Past Events

GSA Student Chapter Launch

Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Marymount University Ballston campus 2nd floor
Center for Optimal Aging

Come learn about the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Student Chapter. 

Wednesday, November 16th, 2 – 3 pm.
Ballston 2nd floor
RSVP here
Free Pizza and drinks!

Dr. Eric Bubar & Dr. Cathy Elrod will be joining us to share their experience on:

  • How virtual reality can be used in exercise for older adults.
  • How falls prevention enhances optimal aging.

Special Symposia on Aging Research & Geriatric Rehab

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Special Symposia on Aging Research & Geriatric Rehab

Aging Research and Geriatric Rehabilitation. Time to retreat or to advance?

Presenter: Manuel Montero-Odasso, MD, PhD , FRCPC
Professor and Faculty Scholar
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Moderator: Patricia C. Heyn, Ph.D., FGSA, FACRM
Founding Director Center for Optimal Aging
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Rehabilitation’s Role in Supporting Those with Post Acute Sequelae of Sars-CoV-2 (PASC)

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Rehabilitation’s Role in Supporting Those with Post Acute Sequelae of Sars-CoV-2 (PASC)

Learning Objectives:

  • define and describe Post Acute Sequelae of Sars-CoV-2 (PASC).
  • describe PASC management strategies.
  • list and describe PASC-related self-advocacy strategies

Second Annual Biomarker & Biometrics Blitz Review!

Date: November 9, 2022
Time: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Second Annual Biomarker & Biometrics Blitz Review!

Learning Objectives:

    • Upon completion, participants will be able to list and describe several different types of biomarkers that have been and can be used in combination for increased precision of measurement in ABI and TBI research.
    • Upon completion participants will be able to discuss and describe several domains of brain injury research with enhanced findings when using multimodal biomarkers.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss key preliminary findings of a scoping review of multimodal biomarkers in use with TBI and ABI research.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe information and potential research foci from a case series looking at symptoms and outcomes of Long-COVID patients with ADHD/concussion/TBI/substance misuse history

Perspectives on Mentoring Rehabilitation Researchers Who Identify as Members of Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups

Date: November 9, 2022
Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Perspectives on Mentoring Rehabilitation Researchers Who Identify as Members of Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups

Learning Objectives:

  • identify at least 1 strategy to support racial/ethnic minority graduate students and early career researchers in academia
  • identify methods to enhance the mentorship experience with rehabilitation researchers who identify as members of racial/ethnic minority groups
  • describe strategies to support mentees who speak English as a second language.
  • list strategies to identify a research topic/research mentor that aligns with your career progression
  • identify which type of mentors are most helpful for attendees’ growth and development considering their career and personal values at a particular stage.

Ambient Intelligence for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments

Date: November 8, 2022
Time: 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Ambient Intelligence for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments

Learning Objectives:

  • define ambient intelligence for assisted living
  • name three examples of ambient intelligence for adults living with dementia
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ambient technology for dementia care

Current Perspectives on Exercise in People with Neurodegenerative Conditions

Date: November 8, 2022
Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference | Center for Optimal Aging

Current Perspectives on Exercise in People with Neurodegenerative Conditions

Learning Objectives:

  • identify strategies to exploit the interpersonal and motor learning strengths of individuals with dementia in the rehabilitation environment.
  • describe the characteristics of exercise in improving the quality of life among individuals living with vascular dementia.
  • List the benefits of neurologic music therapy and training in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • List exercise prescription used during high-intensity interval training in Parkinson’s disease.
  • list exercise prescriptions for AD.

Applying Game Design Theory in Immersive Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Gaming Design

Date: November 7, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ACRM 99th Annual Conference

Applying Game Design Theory in Immersive Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Gaming Design

Presenters : 

Eric J. Bubar, Associate Professor of Engineering
Marymount University
Beltsville, Maryland, United States

Julie D. Ries, PT, PhD

Professor of Physical Therapy; Research Fellow for Center for Optimal Aging
Marymount University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM

Founding Director
Center for Optimal Aging
Arlington, Virginia, United States