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ACRM 91st Annual Conference: 
Progress in Rehabilitation Research
7 – 11 OCTOBER 2014
InterContinental, Toronto Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada 


Mike Jones, PhD, FACRM


"If you are participating with ACRM for the first time, welcome to the family. If you are returning to the Conference, welcome home."

— Mike Jones, PhD, FACRM
Annual Conference Program Committee Chair



Nominated for Best ACRM Short Film Starring 2013 Attendees

Watch this annual conference preview — Approved for all audiences.

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"What a great production! Brought back memories of a great conference." —Sue Ann Sisto ... "Wow!!! Ready for the Oscars, I'd say! Very nice work." —Jennifer Bogner ... "Terrific! Beautifully edited. Well done. I want to go to the ACRM conference right now." —Doug Katz


  • Administrators
  • Bioengineers
  • Biomechanists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Epidemiologists
  • Clinical researchers
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Professors/Teachers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation/academic researchers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Student/postdoctoral Fellows
  • All rehabilitation professionals who need to know about cutting-edge research and the very latest in evidence-based practice.


  • Continuing Education in 11 disciplines
  • Pre- and post-conference in-depth Instructional Courses
  • NONSTOP content in 6 diagnostic areas
  • Plus dozens of additional interdisciplinary topics
  • 200+ Scientific Papers & Poster Displays



“The ACRM Annual Conference is the best educational opportunity to learn about interdisciplinary care, the hallmark of outstanding rehabilitation.”

Joel Scholten, MD
Washington DC VA Medical Center

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Two New Accreditations for Dieticians and Health Care Executives

ACRM aims to provide high-caliber, evidence-based educational programming for the whole rehabilitation team.  New in 2014, CME/CEU credit will be available in your choice of 11 disciplines, including credit for dieticians and health care executives.

Content Focus Expands to Include Cancer Rehabilitation

The newly formed ACRM Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group is off and running and brings TWO pre-conference Instructional Cources to Toronto, on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. Watch also for nonstop cancer rehabilitation content during the core conference from this dynamic group.

  • Cancer Rehabilitation: An Update and Discussion of Future Care
  • Cancer Rehabilitation: Utilization of Inpatient Rehabilitation for the Oncology Patient

Brucker International Luncheon Speaker Announced

The ACRM International Networking Group announced that Donald T. Stuss, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN will  present Completing the Circle between Science and Rehabilitation: The Ontario Brain Institute Story at this year’s Brucker International Luncheon. Dr. Stuss is founding president and scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute.

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chris macdonell 2012"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

posterwinner kennethc.chelette ms biomedical engineer 2012"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

sueannsisto 20110825“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



garyulicny“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


Duncan Babbage Image"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, Auckland University of Technology, Centre for Person Centred Research, Auckland, 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


Thomas Felicetti"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



allenheinemannphd 4x6"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



 Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD"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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