From the President

From the President ... TEXAS-Size Opportunities Everything’s BIGGER in Texas, including the ACRM Annual Conference! WELCOME to the largest conference in ACRM’s 92-year history. We hope you will enjoy the expanded program of up to 20 concurrent sessions including NONSTOP content for 6 diagnoses and 12 focus areas—that’s 160+ sessions and lectures offering up to...
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Announcing the 2015 Fellows of ACRM

The Fellow of ACRM designation recognizes active members with an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation. Fellows may use the designation "FACRM" after their name to identify this achievement. The ACRM Fellows Committee and Board of Governors are pleased to...
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Advice for Developing a Successful Path as a Clinician Researcher

Submitted by: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Arshia Ahmad, MSc, MD, MRCP, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Jessica Colyer, MD,  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Andrew Dennison, MD, Shepherd Center   Background Collaboration among clinicians and researchers is essential to the advancement of the science of healthcare. Among the many...
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Navigating Collaborations

Submitted By: Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, Ann Guernon, MS, CCC-SLP, CCRC, and Megan Mitchell, PhD Collaboration in research is a cornerstone for successful discovery. Whether you are a seasoned scientist or just beginning your research career, collaboration is necessary to advance your body of work. But how do you go about establishing a collaboration and what...
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ACRM ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE Building an Individual Professional Development Plan (IDP) The Early Career Development Course is a perennial conference favorite developed by the ACRM Early Career Networking Group. It provides an ideal venue for connecting with seasoned professionals who can answer your questions and guide you on your path to success. With particular focus...
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CONFERENCE NEWS FROM THE STROKE ISIG

ACRM: The Most Stroke Rehabilitative Content of Any Conference … Again! The ACRM Stroke ISIG will again lead the way with nonstop stroke rehabilitative content over a 6 day period. The meeting begins with all day, intensive instructional courses by well-known presenters, and continues with courses on noninvasive brain stimulation, measurement, strategies for neurogenic language...
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Cross-Cutting Track Includes More Than a Dozen Symposia for Outcome Measurement

Submitted by: Linda Resnik, PT, PhD The ACRM Measurement Networking Group is excited about the line-up of symposia at the 2015 ACRM Annual Conference. We count over a dozen invited symposia on measurement related topics that range from applied cognition, international standardization of measurement, brain injury rehabilitation outcomes, assessment strategies for children with TBI,  measure...
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Upcoming Cognitive Rehabilitation Training

Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairments of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication. The two-day workshop, led by authors of the Manual, provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation strategies from leading researchers and clinicians in...
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Spatial Neglect Assessment: A Web-based Learning Opportunity

Submitted by: Kessler Foundation’s Communication Department and Kimberly Hreha, MS, OTR/L For the past year, two ACRM members at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, Dr. Peii Chen, research scientist, and Kimberly Hreha, stroke clinical research coordinator, felt as if they had changed their job titles! An ambitious goal led to expanding their daily work tasks...
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Remembering Rene Cailliet

Dr. Rene Cailliet, a former president of the American Congress of Rehabilitation (1974) passed away on March 14, 2015, at age 97. After serving in WWII as a flight surgeon in Burma, he returned to Los Angeles to practice.  He was one of the 13 original Founding Partners of Southern California Kaiser Permanente. At the...
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NEWS FROM ACRM COMMUNITIES

BI-ISIG Award Winners Submitted by: Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM In its commitment to support early career involvement, each year the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) awards Early Career Scholarships to attend the ACRM Mid-Year Meeting (MYM). To be eligible for one of these scholarships, the individual must be within 5 years of completion...
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Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group News

  At the ACRM Annual Conference in 2013, the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group (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...
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A New Early Career Networking Group Task Force: Mentoring

Submitted By: Megan Mitchell, PhD The ACRM Early Career Networking Group is forming a new Mentoring Task Force. The mission of this task force is to facilitate the development of mentoring relationships among rehabilitation professionals at varying stages in their career development through research, educational, and clinical collaborative opportunities. Our goal is to foster mentoring...
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International Networking Group Updates: DALLAS 2015!

Submitted by: Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, Chair, International Networking Group and Kristine Kingsley, PhD, ING Service Delivery Task Force Member Τhe International Networking Group and its four dynamic task forces continue to grow and expand their activities. Our goal is to serve as the premier ambassador of ACRM to the rest of the world and to...
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