• Brain Injury ISIG
  • BI-ISIG Meetings



    BI-ISIG members gather face-to-face twice a year during the ACRM Mid-Year Meeting in the spring and the Annual Conference in the fall. Read on to learn about BI-ISIG activities and opportunities at these important events.


    ACRM Annual Conference

    Brain Injury Rehab Content at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference

    Join us at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research this fall, for NONSTOP educational content focused on brain injury rehabilitation. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Specialized Workshops on a wide variety of topics.

    Up to 42.5 hours of CE available.

    Learn More >>

    Sheldon Berrol Memorial Chautauqua

    The Sheldon Berrol Chautauqua is the BI-ISIG special annual venue in which we address timely and sometimes controversial issues. Named to honor Dr. Shelly Berrol’s famous “Let’s talk” invitation to his colleagues and friends, the Chautauqua was inaugurated in 1994 by John Banja and Larry Cervelli to explore topics that provoke questions of values, ethics, and humanism in brain injury rehabilitation, questions that reflected Shelly Berrol’s intellectual passions.


    2017 CHAUTAUQUA:

    #336155 My Personal Experience is Better Than Your Evidence: Knowledge Translation and Implementation Challenges in BI

    THU 26 OCT // 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

    John Banja, PhD; Mark Bayley, MD, FRCPC and Larissa Swan, MS, OTR

    MODERATOR: John Corrigan, PhD, FACRM

    In this interactive session, the presenters will lead a thought-provoking discussion about impediments to translation and implementation of brain injury research and share their experiences with these efforts, focusing on potential solutions and strategies to overcome the barriers to advancing evidence-based care.



    2017 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium

    THU 26 OCT // 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM


    This lecture honors the work of Dr. Mark Ylvisaker, a pioneer in rehabilitation of children and adolescents with brain injury and champion of intervention grounded in everyday life. This talk will show how his ideas shaped current principles of rehabilitation for adolescents with brain injury, and inform intervention for all youth with cognitive and communication challenges.





    ACBIS Training Course

    ACBIS Training

    23 - 24 OCT

    The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.

    The official ACBIS training is offered to prepare both direct care staff and professionals working in brain injury services to sit for the certification exam. It is intended for paraprofessionals and professionals at all levels who want a strong foundation in the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation.



    2017 Cognitive Rehabilitation Training

    Cognitive Rehabilitation Training comes to Atlanta 23 - 24 Oct 2017

    23 - 24 OCT

    Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory course teaches step-by-step procedures for all evidence-based interventions for cognitive impairments. Manual included ($150 value).



    ACRM Mid-Year Meeting 2017

    Hilton Atlanta logo

    2017 Mid-Year Meeting

    Hilton Atlanta
    255 Courtland St NE
    Atlanta, Georgia USA  30303


    We are planning a full and exciting schedule for the Mid-Year Meeting in Atlanta. Please review the scheduled task force and leadership meetings and plan to attend. Registration is FREE to members, but required.


    BOOK A ROOM at the headquarters hotel >>


    Two Ways to Earn Continuing Education Credit

    Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual

    26 – 27 April 2017

    Based on the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice, this introductory training teaches evidence-based interventions for impairment of:

    • Executive functions
    • Memory
    • Attention
    • Hemispatial neglect
    • 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 the field.

    Learn More & Register >>



    Anita MenonKNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION WORKSHOP in Stroke Rehabilitation
    28 April 2017

    This hands-on workshop, led by Dr. Anita Menon, is designed for front-line clinicians who want to learn methods for designing effective, evidence-based interventions in stroke rehabilitation.

    Learn More & Register >>