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Attending & Registration

Can I attend community group meetings and join community groups?

Yes, they are included with your registration. See the schedule of meetings >>

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How do I register?

Please visit the Conference Registration page here to register online and learn about other registration options.

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Who can I contact to help me with registration?

Please contact Member Services for assistance. +1.703.435.5335.

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Is there a downloadable printable registration form?

Yes! You can download the printable registration form here.

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What is the WORLD PASS?

The WORLD PASS is the *best value* registration option that allows access to ALL 6 days of content. For more information, visit the WORLD PASS comparison page here.

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Do you offer group discounts?

Yes! ACRM offers customized group rates to help your organization provide access to ACRM programming to your whole team. Contact Member Services or call +1.703.435.5335.

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Do you offer discounted rates for students and early career professionals?

Yes! Students, residents, fellows, and professionals who completed their training within the past five years are eligible for substantial savings.

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How do I register as media/press and obtain press credentials?

Please contact Member Services for assistance, or call +1.703.435.5335 for assistance.

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Do you have resources for someone trying to make a case for going to your conference?

Yes, check out this resource for help.

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How do I convince my boss to help me attend ACRM?

Check this out — we made this web page for you.

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Who will attend the ACRM Annual Conference?

A wide variety of titles attend the ACRM Annual Conference — the attendee make-up includes a wonderful mix of leading researchers, clinicians, hospital administrators, industry influencers and passionate patients and caregivers. Anyone and everyone interested in the latest and greatest rehabilitation research should attend ACRM. Here are some general titles that we see most often:

  • Administrators
  • Athletic trainers
  • Bioengineers
  • Biomechanists
  • Case Managers
  • Caregivers
  • Clinical Epidemiologists
  • Clinical researchers
  • Family members
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Professors/Teachers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • Rehabilitation/academic researchers
  • School Administrators
  • School Nurses
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Student/postdoctoral Fellows
  • Teachers
  • All rehabilitation professionals who need to know about cutting-edge research and the very latest in evidence-based practice.

See a full list of titles of past attendees >>

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Where can I find the ACRM cancellation policy?

You can view the cancellation policy here, on the Terms & Conditions page.

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Are any meals included with my registration?

Registration includes coffee breaks and opening and closing receptions, which include appetizers and drinks. (ACRM Awards Dinner & Gala is sold separately at time of registration.)

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CME/CEU

How many educational credits can I earn at ACRM?

400+ contact hours are available. Registered attendees may access & earn credit hours from recorded content through February 2023. More about continuing education credits is available here.

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How do I apply for and receive educational credits?

Using your LOGIN, the steps are straight-forward in the online portal

Once the conference is underway, to claim your CME/CEUs complete the following steps:

1. Click on the link in the Online Program that says CLAIM YOUR CME/CEUsNOTE: this link will appear *after* the conference begins 24 Sept.
Then click on the link: “Select Sessions Attended and Complete Your Evaluation Questions.” Evaluate the sessions you have attended.
2. When you have completed viewing sessions, click on the link “Complete Post Conference Assessment Questions” and then take the post-conference assessment.
3. When you have completed the assessment, click the link “Complete Overall Conference Evaluation” and complete the overall conference evaluation.
4. Click on the link “Provide Additional Certificate Information”. In this section, you will add your credentials, your license number, and state (if required for your certificate), and choose the type of certificate(s) you wish to claim.
4a. If you wish to claim ASHA CEUs, please download the participant form, complete it, and email to certificates@acrm.org. Your certificate will be emailed to you.
5. Click on the link Download/Print Certificate.

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Conference

Will the conference be recorded?

Yes, Instructional Course and Symposia presenters will make best efforts to record all of their content, however, we make no guarantees on which courses will be recorded nor of their quality.

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How long may I access the recorded sessions?

Registered attendees can access the content for which they registered after the event — through February 2023. For example, if you register for one instructional course, you may access the recording for that course through February 2023.

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Will handouts / slides be provided?

Yes — for the most part. Handouts / slides, from the presenters who wish to provide them, are included in the cost of registration. Please note, some presenters elect not to have their slides available to attendees.

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Where can I find a glossary of ACRM terms?

A Glossary of Terms is available here.

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Can I see what sessions will be presented before I arrive on site?

Yes. The Program for the ACRM Annual Conference is posted online as soon as it is finalized.

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Contact ACRM

Who can I contact about advertising in the 2022 Online Program?

For advertising, please contact threesixtyfive@acrm.org, or call +1.703.435.5335.

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Who can I contact to help me with registration?

Please contact Member Services for assistance. +1.703.435.5335.

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I have a question not listed here. Who can I ask?

For registration questions:
please contact Membership Services, or call +1.703.435.5335.

For speaker questions:
please contact meetings@ACRM.org or call +1.703.435.5335.

For submission / call for proposals questions:
please contact meetings@ACRM.org or call +1.703.435.5335

For all other questions, please use this this form to get in touch with us.

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COVID-19

What are the COVID-19 Requirements for the Conference?

Please see the Health & Safety page here for the latest COVID-19 information.

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Can I wear a mask at the Conference if masks are no longer required?

Yes. The City of Chicago no longer requires masking for indoor events, but voluntary masking at any and all Conference activities is welcomed if desired.

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Hotel

Does ACRM have hotel rooms available for conference attendees?

Yes, ACRM reserves blocks of rooms for conference attendees each year at the headquarters hotel. Learn more about how to reserve a room at the ACRM discounted rate on the Venue page of the Annual Conference website.

