Welcome to NARRTC

The purpose of the NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities.

NARRTC hosts an annual conference which provides an opportunity for NIDILRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Watch the website for updates and more conference information.

NARRTC 40th Annual Conference is an opportunity for NIDILRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Watch the website for updates and more conference information.

2018 Call for Abstracts

40th Annual NARRTC Conference – Shaping the Future

March 26 and 27, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA

Key Dates

  • Submissions Due: December 1, 2017
  • Notifications By: December 15, 2017
  • Conference Registration By: January 15, 2018

The call for abstracts is now open for:

  • Research Papers (15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q&A)
  • Poster Presentations (presented during the poster reception on March 26)
  • Panel Presentations (pre-organized panel of up to three presenters on a similar topic or from one project/center)

Please submit your contact information and a 250 word abstract.

The conference theme for 2018 is “Shaping the Future”. We are particularly interested in submissions that focus on the future of disability-related research, policy and/or advocacy efforts in relation to the three domains of NIDILRR’s research and development agenda: 1) Health and Function; 2) Employment; and 3) Community Living and Participation. Within these domains, papers should focus on one or more of the following areas: Community Participation, Education, Employment, Health, Knowledge Translation, Rehabilitation, and/or Technology.

If you have any questions about the conference please contact: Sarah Parker Harris

Registration is OPEN!! Make Your Hotel Reservations Now!!

40th Annual NARRTC Conference – Shaping the Future

March 26 and 27, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA

Conference Registration is open!

Book Your Hotel Online or call the Ritz at: 1-800-241-3333
Use Group Code: RRTRRTA to get the discounted rate

Submit Your Entries for the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards Now!

The deadline for submission of the Best Paper Award is December 4th

The deadline for submission of the Best Poster Award is December 1st