Military/Veterans Affairs Networking Group
The new ACRM Military / Veterans Affairs Networking Group (MVANG) offers networking opportunities between non-government ACRM members and VA personnel, and functions as an advisory group to the ACRM Board of Governors and CEO to maximize VA participation in ACRM. Please contact the networking group co-chairs to learn ore and get involved.
The MVANG fosters collaboration among researchers, clinicians and organizations (both public and private) and provides high quality evidence-based education and training to rehabilitation professionals to promote and advance the science and practice of rehabilitation appropriate for military and Veteran populations and their family members.
This is accomplished primarily through ACRM Annual Conference offerings and other product development including web-based content, fact sheets, articles for publication in the ACRM journal, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as dynamic and committed leadership of and participation in the MVANG task forces.
VA Seeks Nominations for Veteran’s Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation
The Veterans Administration is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for potential appointment to the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation. In addition to veteran candidates with service-connected disabilities, they are also seeking nominations of “persons who have distinguished themselves in the public and private sectors in the fields of rehabilitation medicine, vocational guidance, vocational rehabilitation, and employment and training program.” Nominations are due Monday, 8 February by 4:00 PM ET. Learn More >>
Seeking Collaborators to Develop Information/Education Page for Military Caregivers
The MVANG Military Caregiver Task Force is seeking collaborators to assist with the development of Information /Education Pages (I/EP) for military caregivers. The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation publishes I/EPs as tear-out sheets designed for practitioners to copy or download to provide consumer-friendly information to people with disabilities, their caregivers, and/or clinicians.
We have several ideas for I/EPs (for caregivers of service members and veterans with TBI and for civilian sector providers) and welcome new topics. We are especially interested in collaborators representing other injury fields, such as SCI, stroke, etc.
MVANG MEMBER RECEIVES PAUL B MAGNUSON AWARD
ACRM member, Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, received the prestigious Paul B. Magnuson Award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to veterans with limb loss, contributions to the design and evaluation of prosthetic devices and controls, and her pioneering developments in the measurement and evaluation of rehabilitation care delivery. It is the highest honor awarded by the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) service. The award was presented at the ACRM Annual Conference Awards Gala on 27 October 2017 in Atlanta.
Dr. Resnik is a research career scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island and an active member of the ACRM Military/VA Networking Group.
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.
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