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|2019 IARP Annual Conference – Call for Proposals|
Deadline For Submission was Friday, March 15, 2019
The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) is soliciting proposals for presentations at the Annual Conference that will take place at the Hilton- Portland downtown Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
We are looking for proposals that educate members in rehabilitation-related methods and policies and introduce new ideas and skills, based on best practices and evidence-based research, for rehabilitation and life care planning professionals.
Who We Are
IARP is the premier career development association for professionals involved in private rehabilitation. Members of IARP are skilled and experienced in life care planning, disability management, forensics, and vocational rehabilitation transition services.
What We Are Looking For
We are expecting approximately 350 individuals to attend this Annual Conference. Attendees rely on the conference to discover best practices, learn about industry developments from recognized leaders and to network with their peers and service providers.
The audience consists of forensic rehabilitation experts, life care planners, case managers, disability managers, social security vocational experts and vocational rehabilitation transition service professionals. Some attendees will have been practicing for several decades while some are new to the rehabilitation field. Members hail from the fields of nursing, medicine, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, allied health (e.g., OT, PT, SLP) and others.
We are seeking presenters for conferences sessions relevant to our membership. These sessions center on disability-relevant topics but may focus on employment for people with disabilities, medical case management practices, medical procedures and devices, transition service provision or related topics. Conference sessions demonstrate leadership in the field through member education in policies and procedures designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
Sessions formats include:
Pre-Conference Workshops feature highly interactive, in-depth sessions on issues and disability-related topics and are two to four hours in length. These can feature from one to four speakers. These sessions are available Thursday October 31, 2019 only.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions feature single-subject educational sessions focused on disability-related topics that are approximately 75 minutes in length. These can feature from one to four speakers. These sessions are available Friday November 1 - Saturday November 2, 2019.
Panel Discussions focused on disability-related topics that are approximately 75 minutes in length. Panels can consist of two to five individuals. These sessions are available Friday November 1 - Saturday November 2, 2019.
About the Topics
The most successful topics are disability-related topics relevant to individuals engaged in service provision in the fields of rehabilitation and life care planning. Topics have come from both broad and narrow themes. Suggested topics can include but are not limited to:
Please note: Ethics continuing education units require the presenter to identify the specific codes and sections contained in the CDMS and CRCC Codes of Ethics which are applicable to the content of the presentation.
Review and Selection
The 2019 IARP Conference Education Committee will review and evaluate proposals based on the goals and objectives of the conference and the criteria below. Proposals must be submitted through the online Call for Proposals. IARP reserves the right to select all, some or none of the submitted proposals and to modify selected proposals to meet our programming objectives.
Speakers, Co-Speakers, and Panelists
Presentation and Handouts
Deadline For Submissions was Friday, March 15, 2019