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2014 Annual Conference

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REGISTER NOW and enjoy HUGE savings on the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research . . . up to 57% OFF.

 

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What does NONSTOP CONTENT in
7 Practice Areas Look Like?

100% MORE symposia than last year

60% MORE instructional courses

100% MORE two-day courses

90%  MORE scientific papers & poster

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COME GROW WITH ACRM . . .

ACRM is the only international organization bringing rehabilitation researchers and providers from all diagnostic specialties together to network and learn from each other.

  • Hear about cutting-edge rehabilitation research from top investigators
  • Bring back evidence-based knowledge and best practices
  • Explore innovative technologies
  • Engage with an interdisciplinary, global community of colleagues

SIZE MATTERS

In 2013, ACRM celebrated its largest conference ever. Thanks to the hard work of the ACRM Program Committee and an astounding number of high-quality program submissions, this year’s conference is even LARGER.

  • Increased content scope = Education in 7 PRACTICE AREAS under one roof
  • Inclusive interdisciplinary focus = Strong value for the WHOLE rehab TEAM – CME/CEU Credits available in 11 disciplines
  • Expanded pre- and post-conference program = 26 courses for in-depth learning
  • TWO two-day courses = Cognitive Rehabilitation Training or Preventing & Reversing Vascular Disease
  • 3X more exhibitors = More opportunities to see the latest technologies and services
  • 90% more scientific papers and posters = more evidence-based content
  • More symposia (108 courses over 3 days) = Outstanding value!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2014 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

It is through the leadership of Program Committee Chair, Mike Jones and Chair-Elect, Pamela Roberts and the hard work of the committee that ACRM offers this exceptional educational program. Meet the 2014 Program Committee >>>

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“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
Program Committee Chair


BUNDLE OF SAVINGS — NEW ACRM WORLD PASS

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The ACRM World Pass bundles conference events and services together for EXTRA savings. Pay as little as $795 and receive ALL of these conference favorites:

  • Core conference registration (9 – 11 October: more than 100 educational symposia, 300+ papers and posters)
  • CME/CEU credits in your choice of 11 disciplines
  • Tickets to TWO lunch programs of your choice
  • Henry B. Betts Awards Gala ticket
  • DVD with PowerPoint slides of core conference symposia and instructional courses

Learn More >>>


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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • 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.

MORE THAN A CONFERENCE . . .

  • Continuing Education in 11 disciplines
  • Pre- and post-conference in-depth Instructional Courses
  • NONSTOP content in 7 practic areas
  • Plus dozens of additional interdisciplinary topics
  • 350+ Scientific Papers & Poster Displays

. . . IMPROVING LIVES


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PROGRESS IN REHABILITATION RESEARCH NOW OFFERS NONSTOP CONTENT FOR PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION

Thanks to the efforts of the new ACRM Pediatric Networking Group, this year’s annual conference in Toronto will deliver NONSTOP content for Pediatric Rehabilitation. Read more >>>

TWO NEW ACCREDITATIONS FOR DIETICIANS AND HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVES

ACRM aims to provide high-caliber, evidence-based educational programming for the whole rehabilitation team.  This year, Continuing Education 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 IN 2014

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

Instructional Courses for Cancer Rehabilitation:

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


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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

P47“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

garyulicny2“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_2013“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

acrmconf12_tomfelicetti_4c“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

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“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-rectangle_medres_l_20130708“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