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Measurement at the ACRM 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Conference: A Theme of Integrating Measurement into Clinical Practice

By Jennifer Weaver, MA, OTR/L, CBIS

A common thread amongst the measurement content for ACRM 2020 is integrating and translating assessments into clinical practice. Measurement tells practitioners and researchers quantifiable information about our clients and participants. We learn about how the client feels, how they function, and survive. Types of measurement includes patient-reported outcome measures, clinician-reported outcome measures, and biomarkers. As the measurement networking group, we also analyze the application of measurement methods.

ACRM 2020 offers an opportunity for knowledge to be disseminated about these particular topics. Some of the conference courses are diagnosis specific like the symposia led by Dr. Janet Niemeier entitled, Combining Biomarker or Biometric Measures in Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Injury Studies to Improve Precision in Rehabilitation Research. Some of the measurement courses focus on a type of measurement, such as the course led by Dr. Sara Ahmed on Integrating Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) in Rehabilitation Clinical Practice. As a measurement group, we also have content focused on the application of measurement methods as you will learn by Dr. Allan Kozlowski and colleagues about the Clinical Applications of Longitudinal Mixed Effects Models.

We are excited to learn from all of the presenters and the audience. Check out the searchable Online Program for all educational content related to measurement. We hope you will learn about measurement and how to further integrate it into your practice. See you at #ACRM2020!