Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Spark! 2018 will be a fresh, stylish, modern event that promises to engage and educate guests about our groundbreaking work in our new home over this first year. The event will highlight our research, embedded with clinical care, and the incredible patient stories that have resulted.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is not just a new research hospital, it's a new kind of research hospital, one that is revolutionizing the future of rehabilitation and creating a new category of medicine.
It is designed explicitly for the practice of "translational medicine" – a new model for medical care in which research is applied directly (translated) during patient care. It is the world's first and only center of its kind on the planet.