|ABOUT ING||EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE|
The ACRM International Networking Group (ING) is a community of rehabilitation professionals from around the world whose mission is to communicate and collaborate across international boundaries to advance rehabilitation research and evidence-based practice.
It fosters international collaborations among rehabilitation researchers, consumers, and providers through multi-site research; disseminates evidence-based practice recommendations through active participation in the ACRM Annual Conference; and develops educational materials.
The ING will serve as a catalyst for ACRM’s global growth and through its membership and activities will bring an international perspective on rehabilitation research, service delivery, and education. It builds on the ACRM commitment to interdisciplinary research that reaches across health conditions and the continuum of rehabilitation care.
- Facilitate international exposure of ACRM and international representation at the ACRM meetings
- Serve as a liaison among discipline-specific ACRM communities as well as to communicate and collaborate across international boundaries to promote cultural sensitivity
- Advance interdisciplinary rehabilitation research, promote capacity building and improve rehabilitation outcomes through evidence-based practice.
- To foster international collaborations among rehabilitation researchers, consumers, and providers
- To disseminate evidence-based practice recommendations through active participation in the ACRM Annual Conference
- To develop educational materials
- To increase outreach through the ING newsletter and website
Contact the International Networking Group Chair, Fofi Constantinidou, or any Task Force chair to learn more about current projects and ways to get involved. Members meet monthly via teleconference to discuss their ongoing work. including:
- New opportunities for research collaboration
- Updates on current projects
- Development of new dissemination products
- International programming for the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
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.
ING is ACRM’s Global Initiative. Join us for networking, career growth and mentoring opportunities!
Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.
All conference attendees are automatically ACRM members. Non-members receive a 6-month introductory ACRM membership automatically with registration. Put your member benefits to work right away—join an ACRM community group and attend a community group or task force meeting! PLEASE NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please check the Online Program for the most up-to-date information.
Tuesday 5 NOV
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- ING Refugee Empowerment Task Force Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4J, 4th Floor
Wednesday 6 NOV
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
- ING Annual Business Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4Q, 4th Floor
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
- ING Executive Committee Meeting
Location: 4L, 4th Floor
Thursday 7 NOV
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
- ING Service Delivery Task Force Meeting (open for ALL to attend)
Location: 4I, 4th Floor
“How Does ACRM Help Internationally?”
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD CCC-SLP, FACRM
Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus
Memories from past ACRM Conferences
Each year, the International Networking Group sponsors the Brucker International Symposium held during the ACRM Annual Conference. This signature event was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Brucker, a long-standing ACRM member, who died unexpectedly that year. Originally established as a lecture luncheon, the event has become a popular ACRM tradition and continues today as a very special symposium. Learn More >>
PAST BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA
2018: Iracema Leroi, MD, FRCPC, MRCPSYCH, Ears, Eyes and Mind: The SENSE-Cog Project to Promote Well-Being for Elderly Europeans
2017: Maria Vlassopoulos, PhD, The Refugee Crisis in Greece and the Response of Mental Health Professional Community
2016: Stephanie Nixon, BA, BHSc, MSc, PhD, Global Health and
Rehabilitation Research: What are the opportunities on the horizon?
2015: Eli Vakil, PhD, Dissociation Between Memory Processes: The Contribution of Research on Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury
2014: Donald T. Stuss, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN, Completing the Circle between Science and Rehabilitation: The Ontario Brain Institute Story
2013: Kathryn M. McPherson, RN, RM, DIP HV, BA (HONS), PhD, International Partnering in Research
2012: Marcel Post, PhD, Need and Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Studies on Quality of Life in Rehabilitation Medicine
2011: John Stone, PhD, Issues in International Collaboration in Rehabilitation Research
The International Networking Group annually presents an award for the best international poster presented at the ACRM Annual Conference.
2018 International Networking Group Poster Award >>
Recipient: ERICA ZURAWSKI
2017 Poster Award Recipient: Feng-Hang Chang
Application of the Dual Panel Translation Approach to Adapt A Patient-reported Outcome Measure
Contact the chairs of any Task Force to learn more about their current projects and ways you might get involved. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate.
ORGANIZATION & RESEARCH TASK FORCE
CO-CHAIR: Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Associate Director of Psychology OP Services
Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY, USA
CIHR Research Chair in Gender Work and Health
University of Toronto, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, ON, CA
- Promote international research and cooperation
- Identify funding sources for future research opportunities
OUTREACH & CONFERENCE TASK FORCE
CO-CHAIR: Chris MacDonell, FACRM
Managing Director, Medical Rehabilitation and International Medical Rehabilitation and Aging Services
CO-CHAIR: J. Preston Harley, PhD, FACRM
Advocate Christ Medical Center
- Develop materials and website content to inform ACRM members and other rehabilitation stakeholders about the activities of the International Networking Group and opportunities for involvement
REFUGEE EMPOWERMENT TASK FORCE
JOIN US IN DALLAS: 2 OCT // 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Save the date and plan to attend the ING Refugee Crises Task Force Annual Meeting at the ACRM 2018 Conference in Dallas. It’s a great opportunity to network with international colleagues who share your interests, meet your next mentor or collaborator, and learn how to get involved.
CO-CHAIR: Christina Papadimitriou, PhD
Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Oakland University
Senior Scholar, George Washington University, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research, Washington, DC
FOCUS: We are a group of ACRM ING members who want to actively engage in solutions and projects that eventually improve the quality of life for individuals who are facing the double disadvantage of being disabled and refugees/asylum seekers. While we acknowledge the geographic, professional and budgetary limits of this task within the purview of a nonprofit association, we aim to be part of the solution by expanding our own expertise within the ING by:
- Leveraging our existing networks from various academic disciplines
- Simultaneously looking for ways to empower and contribute to ongoing or planned projects in various refugee-populated regions around the world
- To publicly attend to, identify, quantify, address the needs of the individuals with disabilities who are living as refugees or asylum seekers in various parts of the world
- To find innovative ways to augment, empower and support ongoing humanitarian projects led by local and international organizations actively working with refugees with disabilities with the rehabilitation research and clinical know-how of task force members
SERVICE DELIVERY TASK FORCE
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Senior Psychologist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY, USA
CO-CHAIR: Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla, PhD
Biocruces Health Research Institute
Barakaldo BI, Spain