ABOUT RP2024

The 26th Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference (RP2024) was held February 22-25, 2024 in Austin, TX. The Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on February 22, followed by the Main Conference February 23 – 25. Registration opened in Fall 2023.

RP2024 is a continuing education program sponsored by the APA Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) and the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology (ARP), in affiliation with the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP), Foundation of Rehabilitation Psychology (FRP), and Council of Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Training Programs (CRPPTP).

THEME

The RP2024 theme is “Dismantling Barriers within Society: Advancing Universal Design Across Science, Practice, and Policy.” Universal design emphasizes our rehabilitation psychology community’s shared commitment to promoting anti-ableism through accessibility, inclusion, and usability.

RP2024 will prioritize submissions that emphasize our RP value-laden beliefs and principles along with the principles of universal design: (1) Equitable Use; (2) Flexibility in Use; (3) Simple and Intuitive Use; (4) Perceptible Information; (5) Tolerance for Error; (6) Low Physical Effort; and (7) Size and Space for Approach and Use.

ABSTRACT TYPES AND SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Abstracts may be submitted beginning in July 2023. The following types of abstracts will be considered for RP2024:

Deadline for Workshops, Oral Presentations, and Panel Discussions:

September 18, 2023 (11:59pm ET)

Deadline for Posters:

October 30, 2023 (11:59 ET)

Abstract submission instructions and a link to the submission portal will be available here in mid-July.

AWARDS AND NOMINATION DEADLINES

Nominate your colleagues for RP2024 Distinguished Lectures and Division 22 Awards (see list below). Additional information about the history of each lecture and award is available on the Division 22 website.

Distinguished Lectures

Deadline: September 18, 2023 (11:59pm ET)

Division 22 Awards

Deadline: October 30, 2023 (11:59pm ET)

TARGET AUDIENCE

RP2024 is designed for psychologists, trainees (undergraduate students, graduate students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows), and transdisciplinary rehabilitation professionals across career stages and settings (e.g., practice, research, teaching, administration, policy).

CONFERENCE FORMAT

RP2024 will be held in-person February 22-25, 2024. Presentations will be scheduled into 60- to 120-minute sessions, with rest breaks for every 2 hours of programming. The Conference Board of Managers is currently exploring options to provide on-site recording of presentations, to be made available to registrants for home study in the weeks following the conference. At present, the conference will not be live-streamed. This format would be similar to RP2023. Registration rates for in-person attendance and access to recorded content will be made available on the registration page in early Fall 2023.

APA CONTINUING EDUCATION STATEMENT

APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. APA Division 22 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information about Division 22 or to inquire about membership, please visit https://div22.org/.

We anticipate providing CEs for in-person attendance, and possibly home study. Information regarding number of CEs and how to obtain CEs will be provided on this site closer to the conference.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AT RP2024

We look forward to offering several networking opportunities at RP2024. Stay tuned in the coming months for more information about:

Premier Conference Partner

Platinum Conference Partner

Gold Scientific Poster Session Sponsor

Silver Break Sponsor

Plenary/Symposium Sponsors

Conference Exhibitors

David and Minnie
Meyerson Foundation

Conference Friends

CONTACT THE RP2024 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about RP2024 can be found on the Help Desk page. If your question is not answered in the FAQs or if you wish to contact specific Program Committee Members, complete the “Contact Us” form below.

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