About the CRNG

At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the CRNG was recognized by the ACRM Board of Governors. The CRNG is comprised of interdisciplinary professionals who desire to improve the educational and networking opportunities for ACRM membership in cancer rehabilitation research, education, clinical care and policy in order to improve the lives of people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

CRNG BENEFITS

  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
  • Task Force participation
  • Collaborative research opportunities

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Boston, MA

Co-Chair: Vish Raj, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Medical Director, Director of Oncology Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Secretary: Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director of Rehabilitation Services, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Communications Officer: Sasha Knowlton, MD
Resident, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Charlestown, MA

CRNG TASK FORCES

Work of the CRNG is carried out by various task forces, which promote cutting-edge research, establish standards of care in cancer rehabilitation, and offer an interdisciplinary forum for development of state-of-the-art rehabilitation practice. CRNG task forces include:

Education
Co-Chair: Sean Smith, MD
Co-Chair: Nicole Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA

Outcomes & Research
Co-Chair: Jack Fu, MD
Co-Chair: Mary Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Palliative Care and Quality of Life
Co-Chair: Rebecca Kirch, JD
Co-Chair: Brian McMichael, MD

Oncology Cognitive Rehabilitation
Co-Chair: Arash Asher, MD
Co-Chair: Lynne Padgett, PhD

NEW: Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation
Co-Chair: Diane Radford, MD
Co-Chair: Ariana Vora, MD

HOW DO I JOIN THE CRNG?

There is NO fee to join the CRNG. Join today!

However, participation in a leadership role in the CRNG does require ACRM member status. ACRM offers Regular/International, Early-Career, Student/Fellow, and Consumer Membership categories, ranging from $85 - $350 per year. Join online today or contact memberservices@acrm.org, +1.703.435.5335.

ALREADY AN ACRM MEMBER?

Become involved in a task force by contacting Julie Silver or Vish Raj or the chair of the task force of interest.