[Rasch] FW: Post-Acute Care Symposium - CALL FOR POSTERS

Stephanou, Andrew Stephanou at acer.edu.au
Thu Nov 2 10:18:29 EST 2006


From: Allen Heinemann [mailto:a-heinemann at northwestern.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:04 PM
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Subject: Post-Acute Care Symposium - CALL FOR POSTERS 


The goal of this symposium is to define, describe and develop issues
related to access to, organization and outcomes as well as cost
effectiveness of post-acute care rehabilitation services. This symposium
will also seek to establish priorities for future research in this area.
The conference is designed to help formulate a research and policy
agenda and to stimulate policy discussions, to engage stakeholders in
policy decisions, and to provide an evidence base for rational policy
making. Medical rehabilitation providers, payers, policy makers,
researchers, and consumer representatives will attend this research
symposium. The Symposium is hosted by NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and
Effectiveness, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers
Association, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the
Association of Academic Physiatrists, the Foundation for Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Hospital Association, APEC,
HealthSouth, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Kessler Institute for
Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, the
Federation of American Hospitals, eRehabData and UDSmr.

We are soliciting proposals for poster presentations describing original
work (completed or in progress) in any area in the field of medical
rehabilitation and post-acute care, including health services research,
policy and economics research and health economics as related to medical
rehabilitation post-acute care.


Abstract Guidelines: Submissions should be written as a structured
abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts should be self-contained
and provide the technical substance required for the program committee
to evaluate the poster's contribution to the post-acute care and
rehabilitation knowledge base. Poster presenters should follow the
"Instructions for structured abstracts" of the Archives of Physical
Medi-cine and Rehabilitation for reports of original data, available at
horinstructions> . Use these headings to structure your abstract:
Objective, Design, Setting, Patients (or Other Participants),
Interventions (if any), Main Outcome Measure(s), Results, Conclusions,
and Key Words. Presentations of work-in-progress may omit Results and
Conclusions, and would not draw conclusions based on anticipated data.
Provide a poster title, full name of author(s), affiliation(s), and
contact information (mailing address, telephone numbers and e-mail
address) for the presenter. More than one abstract may be submitted,
though only the top-rated poster from each applicant may be selected if
space limits our ability to accept all highly rated posters. Abstracts
must be submitted via e-mail to Kendall Stagg (kstagg at ric.org
<http://www.foundationpmr.org/researchsummit> ). Please specify to which
of the four conference tracks your submission is most related: (1)
measurement of rehabilitation variables and the methods to collect and
analyze this information, (2) access to post-acute rehabilitation care,
(3) quality and quantity of services across post acute care settings,
and (4) effectiveness of post-acute rehabilitation services.

Deadlines: Abstract submission - November 20, 2006. Acceptance
notification - December 11, 2006

Evaluation Process: Poster abstracts will be evaluated for originality,
significance, clarity, soundness, and relevance to the field of
post-acute rehabilitation.

Presenter Expectations: The posters will be on display throughout the
conference; at least one author must be present during the scheduled
breaks; the posters will be on display throughout the conference.

Presenter Information: Upon acceptance, authors will be notified of the
dimensions of poster boards.

Conference Registration: Poster presenters are expected to register for
the conference. On-line registration information can be found at

Questions? Call 217/753-1190 and speak to Amy Cheatham.



Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (Rp), FACRM

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

  Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

345 East Superior Street

Chicago, IL  60611-2654 USA

+1.312.238.2802 (v) +1.312.238.2383 (f)

a-heinemann at northwestern.edu <mailto:*a-heinemann at northwestern.edu> 


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