Community Group Oversight Committee
The purpose of the committee is to oversee ACRM community formation, advancement and functioning.
- To evaluate forming groups applying to become networking groups and network groups applying to transition to the of an Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (ISIG)
- To oversee and recommend to the Chairs Council, EFC and BOG any changes to enhance the function, interaction, communication and governance of the ACRM NG and ISIG communities
- To recommend and evaluate data on community group membership and participation to help determine and update criteria for becoming an NG or transitioning from NG to ISIG. Such information may also inform other ACRM activities such as budgeting and programing for the Annual meeting
- To make recommendations to the Executive & Finance Committee
Douglas Katz, MD, FACRM, FAAN, FANA, FASNR
Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University Neurology Associates
Medical Director, Acquired Brain Injury Program, Encompass Health Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital
- Developed and obtained EFC and BOG approval for procedure/processes assessing newly forming groups and NG requesting transition to ISIG status
- Recommended another group for ISIG status (International Networking Group), approved by BOG, to take effect Annual Meeting 2021: previously recommended and BOG approved for Measurement ISIG
- Approved name change for one group (Geriatric to Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group)
- Approved integration of Early Career NG and Leadership Development initiative for new Career Development NG
- Discussed Pediatric NG role and responsibilities with the PNG leadership and how it relates to task forces in other communities
- Developed suggested “Community Group Check-up” items for yearly Vision Casts, based on Networking Group, ISIG criteria and requirements in Policies and Procedures.
- Reviewed and approved new forming group, Behavioral Health, to become a Networking Group. The Behavioral Health Networking Group was approved by the Chairs Council, EFC and BOG.
- Completed recommendations for P&P on Task Forces in communities and forwarded to Bylaw P& P Committee for review. Approved by EFC/BOG.
- Updated criteria for tracking minimum membership for advancement to NG or to ISIG to be based on average per quarter and maintained at minimum for 1 year, as directed by the EFC.
- Complete and review all updates to Policies and Procedures on advancement of forming groups to NG and NG to ISIG; on Task Forces; on purpose and procedures of the CGOC.
- Develop a template for ISIG standards and P&Ps.
- Continue to evaluate forming groups applying to become networking groups and network groups applying to transition to an Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (ISIG)
- Continue to oversee and recommend to the Chairs Council, EFC and BOG any changes to enhance the function, interaction, communication and governance of the ACRM NG and ISIG communities.
- Evaluate ways to improve and update how cross-cutting interests (e.g. pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics) develop and interact more effectively and efficiently.