View the Jam-Packed Program Here
In this 90th Anniversary Year of ACRM history, discover why Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) is THE largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research conference in the world.
Although it is large enough to deliver top-quality content presented by renowned scientists and clinicians, this conference is small enough for meaningful exchange, mentoring, and nurturing lifelong friendships.
Enjoy nonstop educational programming in the areas of brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative diseases, and pain.
Check out the jam-packed onsite program and you'll see why the 90th Annual ACRM Conference is the must-attend rehabilitation conference of the year.
We hope you will join us in November where the magic never stops – at Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida.It doesn’t get better than this.
See you in Orlando!
Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
MORE THAN A CONFERENCE . . .
|Continuing Education in 9 Disciplines
16 In-Depth Instructional Courses
More than 70 Symposia & Lectures
200+ Scientific Papers & Poster Presentations
|. . . IMPROVING LIVES|
ACRM Conference App is LIVE
Still a work-in-progress, the online app for the 90th Annual ACRM Conference is now live and ready to download. Speakers and exhibitors may now update their profiles with photos, bios, links and MORE! Find your task force meeting in a snap, use social media to communicate with atttendees, and keep your customized schedule at your fingertips on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Need help? View instructions for downloading the conference app here or contact Cindy Robinson, Marketing Project Manager, for assistance.
NEW Content for Pain
New for 2013, look for EIGHT exciting symposia PLUS a pre-conference Instructional Course for Pain. Just look at this outstanding faculty!
- Peter Abaci, MD, Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, Los Gatos, CA
- Kristin R. Archer, PhD, DPT, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
- Thomas N. Bryce, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
- Andrea L. Cheville, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor and Research Chair of Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- Fred Neal Davis, MD, Michigan Pain Consultants, PC, ProCare Systems, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
- Marcel P.J.M. Dijkers, PhD, FACRM, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
- Dawn M. Ehde, PhD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
- Martin Grabois, MD, Professor & Chairman, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Judith Hunter, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Faculty
- Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD, Clinical Director, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP), James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL
- Jessica Pullins, PhD, Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, Los Gatos, CA/Prospira PainCare, Mountain View, CA
- J. Scott Richards, PhD, OC, PT, Professor, Laval University, Birmingham, AL
- Lorraine Riche, BMR, PT, DipMDT, MPA, Prospira PainCare, Mountain View, CA
- Steve T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Virgil Wittmer, PhD, Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, FL
Brucker International Luncheon Special Offer
Be one of the FIRST 50 attendees to register for the Brucker International Luncheon with Speaker and pay just $39. – That’s 59% OFF!
Featured speaker, Kathryn M. McPherson, RN, RM, Dip HV, BA (Hons), PhD from the AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand will discuss the wide range of opportunities and challenges international partnering in research offers. Register Now
Dive into this jam-packed 2013 Preliminary Program to see the cutting-edge research, high-caliber faculty and inspiring interdisciplinary exchange coming to Orlando in November. Check out the schedule-at-a-glance on pages 6 and 7 to view NON-STOP content by diagnosis. View Program
Announcing Tribute Plenary: Remembering Robert C. Wagenaar, PhD
The rehabilitation community lost a talented and much-beloved colleague with the passing of Dr. Robert C. Wagenaar on 13 February. A skilled and highly regarded scientist, he studied gait patterns in patients with stroke and Parkinson's disease, and investigated rehabilitation interventions to modify abnormal movement patterns. The ACRM Program Committee, on which he served, is pleased to announce that a tribute plenary session, led by a distinguished faculty of his colleagues, will be presented at the 90th Annual ACRM Conference in honor of Dr. Wagenaar's life and work. Learn More
"You can’t beat the value of the ACRM conference. The inter-disciplinary program is relevant to your whole team, and the content is cutting-edge. Whether your specialty is stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or neuro-degenerative diseases, ACRM is presenting the evidence you need.”
—Chris MacDonell, CARF
"Attending the ACRM meeting has been a great experience on many levels.”
— Mar Cortes, MD, Clinical Research, Burke Medical Research Institute, White Plains, NY
“I enjoyed the combination of clinically and scientifically oriented contributions and the interdisciplinary nature of the conference.” —GM Ribbers, MD, PhD, Rotterdam Neurorehabilitation Research
"I chose to present a poster at the 2012 ACRM Annual Conference because competing for and receiving this kind of recognition can be an important part of successful career development. Winning the Outstanding Scientific Poster Award was a great honor; and I encourage participation in this event by other students and early career scientists who, like me, strive for excellence in rehabilitation research. —2012 Outstanding Scientific Poster Winner, Kenneth C. Chelette, MS, Biomedical Engineer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
"Great conference, lots of take-away information to help improve practice in BI." —Calvin Haws, Service Manager (BScOT)
“ACRM’s commitment to early career rehabilitation scientists and practitioners is unparalleled, not only in rehabilitation but across most professional organizations.” —2012 ACRM Annual Conference Attendee
“I have had an amazing experience as a participant in this conference.
Thanks for everything!” —Diana Krasteva, Physiotherapist, Lion’s Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC
“With a collegial harmonious atmosphere, rare in mega-medical conferences, ACRM functions as powerful “glue” that joins together professionals from all specialty areas and disciplines for intellectual exchange and improved rehabilitative outcomes.” —Sue Ann Sisto, PT, PhD, FACRM, Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management
“The ACRM Annual Conference has grown to become the world’s largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of rehabilitation research, and as a result, the peer-to-peer networking is second to none.” —Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM, Shepherd Center
"The conference provided a rich environment for interprofessional education that is needed for collaborative clinical practice and research! A must attend conference for all team members." —Genevieve Pinto Zipp, PT, EdD
"As a clinician in the field for less than three years, this event opened my eyes to the research being done to advance the field and gave me a deeper understanding of where we come from in terms of becoming evidence-based in rehab. I appreciated the early career focus as well as the continued focus on interdisciplinary work". —Christina Lighthill, MOT, OTR
"Attending ACRM's annual meeting provides the opportunity to forge and extend key relationships, which can then be maintained and developed through the rest of the year in our increasingly connected and online international rehabilitation community." —Duncan Babbage, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Massey University, Wellington, NZ
"ACRM consistently provides translational research information that is timely and clinically relevant to the everyday practice of Brain Injury Medicine. Providing this in a format that fosters interdisciplinary dialogue adds icing to this cake!" — Gregory O'Shanick, MD, Medical Director Emeritus, Brain Injury Association of America
"I have attended this conference for many years. It is a significant opportunity for professional collaboration and for adding to the knowledge base of the field." —Thomas Felicetti, PhD, Beechwood Rehabilitation Services
"ACRM’s annual meeting provides an unprecedented opportunity to remain current on rehabilitation research advances and to meet authors, reviewers and editors of Archives." — Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, FACRM, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
"Participating in the “Early Career” workshop at the ACRM annual conference connected me with unique mentoring opportunities in various disciplines of rehabilitation, which have continued to promote my development as a clinician and scientist." — Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, PM&R Chief-Resident, Wayne State University/Oakwood
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