As a member of the TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING GROUP (TNG), enjoy a unique opportunity to network with clinicians, researchers, rehabilitation and consumer technology industry members, and end-users who are interested in the field of rehabilitation technology. You are not required to be a member of ACRM in order to participate in this group.
Seeking Co-Chair Nominees for TNG Industry Outreach Task Force
The Industry Outreach Task Force brings together rehabilitation engineers, researchers and clinicians with private sector companies (mainstream consumer IT vendors, specialty rehab/assistive technology vendors, startups, technology incubators, etc) in a diverse community organized within ACRM. The goal is to provide resources and collaboration opportunities and promote rehabilitation technology research and development in order to advance development and adoption of new rehabilitation technologies.
Co-Chairs lead the Task Force’s efforts to:
- Expand membership in the TNG among private sector organizations and individuals involved in rehabilitation, IT and assistive technology
- Create/expand industry focused content/events/activities at the ACRM Annual Conference
- Create industry focused content/activities outside of the annual conference, such as:
- regular webinar series
- Archives of PM&R Information/Education pages
- meet-ups/mixers in various cities throughout the year
- ask-a-clinician telecon
- Provide an open atmosphere in which members from academic, clinical, research, commercial and end-user environments can participate in robust discussions regarding the design and incorporation of state-of-the-art technology.
The term of office for the new Industry Outreach Task Force Co-Chair begins on 1 November 2020. If you are interested in serving within this capacity or would like to nominate someone, please contact Technology Networking Group Co-Chairs, Rachel Proffitt and Tracey Wallace.
The TRNG will provide resources and collaboration opportunities for promoting rehab technology research and development, and bridging gaps in technology adoption in rehabilitation (i.e., between researchers, clinical settings and the availability to the end-user). The TRNG will attract leading professionals internationally, spanning academic, clinical, research and commercial and end-user environments. The TRNG will also assist ACRM staff in making ACRM visible to commercial technology companies and in recruiting commercial exhibitors.
The Technology in Rehabilitation Networking Group (TRNG) aims to be recognized as the leading international networking group providing collaboration and resources for development and deployment of technology in the field of rehabilitation medicine. The TRNG serves as the venue for an inter-disciplinary group of rehabilitation professionals, comprising academicians, clinicians, researchers, rehabilitation and consumer technology industry members, and end-users.
This inter-disciplinary group is dedicated to promoting rehab technology research and development, bench-to-bedside application to the clinical environment and effective technology transfer for availability to end-users.
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