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

Past Conferences:

NARRTC 2017 Annual Conference:



NARRTC 2016 Annual Conference:



NARRTC 2015 Annual Conference:

The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Community Living



NARRTC 2014 Annual Conference:

The Way Forward: Informing Policy with Evidence



NARRTC 2013 Annual Conference:

The Times, They are a-Changin': Turning Research into Impact During Changing Times



NARRTC 2012 Annual Conference:

Advancing and Sustaining Research in Disability and Rehabilitation