Schedule of Events

Conference Registration
Tuesday, October 2  5 - 7pm
Wednesday, October 3  6:45am – 7pm
Thursday, October 4  6:45am – 4:30pm
Friday, October 5  7am – 4:30pm
Saturday, October 6   7:30am – 4:30pm

The ARN Leadership Course is an extra cost event and will take place Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd.  Registration for this course will open at 1pm on Monday, October 1.

Pre-conference activities begin Wednesday, October 3rd at 8am.  Conference activities begin with the Opening Reception with Exhibits and Posters at 5pm.

Monday, October 1, 2012

1-6 pm
4.25 CH

ARN Leadership Course (Extra cost event)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

7:30 am-4:30 pm
7.5 CH

ARN Leadership Course (Extra cost event)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8 am-Noon

Preconference Workshops (Extra cost events)

Professional Tour
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Neurotransmitters in Health & Disease (001)
3.75 CH

1- pm

Demystifying Medical Management of the Stroke Patient in the Rehabilitation Setting (002)
3.75 CH

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Pain Management (003)
3.75 CH

5-7:15 pm
Up to 3 CH

Opening Reception with Posters and Exhibits

7:15-8:30 pm

Line Dancing Event (Extra cost event)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

7-8:30 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

7 am-3:15 pm

Poster Session

7:15-8:15 am

Fitness Reinvented

7:30-8:30 am

RNJ & RNF Consultation Sessions

8:30-10 am
1 CH

Keynote Session
Endeavor to Succeed
Captain Mark Kelly (101)

10:15-11:15 am
1 CH

Concurrent Sessions

Neurophysiology of pain and practical applications (201)

Good Research Questions for Clinicians (202)

Integrating the New CARF Wellness Standards (203)

Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Re-Hospitalization for Older Adults (204)

11:15 am-1:15 pm

Exhibits and Posters Open
Lunch available for purchase in the exhibit hall

Noon-1 pm

Health Policy Presentation

Noon-1 pm

Fitness Reinvented

1:15-2:45 pm
1.5 CH

Paper Sessions




Fall & Safety

2:45-3:15 pm

Break in the Exhibit Hall with Posters

3:15-4:15 pm
1 CH

Concurrent Sessions

Guilty or Innocent: What Does Your Documentation Show?

Parkinson's Disease: An Overview for Rehabilitation Nurses

Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury

A Holistic Approach to Helping Children with Special Needs Transition Smoothly into Adulthood

4:30-5:30 pm
1 CH

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Gerontology•Home Health Care•Pain•Pediatrics•Researchers•Subacute•VA/DOD

Friday, October 5, 2012

7-8 am

Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

7-11 am

Poster Session

8-9:15 am
1 CH

Founder's Address
Holistic Approach to Health Care Reform
Paul Nathenson, MPA BSN RN CRRN HNBC (102)

9:30-10:30 am
1 CH

Concurrent Sessions

Better Bowel & Bladder Programs...Better FIM Scores (401)

Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring (402)

Long Term Management of Complex Workers' Compensation Claims (403)

Nursing Care of th Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Applying Research into Practice (404)

10:30-11 am

Break in the Exhibit Hall with Snacks
(Exhibit Hall and Posters close at 11 am)

11 am-12:30 pm
1 CH

Paper Sessions

FIM & Documentation

Patient Satisfaction

Patient Education & Communication

Pain & Cutting Edge

12:30-2:15 pm

RNJ & RNF Consultations

12:30-2:15 pm

Lunch on your own

2:15-3:15 pm
1 CH

Concurrent Sessions

Neurogenic Bowel & Bladder Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury: The How & Why of Management (501)

Imaging and Clinical Decision Making in Stroke (502)

Take the Pressure Off: Implementing Evidence Based Pressure Ulcer Prevention (503)

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program

3:30-5 pm
1.5 CH

Paper Sessions

Skin Care

Bowel & Bladder

Home Care Follow-up


5:15-8:15 pm
2.5 CH

RNF Dinner Symposium
New Perspectives in Rehabilitation Nursing: Leading Change Through Improvement Science

Cheryl Lehman, PhD RN CNS BC RNBC CRRN
Frank Puga, PhD
Darpan Patel, PhD

Saturday, October 6, 2012

7:30-8:45 am

Annual Members Meeting and Awards Breakfast

9-10 am
1 CH

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Administration/Management•Admissions Liaisons•Advanced Practice Nurse•Case Management/Insurance Nurse•Educators•Staff Nurses

10:15-11:45 am
1.5 CH

Paper Sessions

Interdisciplinary Rehab


Compassion & Caring

Professional Development

Noon-1:15 pm
1 CH

Closing Session
Impossible Possibilities from Lung Transplant to Lincoln Center
Charity Sunshine Tilleman-Dick (103)