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How do I book my Hotel room at the Hilton

To book your room at the Chicago Hilton by Phone, call: +1.855.786.4716. Use code ACRM22 for the ACRM discounted rate. For the Government rate, use code ACMG.

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What is the cost of the Hilton hotel room?

ACRM discounted hotel rate information for conference attendees is available on the Venue page here.

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Are there any restaurants at the hotel?

Yes, there are restaurants at the hotel. A list of onsite and nearby restaurants is available on the Venue page here.

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I would like to stay a few extra days after the Conference. Can the ACRM discount be applied for those days?

Yes. The ACRM group rate is available up to 3 days before and 3 days after the Conference, based on availability at time of booking. Please be sure to use the ACRM group code for the discounted rate.

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Presenters

Is it too late to submit my proposal?

Please check the Call for Proposals web page for the latest information on proposal deadlines.

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Does my presentation need to be reviewed and approved as a continuing education activity prior to pre-recording?

Yes. Before you can pre-record your presentation, you must upload your slide presentation using the CE Compliance Slides to disclose any conflicts of interest. This review may take up to 4 days and you will be notified when your presentation is approved. At that time, you will return to the Presenter Portal to record an audio file of your presentation synchronized to your slides.

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Do I need to include the slides of my co-presenters when I upload my final presentation?

Each presenter will upload only the slides and disclosures for their own part of the presentation.

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What platform will I use to pre-record my presentation?

Most presentations will be pre-recorded from the Presenter Portal (Coming Soon) or Poster Portal (Coming Soon) by recording an audio file as you advance through your slides, so that your voice and slides are perfectly synchronized. If you wish, you may also record a video of yourself that will pop-up as attendees view your presentation.

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Can I provide handouts or worksheets to the attendees of my session?

Yes. “Upload Your Handouts” is an optional task in your Presenter Portal. You can also use this task to upload a worksheet that attendees can download and complete when directed to do so during your presentation.

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How soon can I pre-record my Paper, Poster, Instructional Course, Symposia, Special Symposia and/or Plenary session?

You may begin the pre-recording process today by logging into your Presenter Portal or Poster Portal.

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Are all presenters required to register for the conference?

Yes. All presenters are required to register for the Conference. The WORLD PASS is still the best value for those who wish to participate in pre-conference Instructional Courses in addition to the Core Conference and earn the maximum number of CME/CEUs possible. Single-day registration is also available.

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What are the benefits to being an ACRM Presenter?

Please take a look at Presenter Benefits here.

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Is it possible to record my session before registering for the conference?

Yes! Please record your session as soon as possible.

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How do I upload my presentation?

Log into the Presenter Portal or Poster Portal using the access key you used to upload your submission. Click on the “Upload Presentation” task and an upload feature will appear. You can upload in PDF or PPT format.

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How will recording be done when there are multiple presenters?

From your Presenter Portal, you may each pre-record an audio file synchronized to the slides for your part of the presentation. Attendees will view your presentations sequentially. If your presenters need to interact with each other or a panel of experts for the presentation, you may choose to video record your presentation instead, using a screen-share program, such as Zoom or GoToWebinar.

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When I record my presentation, does it have to be perfect the first time? Can I record more than one take?

No, your recorded presentation does not have to be perfect the first time. Yes, you can record more than once!  Actually, you may have as many takes as you need to get it just the way you want it.

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Will we be able to present slides that contain copyrighted information and/or patient information that is de-identified?

Yes!  So long as you have secured the proper permissions and releases, you will be able to present VIRTUALLY as you would normally present at a conference.

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When I pre-record my session, may I invite others to serve as an audience, ask questions and offer reactions, such as laughter and acclimation?

Yes!  We strongly encourage you to invite your colleagues to provide an audience. And, NO, they do not need to pay or register in order to join your recording session. And YES, it is completely fine to provide your audience with prepared questions in advance.

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Will 4-hour and 8-hour Pre-Conference Instructional Courses be recorded?

Yes. Instructional Courses are a popular and important part of the annual conference and we plan to record them along with the rest of the program. If you have specific needs or concerns about adjusting your presentation to a recorded format, please schedule a meeting with ACRM staff to explore your options. We will do all we can to address your unique situation.

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Can I make changes to my presentation after it has been uploaded?

Yes! Minor changes can be made until date coming soon.

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I logged into the Presenter Portal, but I don’t see my posters listed with my other presentations. Where are they?

ACRM uses two separate portals to manage presentations. The Presenter Portal (Coming Soon) is where you manage your symposia, instructional course and/or paper presentations. The Poster Portal (Coming Soon) is where you manage your posters. Your personal login credentials are the same for both portals. If you have lost your password/access key and need assistance, please contact us at speakers@ACRM.org.

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I logged into the Presenter Portal, but I cannot make changes to the body of my abstract. Am I permitted to make minor changes?

Yes. Please contact us at speakers@ACRM.org for assistance.

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If one of my presenters is unable to attend the conference. Can I invite a knowledgeable substitute presenter?

Yes, ACRM will be happy to make presenter substitutions. Contact us at speakers@ACRM.org with the name, credentials (degrees), email address and role of the substitute (presenter, moderator, panelist) you wish to add to the presentation.

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Can I have an extension for uploading my poster presentation?

Maybe.  Please contact Maegan Criscione at meetings@acrm.org to request an extension and we will certainly accommodate you if we can.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Who can I contact about advertising in the 2022 Online Program?

For advertising, please contact threesixtyfive@acrm.org, or call +1.703.435.5335.

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Where can I get information about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities?

Information for sponsors and exhibitors may be found here or you may contact threesixtyfive@acrm.org or call +1.703.435.5335.

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