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    Meet us in Atlanta! ACRM Conference Fall 2017


    THUR 26 OCT  // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM:  

    Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group Business Meeting

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    The ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (PRNG) invites your participation. Help identify the critical rehabilitation issues this group will address, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.

    Contact the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group co-chairs to learn more.


    Executive Committee

    Co-Chair:  Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP, +1.216.368.5385
    Co-Chair:  Cristina Sadowsky, MD
    Communications Officer: Pam Lathem, OTR
    Program Committee Liaison: Glendaliz Bosques, MD
    Early Career Networking Group Liaison: Christina Kokorelis, MD

    How to Join the 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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    Pediatric Highlights of 2017 ACRM Annual Conference


    2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award Lecture

    THU 26 OCT // 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

    Stacy Suskauer

    Stacy Suskauer, MD
    Associate Professor
    Kennedy Krieger Institute

    The Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group is pleased to honor Stacy Suskauer, MD with the 2017 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award for her outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Suskauer will present the award lecture, Pediatric Concussion: What Science Tells us About the Art of Management at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, 26 OCT 2017 from 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM.

    Pediatric Concussion: What Science Tells us About the Art of Management

    Dr. Suskauer will review the emerging literature regarding brain physiology during and after recovery from youth concussion and vulnerabilities which may persist after clinical recovery from concussion. Dr. Suskauer will discuss how these findings may be considered as part of conceptualization and decision-making for clinical care of youth with concussion.

    Stacy Suskauer, MD, is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at the Institute and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Suskauer attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina for her undergraduate and medical education. She completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She came to Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins for a pediatric rehabilitation research fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty of these institutions in 2007.


    "Dr. Suskauer is an innovative clinician and researcher in the area of pediatric brain injury and I look forward to hearing about her recent work."


    —Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    2017 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium

    Social Communication in Adolescents with Brain Injury: What Would Mark Do?

    THURS 26 OCT // 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

    Lyn Turkstra, PhD
    Professor and Assistant Dean, Speech-Language Pathology
    McMaster University

    This lecture honors the work of Dr. Mark Ylvisaker, a pioneer in rehabilitation of children and adolescents with brain injury and champion of intervention grounded in everyday life. This talk will show how his ideas shaped current principles of rehabilitation for adolescents with brain injury, and inform intervention for all youth with cognitive and communication challenges.


    Angela Ciccia

    Angela Ciccia

    "Dr. Turkstra's work is seamlessly aligned with all that Dr. Ylvisaker advocated for in the care of those with brain injury. I am thrilled she will be speaking at this year's ACRM Conference."


    —Angela Ciccia, PhD, Case Western Reserve University


    Dr. Turkstra is Assistant Dean and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and is a speech-language pathologist by training. Her research and clinical aim is to advance knowledge and intervention for adolescents and adults with neurological communication disorders. Dr. Turkstra’s studies focus on links between cognitive function and social communication in individuals with acquired brain injury, and she collaborates on development of evidence-informed practice standards to translate research findings into improved clinical practice. Dr. Turkstra is an author on over 85 peer-reviewed publications, including evidence-based practice guidelines for intervention in acquired brain injury.


    Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa

    Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa

    "Dr. Turkstra worked with Mark Ylvisaker to change the world of social aspects of communication after TBI. Come listen to her enlightening talk about incorporating Mark’s principles into current practice."

    —Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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