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As we enter 2017, it provides us with time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2016. We are so proud of being able to host six full days of measurement content during the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago. We established several new task forces and filled the open executive committee positions.

In order to communicate better with our members and meet their needs, we published our inaugural issue of our newsletter, Pre to Post, and presented awards to three poster presenters who collectively captured the essence of measurement during the conference. See our section inside this issue that highlights our awardees!

Moving forward, we plan to continue to advance our group by growing our membership & keeping members engaged. Members and non-members, please consider joining our group as a committee member to enhance our task-force participation and grow the field of rehabilitation outcomes measurement. Check out our task force updates as a psychometrics journal club is forming in addition to many other exciting projects.

Measurement Content at the ACRM 2016 Annual ConferenceACRM Annual Conference Update

In addition to three days of nonstop measurement presentations at the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference, attendees had the opportunity to also participate in up to three days of wonderful Pre-Conference courses. Included was an instructional course led by Pamela Roberts alongside Richard Riggs, Deborah Backus and Sarah Morrison, and including a presentation by our Chair, Trudy Mallinson. The course focused on the importance of integrating outcome assessment in clinical practice.

Other core conference topics included:

  • Outcomes in Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Fairness in Testing
  • Choosing Outcome Measures to Evaluate Functional Movement after Stroke
  • Assessment of Locomotor Functions
  • Research Dissemination