Conference room with Scientists and Administrators



We offer multiple didactic opportunities in a range of educational formats


Our specialized webinars, courses, podcasts, and workshops are designed  to deepen your understanding of the right way to use smart technologies. 

There is a critical need to assist researchers and clinicians regarding the consistent and meaningful use of the vast array of technologies that are currently available to assess patient performance. Scientists and clinicians at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University have extensive experience successfully using sensors, mobile apps, and other devices with their patients in the clinic, home, and community environments. Our highly collaborative scientists and clinicians will share their knowledge, experience, and technical and clinical know-how with you to provide training and enhance expertise across the field of rehabilitation research and practice.

Our content is specialized to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) communities and the patients they serve.

We provide educational activities through a variety of access point mechanisms for remote access as well as distanced on site participation. 

We offer a wide range of accredited online and in-person courses, webinars, and hands-on programs with the common goal of improving patient outcomes. 



Our rehabilitation focused webinars are created by teams of clinical professions who know what you are interested in learning. 

See our full catalog of On-Demand webinars offered in bulk and individual packages at the Academy.

Sign up for a live webinar and we will automatically enroll you in the on-demand version if you miss it.



Our institution boasts a large base of scientists and clinicians who are active in sharing their knowledge in PM&R specific podcasts. 

Dr. Rick Lieber Discusses the Future on RehabCast

Announcing: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Pod Series: Stroke Edition




Our in-person learning is currently suspended, but will return soon!

Annual Symposia


Our one-of-a-kind Science of Ability Symposium consists of two components that include presentations of findings by all Pilot Project Awardees along with assistance with furthering the knowledge into grants and funding to apply the real-world findings into real-world smart tools. We will engage all the symposium attendants with world-renowned speakers. Come back to this page for more information on upcoming dates for our first symposium.

Read more on the Science of Ability Symposium.


For more information about our educational opportunities, please contact us

C-STAR is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant #P2C HD101899), supported by the NICHD and NINDS.



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