and emotional regulation (EmReg). EF deficits are among the most disabling consequences of BI and many other neurological conditions, and it is an obstacle to social and vocational recovery. The first part will provide the theoretical and empirical basis of the interventions, and outcomes from two randomized controlled trials. The next component of the symposium will involve experiential review of GAS, SWAPS, and EmReg, including case examples.
More than 150+ hours of additional symposia with BI focus is taking place in Dallas. See and search the APP or see the Program at-a-glance
If you plan to attend at least ONE pre-conference instructional course in addition to the CORE conference, the best registration value is the WORLD PASS
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CALL FOR LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH
Not too late to participate in Dallas! ACRM is seeking proposals for scientific poster presentations of your LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH. See submission guidelines and submit your abstract by 14 August.
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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
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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.