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Stacy Suskauer recognized as the 2016 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar

Congratulations to Stacy J. Suskauer, MD, recipient of the BI-ISIG 2016 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award. Dr. Suskauer is a pediatric physiatrist and is Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs and Director of the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an Associate Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Look Who's Presenting at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR. JOIN the best & the brightest in the field. They will all be here ... ACRM 93rd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) 30 OCT - 4. EVERYONE IS FLOCKING TO CHICAGO ...
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ACRM 2016 BEST Conference Rates continue through 7 June!
ACRM | American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is an organization of rehabilitation professionals dedicated to improving lives of those with chronically disabling conditions through evidence-based scientific research.
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The ACRM Awards Committee is pleased to announce the distinguished recipients of this year's prestigious ACRM Awards. Each recipient has made significant contributions to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and it is our honor to introduce them.
Award presentations will be made at the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala on 3 November at the Hilton Chicago, during the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference. Please join us for this special evening of celebration.
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ACRM Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research (#PIRR2016) SUBMITTED YET? CALL FOR PROPOSAL INFO HERE // QUESTIONS? +1.703.435.5335. If you are no longer interested in receiving email about the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference, we hate to see you go, but you may safely unsubscribe here ...
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Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of:
•Memory
•Attention
•Executive functions
•Hemispatial neglect
•Social communication
Never before have brain injury research outcomes been so accessible for use in everyday clinical practice. Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches ...
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ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training
LOUISVILLE, KY // 4 – 5 JUN 2016
Learn from the EXPERTS (including the authors) in TWO days and get CME / CEUs
FRAZIER REHAB INSTITUTE Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 16th Floor marked “CC” on elevator From only $295 student...
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Thank you to the University of Gothenburg for hosting ‪#‎cogrehabtraining‬! Have us come to your place or come to one of our upcoming training sessions.
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Re-Imagining Rehabilitation Care and Research at AbilityLab: The Future of RIC - at ACRM 2016 in Chicago.
ACRM | American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is an organization of rehabilitation professionals dedicated to improving lives of those with chronically disabling conditions through evidence-based scientific research.
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Sign-up now to attend sponsored breakfast at ACRM Annual Conference

On 3 November during the ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago, Elliot Roth, MD, Chair of the Department of PM&R at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will present "Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pseudobulbar Affect." Registered attendees who are healthcare providers treating individuals with neurologic conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain injury, are invited to attend this non-CE, sponsored lecture. Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited. Sign-up today.
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ACRM Past President Featured in Dateline: On Assignment

Joseph Giacino, PhD, principal investigator for the NIDILRR-funded, and ACRM Gold Level Institutional Member, Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Center, was interviewed for Life or Death Decisions on Dateline: On Assignment on NBC. Dr. Giacino discussed research on severe TBI and neuroplasticity, or the brain's ability to recover from injury both shortly after injury and over long periods of time.
Neuropsychologist Dr. Joe Giacino says that after a traumatic brain injury, the brain's ability to repair itself may go on for a longer period of time than originally thought.
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ACRM, 11654 Plaza America Drive, Suite 535, Reston, VA 20190
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Improving lives through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research
Introduction
Founded
1923

About
ACRM | The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is dedicated to serving people with disabling conditions by supporting research that promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life, and meets the needs of rehabilitation clinicians and people with disabilities.

Overview
The ACRM is an organization of rehabilitation professionals dedicated to serving people with disabling conditions by supporting research that:

- promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life, and
- meets the needs of rehabilitation clinicians and people with disabilities.

In order to enhance current and future research and knowledge translation, ACRM:

- assists researchers in improving their investigations and dissemination of findings,
- educates providers to deliver best practices, and
- advocates for funding of future rehabilitation research.

The ACRM is a global community comprised of both researchers and consumers of research, in the field of rehabilitation. ACRM is the only professional association representing all members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, including: physicians, psychologists, rehabilitation nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, recreation specialists, case managers, rehabilitation counselors, vocational counselors, and disability management specialists.

Description
The ACRM serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology. We value rehabilitation research that promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with disabling conditions. We are committed to research that is relevant to consumers, educates providers to deliver best practices, and supports advocacy efforts that ensure adequate public funding for our research endeavors.

As rehabilitation science continues to evolve, ACRM’s goal is to keep the community connected by creating opportunities to exchange and share information among clinical practitioners, rehabilitation researchers, knowledge brokers, research funders, provider organizations, healthcare payers, and industry regulators.

The ACRM encourages leaders in rehabilitation to identify current best practices and best providers at all levels of care, and share this information via education meetings and the journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The ACRM aims to support multidisciplinary leadership and practice innovation to ensure that people living with chronic disease or disability have access to effective rehabilitation services throughout their lives.

The ACRM serves as a forum for creating and discussing new treatment paradigms that take into account the composition of the rehabilitation team, the duration of care, and the venues required to achieve optimal functional outcomes for people with chronic disease and disabilities.

