New Practice Guideline on Disorders of Consciousness
For people in a coma, vegetative state or with limited consciousness, an early and accurate diagnosis could mean a better chance for recovery in the first three months, according to a new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The guideline, “Practice guideline update recommendations summary: Disorders of consciousness” posted in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on August 8 and is freely available. Dr. Joseph Giacino and colleagues will lead a two-part Special Symposium reporting on the development of DOC guidelines at the ACRM Annual Conference on 2 October. View the Guideline, Systematic Review and Summaries >>
This semi-annual newsletter of the ACRM BI-ISIG, reports the news, updates, progress, and opportunities that spring from the group’s many task forces and dedicated members.
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BI-ISIG 2018 Executive Committee Election
Watch your inbox for your BI-ISIG 2018 Executive Committee Election ballot scheduled to arrive on 17 July. The election will fill the following open positions. Elected leaders will take office in October 2018.
- Awards Officer
- Early Career Officer
- Program Officer
- Communications Officer
New Chair Appointed to Mild TBI Task Force
The BI-ISIG Executive Committee is excited to announce the appointment of a new task force chair for the Mild TBI Task Force, Dr. Noah Silverberg. Dr. Silverberg, who is American Board Certified in clinical neuropsychology, is currently working at the Acquired Brain Injury Program, at the G.F. Strong Rehab Centre; he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Silverberg has an extensive background in clinical, research, and knowledge translation with mild traumatic brain injury in civilian trauma, sports, and military settings.
Memories from ACRM Annual Conference ATLANTA 2017
Slideshow of BI-ISIG members
Two ACRM Members Receive BIAA Awards
Congratulations to two BI-ISIG members recognized this year by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) for their outstanding contributions to the field. They are:
TESSA HART, PhD, recipient of the William Fields Caveness Award
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Secretary, ACRM BI-ISIG
Dr. Hart is also a featured speaker at this year’s ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta where she and her colleagues will present:
- SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: Defining Rehabilitation Treatments: Implications for Clinical Training, Treatment Planning, and Interdisciplinary Communication Learn More >>
- Traumatic Brain Injury as a Chronic Health Condition: Long-Term Functional Change and Associated Comorbidities Learn More >>
ALAN WEINTRAUB, MD, recipient of the Sheldon Berrol, MD Clinical Service Award
Brain Injury Program, Craig Hospital
Treasurer, ACRM BI-ISIG