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NDNG: Functional Neurological Disorder Task Force


To promote improved understanding of Functional Neurological Disorder, including 

  • that it is a neurological disorder that involves involuntary movement, perceptual, or cognitive impairments, 
  • that validated methods of rehabilitation are available, 
  • to provide updates on research on the diagnosis and neurological basis for Functional Neurological Disorder, 
  • to evaluate and understand the many other body organ systems that can be affected by Functional Neurological Disorder, apart from the brain
  • and to support collaboration among rehabilitation researchers, rehabilitation clinicians, patients, their caregivers, and their primary care providers to improve care for this disorder.


Victor Mark, MD

Victor Mark, MD


Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



NDNG Functional Neurological Disorder Task Force
Task Force

Join us this month to discuss the 2024 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and new projects. We welcome your participation.

Save the date!

Date: First Friday of each month (Odd Months)

Time: 2:00 PM ET

We hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 827 0187 9769
Passcode: 158412


To improve public and clinical professionals’ understanding that Functional Neurological Disorder is common and that diagnosis can become standardized and disseminated, and to remove stigma that commonly occurs with this disorder.


  • Recruited 6 clinicians from diverse backgrounds to participate on the Task Force (psychology, OT, PT, physiatry)
  • Accepted presentations at the 2023 fall ACRM conference:
    • IC20: Rehabilitation for Functional Neurological Disorder—The Works. Half-day Instructional Course with Victor Mark, Amy Knight, Stacey Zalanowski, Nicole Mannion and Ginger Polich.
    • Symposium: Rehabilitation for Functional Movement Disorder, Parkinson Disease, and Dystonia: Shared or Different Treatment Methods? with Victor Mark, Stacey Zalanowski, and Hannah Redd.