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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



Plan now to present your latest research or evidence-based knowledge at the ACRM 99th Annual Conference in Chicago, 8-11 November 2022. See submission guidelines and deadlines >>

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There’s still time to earn CEUs for the ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference! 400+ CME/CEUs available through 31 March 2022. Here is a sample of some of the great talks relevant to speech-language pathology clinical practice that were presented at the 2021 conference and are now accessible on-demand:

  1. Changes in electrical brain activity due to tDCS in post-stroke chronic aphasia: a double-blind randomized controlled study (1026721)
  2. Exercise Adherence and Exercise Prescription by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, as well as Speech and Language Pathologists (1028325)
  3. Multisite Implementation of the VA Intensive Dysphagia Treatment Program (1042884)
  4. YLVISAKER SYMPOSIUM: Functional Strategies for Assessing & Treating Executive Functions in the Classroom for Students with Brain Injury (1001110)
  5. Telerehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury: Evidence and Insights From Three Unique Cognitive-Linguistic Treatments During the COVID-19 Pandemic (995230)
  6. Rehabilitation Indications in Head and Neck Cancer (992051)
  7. PLENARY III: Cultural Humility: A Foundation for Racial Equity in Academic Rehabilitation Medicine (977820)
  8. Applications of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System in Research (994224)
  9. Cognitive Rehabilitation for Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment: the Era of Telehealth (991592)
  10. Speech and Gait in Essential Tremor after Deep Brain Stimulation (1025534)


20+ instructional courses (half- or full-day) are available at an additional cost, such as:

  1. Disorder of Consciousness: The Implementation of Guideline Recommendations for Interdisciplinary Clinical Rehabilitation Practice: An Interactive Course
  2. Facilitating Implementation Science in Practice: Secrets of Successful Clinical and Research Partnerships
  3. Smartphone Apps for Day-to-Day Management of Executive Function Issues

Didn’t attend the ACRM 2021 Virtual Annual Conference? No problem! Register below and learn about cutting-edge research important for the assessment and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing impairments.



The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.

Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.

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


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“Internationally, the Stroke ISIG offers a venue unlike any other Chris MacDonellin 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 does ACRM Help the Stroke Community?”

Philip Morse, PhD, FACRM ABI Rehabilitation New Zealand


  1. ATTEND the ACRM Conference — with the MOST STROKE rehab programming in the WORLD
  2. Join STROKE ISIG meetings at the conference
  3. 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


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!

Marjorie Nicholas

Marjorie Nicholas

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.

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