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
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.
#336155 My Personal Experience is Better Than Your Evidence: Knowledge Translation and Implementation Challenges in BI
PRESENTERS: 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
PRESENTER: Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
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
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
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 2018 Mid-Year Meeting & Training Institute
12 – 14 April 2018
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75207
We are planning a full and exciting schedule for the Mid-Year Meeting in Dallas. Please watch for the task force and leadership meetings schedule coming soon and plan to attend. Registration is FREE to members, but required.
NEW in 2018
The ACRM Mid-Year Meeting is growing and changing to better support the career development goals of our members and the ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES. Stay tuned for exciting opportunities coming to Dallas this spring.
COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING
11 – 12 April 2018
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
- 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.