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Plenary Sessions

The ACRM Program Committee is pleased to announce the Plenary Presenters for #ACRM2023 

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These dynamic speakers will open each day of the CORE
conference with hot topics of interest for all attendees.


Anjali Forber-Pratt, PhD

Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research,

Plenary I

Disability Inclusivity & Representation in Rehabilitation Research

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Mark Ashley, ScD, CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST

Founder and CEO,
Centre for Neuroskills

Plenary II

The History, Efficacy, and Potential of Post-Acute Community-Based Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury

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Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

Vice President, Research and Innovation; Director of Crawford Research Institute; Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research, Shepherd Center

Plenary III

Patient, Clinician & Other Insightful Partners: Working Together to Move Rehabilitation Medicine Forward

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Lisa Vanhoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAPT

Clinical Professor, Baylor University

Plenary IV

Overcoming DEI Fatigue in Rehabilitation Medicine and Research