Physicians and Clinicians

Meet us in Atlanta! ACRM Conference Fall 2017

THUR 26 OCT  // 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM:  

Physicians & Clinicians Networking Group Meeting



The ACRM Physicians and Clinicians Networking Group was developed to create resources and networks that will help physicians and clinicians in academics and clinical leadership to develop  interdisciplinary research and promote research translation that supports the highest quality clinical care in rehabilitation. Potential resources may include educational courses presented at the ACRM Annual Conference, webinars, review papers and/or specific projects agreed upon or of interest to its members.

Clinical Practice Content at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference

Join us at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research this fall, for NONSTOP educational content focused on clinical practice. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Specialized Workshops on a wide variety of topics.

Up to 44 hours of CE available!



Joe Rosenthal


Chair: Joe Rosenthal, MD
Assistant professor, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Columbus, OH

Arshia AhmadChair-Elect: Arshia Q. Ahmad, Md MRCP (UK) MSc
Assistant Professor
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
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Brad Kurowski


Past Co-Chair: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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Andrew Dennison


Past Co-Chair: Andrew Dennison, MD
Medical Director of Acquired Brain Injury and staff physiatrist
Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
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Communications Officer: Sheryl Katta-Charles, MD
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
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Min Jeong Park, MD


Early Career Networking Group Liaison: Min Jeong Park, MD
Assistant Professor and Staff Physician, Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hennepin County Medical Center/University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
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Early Career Networking Group Liaison: Deepan C. Kamaraj, MD, MS, PhD candidate
Research Associate, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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To create resources and networks that will help physicians and clinicians in academics and clinical leadership to develop  interdisciplinary research and promote research translation that supports the highest quality clinical care in rehabilitation. Potential resources may include ACRM Annual Conference courses, webinars, review papers and or specific projects that are agreed upon, or of interest to the members.


Evaluating Practice Patterns in Rehab of Patients with TBI in ICU

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is conducting an important survey to collect information from a variety of providers who treat/consult on individuals with TBI in the ICU and requests ACRM member participation. This survey evaluates practice patterns in the rehabilitation of patients with moderate and severe TBI in the neuro intensive care unit.

Findings will inform future studies examining the impact of rehabilitation interventions in the ICU and help us to develop better family-centered approaches to therapy.

This survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes, and you will not be able to return to the survey once you exit.

Please CLICK HERE to open the survey.


On the last Physicians & Clinicians Networking Group call, a list of potential instructional course and symposia topics for the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta were discussed. Please review the following list of course ideas and contact Brad Kurowski  or Joe Rosenthal if you are interested in potentially taking on one of these ideas or organizing a group of speakers to talk on the topic. Feel free to develop other topics or ideas too!


  1. Program development instructional course – Andrew Dennison and Brad Kurowski organizing
  2. Stem cell therapy in neurorehabilitation
  3. Neurogenic Bowel management – pathophysiology in SCI and TBI, diagnosis and treatment
  4. Proper prescription of exercise
  5. Neuropharmacology treatment of cognitive and behavioral problems in neurorehabilitation, including anxiety, depression, attention problems and memory
  6. Updated neuropharmacology course or advance neuropharmacology course
  7. Implementation of TMS/Direct
  8. Implementation of Ultrasound into practice
  9. Medical legal topics
  10. Bariatric issues in chronic care, relationship to SCI and TBI
  11. Team science and collaboration in rehabilitation research
  12. How to teach as a clinician
  13. How to select good outcome measures in clinical practice and research
  14. Clinical and research training in field of rehabilitation: What is the future and how do we optimize training programs: Victor Mark organizing

The Physicians and Clinicians Group is undertaking the development of several half-day Instructional Courses and 75-minute symposia for presentation at the 2017 ACRM Annual Conference. This is a great opportunity for new members to dive in, learn more and participate.



  • Clinical Research Course – Following the popularity of this course in 2015, it will be resubmitted as a Pre-Conference Instructional Course this year.
    Contact: Brad Kurowski
  • Neuropharmacology Course – to be presented at the ACRM Annual Conference
    Contact: Arshia Ahmad
  • Programmatic Development Course – Half-day Instructional Course outline to be developed. This course will be presented at the ACRM 2016 Annual Conference.
    Contact: Brad Kurowski
  • Falls Prevention Symposium – to be presented at the ACRM Annual Conference
    Contact: Joe Rosenthal

There are additional projects in the works and your own ideas and contributions are welcome and encourage. Please check back with us as we continually post new opportunities to become involved with projects.



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. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this group and ways to participate.

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