Top presenters delivering cutting-edge research translated for today's practice.
Top presenters delivering cutting-edge research translated for today's practice.
Making every minute count: CME/CEUs for luncheons
Maximize your continuing education credits when you add educational luncheons to your conference registration. The new ACRM Neuroplasticity Group will sponsor a luncheon with speaker, Randolph J. Nudo, PhD on the brain's self-repair capacity after injury. The annual Brucker International Luncheon sponsored by the International Networking Group will feature Elik Vakil, PhD from Israel, who will share his research on memory impairment. The Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Luncheon with Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD will explore optimal brain performance in people of all ages in health, injury and disease and Edele Field-Fote, PhD, PT from Shepherd Center will speak at the SCI-ISIG Luncheon. Add a luncheon ticket to your existing registration by calling +1.703.435.5335.
Meet the Archives’ Editors: Authorship, Reporting Guidelines, and Reviewing in Medical Rehabilitation. Leighton Chan and Allen W. Heinemann, Co-Editors-in-Chief, and Helen Hoenig, Deputy Editor, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Have question? Email it in, hear the answer at the session! Send to Archivesmail@archives.acrm.org
MedLanding at BOOTH 246
MedLanding introduces the next generation in deep penetrating laser therapy, providing significant benefits to your practice and patients. Engineered on hard science supporting cellular regeneration, analgesic and anti-inflammatory responses, this high power laser will differentiate your practice by safely and comfortably providing patients measurable and often immediate results.
The number one cause of disability in the U.S. for those under the age of 45 and the most expensive diagnosis to treat is chronic pain. Hear Virgil T. Wittmer, PhD, from Brooks Rehabilitation and Christopher D. Sletten, PhD, ABPP, from Mayo Clinic Florida present Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation: How the Biopsychosocial Model Results in Lower Healthcare Costs #4186 on Wednesday, 28 October, during the ACRM Annual Conference. This symposium will review evidenced based research demonstrating and explaining the inverse relationship between healthcare expenses and clinical outcomes when using only traditional medical management for the treatment of chronic pain.
Do you have that one picture that represents what ACRM means to you? Starting today and culminating with ACRM 2015 in Hilton Anatole Dallas tweet your picture with the phrase "What ACRM Means to Me" to #PIRR2015, the official hashtag for the 2015 annual conference. All photos submitted from 2 October to noon EST 30 October will be considered. The ACRM Board of Governors will select one lucky winner to receive a 12-month membership to ACRM including a subscription to the Archives of PM&R!
Neuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Assistive Technology
"Dr. Boninger combines clinical, business and research experience to deliver thought-provoking and entertaining presentations. He is a 'grounding rod' for converting exciting technologies to real function gain for people with mobility impairments."
—Jennifer French, MBA
Executive Director, Neurotech Network
ACRM, 11654 Plaza America Drive, Suite 535, Reston, VA 20190
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.
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.
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.
Special Interest and Networking Groups
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
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:
Dietetics | Nutrition
Health Services Research
Neurology | Neurosurgery
Speech | Language Pathology
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.
Sue Ann Sisto, PT MA PhD
Douglas Katz, MD PhD FACRM
Wayne A. Gordon, PhD ABPP-CN FACRM
Cindy Harrison-Felix, PhD FACRM
Tamara Bushnik, PhD FACRM
Deborah Backus, PhD PT
Jennifer Bogner, PhD ABPP
Anne Deutsch, PhD BSN
Dawn Neumann, PhD
Ronald Seel, PhD FACRM
Ross Zafonte, PhD DO
Leighton Chan, MD PhD MPH FACRM
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD ABPP-RP FACRM
Lance Trexler, PhD FACRM
Susan Charlifue, PhD FACRM
Stroke ISIG Liaison
Phil Morse, PhD FACRM
Program Committee Liaison
Michael L. Jones, PhD FACRM
Jon W. Lindberg, MBA CAE
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
International, peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - http://www.archives-pmr.org/home/
EVENTS | Meetings :: http://www.ACRM.org/meetings/
25 - 30 OCTOBER 2015
ACRM 92nd Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research
DALLAS TX USA