ACRM 93rd Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research #PIRR2016 // 30 OCT - 4 NOV 2016 // CHICAGO IL USA

To begin your submission process

1) Create Your Profile: use the LOGIN button (to the right of the WELCOME button in the horizontal navigation bar above). NOTE: This is a new submission system requiring everyone to create a new profile, even if you have previously submitted to ACRM. 

  • Click on "New User? Click Here" to create your profile (located in the red Login button, next to "Forgot Password".) Create your profile including your bio and photo. 

2) Click the SUBMISSIONS button (the SUBMISSIONS button will appear to the right of the MY PROFILE button above once you are logged in) to continue the process.

We strive to make this process simple. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at or call 703.435.5335. Please check out these documents: ACRM Submissions Tutorial and Submissions FAQ.


The following information is required for each presenter named in the proposal you wish to submit.

  • CV or Resume
  • Professional Address
  • Education
  • Brief Biography
  • Affiliations
  • Photo (for marketing purposes)
  • Presenter Disclosure Statements*

*You can find the Presenter Disclosures here. Please note that all responses will be entered within the abstract management system and the guide is only to help gather all necessary information needed to submit.


Instructional Courses: 22 FEB 2016*
Symposia: 22 FEB 2016*
Scientific Papers & Posters: 11 APRIL 2016*

*Please submit content at any time for consideration. LATE-BREAKING research is always welcome. 

If you have problems submitting your proposal or making the deadline, please contact Maegan Rice, or call +1.703.435.5335.


  • BUILD Your CV
  • GET PUBLISHED - All accepted oral and poster presentation of scientific papers are published (and fully searchable and citable) in the online version of the archives
  • PRESENT your research to a huge INTERNATIONAL audience
  • CONNECT with colleagues who share your research interests
  • Gain RECOGNITION as an expert in your topic of research and as an ACRM member
  • NETWORK... with POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, mentors, collaborators, and funders
  • AWARDS potential - become eligible to receive prestigious ACRM Awards for outstanding posters
  • DISCOVER - NEW AND LIKE-MINDED RESEARCH. The ACRM Conference attracts the most passionate interprofessional mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world
  • SHARE research, engage, collaborate and dive deep into topics at the ACRM Annual Conference


Rehabilitation professionals or team who:
  • Wish to disseminate quality research to an interprofessional audience
  • Offer translational research to inform evidence-based practice
  • Include early career and/or international speakers
  • Wish to present topics with an interdisciplinary focus