Call for Abstracts: NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Rehabilitation Education Conference Fall 2013 Conference
Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Arlington Virginia
“Building on the Best: Designs for Success”
In recent years there has been a strong focus on the issues of knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, and increasing research that benefits the vocational rehabilitation programs. Yet, we continue to struggle with the translation and implementation of real innovations into practice. One key aspect of the process of realizing innovative change at the practitioner level is the professional development of service providers.
The professional development process is complex and systemic in nature. It requires more than simply providing presentations on specific topics. It must be based on principles of adult learning, supervision, peer support, organizational culture, etc. For this reason, this year’s conference is designed to focus on universal design and assistive technology, knowledge translation, and the development of students and new professionals. As those individuals are responsible for professional development (from pre-service education to in-service training) are able to increase their skill sets in the professional development process, the likelihood of knowledge translation and improved services for persons with disabilities will increase.
This year’s conference will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington VA, Sunday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Based on the conference theme of, Building on the Best: Designs for Success,the conference tracks are:
1. Assistive Technology/Universal Design
2. Training Processes
3. Knowledge Translation
4. Developing Students and New Professionals
There will be additional invited training sessions focused on legislative issues, grant writing and administration, and professional issues for rehabilitation counselors.
We encourage presenters to challenge current ways of thinking and submit proposals that demonstrate a real difference in how we conduct rehabilitation pre-service and in-service training. This is your opportunity to submit a program proposal that will share with others your new and effective solutions for ensuring the effective development of rehabilitation professionals. Submissions are due no later than Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 9:00pm PST.