International Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (I-ISIG)
The ACRM International Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (I-ISIG) 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 I-ISIG 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 IISIG newsletter and website
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Dear ACRM International-ISIG Members,
We have the distinct privilege of representing a number of talented, multi-faceted international clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers within the field of rehabilitation. For more than ten years, we have served in various capacities the global membership of ACRM; these roles in turn have offered us a deep appreciation and gratitude for what the International ISIG uniquely offers to its members. We look forward to working with and for you during this 2023-2024 governance period.
The International ISIG is a preeminent interdisciplinary society dedicated to leadership in policy and procedures which advance science, clinical application, and educational opportunities. We often serve as ambassadors and liaisons among discipline specific groups in an effort to increase cultural sensitivity and competency across providers. Our members come from large and smaller academic medical and teaching centers, private practices, and policy agencies. Colleagues have presented at ACRM and global conferences on topics of spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, ageing & neurodegenerative disease, technology in rehabilitation, cultural competency and humility, advocacy, refugee empowerment, effects of COVID-19, training, and supervision.
There are multiple benefits in joining a task force: a) it allows you to connect with specialists, committed to rehabilitation, to share and exchange knowledge; b) it provides you with opportunities to establish international projects showcasing current trends in rehabilitation, while laying the foundation for future initiatives; c) it fosters leadership opportunities by spearheading projects or even signing up to become a task force co-chair.
Please consider joining us during our next general assembly phone meeting.
International ISIG NEXT member meeting
TIME: 12:00 PM EST
Meeting ID: 821 0600 1711
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“How Does ACRM Help Internationally?”
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD CCC-SLP, FACRM
Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus