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The ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) is comprised of the main CORE Conference and the Pre-Conference delivering a total of SIX jam-packed days of evidence-based content.



PIRR 2015 Overview



WED – FRI , 28 – 30 OCT


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More NONSTOP Content than Ever

NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses, including:


PIRR 2015 Onsite Program

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NONSTOP content for 12 focus areas, including:








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Maximize your learning experience and pile on the CME/CEU credits when you add in-depth, Pre-Conference Courses to your registration. Attend a single day or all three.


  • Instructional Courses: half-day and full-day courses
    *Access to all Pre-Conference Instructional Courses are included in the WORLD PASS Lotus-purple_button_138x20


  • Instructional Courses: half-day and full-day courses
    *Access to all Pre-Conference Instructional Courses are included in the WORLD PASS Lotus-purple_button_138x20


  • Myomo-Sponsored Breakfast Symposium for Military and Veterans Affairs rehabilitation professionals // By invitation only

Learn about the technological developments that have recently occurred in upper extremity myoelectric orthotics and enjoy a complimentary breakfast with colleagues who share your interests when you attend the Myomo-sponsored breakfast symposium.

An overview of the technology will be presented by Steven Page, OTR/L, PhD, MS, FAHA, FACRM, director of the B.R.A.I.N. Laboratory (Better Rehabilitation and Assessment for Improved Neuro-recovery), co-director of Ohio Neurorehabilitation Academy at The Ohio State University, and chair of the ACRM STROKE ISIG; and Jonathan Naft, CPO, prosthetist/orthotist and founder of Geauga Rehabilitation Engineering, Inc. The symposium will discuss how elbow-wrist-hand orthoses are helping to restore function to individuals with upper limb paresis. Seating is limited on a first-come basis. Please RSVP here to reserve your place.

ACRM welcomes ALL rehabilitation professionals
DALLAS will be THE PLACE for
vibrant interprofessional & transformative exchanges

  Get involved, advance the field, network

NEW this year!

Alison Cernich, PhD, Director of the NCMRR

Alison Cernich, PhD, Director of the NCMRR

John Tschida

John Tschida, Director of the NIDILRR

  • INVITED SPEAKERS:  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 and opportunities
    • Where the money is


2014 ACRM Expo

Everything will be bigger, BETTER, *BRIGHTER* in Dallas …



One of the best benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in any of the ACRM interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIGs), networking groups and their many task  forces.

Pain Networking Group Meeting

Pain Networking Group Meeting

Most of these groups are open to new members and welcome your participation. See the complete schedule of ACRM Meetings here and plan to get involved.




Wagner_Symposium_Speakers_cpSince 1923, ACRM has been a professional home to many of the pioneers of rehabilitation medicine and is still 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.

Plenary Speakers

Luncheon Speakers

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Why Participate at the ACRM Annual Conference?”

Julia Totosy de Zepetnek, PhD
McMaster University, ON Canada


Poster Viewing Schedule

Check out the conference APP for a complete listing of 500+ posters and tag your favorites for easy reference onsite. All posters will be on display in the EXPO hall.

Poster Discussion

TUE, 27 OCT:  5:00 PM – 7:45 PM
WED, 28 OCT:  10:15 AM – 8:00 PM
THU, 29 OCT:  7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Poster Grand Rounds

WED, 28 OCT:  3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
THU, 29 OCT:   2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Join these moderated walking tours to review several of the top-rated posters in one 30-minute session. The author of each poster selected will briefly present the key points of their study and answer questions.


Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, 2014 Poster Award Winner

Poster Awards

All qualified posters will be rated by the Program Committee and representatives of special interest and networking groups sponsoring awards to identify this year’s outstanding poster presentations. Top-rated posters will receive one or more of the following prestigious awards to be presented during the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala #1075, on Thursday, 29 October. Come and support your award winning colleagues!

  • 2015 Outstanding Poster Award (sponsored by the Program Committee) See Awards Criteria
    • 1st Place
    • 2nd Place
    • 3rd Place
  • Early Career Poster Award (sponsored by the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG)
  • David Strauss, PhD Memorial Award (sponsored by the BI-ISIG)
  • Girls & Women with ABI Early Career Poster Award (sponsored by the BI-ISIG)






Attendees can earn continuing education credits by participating in instructional courses,  Cognitive Rehabilitation Training, the Early Career Development Course, plenary sessions, symposia, lectures, moderated panel discussions, luncheon lectures, and some special events, as noted.

PIRR 2015 offers CMEs/CEUs in your choice of 15 disciplines—more disciplines than any other rehabilitation conference. Learn More



*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules, sessions, and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.