ABOUT THE STROKE ISIG
Stroke remains one of the world’s leading causes of disability. What are you doing to promote best treatment and assessment for stroke?
The mission of the Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (Stroke ISIG) is to be a leader in interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation—both in clinical practice and research—by promoting high standards of rehabilitation practice, education, and research among professionals with common interests in stroke.
- Review and recommend research directions and priorities to the ACRM Board of Governors
- Advocate for stroke rehabilitation within ACRM and other relevant organizations, as well as funding agencies
- Disseminate research information
- Annual presentation: Hot Topics in Stroke
- Make recommendations to the Board regarding official endorsements on behalf of ACRM
- Attend the Spring Meeting annually
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Stroke-ISIG is now accepting nominations for five officer positions on the Stroke-ISIG Executive Committee. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, as are peer nominations of Stroke-ISIG members. Stroke-ISIG leadership opportunities are open only to ACRM members-in-good-standing. Nominations should be submitted to Stroke ISIG Chair, Mark Kovic, by 29 April 2019. Read More >>
HOW TO SUBMIT
Nominations should be submitted to Stroke ISIG Chair, Mark Kovic, by 29 April 2019. Please include the following information:
- Candidates name and credentials (degrees)
- Candidate’s job title and affiliation
- Position for which you are nominating the candidate
OPEN POSITIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
- With input from the networking group (NG), develop and update, at least yearly, a Vision Cast that includes a vision statement and goals
- Assist the Chair in preparing meeting agendas, as well as conduct meetings in the absence of the chair
- Stroke ISIG Member in good standing
- Knowledgeable about and supportive of the ACRM and Stroke ISIG mission and objectives
- Ability to accomplish tasks on schedule and to work effectively with other people
- Understand and agree to the necessary commitment of time and community activities
- Attend ACRM Annual Conference
- Serves a two-year term
- Lead and appoint members to the Media and Marketing Committee
- Editor of Stroke Matters, the official newsletter of the Stroke ISIG published on a bi-annual basis
- Confirm Stroke ISIG website is up to date and reflective of the mission and activities of the Stroke-ISIG
- In coordination with the ACRM National Office will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of communication using social media
- Serves a two-year term
International Networking Group Liaison
- The International Networking Liaison will be responsible for integrating the International Networking Group activities with the Stroke ISIG and fostering collaborations
- Serves a two-year term
“Internationally, the Stroke ISIG offers a venue unlike any other in the world. It brings together leaders in stroke rehabilitation and research in a collegial, collaborative, and interdisciplinary manner where exchanging ideas brings tremendous value to all who attend. This is an opportunity not to miss!”
– Chris MacDonell, FACRM Managing Director of Medical Rehabilitation CARF International
HOW TO PARTICIPATE in the STROKE ISIG
- ATTEND the ACRM Conference — with the MOST STROKE rehab programming in the WORLD
- Join STROKE ISIG meetings at the conference
- Participate in the STROKE ISIG task forces
The work of the STROKE ISIG is accomplished through its task forces and the ACRM Annual Conference events. Participation in four very active task forces is open to all STROKE ISIG members and new members are welcome. If you’re thinking about joining the STROKE ISIG for the first time, contact any of the executive committee members or task force chairs to learn how your participation can make a meaningful difference in the field of Stroke rehabilitation. Membership is growing – Join us!
- Participation in STROKE ISIG task forces
- Receive STROKE MATTERS semi-annual newsletter
- Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
- Grow your professional network of colleagues, mentors, and funders
- Gain recognition for your contributions to the field and to ACRM
- Boost your CV with opportunities to take leadership roles in ACRM
- Continuing education opportunities
- Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
- Collaborative research opportunities
- Networking and engaging with STROKE rehabilitation colleagues who share your passion and challenges
- Increase opportunities to publish your work
- Meet pioneers in the field, mentors, and potential research collaborators
- Advance the field by helping to translate and disseminate cutting-edge research into clinical guidelines and practice
- Experience outstanding peer-to-peer learning
- Advance evidence-based clinical practices for improved outcomes
HOW TO JOIN THE STROKE ISIG
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups and networking groups. Not sure ACRM membership is right for you? Consider an ISIG Only membership.
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
It’s fun, it’s informative — Join us!
Virtual Happy Hours are webinars featuring expert speakers in all areas of stroke rehabilitation. This is an opportunity to learn from and interact with the best in our field! SAVE THE DATE for the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET.
17 JAN 2019
Optimizing Intensity in Aphasia Rehabilitation
With guest speaker:
Swathi Kiran, PhD, CCC-SLP Professor & Doctoral Program Coordinator, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Associate Dean for Research, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Boston University
Follow the Stroke ISIG on twitter @ACRMStroke
for more details and reminders about this exciting event!
“How does ACRM Help the Stroke Community?”
Philip Morse, PhD, FACRM ABI Rehabilitation New Zealand
WHY PRESENT AT THE ACRM ANNUAL CONFERENCE?
Heather Tanksley, MOT, OTR/L, interviewed clinician colleagues who participated in educational sessions at past ACRM conferences to share insights about their experiences. You might be surprised by their answers!
Respondent: ACRM Presenter, Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, MGH, Institute of Health Professionals
Q: What did you enjoy most about presenting at the ACRM conference this year?
A: It was refreshing to present as an SLP to a wider range of professionals than we usually get to interact with. The questions people had were more interesting as a result.
STROKE ISIG RESOURCES
- The Member Guide to Product Development describes ACRM products, i.e., fact sheets, journal articles, manuals, and the procedure used by ACRM groups and committees to develop them. The guide includes a Product Development Worksheet and how to request a Product Review.