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  • 2011 Conference Highlights


    Record-breaking Conference
    On 11-15 October, rehabilitation professionals from 20 countries came together in Atlanta for the largest annual conference in ACRM-ASNR history! Participants in the 2011 ACRM-ASNR Progress in Rehabilitation Research enjoyed a jam-packed program featuring nationally- and internationally-recognized speakers, outstanding faculty and cutting-edge interdisciplinary content.

    We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Program Committee, co-chaired by Virginia M. Mills, MS, PT, CCM, LicNHA and Robert C. Wagenaar, PhD; the ACRM Board of Governors led by ACRM president, Gary R. Ulicny, PhD; the ASNR Board of Directors led by ASNR president, Anna M Barrett, MD; and the many staff members and volunteers who made this event possible. THANK YOU!

    The deadline for requesting Continuing Education Credits (CMEs/CEUs) has passed.
    Congratulations to 2011 ACRM Best Poster Presentation Winners

    ACRM 2011 Best Poster Presentation - 1st Place
    Yoga Improved Balance and Confidence After Stroke
    Arlene Schmid, PhD
    Roudebush VAMC, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

    ACRM 2011 Best Poster Presentation - 2nd Place
    Management of Syrigomyelia Post SCI: An Evidence Based Review
    Swate Metha, PhD
    Lawson Health Research Institute, London, ON

    ACRM 2011 Best Poster Presentation - 3rd Place
    Tongue-Based Biofeedback for Balance in Stroke: Results of an 8-week Pilot Study
    Stephen Page, PhD
    University of Cincinnati Academic Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

    ACRM BI-ISIG David Strauss, PhD, Memorial Award (Best Poster presentation on brain injury)
    Memory Notebook Training for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury with Involvement of Significant Other
    Kristine Kingsley, PhD
    Rusk Institute, New York, NY
    Special Thanks go to all participants in the recent conference evaluation survey. Your feedback will help inform decisions for the 2012 meeting in Vancouver. Congratulations to Sheri Bartel, MS, CBIS and Liv Nyankori, winners of the survey participation incentive drawing! They each received a $100 American Express Gift Card.


    2012 ACRM Board of Governors
    FACRM chair, Mark Sherer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM awards 2012 ACRM Fellow, Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT, FACRM
    FACRM chair, Mark Sherer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM awards 2012 ACRM Fellow, Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM
    Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP-CN presents the Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award in Rehabilitation Research to Deborah Backus, PhD
    Plenary speakers: Donald Stein, PhD and David Wright, MD with Program Committee co-chair, Viginia Mills, MS, PT, CCM, LicNHA
    Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP-CN presents the Edward Lowman Award to Gale Whiteneck, PhD, FACRM
    Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP-CN presents the John Stanley Coulter Lecturer Award to Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
    ACRM Staff
    2011 ACRM Distinguished Members, Stephen Page, PhD (left) and Martin Grabois, MD, FACRM (right) with ACRM Gold Key Award winner, Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, FACRM (center)
    Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM receives the ACRM presidential necklace from past president, Gary Ulicny, PhD