2018 Call for Abstracts!

The deadline for abstract submission is April 16, 2018.

The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association invites you to submit abstracts and posters for our 16th Annual Educational Conference & Expo! AMRPA's two-and-a-half days of educational programs increase the productivity of inpatient medical rehabilitation hospitals and help facilitate better care for the patients who are served at these facilities throughout the United States.



The AMRPA Education Committee has created the following tracks and track descriptions for the 2018 Fall Educational Conference & Expo. They have been carefully chosen to address the education gap of medical rehabilitation providers, updates and changes in the field, and topics identified from the 2017 overall and session conference evaluations.


Business Operations and Leadership Development

  • Productivity, LOS / Cost Management, Team Building, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Sucession and Strategic Planning, Program Development.

Clinical Care Delivery: A Team Approach

  • Safety, Quality, Clinical Best Practices (including Innovative Therapies and Nursing Techniques), Medication Management, Wound Care, Infection Control, Pressure Injury Prevention, Fall Prevention

Regulatory, Legislative, and Accreditation Matters

  • Documentation of Medical Necessity, RAC Audit, 60% Rule Compliance Issues, Joint Commission, CARF Prep, Regulatory / Legislative Updates, Hot Button Issues

Marketing and Relationship Management

  • Census Building, Referral Development, Breaking Down Barriers to Admission, Transition of Care, Customer Service / Satisfaction, Differentiating Acute Rehab from Subacute Care and other Post-Acute Settings, Marketing and Communications Strategies


  • Have a proposal in mind that doesn’t fit into one of the four categories above? Submit your abstract to the “Other” track for consideration. We encourage you to submit any idea or topic that you feel would be of value to our conference attendees.



All poster submissions must include an abstract of no more than 500 words. Abstracts should be written so as to be self-contained and to provide the technical substance required for the Education Committee to evaluate the presentation’s contribution to the medical rehabilitation community. Please use the link above to submit.


What Date
Abstract Portal Opens January 8, 2018
Abstract Portal Closes April 16, 2018
Education Committee Reviews Submissions April 16 - May 14, 2018
Speaker Acceptance Letters Week May 21, 2018



Contact a member of the AMRPA team for questions and assistance!

Responsibilities Name AMRPA Title Email Phone Numbers
Abstract Submission Inquiries Samantha Schwarz Member Services Coordinator sschwarz@amrpa.org 202-207-1132
General Conference Inquiries Rachel Koresky Operations Manager rkoresky@amrpa.org 202-207-1108
Bios, CVs, and Headshots Dan Yi Staff Associate dyi@amrpa.org 202-591-2494
Continuing Education Credits Melanie Hein Education Administrator mhein@amrpa.org 847-686-2325