ACRM Conference Videos: 2017 Atlanta

Videos recorded at the ACRM Annual Conference 2017 in Atlanta: 25 - 28 OCT 2017.

USAGE STATEMENT: Access is limited to those who attended the Conference and those who purchased access through ACRM. Any access not through is prohibited.

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PRESENTER: Gary R. Ulicny, PhD, FACRM; President and CEO, GRU Healthcare


Focus Area: Cross-Cutting

SHORT DESCRIPTION: As professionals we tout the virtues and benefits of rehabilitation and we hear the term evidence-based practice. However, if we take the time to evaluate where we are as a field it becomes clear that we have very little evidence to differentiate the outcomes of comprehensive rehabilitation from other venues. This presentation will focus on the current state of our science and is it enough to document our worth in a world that is hurtling towards demonstrating value — where have we gone wrong and what do we need to do to flourish in this new healthcare environment.


PRESENTER: David Shurtleff, PhD; Acting Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Health (NCCIH/NIH), Bethesda, Maryland


Focus Area: Cross-Cutting

SHORT DESCRIPTION: It is widely recognized that our health care system does too much of some things, and too little of others. Learning what works and for whom – finding the true balance between benefit and harm - is the charge to the biomedical research enterprise. Negative findings are as important a product of evidence-based medicine as the positives. Two examples will be explored: Care of the elderly and back pain management. More >>>


PRESENTER: Maurizio Corbetta, MD; Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Padua; Founding Director, Padua Neuroscience Center


Focus Area: Stroke

SHORT DESCRIPTION: A long-held view is that stroke causes many distinct neurological syndromes due to damage of specialized cortical and subcortical centers. However, in recent studies on a large cohort of first time stroke subjects studied longitudinally at 2 weeks, 3 and 12 months, we showed that a few clusters of behavioral deficits spanning multiple functions explained neurological impairment.  More >>>

PLENARY IV: John Stanley Coulter Award Lecture

PRESENTER: James H. Rimmer, PhD; University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB


Focus Area: Cross-Cutting, Spinal Cord Injury

SHORT DESCRIPTION: A persistent pattern of secondary health conditions experienced by people with spinal cord injury and other disabilities has received growing attention from rehabilitation researchers. With shortened lengths of stay and multiple secondary health conditions occurring at a very high frequency post-disability, the urgency to create a self-management health promotion hub for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other disabilities has taken on greater importance.  Dr. Rimmer will discuss how Lakeshore Foundation empowers...  More >>>