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NONSTOP Content for Geriatric Rehabilitation

Offering 4 days of NONSTOP, high-caliber content for geriatric rehabilitation, the ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) provides outstanding value for every member of the rehab team.

18+ hours of GERIATRIC REHABILITATION content available (46.25 continuing education hours possible).



It starts on MON, 26 OCT with a full-day, in-depth instructional course for geriatric rehabilitation with a clinical practice focus. Separate registration required.

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3-Day CORE Conference 28 – 30 OCT

  • NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses and 11 additional focus areas PLUS dozens of cross-cutting topics spanning multiple diagnoses
  • 500+ scientific paper & poster presentations
  • CME/CEU credit in your choice of 15 disciplines—more disciplines than any other conference
  • Access to DOZENS of ACRM Meetings: special interest groups, networking groups & task forces


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Program Highlights for Geriatric Rehabilitation

For complete geriatric rehabilitation programming and gobs of details (including presenters, session descriptions and schedules) see the CONFERENCE APP.


PLENARY III: Denise Park, PhD

Denise ParkTHU, 29 OCT

Maintaining Cognitive Well-Being With Age: The Role of Social and Cognitive Engagement #1003

Brain imaging has revealed that healthy brains, even old ones, continuously change and adapt to their environment. There is a small but growing scientific literature suggesting that engagement in mentally-challenging activities helps maintain cognitive function in old age. This presentation will focus on the “Synapse Project,” where older adults were immersed in learning challenging new activities for 15 hours a week for three months. Cognitive enhancement was observed from learning quilting and digital photography but not from socializing or working at home on tasks that were knowledge-based. Changes in brain activity were also observed.

ACRM Geriatric Rehabilitation Group Annual Business Meeting #1044

THU, 29 OCT // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Join this new and growing group and help shape its direction and contributions to the ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues who share your interests. Open to all.

See the complete schedule of ACRM ISIG , networking group, and task force meetings and get involved.


FEATURED SYMPOSIA for Geriatric Rehabilitation


Here is just a sample of the outstanding content that awaits for geriatric rehabilitation. Download the Conference APP to your desktop or mobile devices for complete details of all sessions. Search by keyword, presenter, track, session ID or time.


New Discoveries Informing Care for Mobility Limited Older Adults: The Boston RISE Cohort Study #3120

PRESENTERS:  Jonathan F. Bean MD, MS, MPH; Rachel Ward, PhD; Marla Beauchamp, PT, PhD

Mobility problems are prevalent among older adults and lead to subsequent disability. However, there is insufficient evidence guiding rehabilitative care. To address this, we initiated the Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly, a longitudinal cohort study of 430 older primary care patients evaluating changes in mobility. Eleven neuromuscular attributes linked to mobility decline and treatable within the context of rehabilitative care were measured. We will review the study methods, demonstrate the responsiveness of its primary outcome, report on baseline findings and identify a subset of attributes that are associated with poor mobility outcomes after 2 years of follow up.


Emerging Practices in Geriatric Telerehabilitation: An Update on Evidence for Effectiveness and Implementation of Interventions for Older Adults #3175

PRESENTERS: Emily Nalder, PhD, OT; Nancy Latham, PhD, PT; Helen Hoenig, MD, MPH; Deirdre Dawson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont)

Telerehabilitation is a key health initiative. Accumulating evidence suggests that the use of internet and communication technologies in rehabilitation may be beneficial for older adults, promoting self-management of chronic conditions and aging in place. Video-conferencing, mobile apps, and virtual reality are examples of new technologies allowing individuals to consult with healthcare providers remotely, self-monitor health behaviors, and participate in rehabilitation from their own home. This presentation will review the evidence for three interventions in Canada and the USA; cognitive rehabilitation delivered through video-conferencing; mobile-technologies in rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’€™s Disease, and telerehabilitation within the US Veterans Health Administration.

Optimizing Exercise to Improve Physical Function for Older Adults #2907

PRESENTERS: Thomas W. Buford, PhD; Joe R. Nocera, PhD; Summer Cook, PhD

As the number of older adults continues to rise worldwide, the prevention of physical disability among seniors is an increasingly important public health priority. Physical exercise is among the best known methods of preventing disability, but accumulating evidence indicates that considerable variability exists in the responsiveness of older adults to standard training regimens. Accordingly, a need exists to develop tailored interventions to optimize the beneficial effects of exercise on the physical function of older adults at risk for becoming disabled. This symposium will discuss the evidence underscoring the need for tailored exercise interventions and highlight several promising research opportunities in this area.



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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.

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