Continuing Education

AMRPA 2023 Fall Educational Conference & Expo
October 15-18, 2023

Dallas, Texas

AMRPA is applying for continuing education credit from the following accreditors. Credit totals are subject to change pending approval.

  • ACCME - 17.0
  • ANCC - 17.0
  • ACHE - 15.75
  • AOTA  - 1.575
  • TXPT/NYPT - 15.75

The credit count includes:
5.0 CME/CE available for the IRF Boot Camp.


AMRPA conference session evaluations are electronic. After the conference, you will recieve an email with a link to the evaluation system. After you have completed the session evaluations, you will be able to immediately print your CE Certificate. Participants may only claim credit for sessions they have attended in full. The evaluation system automatically calcuates your credit. Use this Attendance log and keep for your records to assist you in completing your evaluation.

For assistance with CE credit, please contact AMRPA Education Manager, Melanie Hein at [email protected]

Participant Notification

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco Joint Accreditation Provider Number: 4008163


ACCME Credit Designation Statement
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Credit Designation Statement 
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 17.0 ANCC contact hours.

All CME activities must adhere to the ACCME’s content validation requirements. If/when any specific recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity are made, they must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. In addition, all CME presentations must avoid commercial bias.  All presenters must use the required disclosure slide that names any financial relationships or discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a medicine or device. 

Health Care Executives:  AMRPA is authorized to award 15.75 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:

  American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. (Course Approval ID# 8195) This live activity is approved for 1.575 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Issues). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Provider #6595.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Healthcare Executives, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Educational Level: Intermediate
Instructional Methods: Lecture in Live Interactive Online Format

Calculating AOTA CEUs

CEUs = contact hours
                 10 hours

Texas State Board of Physical Therapy
This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, approval #77987, for 15.75 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

New York State Board of Physical Therapy
AMRPA has been approved as a registered sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions. Physical Therapy credit for this event is approved for 15.75 clock hours. (1.89 CEU)

Calculate CEUs using the following 2-step formula:
1. Contact Hour = 50 minutes (Thus 1 clock hour would by 60 minutes ÷ 50 minutes = 1.2 contact hours.)
2. CEUs = contact hours ÷ 10 hours

*Participants are responsible for ensuring that their state board will accept credits approved by another state for re-licensure.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply innovative and interdisciplinary strategies to improve patient care, outcomes, and equity in the rehabilitation setting.

  2. Identify key concerns related to regulatory changes, compliance standards, quality reporting and payment trends in IRF utilization.

  3. Discuss the impact of advanced technology in rehabilitation facilities and units, from patient care to regulatory compliance.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed.     

Name Commercial Interest:
Rhonda Abbott Spouse John Abbott employed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals:Employee
Christine Adair NA
Diana Aey NA
Taylor Allen NA
Megan Anderson NA
Maureen Banks NA
Holly Banninga NA
Melissa Banta NA
Kate Beller NA
Todd Bennett NA
Bob Bianchi NA
Jennifer Bledsoe NA
Misty Brady NA
Elisabeth Brisley NA
Roxanne Butterfield NA
JoAnn Cabacungan NA
Terrence Carolan NA
Nancy Christensen Mayer NA
Alison Clarke NA
Ronald Connelly NA
Ammon Coray NA
Allison Corcoran NA
John Costantine NA
Jamie DAusilio NA
Jessica De La Rosa NA
Mary Ellen DeBardeleben Encompass Health:Employee Derick Deweber
Jennifer Dowell NA
Julita Dubrawska NA
Erin Foster NA
Bruce Gans NA
Mary Gates NA
Cara Greenwald NA
Ankit Gulati NA
Susan Hamilton NA
Nicole Harrison NA
Deb Head NA
Caitlin Hebb NA
Robin Hedeman NA
Suzanne Heppel NA
Jamela Hillary-Harris NA
Troy Hillman NA
Deborah Hogue NA
Tyler Huish NA
Caitlin Hutchison NA
Jerelyne Idica NA
Katie Ilch NA
Richard Kathrins NA
Hilary Knecht NA
Julia Lam NA
Chris Lambert NA
Jenny Lankford NA
Jim May NA
Emily Maze NA
Colin McDermott NA
Christina Michajlyszyn NA
Barbara Mohr NA
Vanessa Moran NA
Regina Moriarty NA
Joseph Nahra NA
Lydia Nailor NA
Patricia Needs NA
Tracey Nixon NA
Kristen O'Brien NA
Gale Oates NA
Richard Oliver NA
Kristin Reeves NA
Sydney Richards VMG Health:Employee
Elizabeth Rider NA
Marina Rincon Torroella NA
Emily Rosario NA
Julie Salyers NA
Karen Saunders NA
Shari Scheider NA
Lisa Schmelz NA
Kara Simpson NA
Brandon Smith NA
Jennifer Smith NA
Jane Snecinski NA
David Storto NA
Brandon Taylor NA
Paul Thananopavarn NA
Peter Thomas NA
Julia To Dutka NA
Lindsey Treaster NA
Elizabeth Trumble NA
Kate Turner NA
Vinay Vanodia NA
Christine Vidmosko NA
Lisa Vlamakis NA
Erin Weidner NA
Lisa Werner NA
Jessie Yuhaniak NA
Melanie Hein NA
Ryan Dixon NA



Cancellation Policy                           

Cancellation notices must be sent to in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations received on or before Friday, September 1, 2023 will receive a refund, minus a $200 cancellation fee. After September 1, 2023, a cancellation fee of $300 or 50% of registration paid, whichever is greater, will be charged and any remaining balance refunded. If the registration amount paid is less than or equal to $300, no refund will be given. No refunds will be issued after Monday, October 2, 2023, or for no-shows.

If you require assistance to register for the event, access online content or have any other special accomodations, please inform AMRPA staff at [email protected] so we can best assist you.

Grievance Policy
AMRPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

(1)    Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AMRPA representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
(2)    If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows.
(3)    The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association 529 14th Street NW, Suite 1280, Washington, DC 20045. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

ACCME Requirements

  1.  Information for Learners. Information on needs, expected results, and purpose or objectives will be provided to learners by AMRPA. These will be framed in terms of physician change or health status improvement which is in keeping with our CME mission.
  2. Content Validation. AMRPA expects that all of its CME activities will adhere to the ACCME’s content validation value statements. Specifically, all the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Please contact AMRPA if you do not feel your presentation can meet these standards.
  3. Safeguards against Commercial Bias. AMRPA expects that the content or format of CME activities and related materials will promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. We employ several strategies to ensure the absence of commercial bias and you are integral to their successful implementation.
    1. We will be disclosing to our learners before the activity whether or not you have relevant financial relationships. If, on the basis of the information you provide, we determine that you have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that create a conflict of interest with respect to your role in this activity, together we will determine and document a strategy or strategies to resolve that conflict of interest.
    2. We also remind you that CME must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If your CME educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies should be used where available, not just trade names from a single company.
  4. Measurements of Effectiveness. AMRPA will be seeking feedback from the learners on the effectiveness of this CME activity through evaluations. We will be seeking information on what changes the learners will make as a result of the presentations (oral and posters).
  5. Educational Materials. Educational materials that are a part of this activity, such as slides and published abstracts cannot contain any advertising, trade names, or product-group messages.
  6. If you have any questions relating to continuing education credits or guidelines, please contact AMRPA Education Manager, Melanie Hein at [email protected].