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Featured Sessions

The Program Committee has created exciting Featured Sessions for this year, offering a choice between two highly sought-after topics.

Aspiring to International Best Practice: Practical, Functional and Cultural Perspectives

 

Presenter(s)

  • Philip A. Morse, PhD, FACRM

    Teacher/mentor, Psychologist
    Semi-retired
    Portland, Maine, United States

     

The gaps between the implementation of evidenced best-practice models of rehabilitation care in high-income (HIC) vs. middle-/low-income (MLIC) countries are well documented. However, both HIC and MLIC have different Challenges and Barriers for successful implementation of quality care. These challenges and barriers are even greater in rural and urban settings without high-quality medical/professional resources.  This presentation will contrast “top-down” vs. “bottom-up” approaches to developing best-practice models of rehabilitation driven by what is practicalfunctional and culturally appropriate for the person and family served. The presenter’s work in New Zealand and China will provide a framework for developing best-practice “bottom-up” approaches for individuals, communities and cultures. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to list 3 Challenges/Barriers in the Implementation of Evidence-Based Rehabilitation in High-Income Countries.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to list 3 Challenges/Barriers in the Implementation of Evidence-Based Rehabilitation in Middle- & Low-Income Countries.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how the Rehabilitation of Functional Needs is constrained by the importance of other domains in the Whole Person’s life.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how Cultural factors play a key role in developing best-practice rehabilitation models.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the difference between a top-down vs. a bottom-up approach to implementing best-practice rehabilitation.

Federal and PCORI Funding Opportunities & Initiatives for Rehabilitation

Presenter(s)

  • Patricia A. Dorn, PhD

    Director, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Department of Veterans Affairs Washington, District of Columbia, United States

  • Theresa Hayes Cruz, PhD

    Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

  • Carly Parry, PhD, MSW

    Senior Advisor Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Washington, District of Columbia, United States

  • Christopher T. Steele, CDR

    Director, Military Operational Medicine Research Program USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (USA)

  • Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, PhD

    Director National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Join the leadership of the federal agencies and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute who fund rehabilitation research for an overview of their programs, funding opportunities, and special initiatives. Learn about resources that can support research initiatives in various conditions. Discover training opportunities, fellowship awards, and other resources to help early career investigators begin their research career. Get an inside look at the collaborative efforts between the agencies and give your feedback on where additional collaboration can spur the science supporting rehabilitation efforts across multiple disciplines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different missions and funding priorities of the respective federal agencies involved in funding rehabilitation research.
  • Describe funding opportunities in areas relevant to their areas of research
  • Recognize the methods by which funding agencies collaborate to advance scientific discoveries related to rehabilitation.