Preconference Seminar: Enhancing Outcome Measurement in Rehabilitation Settings

The RRTC on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes is offering a one-day seminar in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine on October 20th in Montreal:

The symposium serves as a pre-course to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Joint Educational Conference, though individuals may register separately for the outcomes conference at a reduced rate through August 31.

This symposium builds on feedback from members of the Outcome Measurement Networking Group during the 2009 ACRM-ASNR annual meeting. High priorities for the Networking Group members were to (1) learn about the NIH Assessment Center, (2) continue discussions of participation measurement, and to (3) address outcome measurement needs of clinicians.  This program proposal addresses these distinct needs in an integrated program focused on advances in outcome measurement.

Specifically, this symposium aims to:

(1)   Describe the features of the NIH Assessment CenterSM, a dynamic application that allows researchers to centralize instrument development, study administration, data management, and storage of statistical analysis results.

(2)   Define methods and instruments to measure community participation and meaningful environments for participation.

(3)   Evaluate clinicians’ outcome assessment needs and methods to fulfill their instrumentation needs.

Registration is available online at http://www.acrm.org/annual_conference/.  Before August 31, the cost of this symposium is $125 for ACRM or ASNR Members, $175 for non-members, and $55 for students.

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