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  • T2: International Symposium on Measurement of Participation in Rehabilitation Research

T2: International Symposium on Measurement of Participation in Rehabilitation Research

What is the symposium about?

This symposium will examine the construct of participation and its measurement, and nurture the development of an international consortium on the measurement of this important outcome by bringing together leaders in the field and establishing working groups on the key issues of participation measurement: conceptualization, operationalization, environmental influences, and personal characteristics.  This is a pre-meeting symposium to the 2008 ACRM-ASNR Joint Educational Conference.  Click here to view the symposium agenda (PDF).

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Who should attend?

Researchers and clinicians interested in exploring the development and application of participation measures.

What will I learn?

The objectives are to define and discuss the state-of-the-art in the measurement of participation, as well as its utility as an outcome measure for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities who receive rehabilitation services.

Who are the faculty?

Confirmed faculty include:

Rita Bode, Ph.D.
Jennifer Bogner, Ph.D.
Kathy Boschen, Ph.D., CPsych

Margaret Brown, Ph.D.
Alarcos Cieza, Ph.D., MPH
Wendy Coster, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Marcel Dijkers, Ph.D.
Joy Hammel, Ph.D., OTR/L
Allen Heinemann, Ph.D.
TBA, CDC officer
Susan Magasi, Ph.D., OTR
Trudy Mallinson, Ph.D., OTR/L, NZROT
Tim Muzzio, Ph.D.
Luc Noreau, Ph.D.

Harley Nott
Marcel Post, Ph.D.
Carolyn Schwartz, ScD
David Tulsky, Ph.D.
Gale Whiteneck, Ph.D.

When and where is the symposium?

Tuesday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Delta Chelsea Hotel

How do I register?

Registration is closed. For more information about this symposium, please contact Allen Heinemann at 312-238-2802 or

Who is sponsoring the sysmposium?

Funding is provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Service , and the PVA Education Foundation .