2021 NARRTC Conference

2021 NARRTC Conference
Resourcefulness, Resilience and Responsiveness: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Following the Covid-19 Pandemic

October 19 and 20, 2021
Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, VA

Registration is now open.

Agenda and hotel rate information pending.

Call for Presentation Proposals

Key Dates: 

  • Submissions Due: July 1, 2021
  • Notifications By: August 1, 2021
  • Accepted Presenters Conference Registration by: September 1, 2021

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).
  • Panel Presentations (up to three presenters on a similar topic)

Please complete the presenter and proposal information (including the presentation title and 250-word abstract) to the NARRTC conference planning committee: redcap.link/narrtc-2021. NARRTC does not intend to host a hybrid conference; the conference will be either face-to-face or entirely virtual with a decision by August 31.

We will prioritize proposals related to the conference theme. As always, 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; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Education; Employment; Health; Knowledge Translation; Rehabilitation; and/or Technology. In the event that public health guidance precludes a safe, in-person meeting, we will convert to a virtual-only conference format.

Questions? Contact Allen Heinemann, conference chair, at a-heinemann@northwestern.edu.

NARRTC Pre-Conference In-Person Workshops:
Using a KT Model in Disability Research
Outreach to Policymakers

October 18, 2021
Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, VA

Registration pending.

Plan to be in town in time to attend one or both of the free pre-NARRTC conference workshops the Center on KTDRR has planned for Monday October 18, 2021—the day before NARRTC begins—at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (Arlington, Virginia). These workshops are designed for NIDILRR grantees (and grantees are given registration priority). Attendance for each workshop is capped at 25 registrants. Non-grantees will be accepted if space is available. We will communicate with registrants about any need for hotel reservations on Sunday evening as the date approaches.

Morning session: Using a Knowledge Translation Model in Disability Research

Curious about how to apply knowledge translation to your disability research project? Join KTDRR staff and your NIDILRR-funded peers to learn about a knowledge translation model, then think through and plan for how to bring it to life in your portfolio of work.

Afternoon session: Outreach to Policymakers

Learn about (and practice!) which strategies are best for sharing research information with state and national policymakers. Restrictions on lobbying will also be discussed. This interactive workshop is co-sponsored by NARRTC, the Center on KTDRR, and American Institutes for Research (AIR).