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Kathy Hinderer
02-25-1997, 10:30 PM
Announcing the 74th Annual Conference of the
AMERICAN CONGRESS OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE

**********CALL FOR ABSTRACTS**********
Two categories for poster and platform abstract submissions:
Research & Theory and Innovative Practice
Abstract deadline: April 4, 1997
(Non-ACRM members are welcome to submit abstracts)

********** Conference Theme **********
REHABILITATION OUTCOMES FOR EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT CLINICAL CARE:
Knowing It, Proving It, and Getting Reimbursed for It!

CONFERENCE LOCATION AND DATES:
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
September 12 to 14, 1997
(Pre-conference courses Sept. 11th)

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

* Conference programming will emphasize the application of outcome
measurement for three tracks: Clinical, Research, and Management.

* The key note address, followed by an interactive panel discussion
of experts in rehabilitation and third party payers will highlight
the importance and realities of outcome measures for documenting
the efficacy of treatment in today's managed health care environment.
The conference sessions will emphasize practical strategies for
maintaining clinical excellence and documenting outcomes, given
the constraints of managed care.

* Leading experts in rehabilitation will be presenting on a variety of
topics, including: Evidenced-based medicine--Applications in
rehabilitation, Science is fine, but what do outcomes mean?, Outcomes
of performance measurements by CARF, NCQA, & JCAHO, Assessing process
in relation to outcomes, Predicting outcomes as a case management tool,
Interpreting ordinal measurement scales, Quality of life measurement,
Single-case methods for accountability and evaluation, Measuring
patient recovery across the continuum, Performance indicators for
rehabilitation programs, Case management, Functional outcome measures,
Consumer perspective on outcome measurement, Outcomes for TBI and
stroke, Outcome measures in pediatric rehabilitation, Assessment
of human muscle performance, Postural assessment and implications
for intervention, Maintaining clinical excellence during the
managed care cultural transformation, and Today's rehabilitation
continuum: Clinical, financial, and outcome considerations.

* Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group programs, discussion sessions,
and research forums (TBI, Measurement, Pediatrics, Pain, Lymphedema,
MS, Ethics, Sexuality, Spirituality). Opportunities for networking
with interdisciplinary specialists in your area(s) of interest.

* Interactive learning exhibits to obtain first hand experience with
state of the art rehabilitation technology.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: RESEARCH PLATFORMS AND POSTERS

* Share your research and innovative clinical practice & management
ideas in this interdisciplinary forum.

* Two categories for submission of posters & platform presentations:
Research & Theory and Innovative Practice abstracts.

* Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

* Guidelines for submission of abstracts are available on the
ACRM website . See below for additional
contact information for ACRM.

* Deadline for submission of abstracts is APRIL 4, 1997.

ACRM MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Consider joining this dynamic interdisciplinary organization for
rehabilitation professionals. Membership dues are $150/year
(dues are somewhat higher if your income exceeds $50,000/year)
Student membership $40/year, Corresponding member outside of US
$160/year. Members in all membership categories receive the
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation monthly journal,
Rehabilitation Outlook newsletter, and membership in
Interdisciplinary Special Interest Groups of your choice.

ACRM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of ACRM is to "promote the development of
multidisciplinary leadership and practice innovation for
efficacious rehabilitation management of chronic disease and
disability across the life span." ACRM membership is comprised of
a wide variety of health care professionals who provide care for
individuals with disabilities (rehabilitation specialists &
related disciplines), as well as researchers from rehabilitation and
related fields who investigate issues of importance for
individuals with disabilities. Consequently, ACRM is a dynamic,
interdisciplinary organization which promotes interaction and the
exchange of information between a wide variety of professionals
and researchers who are interested in promoting efficacious
management of individuals with disabilities.

ACRM CONTACT INFORMATION:
For abstract submission, membership, registration, and conference information:
AMERICAN CONGRESS OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Phone: (847) 375-4725 Fax: (847) 375-4777
Home page: http//www.acrm.org/
Email: info@acrm.org

1997 ACRM PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Steve Hinderer, MD, MS, PT
Medical Director of Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Wayne State University
Phone: (313) 745-9733 Fax (313) 745-1063
E-mail: hinderer@umich.edu (c/o Kathy Hinderer)

The conference promises to be a dynamic, exciting forum for an interactive
exchange of clinical and scientific information with leading experts in
rehabilitation and related fields. We hope to see you at the conference!

With Kind Regards,
Kathy Hinderer, MS, MPT, PT
ACRM Program Committee Member
Doctoral Student, Center for Human Motor Research
Department of Movement Science, Division of Kinesiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~hinderer/
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