Registration Now Open: REACT Clinical Trials Workshop & UCEM Symposium

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for the inaugural NIH National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Center Clinical Trials Workshop!

The REACT Center is proud to present a workshop on Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation on Friday, September 22, 2-4pm CT, at the fifth annual UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Annual Symposium. This free workshop, for investigators at every level interested in clinical trials in medical rehabilitation, will take place in the UAB Hill Student Center on the UAB campus. 

When: Friday, Sept. 22, immediately following the UCEM Symposium, 2–4pm

Where: On the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham

How: Registration is free but space is limited; *Travel awards available--look for information to come

The goal of this workshop is to address challenges and opportunities for impactful clinical trials in medical rehabilitation, such as:

  • Trial design
  • Issues in recruitment and retention
  • Mobile technology integration
  • Multi-modal interventions 
  • Control groups
  • Response heterogeneity
  • Rigor & reproducibility
  • Data and safety monitoring

Following an introductory lecture, workshop participants will divide into breakout sessions based on their experience level as investigators:

Junior | Mid-career | Senior

Sessions will be led by:

Marcas Bamman, PhD, Director, National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Center and the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine

Gary Cutter, PhD, Associate Director, REACT and professor of biostatistics in the Section on Research Methods and Clinical Trials in the UAB Department of Biostatistics

Robert Motl, PhD, REACT Mobile Technology Lab Director, Associate Director for Rehabilitation Research at the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and professor in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy


REACT will sponsor two travel awards covering airfare and lodging to this inaugural workshop.
To be considered, please submit:

  • A ~300 word statement describing your interest in attending the workshop, including:
    • What stage you are in your career (junior, mid-level, senior investigator)
    • Future or pending plans to be involved in clincial trials
    • An approximate budget

Award amounts will be considered based on need.


Travel award applications are due by midnight CST on August 25, 2017.
Accepted Applicants will be notified no later than August 30, 2017.

Register Today!