August 10, 2022

Submission Deadline Extended for Disability Research Symposium Presentation Abstracts!

We have extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the third annual Disability Research Symposium. U-M students, trainees, staff, and faculty are invited to submit presentation abstracts by no later than 11:59 PM ET on Monday, September 5th.

We invite anyone who might be interested to learn more about the latest research on disability to attend this free symposium. You do not have to be affiliated with U-M to attend!

Presenters - Submit an Abstract Today:

Attendees- Register for the Symposium:



Event Details

Where: Online / Zoom webcast 
When: Friday, October 7, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET
Who: Only U-M students, trainees, staff, and faculty are invited to submit abstracts. Event attendance is open to all interested individuals at U-M and elsewhere.


Our Keynote Speaker

Jon Pearlman, PhD
Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Rehab Science & Technology, University of Pittsburgh
Founding Director, International Society of Wheelchair Professionals
Director, IMPACT Center on Assistive Technology Translation


About the U-M CDHW Disability Research Symposium

The Center for Disability Health and Wellness at the University of Michigan developed this event to showcase the talented individuals conducting research on disability-related issues from across U-M schools and departments. Equally important, we hope to facilitate networking and discussion on how the research either is being used or can be used to facilitate solutions related to health, functioning, participation, and quality of life for those living with disabilities. 

During the symposium, presenters will have 10 minutes to provide a TEDx-style talk or research-style presentation focusing on either an overall vision of their research or the results of a specific study or project. Previously, presenters included students, trainees, staff, and faculty members. The review committee will group selected presentations based on identified themes. Breakout groups will be used to facilitate discussion on the importance of the research and how it can be applied in clinical and community settings to enhance outcomes.
Please get in touch with our office either by phone (734.615.6720) or email ( with additional questions.