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First LCNG Instructional Course

IC 30 Innovations in Limb Loss Rehabilitation

The LRRNG presented its first instructional course at the annual assembly. The content was greatly appreciated by participants!

LCNG Contributions to the Pandemic Webinar Series

Prateek Grover imageThe LCNG was busy this past summer working on the ACRM Pandemic Webinar Series. Our chair, Dr. Prateek Grover presented two lectures, which are recorded and free to view for ACRM members:

7 May 2020 – Limb Loss Rehabilitation During the Pandemic: A Stakeholder Perspective on Barriers & Telemedicine Part 1

2 June 2020 – Limb Loss Rehabilitation During the Pandemic: A Stakeholder Perspective on Barriers & Telemedicine Part 2

Congratulations to Tawnee Sparling

Tawnee Sparling imageCongratulations to LRRNG’s communications officer, Tawnee Sparling, on giving her grand rounds at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on 10 April 2020. Tawnee is a fourth-year physical medicine and rehabilitation resident and presented her talk, titled On the Cutting Edge: Innovations in Amputee Care, as a way to present her special interests and research to her colleagues in the Boston area. She subsequently was asked to re-present her talk on the international level virtually for the Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Centers in the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE on 21 July 2020.

Congratulations to Janet Panoch

Janet Panoch imageCongratulations to former Implementation Research Task Force co-chair, Janet Panoch, on presenting her abstracts at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) conference in March 2020. The task force submitted a pediatric collaborative needs assessment with UNC-Chapel Hill, ACRM, and the Amputee Coalition. This study will be recruiting pediatric families and adults over the age of 18 for a report on access to care and education from the patient’s perspective. The abstract, titled Challenges to Success and Support in the Pediatric Limb Loss/Limb Difference Population: An Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration was presented on Thursday, 19 March 2020.

Her second abstract, titled Amputation Patient Decision Aid for Osteosarcoma of the Lower Extremity: Which Option is Best for My Child – Amputation, Rotationplasty, or Limb Salvage Surgery, was part of a five-year funded study with the ACL and the Amputee Coalition and was presented on Saturday, 21 March 2020.