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Help A Reporter Out: Are you an expert in traumatic brain injuries?

Name: J.D. Heyes
Email: query-3rfy@helpareporter.net
Media Outlet: NaturalNews.com
Deadline: 7:00 PM CST - 8 March

Query:
A new report recently published states that veterans of the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan who experienced bomb blasts from IEDs
especially may have symptomless brain damage.

Requirements:
I need to hear from TBI experts who can address ways for
veterans and their healthcare providers to detect TBI, even if
the troop isn't necessarily experiencing symptoms (or may be
experiencing them but not recognize them).

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Are you an expert in traumatic brain injuries? A new report recently published states that veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who experienced bomb blasts from IEDs
especially may have symptomless brain damage...Can you help this reporter discuss symptomless TBI? Contact JD Heyes  
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ACRM 91st Annual Conference
7 – 11 OCT 2014
InterContinental, Toronto Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

The LARGEST conference in the world for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. Offering nonstop educational programming in 6 diagnostic areas, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pain, and Cancer. Registration opens early March with the lowest rates of the year. Learn more >>> http://www.acrm.org/meetings/2014-annual-conference

Share your latest research with an interdisciplinary audience from around the globe. Scientific papers and posters proposals will be accepted through 14 March 2014.

WATCH CONFERENCE VIDEO http://vimeo.com/84721421
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Help A Reporter Out: 2014 Trends in Pain Management

Name: Carrie Pallardy
Email: query-3oym@helpareporter.net
Media Outlet: Becker's ASC Review
Deadline: 7:00 PM CST - 7 February

Query:
I am writing an article on the biggest trends in pain management for this year. Issues to discuss include physician independence, healthcare reform and reimbursement.

Requirements:
Sources: pain management physicians only.

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Did you forget to submit your symposium proposal?
It's your lucky day!

PROPOSAL Submission Deadline EXTENDED through 7 February

Present your research at the LARGEST conference in the world for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research, 7 – 11 October 2014, in Toronto.

The 2014 Program Committee invites proposals for 90-minute symposia focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice. Core diagnostic areas of interest include:
Brain injury
Spinal cord injury
Stroke
Neurodegenerative diseases
Pain
Cancer
VIEW Proposal Submission Guidelines http://www.acrm.org/meetings/2014-annual-conference

Proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature, span multiple diagnoses, or include international or early career presenters are also encouraged.

Proposals for Educational Symposia will be accepted through 7 February.

Be a part of the vibrant, community of ACRM, improving lives through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research.

We hope to see you in Toronto!
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I need to hear from TBI experts who can address ways for veterans and their healthcare providers to detect TBI, even if the vet isn't necessarily experiencing/recognizing symptoms experiencing. Contact JD Heyes
Help a reporter out to discuss a new report about symptomless http://ow.ly/ulzXr
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ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training
16 – 17 AUG 2014
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Learn More and REGISTER NOW >>>http://www.acrm.org/meetings/cognitive-rehab-training
Space is limited.

Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this two-day introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication.
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Help A Reporter Out: Stroke expert needed for article on afib-related stroke

Name: Regina Wheeler
Email: query-3phj@helpareporter.net
Media Outlet: Everyday Health
Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 14 February

Query:
I am writing an article on strokes related to atrial
fibrillation. I need an expert who can talk about what
recovery/therapies are often needed in such patients, how to keep another stroke from happening, and how people with afib can avoid stroke in the first place.

Requirements:
Need and MD or a therapist with expertise in stroke
rehabilitation.

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Help A Reporter Out: Sciatica Exercise Programs

Name: Anne Asher
Email: query-3ovm@helpareporter.net
Media Outlet: About.com
Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 7 February

Query:
I need a physical therapist or a physiatrist to provide one mini-exercise program (4 programs in all) for sciatic for each of the following diagnoses: Herniated Disc, Piriformis
Syndrome, Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease

What 3-5 daily exercises would you recommend and why for each diagnosis?

Requirements:
Must be a licensed PT and/or MD. If MD, please be a physiatrist.

Please submit the answers via email. No more than 300 words.

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SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES

Give your institution the visibility it deserves when you sponsor or exhibit with ACRM.

Check out the 2014 Prospectus to learn about the many opportunities available, or contact Jenny Richard (jrichard@acrm.org), Director of Member Services, to build a custom solution to fit your needs. Sign up EARLY to receive your choice of locations on the exhibit floor and MAXIMUM exposure in all ACRM media.

Sponsorship opportunities at the annual conference include:
Networking Functions
Educational Symposia
Attendee Support Items
Annual Conference Pictorial
Exhibition Hall
And MUCH More!
Take advantage of these exciting opportunities and become a part of the vibrant community of ACRM. http://ow.ly/d/1RiE
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Introduction
Founded
1923

About
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 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. The 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

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

Cancer Rehabilitation Group
Geriatric Rehabilitation Group
Pain Rehabilitation 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

Christine MacDonell

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 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

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.

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

Meetings
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7-11 October 2014
Annual Meeting - Progress in Rehabilitation Research
Toronto, ON, Canada