The ACRM is dedicated to:

- serving as an advocate for public policy and legislative issues that support individuals with disabilities and providers of rehabilitation services,
- helping develop innovative and cost-effective models of collaborative care and comprehensive rehabilitation management,
- leading research efforts that examine and develop the most effective clinical technology and treatment paradigms, and
- initiating dialogue with payers and regulators to communicate the collaborative care models that produce positive rehabilitation outcomes.

General Information
Special Interest and Networking Groups
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Participation in ACRM is organized around specialties in rehabilitation. ACRM has the following special interest and networking groups:

BI-ISIG | Brain Injury — Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
SCI-ISIG | Spinal Cord Injury — Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
STROKE-ISIG | Stroke — Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group

Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group
EC-NG | Early Career Networking Group
HP-NG | Health Policy Networking Group
I-NG | International Networking Group
Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group
OM-NG | Outcomes Measurement Networking Group
Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group
MVA-NG | Military/Veterans Affairs Networking Group

Geriatric Rehabilitation Group
Pain Rehabilitation Group
Neuroplasticity Group

Membership
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The ACRM welcomes as members all stakeholders in the field of rehabilitation, including clinicians, researchers, administrators, consultants, consumers, educators, research funders, insurers, and policymakers. Students and new entrants to the field are especially encouraged to join; a “young investigators” course offered each year as part of the annual meeting helps them to become productive rehabilitation researchers and ACRM members.

Members meet colleagues from around the world, engage with experts and mentors, learn new research strategies, access the latest clinical guidelines, advance academic and research careers, and gain opportunities to shape and lead the field of rehabilitation.

Members represent various disciplines, including:
Audiology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Case Manager
Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Research
Counseling, Pastoral
Counseling, Rehabilitation
Counseling, Vocational
Dietetics | Nutrition
Health Services Research
Neurology | Neurosurgery
Neuropsychology
Occupational Therapy
Pediatrics
Psychology
Physiatrist
Physical Therapy
Psychiatry
Recreation Therapy
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Nursing
Rehabilitation Psychology
Social Work
Speech | Language Pathology

Organization
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The ACRM is led by elected members organized into the Board of Governors. Supporting the Board of Governors are volunteer standing committees as well as a business team led by the Chief Executive Officer.

Executive Committee

2013-2015

President

Sue Ann Sisto, PT MA PhD

President Elect

Douglas Katz, MD PhD FACRM

Treasurer

Wayne A. Gordon, PhD ABPP-CN FACRM

Secretary

Cindy Harrison-Felix, PhD FACRM

Past President

Tamara Bushnik, PhD FACRM

Member-at-Large

Deborah Backus, PhD PT

Member-at-Large

Jennifer Bogner, PhD ABPP

Member-at-Large

Anne Deutsch, PhD BSN

Member-at-Large

Dawn Neumann, PhD

Member-at-Large

Ronald Seel, PhD FACRM

Member-at-Large

Ross Zafonte, PhD DO

Archives Co-EIC

Leighton Chan, MD PhD MPH FACRM

Archives Co-EIC

Allen W. Heinemann, PhD ABPP-RP FACRM

BI-ISIG Liaison

Lance Trexler, PhD FACRM

SCI-ISIG Liaison

Susan Charlifue, PhD FACRM

Stroke ISIG Liaison

Phil Morse, PhD FACRM

Program Committee Liaison

Michael L. Jones, PhD FACRM

CEO

Jon W. Lindberg, MBA CAE



Mission
ACRM enhances the lives of people living with disabilities through a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. As leaders in the physical medicine and rehabilitation field, ACRM promotes innovative research, new technologies, and sharing information, and encourages evidence-based practices in clinical settings.

Awards
The ACRM annually honors individuals who make significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation and research in this area. These six prestigious awards are presented at the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala during the annual conference.

Coulter Lecturer Award
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This distinguished lectureship honors John Stanley Coulter, MD, a past president and treasurer of the ACRM, and editor-in-chief of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Award winners are recognized for achievements that significantly advance the field of rehabilitation.

Distinguished Member Award
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Established in 1988, this award honors ACRM members who have significantly contributed to the development of the ACRM, demonstrating leadership skills, organizational abilities, and public service.

Gold Key Award
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This award was established in 1932 as a certificate of merit for members of the medical and allied professions who have rendered extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. It is the highest honor given by the ACRM.

Licht Award
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The Elizabeth and Sidney Licht award recognizes excellence in scientific writing in rehabilitation. The award is given for the best scientific article published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the previous year.

Lowman Award
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This award was established in 1989 in honor of Edward Lowman, MD, who recognized the importance of multidisciplinary teams in rehabilitation. ACRM members whose careers reflect an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation are eligible for this award.

Wilkerson Early Career Award
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The ACRM established the Deborah L. Wilkerson Memorial Fund in honor of this beloved member, past president, and ACRM Fellow. Deborah was devoted to improving the quality of rehabilitation and independent living services and was an advocate for individuals with disabilities. The Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award is given each year during the ACRM annual conference to the most promising member in his/her early rehabilitation research career.

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Journal
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International, peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - http://www.archives-pmr.org/home/

EVENTS | Meetings :: http://www.ACRM.org/meetings/
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25 - 30 OCTOBER 2015
ACRM 92nd Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research
DALLAS TX USA