Hear from Chair Emily Nalder, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
2019 GRNG ELECTION
To improve the lives of older adults through the creation and dissemination of knowledge in gerontological rehabilitation policy, practice, research and education. To develop, mentor, expand and enrich the community of Geriatric Rehabilitation clinicians, educators and researchers in order to facilitate the broader ACRM mission to IMPROVE LIVES.
“The ACRM Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (GRNG) provides a home for anyone interested in geriatric rehab. We have a real mix of researchers, clinicians, and educators within the group and it’s very interdisciplinary so this is a great home for people interested in aging and great a chance to learn from those collaborations and do important work.” —Emily Nalder, PhD, University of Toronto
UPCOMING MEETING: You are Invited
Join us online for the next Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (GRNG) All Member Meeting to introduce yourself to the community and learn about opportunities to network, collaborate, participate in mentorship, build your CV, and take an active role in the GRNG.
WHAT: Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group All Member Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, 1 October // 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
(2:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM Pacific
Sydney: Second Wednesday @ 7:00 AM) Nov-Feb
Agenda will be sent separately from Dr. Nalder.
WHERE: Online at GoToMeeting >>
from your computer, tablet or smartphone
First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check >>
DIAL-IN BY PHONE: United States: +1 .872. 240. 3212
Access Code: 424-183-493
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this networking group and ways to participate. Click the JOIN NOW button for details or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.
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