ACRM (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine) announced today that this year’s annual conference “Progress in Rehabilitation Research” held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is the best attended and largest ever in the organization’s 89 year history.
Online PR News – 06-October-2012 – RESTON, VA – ACRM (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine) announced today that this year’s annual conference “Progress in Rehabilitation Research” held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada October 9th through the 13th will be the best attended and largest ever in the organization’s 89 year history.
“ACRM's conference continues to grow every year, fueled by excellent scientific content and the opportunity to network with current and future leaders of the rehabilitation field. Vancouver has already broken past attendance records and all indications are that it will be our most successful conference yet,” says Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM, who is the organization’s president, as well as Director of Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation in New York City.
“Progress in Rehabilitation Research” is the premier rehabilitation conference for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration. Our global community of rehabilitation professionals is coming together for outstanding educational content presented by today’s top researchers and clinicians. This conference is where cutting-edge research and technology will meet clinical practice to improve the quality of life for people with disabling conditions, such as traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury and neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and pain.
Tremendous Opportunities for Seasoned Professionals, Those Early in Their Careers, and Students
This year’s program is jam-packed with opportunities for education, networking and collaboration.
• Choose from 14 pre- and post-conference half-day Instructional Courses for in-depth focus on special interest topics.
• The highly recommended Early Career Development Course will focus on grantsmanship and is a must for early-career researchers.
• More than 45 symposia and prestigious lectureships will help you explore emerging technologies, innovative research, changing healthcare legislation, and evidence-based practice in rehabilitation.
• Susan Harkema, PhD presenting “Neuromodulation of Spinal Circuitry for Recovery after Neurologic Injury”.
• Two outstanding plenary sessions will be offered, featuring:
- The spinal cord injury research of Andrei Krassioukov MD, PhD, FRCPC; Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD, FRCSC and Andrea Townson, MD, FRCPC from the University of British Columbia and the ICORD research; and
- Lara Boyd, MPT, PhD and Michael Borich, PhD from the University of British Columbia and Teresa Kimberley, PhD, PT from the University of Minnesota, who will present their research on how brain imaging and stimulation can inform rehabilitation.
• View 180+ scientific posters.
• Visit the exhibit hall for the latest in rehabilitation equipment and services.
• Earn CMEs /CEUs – available in NINE disciplines.
Nowhere else will you find the global influence and energy of this dynamic community made up of like-minded colleagues from every career stage who are committed to making a difference in the lives of those with disabilities.
About ACRM | AMERICAN CONGRESS OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
ACRM serves a global community of researchers and clinicians striving to deliver evidence-based rehabilitation interventions to people with disabling conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis. ACRM is committed to the dissemination of research and educating providers while supporting advocacy efforts to ensure adequate public funding of research endeavors.