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The M-ISIG Executive Committee would like to introduce you to our current 7 task forces and provide you an opportunity to spend time with some of the task force chairs to learn about opportunities to become involved in these groups. Our current task forces include: 

  • Applied Cognition, 
  • Biomarkers and Biometrics, 
  • Long-Term Community Measurement, 
  • Rehab Measures Database, 
  • Stakeholder Engagement, 
  • Standards, and  
  • The Measurement Forum. 

Each task force engages in a variety of projects, such as systematic reviews and generation of guidelines which often leads to manuscripts and presentations. There are opportunities to suggest new task forces and get involved in symposia or presentations for the upcoming 2023 Annual Conference.

We look forward to seeing you and your input on February 9th!

Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN
ACRM Measurement ISIG Chair 2023

The ACRM Measurement Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (M-ISIG) focuses on members’ interests in the development, application, evaluation, and utilization of outcome measures. Members contribute programming to the ACRM Annual Conference and develop activities of common interest.


Please contact the chair to learn more and get involved.



To produce and synthesize evidence of psychometrically advanced and improved measurement that enhances patient care and influences healthcare policy.



  • To promote the development and application of high-quality instruments that are used to improve patient care, healthcare delivery, and public health.
  • We seek to build the capacity of rehabilitation providers to select, use, and interpret outcome measures to inform evidence-based practice and policy.
  • To advance research and education by connecting peers, researchers and presenters all over the world.



All members of the rehabilitation team—researchers, clinicians, patients and loved ones benefit from participation in this ACRM Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group and its Task Forces.



Plan now to present your latest research or evidence-based knowledge at the ACRM 100th Annual Conference in Atlanta, 30 October – 2 November 2023. See submission guidelines and deadlines >>

Call for Proposals for papers and posters in rehabilitation measurement


Seeking subject matter experts to develop common data elements

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are convening a working group of subject matter experts (clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, allied health professionals) to develop common data elements (CDEs) for rehabilitation research in neurological disorders. The goal is to develop data standards for clinical research in rehabilitation that are a current and useful tool for investigators and their research teams. The M-ISIG is eager to support this effort and invites ACRM members to serve as subject matter experts.

There is a particular need for subject matter experts in comorbid/behavioral conditions (e.g., sleep, pain) and speech language/communication disorders (e.g., deafness, aphasia).  Contact Allen Heinemann or Noelle Carlozzi to learn more.


The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.

Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.

Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.


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Linda Resnik, PT, PhD

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD


“The M-ISIG is a great opportunity to meet and work with others who are interested in furthering the science and application of outcome measurement in rehabilitation.”





Member Guide to Product Development
The Member Guide to Product Development describes ACRM products, e.g., fact sheets, journal articles, manuals, and the procedure used by ACRM groups and committees to develop them. Includes a product development worksheet and a form to request a product review.

M-ISIG Stakeholder Engagement Task Force Call for Abstracts

The M-ISIG Stakeholder Engagement Task Force is seeking abstracts for their Person-Centered Measurement Supplement Proposal. This supplement proposal will be submitted to the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. All submissions must be submitted to Jen Weaver by 28 February, 2023. Please see the flyer for more details.