JOIN US IN DALLAS: 2 OCT // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Save the date and plan to attend the International Networking Group (ING) Annual Business 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 participate in the ING. Check out the searchable Online Program >>
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The ACRM International Networking Group 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.
This interdisciplinary group of ACRM members and rehabilitation stakeholders is committed to evidence-based practice and policy that advances the organization, delivery, and financing of rehabilitation services. The International Networking Group builds on the ACRM commitment to interdisciplinary research that reaches across health conditions and the continuum of rehabilitation care.
CHAIR: Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM
Professor of Language Disorders & Clinical Neuropsychology
Center for Applied Neuroscience University of Cyprus
T: 011+ 357 22 89 2078
“How Does ACRM Help Internationally?”
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD CCC-SLP, FACRM
Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus
Memories from ACRM Conference ATLANTA 2017
The International Networking Group presented the following awards for best international posters presented at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta.
International Networking Group Poster Award
Application of the Dual Panel Translation Approach to Adapt A Patient-reported Outcome Measure
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!
ACRM BOARD WELCOMES FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEMBER
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM, made ACRM history this year when she accepted appointment as a member-at-large on the ACRM Board of Governors. She is the first international member to serve in this role.
Dr. Constantinidou is a professor of Language Disorders & Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus and an active member of ACRM since 2006. Dr. Constantinidou is an ACRM fellow and has served for many years as chair of the ACRM International Networking Group whose members represent more than 60 countries. ACRM is honored by her many contributions and pleased to welcome her to the board of governors.
BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
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 >>
MON 1 OCT 2018
Hilton Anatole // DALLAS
GUEST SPEAKER: Iracema Leroi, MD, FRCPC, MRCPSYCH
Professor/Honoary Consultant in Psychiatry
University of Manchester/Greater Manchester Mental Health & NHS Foundation Trust
The majority of people over age 65 live with sight or hearing problems and over two-thirds live with depression or dementia. When combined together, the cumulative impact of such dual or triple impairments is far greater than that of the individual conditions alone. The scale of combined sensory and cognitive problems is substantial but, as yet, poorly understood. The European Union-funded SENSE-Cog research programme aims to investigate this combined impact on individuals and their families, and to develop new tools and at-home support that could improve quality of life and help optimise health and social care budgets and resource allocation.
ABOUT DR. LEROI
Professor Leroi has a special interest in the mental health of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), behavioural disturbances in dementia, and clinical trials for dementia. Her interest in this area started at Johns Hopkins University in the USA, following specialty training in Canada. In 2002, she moved to the University of Manchester and now works clinically in England’s National Health Service (NHS) and undertakes clinical research in dementia, including being Principal Investigator of the Greater Manchester Dementia Clinical Trials’ Programmes. She is PI of a large trans-EU clinical research programme, SENSE-Cog, involving 7 countries and which aims to understand the overlap between hearing and vision problems and dementia. In 2018, Professor Leroi visited Japan on a visiting professorship to explore different approaches to dementia care using new technology.
Past Brucker International Speakers
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
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
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
GET INVOLVED! JOIN A TASK FORCE
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
FOCUS: 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 CRISES 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
JOIN US IN DALLAS: 2 OCT // 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Save the date and plan to attend the ING Service Delivery Task Force Annual Business 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.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Senior Psychologist
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY, USA
FOCUS: The mission of the Service Delivery Task Force is to bring together an international network of providers and funders to promote sharing and learning about different service delivery models and to encourage development of new services which are evidence informed, cost effective and culturally sensitive.
HOW DO I JOIN OTHER ACRM GROUPS?
ACRM membership includes affiliation with any ACRM community forum. Members may participate in any group, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Groups; Early Career, Healthcare Policy, International, and Outcomes Measurement Networking Groups; as well as groups now forming for Geriatric Rehabilitation, Pain, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Pediatric Rehabilitation. Nonmembers are welcome and encouraged to participate in any networking or forming group.
Please contact Terri Compos, ACRM Community Relations Manager, for details.