To ensure that the ACRM Annual Conference truly delivers cutting-edge research, the Program Committee has issued this second Call for Proposals to present your late-breaking research as a scientific poster.
All proposals/abstracts must be submitted online via the ACRM Annual Conference System according to submission deadlines. To see an outline of the information you will need to enter during the submission process, please download the Proposal Worksheets.
A 275-word abstract must follow one of the two structured abstract formats required for submission of general articles to the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. See the Instructions for Structured Abstracts.
Structured abstracts for Scientific Posters must have these sections:
Systematic/Meta-analytic Reviews must have these sections:
The total length of all sections in the submission must not exceed 275 words. Tables or other graphics are not permitted. Submission must include three to five continuing education learning objectives. This is required whether the abstract is eventually selected for CE/CME or not.
Submission must indicate all participants in the abstract, listing the lead investigator first, followed by all other participants in the order in which they should appear in print. The submitter has the ability to complete all information for each participant, though we recommend that participants log in to the system to complete the information themselves.
Each complete submission received by the published due date will be independently peer-reviewed. There should be no more than ONE presenter identified for Scientific Posters.
Each abstract will be reviewed for the following elements:
1. Scientiﬁc and clinical quality
2. Broad appeal to the interests of the ACRM membership
3. Interdisciplinary nature
4. Timeliness of the topic
5. Contribution to the state-of-the-art of rehabilitation science.
Abstract Publication & Poster Awards
All abstracts of accepted posters will be published in the online pages of the ACRM journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, November issue, where they will be fully searchable and citable. Archives is the most-cited journal in rehabilitation.
Late-breaking posters will not have the opportunity to be considered for the ACRM Poster Awards.
The 2022 Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice. ACRM is especially interested in the following content topics:
Proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature, or include international or early career presenters are encouraged!
Avoidance of Commercialism
All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising will be prohibited. This includes pervasive and inappropriate use of logos. No advertising matter of any kind may be distributed. No material may be displayed that in any way directly promotes the commercial interest of any company or enterprise, or of the author(s)/presenter(s). If the cost of presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating support and identifying the particular source should be included (e.g., “The support of [name of corporation/institute] for this project is gratefully acknowledged.”) Statements made in presentations are the sole responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s). Any statement made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal stance or position taken on any product, subject, or issue by ACRM.
At the time of online submission, submitters must provide complete contact information (e.g., name, credentials, title, institution, mailing address, email, and phone) for all authors/presenters associated with the submission. Further, all submitters, authors, and presenters must submit a current CV or resume and electronically sign a continuing education (CE) agreement and disclosure form. Failure to do so prevents acceptance of a submission. An electronic copy of presentations must be held on ﬁle with ACRM.
Conference Attendance and Presenter Expenses
Presenters for all accepted proposals are required to register for the conference and are fully responsible for all of their expenses related to the conference (e.g., registration, airfare, hotel, meals).