Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

  A very warm welcome to the inaugural issue of the International Networking Group’s (ING) newsletter. ING is ACRM’s global initiative. Our mission is to foster international collaboration on issues relating to rehabilitation research, service delivery and advocacy.... read more

Letter from the Editors

  The International Networking Group is rapidly developing. We have just added two new Communications Officers to our team, Rozlie Townsend from Ohio and Eva Pettemeridou from Cyprus. All of our members have been passionately working toward expanding the international... read more

ING Task Forces

  Outreach & Conference Task Force Co-Chairs: Christine MacDonell, FACRM; Paola Lucesoli de Valyi; and Preston Harley, PhD, FACRM The Outreach & Conference Task Force is dedicated to: Increase awareness of ACRM benefits and offerings in multiple countries.... read more

How to Get Involved with Current Task Force Projects

  Outreach & Conference Task Force Continue to promote ACRM at International meetings and conferences. Outreach to rehabilitation professionals and researchers to submit proposals for presentations, papers and posters for 2017 ACRM Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.... read more


  Executive Committee Minutes Mid-Year Meeting // April 2017 In addition to the Annual Conference, some of the ING members meet one more time in person to continue to consult on the plans and activities of the ING. This year the ING members met at the Mid-Year Meeting... read more

International Networking Group Awards

  The Brucker International Symposium Each year, the International Networking Group sponsors the Brucker International Symposium held during the ACRM Annual Conference. This ING signature event was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Brucker, a... read more

International Ethics

Submitted by Kristine Kingsley, PhD, and Arshia Ahmed, MD Treating a patient with a level of sensitivity to cross cultural, intra-ethnic and individual issues may impede or alternatively enhance treatment objectives in rehabilitation. Providing culturally competent... read more

Interview with the Brucker Award Winner & Speaker

  Maria Vlassopoulos, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Language and Communication Pathology, 1st Psychiatric Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Greece. Congratulations for winning this award and we are looking forward to... read more

An Interview With the ING Secretary

    Chetan Phadke received a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhT) and Diploma in Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists (DRPT) from India, followed by a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida, USA. Prior to moving to Toronto, Chetan completed a... read more

An Interview with an ING Executive Committee Member

  Hubert Vuagnat, MD has a doctorate in medicine from the University of Geneva and a Swiss and European specialisation in rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Vuagnat was for a long time the head of division of the rehabilitation division in the department of rehabilitation... read more