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NONSTOP Content for Military & VA Rehabilitation

The ACRM Military and Veterans Affairs Networking Group is proud to sponsor a wide variety of symposia at this year’s annual conference, including a NONSTOP track co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG). That’s 3+ days of educational content relevant to military and VA rehabilitation.




Instructional Courses

Intensive pre-conference instructional courses let you dive deep into topics of interest and earn continuing education credit. The following session will be of particular interest to attendees working with military and VA populations. Separate registration required. See the CONFERENCE APP for full descriptions of all instructional courses offered.

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  • TUE, 27 OCT (afternoon course // clinical practice focus)
    Military Culture and Deployment-Related Mental Health Affecting Veterans and Their Families  #2846




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MON & TUE, 26 – 27 OCT

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Rebecca Eberle

Rebecca D. Eberle, MA, CCC/SLP, BC-NCD Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Keith Ciccerone

Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP-Cn, FACRM  JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Edison, NJ

Deirdre Dawson

Deirdre Dawson, PhD Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences Toronto, ON

Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual

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).



3-Day CORE Conference // 28 – 30 OCT


NONSTOP content for military and VA rehabilitation continues throughout the 3-day CORE conference with a wide selection of topics, including:

  • Community Reintegration of Veterans With TBI
  • Informing Return-to-Duty After Concussion
  • SCORE: Randomized Controlled Trial
  • VA Amputation System of Care
  • Implementation of CogSMART in a Military Treatment Facility


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  • 17+ hours-worth of MILITARY / VA content (46.25 educational credit hours possible)
  • NEW COMBO track — Military/VA & Brain Injury
  • PLUS NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses, 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



Military/ VA Highlights

For specific MILITARY/VA programming and gobs of details (including faculty names, session descriptions and schedules) see the CONFERENCE APP.

Military and Veterans Affairs Networking Group Meeting #1054

Join the Military / VA Networking Group Meeting to find your place within ACRM. Hear about their task forces and projects and ways to get involved. It’s also a great opportunity to network with key visionaries and experts in military/VA rehabilitation. Open to all. See the schedule of all ACRM ISIG, networking group and task force meetings.


These symposia received the highest ratings of all submissions with a primary focus on military / VA reviewed by the 2015 Program Committee  …

Healthcare Utilization Following Brain Injury in Veterans: Perspectives From the VA and the Private Sector #3218

PRESENTERS:  Jacob Kean, PhD; Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM; Lisa Brenner, PhD, ABPP; Nazanin Bahraini, PhD; Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD; Flora Hammond, MD

The purpose of this symposium, co-sponsored by the ACRM Military and Veteran Networking Group and the BI-ISIG Long-Term Issues Task Force, is to highlight three studies examining the health care utilization of Veterans post-history of injury. Veteran and Military samples will be drawn from VHA and private sector data sources. Implications for chronic management of Veterans and Service Members with TBI and will be discussed.


Community Reintegration of Veterans with TBI: Implications for Practice

PRESENTERS: Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC; Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD, Margaret M. Schmitt, PhD

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common among members of the Armed Forces serving in recent conflicts. TBIs frequently result in consequences that affect community reintegration (CR). This symposium includes three presentations that discuss CR outcomes in Veterans and service members with TBI. (1.) Relationships among injury characteristics, demographic variables, physical functioning, pre- and post-injury mental health functioning, and social participation in Veterans and service members with head injuries: A VA TBIMS Study (2.) Return to Competitive Employment within 2 Years Post-Injury: A VA TBIMS Study (3.) Employment among Veterans with co-morbid SCI and TBI: Incidence and Implications for Clinical Practice.


Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance Multitask Components: Informing Return-to-Duty After Concussion #3025

PRESENTERS: Margaret M. (Maggie) Weightman PT, PhD; Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L; MAJ Matthew Scherer, PT, PhD, NCS Chief; Karen McCulloch PT, PhD, MS, NCS

Concussed Service Members often demonstrate physical and psychological conditions that interfere with peak performance of warrior tasks. Subtle symptoms associated with mTBI can compromise rapid, safe return-to-duty, but are difficult to assess. In this presentation, we will summarize the validation findings to date for the Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance, a performance-based assessment comprised of dual tasks and multitasks to help inform duty-readiness decisions for Service members after concussion/mTBI. Implications of these research findings on test development for civilian practice will be outlined.



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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.

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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.