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  • 2012 Annual Conference
  • 2012 Conference Highlights



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    Breaking last year's record for conference attendance, nearly 700
    rehabilitation professionals from more than 20 countries gathered in Vancouver to learn the latest in cutting-edge rehabilitation research.

    The energy of this diverse community was palpable!

    Educational sessions were simply outstanding this year with a strong interdisciplinary focus. For the first time, ACRM is now offering recorded sessions synchronized with the original presentation slides. Catch the sessions you missed or review your favorites at your own pace.
    Two Online Learning Options

    Choose the package that best meets your needs:

    • 2012 Annual Conference Sessions -- Educational sessions including instructional courses, symposia and presentations by award winning lecturers.
    • 2-Day Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Training -- Based on the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual; Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of Executive Functions, Memory, Attention, Hemispatial Neglect, and Social Communication. (Includes a printed copy of the Manual.)

    Special Attendee Pricing is available through 26 November 2012. Visit the ACRM LIVE LEARNING CENTER to order.


    Diana Krasteva and Anne Sophie Champod were randomly selected from all participants in the 2012 Annual Conference Evaluation Survey to each win an iPod Touch Gift Card valued at $187.95 USD. The Program Committee and ACRM staff would like to thank everyone who completed an evaluation for your rich and insightful feedback. It will enable us to consistently deliver the educational content you need and the value you expect.


    ACRM honored today's leaders in rehabilitation research at the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala. It was a sparkling night of celebration against the backdrop of the ABBA tribute band, ABRA Cadabra.

    Deborah Wilkerson Award Winner
    Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award
    Winner (center)
    Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L

    Marcel Dijkers
    Gold Key Award Winner (right)
    Marcel Dijkers, PhD, FACRM 

    Keith Cicerone

    Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award Winner
    (right) Keith Cicerone, PhD

    Jeff BasfordEdward Lowman Award Winner
    Jeffrey Basford, MD

     Susan HarkemaJohn Stanley Coulter Lecturer
    Award Winner
    Susan Harkema, PhD
     Jennifer Bogner, Gary Ulicny, Susie Charlifue

    2012 ACRM Fellows
    (From left) Jennifer Bogner, PhD, FACRM
    Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM

    Susie Charlifue, PhD, FACRM

     Ron Seel

    Distinguished Member Award Winner
    Ron Seel, PhD

     ACRM Staff

    Mike Jones, Program Committee Co-Chair
    presented ACRM staff with a little colorful
    glam of their own.

     ABRA Cadabra

    ABRA Cadabra kept everyone dancing to the
    familiar sound of ABBA.



    Kenneth Chelett II

    First Place was awarded to Kenneth Chelett II from the University of Kentucky in Lexington for Optimizing Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Motor Recovery from Severe Post-Stroke Hemiparesis: Early Results from an Ongoing Clinical Trial.

    Second Place went to Erik D. Storholm from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York for Depression as a Mediator of the Relation between Behavioral Disinhibition and Substance Abuse among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

    Third Place went to Megan M. Danzi from the University of Kentucky and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Paired with a Novel Locomotor Training in Chronic Stroke: A Feasibility Study.


    It is always thrilling to visit the exhibition hall and see the new technology, products, and services available. Attendees participating in the Exhibitor Game had even more to be excited about. By visiting exhibitors and filling their game cards, they became eligible for some pretty amazing prizes.

    Jenny Richard, Director of Member Services, assisted by Chris McDonell from CARF, had the pleasure of drawing the winning entries.

    And the winners are . . . 

    Stephanie Worrell (left) and Chris McDonell Stephanie Worrell won a full conference registration to the 2013 ACRM  Annual Conference in Orlando.

    Susie Charlifue won a bottle of wine from a local winery, donated by Exhibitor  FES Mobility, Ltd.

    Daniel Coughlin won an iPad gift card

    Five winners received the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual; Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice:

    •  Michael Solomon
    •  Markad V. Kamath
    •  Thomas Raymond
    •  Dominik Zbogar
    •  Jennifer Anderson

    Two winners received an iPod Touch gift card

    • Kim Waspe
    • Catherine Wilson


    Doug Katz

    Robert Wagenaar and Mike Jones

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