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Why Attend

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Come for the collaboration. ACRM’s in-person meetings are critical events for forming collaborations on new research and papers 
  • Come because this critical work just cannot stop. Rehabilitation research and the SCIENCE is needed now, more than ever
  • Learn the latest rehabilitation research translated for clinical practice
  • Networking, Networking, Networking!
  • CME / CEUs – Earn continuing education credits in your choice of 13 disciplines – up to 800+ CME/CEUs available – the most in the world
  • Meet potential employers, collaborators, mentors & funders
  • Interdisciplinary exchange – clinicians informing research > researchers informing clinical practice
  • Evidence-based, non-stop content for 36 focus areas – it’s like 36 conferences under one roof
  • Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Arts & Neuroscience
  • Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation
  • Behavioral Health Sciences
  • Big Data
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Caregiver Needs
  • Clinical Practice
  • Complementary, Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine
  • COVID-19 and Long COVID (Post-Acute Sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection, PASC)
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Early Mobilization & Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit Rehabilitation
  • Ethics
  • Health Services Research
  • International
  • Leadership
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Limb Care
  • Measurement
  • Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Neurodegenerative disease (e.g., MS, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System
  • Skin Management
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Technology (e.g., robotics, assistive technology)
  • Telehealth
  • Trauma
  • Writing Grants & Getting Funded
  • PLUS cross-cutting topics spanning multiple focus areas

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Cutting Edge Research

  • The latest research at the world’s LARGEST conference for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research
  • Learn about cutting-edge RESEARCH and innovative TECHNOLOGY you need in your practice
  • Stay current with emerging EVIDENCE-BASED practices


  • NETWORK with rehabilitation colleagues from around the world
    • ACRM has hosted attendees from 60+ countries
  • Engage in INTERDISCIPLINARY exchange
  • Meet the editors of the ACRM scientific journal, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationthe most cited journal in rehabilitation
  • Meet potential COLLABORATORS, mentors, and funders

Evidence-Based Practice

  • Meet today’s leading RESEARCHERS working in your specialty area
  • Hear about EMERGING translational research to improve rehabilitation outcomes
  • Learn the latest in EVIDENCE-BASED practice

Get Involved, be inspired

  • Catch the ENERGY of discovery
  • Engage with HIGH-CALIBER researchers and clinicians
  • Attend ACRM Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group and Networking Group meetings and get involved
  • You are needed at ACRM
    • There are dozens of ACRM Community Group Meetings 
    • Register & attend

Advance Your Research Career

  • Gain KNOWLEDGE you need in your research or clinical practice
  • Meet potential COLLABORATORS, mentors and funders
  • EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE to set your career on the right track
  • Dig deep into special interest areas with half-day INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES
  • Hear about changes in legislation and health care policy affecting funding opportunities
  • Outstanding educational QUALITY
  • Earn CONTINUING EDUCATION credits in your choice of 13 disciplines with up to 400+ available — more than any other conference in the world. Also, a Certificate of Attendance is available to all registered attendees indicating the number of education credits earned. This form may be submitted to organizations or professional accrediting bodies as proof of attendance

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