2022 Disability Research Symposium: Submit abstracts and register today!

August 31, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The deadline to submit an abstract for the U-M Center for Disability Health and Wellness (CDHW) Disability Research Symposium is right around the corner! U-M students, trainees, staff and faculty are invited to submit presentation abstracts by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Submit an abstract today: https://bit.ly/SymposiumRFA

CDHW invites anyone who might be interested to learn more about the latest research on disability-related issues to attend this free conference.

Register for the symposium: https://bit.ly/CDHW2022

Event details

Where: Online/Zoom webcast 

When: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7

Who: Only U-M students, trainees, staff and faculty are invited to submit abstracts. Event attendance will be open to all interested individuals at U-M and elsewhere.

Keynote speaker: Jon Pearlman, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Rehab Science & Technology, University of Pittsburgh; founding director, International Society of Wheelchair Professionals; director, IMPACT Center on Assistive Technology Translation.

A discussion panel will be held right after the symposium from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Lisa Meeks, Ph.D., M.A., adjunct assistant professor at U-M, will moderate a discussion with other members of the U-M community. Meeks is the co-host of the Docs With Disabilities Podcast and director of the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative.

About the U-M CDHW Disability Research Symposium

The Center for Disability Health and Wellness at U-M developed this event to showcase the talented individuals conducting research on disability-related issues from across U-M schools and departments. Equally important, the center hopes to facilitate networking and discussion on how the research either is being used or can be used to facilitate solutions related to health, functioning, participation, and quality of life for those living with disabilities. 

During the symposium, presenters will have 10 minutes to provide a TEDx-style talk or research-style presentation focusing on either an overall vision of their research or results of a specific study or project. Previously, presenters included students, trainees, staff as well as faculty members. The review committee will group selected presentations based on identified themes. Breakout groups will be used to facilitate discussion on the importance of the research and how it can be applied in clinical and community settings to enhance outcomes.

Please contact the office either by phone (734-615-6720) or by email (UM-Disability-Health@med.umich.edu) with additional questions.