Moving Ahead Fall 2016MOVING AHEAD

This semi-annual newsletter of the ACRM BI-ISIG, reports the news, updates, progress, and opportunities that spring from the group’s many task forces and dedicated members.






ACRM 2017 Call for Proposals

The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta.



Click to Learn More About Submitting a Proposal     ACRM Annual Conference Call for Brain Injury Rehabilitation Proposals


ACRM Mid-Year Meeting Atlanta

Early Career Travel Scholarships to Attend Mid-Year Meeting

Early career members of the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) are invited to apply for a travel scholarship to attend the ACRM Mid-Year Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 28 - 29 April 2017.

FOUR (4) SCHOLARSHIPS– valued at $400 each will be awarded to support travel to the ACRM Mid-Year meeting in Atlanta!

The Executive Committee of the BI-ISIG is committed to supporting early career involvement in the BI-ISIG and its task forces. There are seven (7) productive BI-ISIG task forces from which to choose. Attending the Mid-Year Meeting and getting involved in task force work is a great way to get started. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, collaborate with experienced brain injury professionals, and advance your career!



2016 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium

Rehabilitation Interventions for Pediatric Brain Injury: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of Everyday People

WED, 2 NOV // 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Shari WadeShari L. Wade, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Research, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

This talk will focus on the emerging evidence base for rehabilitation interventions for pediatric brain injury including the growing evidence supporting the efficacy of problem-solving and parenting-skills interventions. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of existing evidence, challenges and opportunities for advancing pediatric TBI intervention research including using novel trial designs to address heterogeneity within the population. Consideration will also be given to how TBI interventions can incorporate “everyday people” such as parents and teachers into their design and implementation.

Dr. Wade is a pediatric rehabilitation psychologist and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has investigated social environmental predictors of recovery from childhood traumatic brain injury for more than 25 years. She recently developed and tested web-based problem-solving and parenting skills interventions to facilitate child and family adaptation post injury. She is particularly interested in supporting the translation of empirically-based treatment strategies into the standard clinical care. Dr. Wade’s research has resulted in more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and she the inaugural recipient of the Jane Gillett Award from the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society.

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Two ACRM Members Receive BIAA Awards

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Congratulations to BI-ISIG Elected Officers

The following candidates were elected by the membership to serve on the BI-ISIG Executive Committee. They took office during the BI-ISIG Summit on 3 November 2016 at the ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago.

Kristen Dams-O'Connor

Chair-Elect, Kristen Dams-O'Connor

Tessa Hart

Secretary, Tessa Hart

Alan Weintraub

Treasurer, Alan Weintraub

Kristine Kingsley

Communications Officer, Kristine Kingsley

Dawn Neumann

Program/Awards Officer, Dawn Neumann

Monique Pappadis

Early Career Officer, Monique Pappadis