In a previous post, we talked a little bit about our annual rehabilitation research conference in October. We are excited to bring together medical professionals and those at the beginning of their careers with the shared interest in improving people’s lives through research, training, and implementing new methods of rehabilitation. The conference is right around the corner and there is still space available for you to take part in this interdisciplinary conference. If, however, you are still on the fence about registering for this learning and sharing opportunity, here are a few reasons why you should take advantage of this conference.
First, the conference is held in Atlanta, at the downtown Hilton Hotel. The exciting city is not only a growing professional market but has many sites to see that are within walking distance of the hotel. During the day you can take part in rehabilitation research presentations, training courses, and more, and in the evening, spend some time tasting the menus of fine dining and casual restaurants, explore the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, or visit Centennial Olympic Park. We recommend restaurants such as Big Kahuna, Haveli Indian Cuisine, Ray’s In the City, or White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails. For history lovers, gain a deeper understanding of human rights issues and visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights, or take in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. While the focus of the week is improving patients’ lives and gaining knowledge from various medical disciplines, we understand the need to have a little fun at the same time.
Courses, Meetings, Papers and Posters
Throughout the week, there are various opportunities where you can take part in training courses, participate in ACRM Community Group meetings, listen to keynote speakers, view paper and poster presentations, and browse the exhibitor booths.
Held on Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th of October, the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group welcomes you to participate in this course. Dr. Keith Cicerone is leading the course and wants to introduce you to types of interventions and teach you how and when to implement these methods of rehabilitation for different types of patients and problems, from executive functions to memory and social communication impairments. Occupational therapists, speech-language professionals, RN/rehab nurses, disability management specialists, and others will all benefit from this course. When non-members register for this course, they get a six-month introductory ACRM membership. For those seeking to build their career, there are 12.5 CME/CEU credits are available in 10 disciplines.
Looking to bring practical knowledge of rehabilitation research to medical professionals faster, ACRM community meetings are meant to connect you with colleagues, support your professional development, allows you to meet mentors, funders, employers, and collaborate with your peers. Click the above link to view the schedule of meetings. Some meetings taking place include:
- Military and Veterans Networking Group Meeting
- Stroke Business Meeting
- Arts and Neuroscience Group Meeting
- Pain Rehabilitation Group Meeting
- Many More
Held the evening of Wednesday, October 25th and all day the 26th and 27th, view the scientific papers and posters of medical professionals in various fields. Or take a moderated tour of award-winning posters inside the EXPO hall. During this time, authors will give key points of their research and answer questions. There will also be winners announced for outstanding poster and special interest group awards. Register for a chance to learn what experts in your field are researching and learn how you can implement what they are learning in your daily practice.
Get to know what your peers are learning during the CORE Conference. Browse the booths and start networking by asking the experts questions. Some of the exhibitors include:
- The Amputee Coalition: The nonprofit organization wants to serve the limb loss community and help those who have lost limbs reach their full potential.
- Battelle: Working with both science and technology, Battelle develops products that aid in recovery of nervous system injuries.
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Rehabilitation Services: Serving patients in the Atlanta area from ages birth to 21, they offer services in their inpatient rehab unit, day rehab program, and eight outpatient rehab facilities.
- National Stroke Association: The association provides wheelchairs and seated positioning systems for patients who struggle with mobility.
- Saol Therapeutics: A pharmaceutical company dedicated to serving those with rare diseases.
While at the rehabilitation research conference, you will be able to earn up to 44 continuing education credits. Through instructional courses, workshops, presentations, lectures, and panel discussions, you can meet leading experts in various fields and gain credits that cheaper than the average price per credit. Just $149 for a processing fee, by attending the conference and completing an online session evaluation, you can network with professionals and get the continuing education credits you need. You can get credits for 15 disciplines, including:
- Case Managers (CCMC)
- Dieticians (CDR)
- Disability Management Specialists (CDMS Commission)
- Health Care Executives (ACHE)
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (NBCC)
- Nurses (ANCC)
- Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
- Physical Therapists (FSBPT) all states
- Physicians (ACCME)
- Physician Assistants (ACCME)
- Psychologists (APA Division 22 Accreditation)
- Rehabilitative Counselors (CRCC)
- Social Workers (NASW)
- Speech-Language Professionals (ASHA)
- Texas Physical Therapists (Texas Physical Therapy Association)
With all of these resources available, if you are interested in gaining knowledge and experience from leading medical experts, this rehabilitation research conference is an excellent opportunity. Come to Atlanta in October to meet with your peers, network with medical professionals, and learn new and innovative methods for improving lives through rehabilitation research. Register today!