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Conference Program now online
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Just in time for earliest Early Bird Registration savings, the ACRM 90th Annual Conference Program is now available online. Now offering nonstop content in five diagnostic areas — more than 70 symposia and award winner lectures — with even more coming next month. Review the program, then hurry to register by midnight on 31 May to save up to $600 off registration. Early-early bird registration savings end Friday, 31 May.
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New deputy editor for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Effective 1 May, Dr. Helen Hoenig, MD, MPH, was appointed deputy editor of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hoenig will support Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, and Allen Heinemann, PhD, who became editors-in-chief of the journal in January.
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Special thanks to our sponsors
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Event More Information
    31 May Early-Early Bird rate conference registration deadline Register
    1 June Nomination deadline for ACRM Fellows Information
    12-16 November ACRM Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Orlando, FL Register



    TRENDING ARTICLES
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        New procedure relieves concussion-related headaches (WTOP-FM)
    Opening Plenary features advances in technology for neurorehabilitation (ACRM)
    Young stroke victim recovers with help from new electrical stimulation technology (Fox News)
    Walking performance and muscle strength in the later stage poststroke: A nonlinear relationship (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
    2013 Report to Membership: Five Extraordinary Years (ACRM)

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    INSIDE THE ARCHIVES


    Wheelchair skills training to improve confidence with using a manual wheelchair among older adults: A pilot study
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    A pilot study was conducted to examine the effects of wheelchair skills training on confidence in older adults who are inexperienced wheelchair users. Results showed that two one-hour wheelchair skills training program sessions improve confidence with using a manual wheelchair among older adults who are inexperienced wheelchair users.
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    Effects of mirror therapy on motor and sensory recovery in chronic stroke: A randomized controlled trial
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    A trial was conducted to compare the effects of mirror therapy (MT) versus control treatment (CT) on movement performance, motor control, sensory recovery and performance of activities of daily living in people with chronic stroke. Results showed that the application of MT after stroke might result in beneficial effects on movement performance, motor control and temperature sense but may not translate into daily functions in the population with chronic stroke.
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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    Advanced rehabilitation research training for occupational and physical therapists
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    UTMB, USC and UF have funding for scholars to train in the Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program. The program provides scholars with the skills and research experience necessary to become independent investigators and future academic and scientific leaders in their professions. Details including eligibility and the application process are available.
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    California company's unique device allows ALS sufferers to commuicate using their thoughts
    KXTV-TV
    VideoBriefA major breakthrough from a La Jolla, Calif., company will allow anyone to communicate using their thoughts, including those who unable to speak. Using a special algorithm, NeuroVigil founder Philip Low has been mapping brain wave patterns that correspond with certain thoughts. The question: Could a computer read those patterns and translate those thoughts? The answer is yes.
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    Conference Program now online
    ACRM
    Just in time for earliest Early Bird Registration savings, the ACRM 90th Annual Conference Program is now available online. Now offering nonstop content in five diagnostic areas — more than 70 symposia and award winner lectures — with even more coming next month.

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    Opening Plenary features advances in technology for neurorehabilitation
    ACRM
    The Program Committee is pleased to announce this year's opening plenary, The Intersection of Technology and Neurorehabilitation, scheduled to kick off the ACRM 90th Annual Conference on 14 November. Internationally recognized speakers Drs. Michael Boninger, Michael Goldfarb and Frans C.T. van der Helm will discuss advances in brain computer interfaces and rehabilitation robotics and the role of multichannel EEG monitoring in assessing neuroplasticity.

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    New procedure relieves concussion-related headaches
    WTOP-FM
    Dr. Ivan Ducic, director of the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Institute at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, is pioneering what some consider a radical idea to treat post-concussion headaches caused by nerve damage. His approach is a new twist on an existing procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Study: Cooling brain after trauma may curb seizures
    Military Times
    Cooling the brain after a traumatic injury can prevent the development of epileptic seizures in patients later, a breakthrough that offers a potential new treatment for concussion-stricken soldiers, according to an Army official at the forefront of the effort. The study, one of hundreds of research projects funded by the Army on traumatic brain injuries, was published in February in the Annals of Neurology. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made the find using special cooling headsets on patients.
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    1 concussion may change the brain
    By Dorothy L. Tengler
    We all know concussions can have serious consequences, particularly if someone has more than one head injury. However, new research is suggesting even a single concussion may cause lasting brain damage. To those who study concussions, lasting brain damage or problems may not surprising. What is interesting about the study, however, was the evidence of structural changes.
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    Immune system 'holy grail' thought: multiple sclerosis myelin regeneration
    The Examiner
    VideoBrief Australian researchers at Manash University just might have produced the "holy grail" of immune system repair using amphibians with implications that are truly incredible. They went public via publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and, though there has been a small montage of blurbs saying the same thing, no one has brought up the implications it could really have for multiple sclerosis patients. They could very well have found a way to repair the damage that is done to the myelin sheath.
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    Twins' strokes at 26 surprise doctors, cause deemed 'not genetic'
    The Inquisitr
    VideoBriefA set of twins' strokes at 26, just nine months apart, are part of a growing issue involving younger people and strokes doctors say, particularly because the pair did not share a genetic cause. The first of the twins' strokes at 26 occurred last summer, when Kathryn Tucker experienced classic symptoms of a stroke, ones that went initially undiagnosed due to her age. As the women do not possess identical DNA and are fraternal twins, the cause of the strokes was deemed not to be genetic.
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