Newswise — CHICAGO (August 30, 2016): The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is holding its annual conference and meeting, REACH 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown next month.

DATES: • Wednesday, September 28, 7 am – 5:30 pm • Thursday, September 29, 7 am – 6:45 pm • Friday, September 30, 7 am – 5:15 pm • Saturday, October 1, 6:45 am – 1:45 pm

LOCATION: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, 215.625.2900

FOCUS: • Discover new scientific and clinical advances in medical and nursing interventions for common rehabilitation diagnoses and conditions; • Advance practice with essential nursing skills and solutions; • Learn crucial information for quality measures, the regulatory environment, and documentation

COST: Varies, based on interests. For details, go to 2016 is the premier educational event for rehab nurses. The conference provides rehab nurses with opportunities for lifelong learning and assistance in maintaining the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) certification and licensure requirements, promoting excellence in the provision of rehabilitation nursing care. It is preceded by a CRRN Review Course, Tues., Sept. 27 – Wed., Sept. 28, 7:30 am – 5 pm.

The four-day conference ends with a Closing Keynote address by Matt Jones, who relays his inspirational story of overcoming insurmountable odds – beating cancer three times. Jones had to relearn how to walk, and has since run marathons on seven continents. ###

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)ARN is a professional healthcare association dedicated to promoting and advancing professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. For more information about ARN, please visit or call 800.229.7530.